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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 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.4GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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12 Reasons For

Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops built by Apple.

Nice Design

Several Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. One customer said that it was good looking. Nothingwired.com said in their review three years ago “Gorgeous Retina Display” .

Good Battery Life

A few Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina owners thought it had a good battery life. Three years ago Nothingwired.com mentioned “Best in class battery life”.

Robust

One Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina reviewer who purchased the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina reckoned that it was strong and durable. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina three years ago “Same sleek, sturdy unibody design”.

One Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina reviewer who bought this laptop thought it was well made. Nothingwired.com wrote “Solid design” .

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Reasonably Priced

A few Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina owners who purchased the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina thought it was good value for money. Nothingwired.com wrote “Cheaper price”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Slightly more affordable”.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the Macbook Air Early 2014, or the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina all from Apple which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the Macbook Air Early 2014, and the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina all from Apple is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 5h to 720h. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 9h battery life portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, and the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina all from Apple which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Apple notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (10h and higher rated), the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (10h and higher rated), or the MacBook Air Early 2014 (12h and higher rated) all from Apple.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.7GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 16GB.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina reviewer said in their reviews that this laptop was not good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Nothingwired.com said “Not enough connectivity options”.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 440MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the display diagonals range from 11" to 16". The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age.

We compared all the other 13.3" laptops to this laptop and we think the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the Macbook Air Mid 2012, and the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 all from Apple which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina (15.4"), the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina (15.4"), or the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina (15.4") all from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.6GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.9 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The processor caches of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

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

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina (2.5GHz and higher rated), the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (2.5GHz and higher rated), or the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina (2.6GHz and higher rated) all from Apple.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the Macbook Pro, and the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 all from Apple is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina (16GB and higher rated), the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB and higher rated), or the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB and higher rated) all from Apple.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, or the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina all from Apple which has better reviews.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

Other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, the Macbook Pro, or the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina all from Apple which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (500GB), the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (512GB), or the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (512GB) all from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Processing Die Size
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CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Memory
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Storage
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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
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Front Camera
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4G WiMAX
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TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
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Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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 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
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Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
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Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
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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
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Sound quality
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No integrated optical drive
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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.
(Verified Purchase)

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers me865rua, me865daat, apple 24ghz256, apple 24ghz256g, apple 24ghz256gb
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