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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 2.4GHz 8GB 128GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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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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9 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

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

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst MacBooks of this age. The average battery life (max) of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 28h, and the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 720h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 9h battery life laptops currently available including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have maximum internal memorys of between 8GB and 16GB.

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Light

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is fairly light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 920g heavy and the heaviest is 2.6kg.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 440MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 (256GB and higher rated).

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

The oldest PCI Express slots version of laptops of this type and age is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.5. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the older PCI Express slots versions (only 2) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina do not have a touchscreen. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have processor boost frequencys of between 2.6GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.3GHz. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.9 gigahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the processor cache of the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of only 450 megabits per second, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the slower wi-Fi data rate (max)s amongst laptops of this age. The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of MacBooks that have been available for more than two years is 450 Mbit/s and the fastest is 1,300 Mbit/s.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

When compared to other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina that we have assessed the flash memory of, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina's flash memory of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the flash memorys range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a four processor threads laptop.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Standby Time
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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

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Expert Reviews

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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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Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Procopio C.
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Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Dan H.
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Reviewed 9 February 2015 by Frederic M.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers me864b, me864ba, apple me864, apple me864b, apple me864ba
Barcodes 00200002908247, 01704503910000, 04260132642080, 07612392245506, 08592978012274

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