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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294)
alaScore 93

873 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 873 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, screen, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294) 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. People really like the screen and design. The price and portability also get good views.

performance, portability, price, design, screen

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple ME294B/A 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Quad Core i7 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB HDD, Iris Pro Graphics, GeForce GT 750M 2GB, Mac OSApple 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 ME293B/A 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Quad Core i7 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB HDD, Iris Pro Graphics, Mac OS X)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Late 2013 (13-inch ME864 ME865 ME866, 15-inch ME293 ME294) 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. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the size and price.

performance, portability, screen, usability, design

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Maclife (maclife.com)

MacBook Pro with 13" Retina Display (Late 2013) Review

 

Slimmer and lighter than last year’s model. Battery lasts more than nine hours under normal use. SSD speeds soar thanks to new PCIe interface

Not substantially faster than previous model. Intel Iris gaming performance is still midrange

This ever-so-slimmer, ever-so-lighter take on a design introduced last year still packs a punch — and a longer-lasting one at that, with some green in the form of money saved to boot. As always, power users will want to look to its bigger sibling, but...

Jan, 2014
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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

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15" v5 2008 (Unibody, 9600M GT + 9400M)

 

Alu-Block Pro 15". The new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks, the 5th

Design; Workmanship; Stability; Best touchpad so far; Switchable graphics; Very good emissions with 9400M; Very bright screen; Performance

Reflecting display; In order to switch the graphics it is still necessary to logout.; Key labels fulfil just minimum requirements; Price; Only few interfaces

Competitors of the MacBook Pro are the powerful business and workstation models from Dell (e.g., Precision M4400), HP, or also Lenovo (Thinkpad T500). The strongest competitor in the consumer sector is the smaller Macbook also made by Apple. It mainly...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Long-term review Apple MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Notebook with Mac OS X

 

After having reviewed the powerful version of the MacBook Pro wit

workmanship; materials; weight & performance; display

only 2 USB ports; narrow visibility angle; uncomfortable display closure; heat emission at the bottom

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

Pixel Perfect

 

When Apple debuted the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display last summer , we could barely believe our eyes. It was the first time a display with such a high pixel density made its way onto a consumer notebook. It wasn't just empty eye candy either....

Extremely sharp 2560×1600 resolution display (2880×1800, for the 15-inch model) is pure eye candy. Excellent springy keyboard and trackpad. Super snappy, powerful processor, with integrated graphics. Nearly all-day battery performance

Price — upgrades, add-ons, and accessories can still up the base cost by nearly $1,000. Sealed unibody design is virtually impossible to upgrade yourself once you’ve purchased the device

Nov, 2013

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: (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: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Review (late 2013)

 

Back in June 2012 we described the original 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display as “the gold standard” for high-end notebooks; now, Apple is back with its refreshed version, swapping in Intel's latest Haswell processors and graphics, but keeping...

What you sacrifice in battery life compared to the Air, you make up for in raw processing grunt and that glorious display. The 15-inch Pro may not quite be as portable as its 13-inch brethren, but it’s still sufficiently slim and light to drop into a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)

 

With an updated Intel processor and speedier Flash Storage, the MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) leapfrogs over the competition with workstation-class performance and a nine-hour battery life. It's our new Editors' Choice for high-end desktop replacement...

Brilliant Retina Display. Almost nine hours of battery life. Comes with iLife and iWork software suites. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports. HDMI. Higher than 1080p HD screen. Intel Iris Pro graphics performs like discrete GPUs

Glossy screen. Ethernet requires adapter

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) ($1,999 list) is the Retina Display-equipped system that power users have been waiting for. Take last year's excellent Retina Display upgrade and thinner chassis, then add a powerful Intel Core i7 processor with...

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk 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

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT750M / GeForce GT 750M / GEFORCE GT650M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 5100 / Intel ® HD GPU / IRIS 5100 / IRIS PRO 5200

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM87 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3230M / I5-4258U / I5-4288U / I5-520M / I7-2635QM / i7-3615QM / I7-3635QM / I7-3840QM / I7-4558U / I7-4750HQ / I7-4850HQ / I7-4960HQ / T9300
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