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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 2GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The smallest processor cache of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 3MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has more processor threadss than most of the laptops of this age and spec. Most of the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina only have between two and seven processor threadss, however this Apple portable PC has eight processor threadss.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has more thunderbolt ports quantitys than most of the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC is a two thunderbolt ports quantity portable PC compared to most of the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago which only have one thunderbolt ports quantity.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 95 watt-hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 75Wh.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 8GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.7GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most laptops of this age and type.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The processor frequencys of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3GHz.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Apple laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 laptops that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, and the MacBook Air Early 2014 both from Apple which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.4" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011 is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
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SmartCard Slot
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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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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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Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Sound quality
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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.
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You need a DNS server to view remote...

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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