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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 2.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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8 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Apple is one of the leading portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its MacBooks.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 28h. 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 9h battery life portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the biggest maximum internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 8GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 920g to 2.6kg. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this type and age (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst MacBooks of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have internal memorys of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have between two and seven processor threadss, including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has four processor threadss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly slow processor boost frequency (only 3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have processor boost frequencys of between 2.6GHz and 4GHz.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively average processor frequency (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, or the MacBook Air Early 2014 both from Apple.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 13.3" notebook PCs currently available including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (15.4" and higher rated).

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Quality design and finish
Backlit keyboard
Sound quality
Display
Battery life
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No integrated optical drive
No matte screen option
No discrete graphics in this model
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Procopio C.
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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.
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Reviewed 9 February 2015 by Frederic M.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Joseph H.
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 by Keith B.
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