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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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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

SSD Storage Medium

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better storage medium than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,666MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina supports a 1,666MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an 800MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina processor memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the longer battery lifes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 5h, the longest is 720h, and the average battery life is 17h.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst MacBooks of this age. The maximum internal memory of MacBooks that have been available for more than two years range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Narrow

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is fairly narrow (only 314 millimeters) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have widths of between 280mm and 370mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,000MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.5.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz. At only 2.9 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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Very Small L3 Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The L3 caches of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average L3 cache is 4.3MB.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memory of MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 300GB. With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and seven processor threads.

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6 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 Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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
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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Sound quality
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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 6 June 2014 by Joseph H.
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Product Identifiers

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