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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC)
alaScore 91

590 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 590 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, usability, screen, price

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 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = 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 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QA / Z0QB / 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. Views 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)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864 / ME865 / ME866 / Z0QA / Z0QB / Z0QC) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price, while there are some negative comments about the sound.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

sound

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

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

Feb, 2016

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: 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: 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: Neil Hughes (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

 

Apple's new late 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a slightly thinner profile and reduced heft from last year's model, along with a smaller price tag. But it's what's on the inside that really makes this notebook a stunner.

Thinner and lighter (but only slightly) ; Cheaper pricing than last year ; RAM now upgradeable to 16 gigabytes

4 gigabytes of RAM in the entry level model may be too little for some ; Still no discrete graphics option, though Iris will be enough for many

Apple's late 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro sports a number of improvements over last year's first-ever 13-inch Retina display model. The inclusion of Haswell alone, with its boost to battery life, makes this a worthy successor.

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

ExpertReviews Award

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

Expert review by: henrywinchester (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13in (2013) review

 

Apple makes some teeny-weeny changes to its high-end laptop and makes it a little bit better than ever

Retina screen is still top of its class ; Well-integrated hardware improvements ; Solid battery life

Starting to look a little dated

A few tiny adjustments and tweaks here and there make one of the best laptops we’ve ever seen even better

Dec, 2013

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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