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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB Flash 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Apple laptops and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14". With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst MacBooks of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.4" notebook PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 2.5GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 95 watt-hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the battery capacities range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 75Wh.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price].

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this Apple notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2964658_price] (9h and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Specification

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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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3G Network Access Module
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DVI Port
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Energy Star Certified
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Quality design and finish
Backlit keyboard
Sound quality
Display
Battery life
Not enough ports for a computer this size
No integrated optical drive
No matte screen option
No discrete graphics in this model
Expensive

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17 June 2014

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User Reviews

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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.
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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.
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