MacBook Pro with Retina display features over 4 million pixels in the 13-inch model and over 5 million in the 15-inch model, faster flash storage, powerful fourth-generation Intel Core processors,...
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Based on 3,046 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its portable PCs. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically for its MacBooks compared to other brands.
Has a Front Camera
The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a front camera.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on MacBooks that came out around the same time as it.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.
We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 is also worth considering.
Very Big Screen Size
The smallest screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 11", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 14". When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina's screen size of 15.4 inches is one of the biggest.
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Quite Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger processor caches amongst MacBooks of this age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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Very Short Battery Life
Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the battery lifes range from 5h to 720h. With a battery life of only 7 hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst MacBooks of this age.
If this Apple portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (8h) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina that we have checked the weight of, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina's weight of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg.
The average height of portable PCs of this age and type is 20mm, and the heights range from 13mm to 25mm. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have checked the height of, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina's height of 24.1 millimeters is one of the thickest.
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Only One Thunderbolt Port
The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a one thunderbolt port notebook PC.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Apple released the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina over three years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.
Average Internal Memory
The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.
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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Wide Quad HD, HD, Quad HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
2560 x 1600
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Number of Built-In Speakers
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
Number of Hot Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Operating System Installed
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mail, Address Book, iCal, Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
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