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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 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB Flash 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 8GB Apr 2013
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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,... More
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8 Reasons For

Apple Laptops Have Excellent Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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5 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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Very Heavy

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.

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Very Thick

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

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Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
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Expert Reviews

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Quality design and finish
Backlit keyboard
Sound quality
Display
Battery life
Not enough ports for a computer this size
No integrated optical drive
No matte screen option
No discrete graphics in this model
Expensive

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18 June 2014

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17 June 2014

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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.
(Verified Purchase)

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.
(Verified Purchase)

I use my android phone or web browser to peek on my daughter to see if she is awake. No more tip toeing around or having to listen closely at her audio baby monitor. I use my VPN connection for... Read more…

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