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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 Feb 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
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12 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by Apple.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.3. At 3, the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2869247_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] both from Apple.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2869247_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] both from Apple.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most MacBooks that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Apple laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina only have one thunderbolt port, however the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has two thunderbolt ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memories of between 16GB and 33GB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Heavy

The lightest portable PC of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg. The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is one of the heavier MacBooks that have been around for more than a year (1.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago the battery lifes range from 7h to 12h. At only 7 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] (10h), or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2869247_price] (12h) both from Apple.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the height of the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina of 19 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest notebook PC that is a similar age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is 17mm thick, the thickest is 25mm, and the average height is 18mm.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average L3 cache of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 4.4MB, and the L3 caches range from 3MB to 8MB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina

Released Over a Year Ago

Apple released the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a pretty typical internal memory 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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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec 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.

If the storage medium of this MacBook is too bad for you then you might want to consider the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] (SSD), or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2869247_price] (SSD) both from Apple.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2802680_price] (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a relatively typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
L2 Cache

Expert Reviews

(3)

Techreviewsource.com

19 November 2013

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013) uses Intel's Haswell-based Core i5 processor to give power users a system that can last over 11 hours under continuous use and still process graphics and...

Brilliant Retina display
Over 11 hours of battery life
Comes with iLife and iWork software suites
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
HDMI
Glossy screen
Ethernet requires adapter
Only upgradeable at time of order
Have been issues with a number of elements (now fixed), not as powerful as some would like, glossy screen, no discrete graphics, this or the Air
Virtually no upgradeability
5 June 2013

Malgré un design particulièrement soigné et des finitions poussées, il est agréable de constater que les MacBook Pro gamme Retina ont encore une marge confortable de manoeuvre pour évoluer,...

Dazzling Retina display, reduced screen glare
USB 3.0 support HDMI connectivity, drastic price reduction
Faster processor over predecessor
Finition et design
Puissant
Users will need to adjust for missing features, memory and storage not user upgradeable, limited to 8GB of memory
Politique de prix des SSD, puce graphique sous dimensionne
Limit 8 Go de mmoire vive
Pas de processeur Quad Core
SSD de 128 Go pour l'entre de gamme
23 September 2015

Nichtdestotrotz läuft das System sehr rund und wir konnten problemlos produktiv damit arbeiten. Falls man also Windows benötigt und nicht auf einen zweiten Rechner bzw. eine...

Slimmer and lighter than last year's model
Battery lasts more than nine hours under normal use
SSD speeds soar thanks to new PCIe interface
Design and body
Backlit keyboard
Not substantially faster than previous model
Intel Iris gaming performance is still midrange
Not enough ports
Low gaming capability
Starting to look a little dated

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 December 2014 by The i robot # 1 fan
The i robot # 1 fan would recommend the IRobot Roomba 870

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 24 April 2014 by Anonymous

In all great for pretty much anything. Pricy but, if your looking to buy somthing smaller then a notebook with great power to match the size this is perfect for almost everything...

Fast. Easy to use if your able to learn fast. For work it's amazing plus the app you can get are great when you have a sec to relax
Vey Slim slim laptap and very light perfect for a person especially female to carry in there small michael Khor tote bag also very portable for any person to carry on them
Quality PCB, Excellent layout, excellent VRM heatsinks
I'm impressed with not only the board but the audio and Killer Lan as well. This is a quality product that works well and has excellent drivers
It stays cool while in operation, and I love that it still has at least one PCI slot
I have had this for a while and it's still hard keeping up with where all my minimized windows are
Way to expensive for what this laptop only has under the hood
U paying more just for the lookdesignbrand
The specs on this laptop is poop compared to other pc models out there that pack double even triple the memory and hardware for the price
Charger Broke on me after a lil over a month had to go out and buy another 80 for a charger heard and read reviews that the chargers have a 6 month life span not cool

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