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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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MacBook Pro with Retina display features over four million pixels in the 13-inch model and over five million in the 15-inch model, fast flash storage, powerful fourth-generation Intel Core... More
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6 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Apple is one of the top rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its MacBooks.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The narrowest similar spec notebook PC that has been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 280mm wide and the widest is 370mm. With a width of only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 14". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 7 hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the battery lifes range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life is 17h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this age and type is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

Most MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have one thunderbolt port, including the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has one thunderbolt port.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most MacBooks that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina[plb_1883219_price] (1.6kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(134)
12 August 2014

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18 June 2014

This is the best laptop I've ever owned, and one of the best computers I've ever owned, too. It's thin, it's light, and it lasts forever on a single charge, despite its beefy internals and...

17 June 2014

It's not every day that we happen upon a $2,500 computer?without a true graphics card?that is an excellent value. But here it is: The MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Despite the lack of a...

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30 May 2014

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User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Procopio C.
(Verified Purchase)

After watching the price dip and doing a risk assessment on whether i should buy this due to security issue posted at #TrendnetExposed (twitter), i decided to go with it and I'm fairly happy with... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Dan H.
(Verified Purchase)

You need a DNS server to view remote...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by Frederic M.

Sadly you can't find too many reviews of this machine. I'm not a professional reviewer so take mine with a grain of salt. Frankly I'm being generous by giving this machine a 4/5 eggs. The price is... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Joseph H.
(Verified Purchase)

We bought this camera to setup as a baby monitor. It works wonderfully for this purpose. The tablet app works well for checking on the baby when he sets off the audio baby monitor at night, but... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2014 by Keith B.
(Verified Purchase)

I use my android phone or web browser to peek on my daughter to see if she is awake. No more tip toeing around or having to listen closely at her audio baby monitor. I use my VPN connection for... Read more…

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