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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2GHz 16GB Mar 2014
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MacBook Pro with Retina display features over 4 million pixels in the 13-inch model and over 5 million in the 15-inch model, faster flash storage, powerful fourth-generation Intel Core processors,... More
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15 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Apple is one of the top rated manufacturers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 8.9GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,999.99) (1TB and higher rated).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years have L3 caches of between 3MB and 8MB, and the average L3 cache is 4.3MB. With a L3 cache of 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Eight Processor Threads

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has more processor threads than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. This portable PC is a eight processor thread notebook PC compared to most of the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago which only have between two and seven processor threads.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have flash memory of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average flash memory is 300GB.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 95 watt-hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 35Wh and 95Wh.

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Fairly Big 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. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Apple released the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Battery Life

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

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Sound quality
Display
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Manufacturer Part Numbers me293s, me293sa
Barcodes 07612392244769, 08592978009519

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