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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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4 Intel Core I7 2GHz 8GB Nov 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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Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by Apple.

Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 25GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 30GB/s. At 76.8 gigabytes per second, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a very fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 1,000MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this Apple portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the screen size of the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina of 15.4 inches is one of the biggest. The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 11" and the biggest is 16".

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The average maximum internal memory of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 23GB.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a two thunderbolt port laptop.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest cache memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina only have between two and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

At 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The L3 caches of laptops of this age and spec range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average L3 cache is 4.3MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 35Wh, the biggest is 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 75Wh. With a battery capacity of 95 watt-hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 11GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At only 2 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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5 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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Specification

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LED Backlight
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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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Energy Star Certified
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Backlit keyboard
Sound quality
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No integrated optical drive
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