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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC)
alaScore 92

486 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 486 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the price.

performance, portability, screen, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple ME864B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB HDD, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)Apple ME865B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB HDD, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)Apple ME866B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB HDD, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QC) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and portability also get good opinions, but reviews about the energy efficiency and price are mixed. Many are negative about the sound.

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sound

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro ME865LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro ME866LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro ME864LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 Late 2013 Notebook

 

Thank you Haswell. Intel's latest processor generation is finally available in Apple's Retina MacBooks and results in significantly improved battery runtimes. Our in-depth review determines the performance of the new components. ...

Very quiet; Long battery runtimes; Excellent unibody chassis; High-resolution IPS display with excellent OS support; Great input devices

Virtually no upgradeability; Difficult to maintain and to repair because of pentalobe screws; Glossy display; Only 12 months warranty and expensive upgrade to three years

Obviously the MacBook Air 13". Amongst Windows devices high-resolution ultrabooks like the Asus Zenbook Infinity UX301LA (Review), Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Samsung Ativ Book 9 or the Toshiba Kirabook 13.

Nov, 2013
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Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2013)

 

When Apple held its last big keynote, it unveiled some new iPads, just like we knew it would. But it also used the 80-minute news conference to refresh i

New, lower price ; Gorgeous display ; Thinner and lighter than before ; Long battery life ; Good graphics, improved SSD speeds

No discrete GPU option on the 13-inch model ; Fans can get loud

Thanks to a lower price, longer battery life and lighter design, the 13-inch Retina MBP is a better deal than it was a year ago. It's so compelling, in fact, that you might even choose it over the Air.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display ( 2013, 13-inch screen)

 

This year it's back in a more powerful, less expensive package that makes a lot more sense: it's now a Retina laptop that people can actually afford.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display has phenomenal battery life, better-than-average integrated graphics, faster Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a lower price than last year.

Still expensive if you plan to add more storage or RAM; no extra Nvidia graphics option as on the 15-inch version; yes, it’s thicker and heavier than an Air.

There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2013)

 

Thanks to a faster CPU, longer battery life and superb screen, the 2013 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display is one of the best ultraportables on the market.

Excellent battery life; Bright crisp display; Good keyboard and touchpad; Faster performance and graphics; Free iLife and iWork

SD Card sticks out

Apple's dominance is almost getting boring. The refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display once again keeps it one step ahead of other ultraportable notebooks. Not only does this machine offer one of the best displays and better...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Apple Macbook Pro 13-Inch (2013) review

 

Apple's MacBook Pro is an institution in the laptop market. Originally released in 2006, the MacBook Pro has been in consistent production longer than any notebook except Lenovo's T-Series and X-Series laptops, and it has defined the premium market...

Excellent build quality ; Very thin and light ; Great keyboard and touchpad ; Retina display is beautiful ; Outstanding battery life ; Strong performance in all areas ; Runs quietly ; Good value

Design remains unchanged ; Retina display crushes black detail

While the new Pro with Retina isn’t a huge leap forward from its predecessor in anything except battery life, its generous price drop offers good value and makes ultrabook alternatives look over-priced.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Darren Murph (bgr.com)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review (late 2013)

 

It happened: the MacBook Air has officially been trumped as my recommended road warrior machine. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's another Apple product that's doing the trumping. Released last month alongside the iPad Air and revised iPad mini with...

Unless you’re planning on cutting video on a daily basis (or similar), the $1,299 base configuration will suit you just fine. I store way too many home videos and photos to make do with a 128GB SSD, but considering just how affordable Google Drive...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review

 

The MacBook Pro is Apple's top-of-the-line laptop computer and one that comes with plenty of power. It's available in two versions: the 13-inch and 15-inch, both of which can offer Retina display - as in this model on review - and a powerful spec sheet...

Powerful, great screen, good design, brilliant battery life

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

The question here isn't whether the MacBook Pro is better than the 2012 model or whether it stacks up against the 15-inch version - which has also recently upgraded to include the intel Haswell processor - but whether it makes more sense than a MacBook...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Tamblyn (t3.com)

MacBook Pro Retina 2013 review

 

The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is the brand's latest high-performance laptop but is it worth your pennies? Read on to find out

Retina display ; Rational pricing ; Powerful specs

Overheating ; Battery life ; Web looks shoddy

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

MacBook Pro 2013 preview: Hands-on

 

The new MacBook Pro 2013 comes with OS X Mavericks and sports a lightweight design and boosted battery life. T3 went hands-on

Oct, 2013

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Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 13in Macbook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013) review

 

With its beautiful Retina display, powerful Haswell processor and excellent integrated graphics, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is simply awesome

The new 13in MacBook Pro is still very expensive, but when this year’s best model costs just £50 more than last year’s, you’re getting much more for your money. With a beautiful Retina display, a large SSD, powerful hardware and improved graphics...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / Retina (2880 x 1800) / WQXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 5100 / Intel ® HD GPU / IRIS 5100

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3230M / I5-4258U / I5-4288U / I5-520M / I7-3610QM / I7-3840QM / I7-4558U / T9300
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