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

2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB Sep 2013
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We wanted a screen as vivid as your imagination. A screen where everything you see is vibrant, detailed and sharp. With the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, we created the world's... More
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MacBook Pro Retina Display (Early 2013) Unboxing & Review ?
Unboxing & First Look_ MacBook Pro Retina 15  Early 2013 [Deutsch/ German]
Macbook Pro Retina 15.4 Inch Early 2013 Review
Unboxing: Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina Display 15.4 2.7GHz 16GB RAM 512GB SSD

8 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is a two thunderbolt ports quantity portable PC.

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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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Average Weight

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.

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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.

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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].

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Specification

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(3)
11 November 2011

Ce MacBook Pro 13" compte parmi les machines qui ont reçu une petite révision fin octobre (lire Apple sort discrètement de nouveaux MacBook Pro). Ce modèle succède à celui que nous avions... Read more…

Incremental updates to the CPU help keep the MacBook Pro line a step above the nowmainstream MacBook Air
The trackpad and gesture controls are still the best of any current laptop
Processeur trs puissant
Puce graphique polyvalente
Port Thunderbolt
Unless you need an optical drive, the MacBook Air may be a better fit for most, and the Pro still lacks things we'd like to see, such as HDMI
Bluray, and USB 3.0
Disque dur moyen
Une baisse sensible de l'autonomie
Dfinition cran infrieure celle d'un MacBook Air 13"
1 March 2011

Les performances générales des MacBook Pro sont revues à la hausse au prix d'une partie graphique plus faible sur la moitié des nouveaux modèles. Le laboratoire de Macworld aux États-Unis a... Read more…

Core 5 processor is a long time coming
Gorgeous Unibody enclosure
Thunderbolt is in its early stages, but it looks promising
Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app
Backlit keyboard
Pricey
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
29 October 2012

Ik heb deze laptop halverwege 2011 overgenomen van een andere vriendelijke tweaker! dus ik heb nu iets meer als een half jaar ervaring met mijn MacBook.Reden voor aanschafIk ben na de... Read more…

Latest processor technology
Excellent battery life
Good value
Notable speed bump
Thunderbolt port offers faster storage
Intel graphics are a step down from prior models
No Bluray drive
No highresolution display option
No Thunderbolt drives available yet
13inch not much faster

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 8 October 2012 by Dibbs303
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop with much the same fear as everyone else. Should I buy a Mac over a windows computer? Could I adapt to a Mac? I took the plunge. On opening the box there was little in there... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2013 by CL

I took the plunge on a MacBook pro after becoming a little disillusioned with Windows 8. I will admit to being quite anti-Apple for some time - I thought they were for those more interested in... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2013 by Jonathan Wheeler
(Verified Purchase)

This MacBook Pro is a well made, attractive piece of kit. It's taking me a while to become fully au fait the OS, having used Windows right from the word go, but that is no fault of the product. I... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2014 by The i robot # 1 fan
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I use it 4 times a week and I am always amazed what this picks up. its by far the best appliance I have in my house...

Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Mr. C. P. Morris
(Verified Purchase)

Why did I use Windows for 20 years? It took me about as week to get a handle on the slightly daunting prospect of dealing with a completely new operating system. Once you get over that hump, the... Read more…

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