Apple has excellent average reviews for its MacBooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.
Very New PCI Express Slots Version
Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.5. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the newest PCI Express slots versions amongst MacBooks of this age.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a front camera.
There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Air Early 2014[pl_2309587_price], or the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[pl_2191590_price] both from Apple.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773475_price] which has better reviews.
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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a similar age to it.
Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys
The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is a two thunderbolt ports quantity portable PC.
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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.
Very Short Battery Life (max)
The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 7 hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The battery life (max)s of MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life (max) is 29h.
If this laptop battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.
Only One Number of Built-In Speakers
The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is a one number of built-in speakers notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have one number of built-in speakers.
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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Apple released the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.
Alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price].
SSD Storage Media
This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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 notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[pl_2191590_price], and the MacBook Air Early 2014[pl_2213130_price] both from Apple is also worth considering.
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Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a pretty standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.
Average Display Diagonal
The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly average display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2012[plb_1854018_price].
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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Processeur trs puissant
Puce graphique polyvalente
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Disque dur moyen
Une baisse sensible de l'autonomie
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Gorgeous Unibody enclosure
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Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app
No improvement in graphics performance
Higher screen resolution not available
Graphics performance is slightly worse than last year's 13-inch Pro
13-inch screen resolution still low compared with the MacBook Air
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