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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 655 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. Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but opinions about the touchpad and energy efficiency are different.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 213 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 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and price. The design and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

92% 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 ME864B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB HDD, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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 272 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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 ME864LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (late 2013)

 

If you're shopping for a new MacBook, do you go for light and thin with a mediocre display resolution – like you'd get from a MacBook Air? Or do you spend more for a thicker laptop with an amazing display, a la the Retina MacBook Pro? Let's revisit the...

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May, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

MacBook Pro Retina 2013 review

 

Is the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display worth your cash?

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

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013) review

 

When Apple updates its MacBook laptops you might not be able to notice the difference on the outside but it sure is a major change on the inside.

If you’re in the market for a new laptop computer that is a delightful combination of design and performance you can’t go past Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Apple Macbook Pro ME665HN/A

 

The Apple Macbook Pro ME665HN/A ultrabook has a 15 inch Retina Display with LED Backlit and IPS Technology and 2880 x 1800 pixels display resolution. It runs on X Mountain Lion OS and has powerful Intel Core i7 (3rd generation) 2.7 GHz With Turbo Boost...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's fast, simple, and elegant

 

Still new to the MacBook, but it's definitely an easy setup. I'm still trying to get used to the UI and how things work between Windows and MacOS X, but they're all relatively easy to learn. The easy setup made it simple to get started ; First of all,...

Difficult to navigate with just the touchpad at times. I recommend using an external mouse ; Great for multimedia, coding, and photoshop, not so much for gaming

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worth the upgrade

 

Just upgraded from a 15" MBP from 2009, night and day difference in resolution and performance. I don't miss the optical drive and my SpiShutter still fits nicely to block my webcam when not in use

Battery drains fast when running Windows in VMWare fusion pro 6.0 (there might be ways to optimize it in power management settings) ; I also had to upgrade all my macbook power adaptors as the the new MBP uses a smaller version of magsafe connector

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

That was fast!

 

Wow was my daughter surprised with this Macbook Pro for college ; Product was well packaged and came well packaged. It was brand new and still in plastic wrap

No communication from Action Packaged, Inc. That's ok though, as I saved over $300 and received it in 5 days

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Apple Quality

 

This is a great product. I used to be 100% PC, but Windows 8 is so horrible that it's time to abandon PC products. I love Windows 7, but MS is sticking with Windows 8 and 9 doesn't sound like it's going to be much better. It's time for PC users to...

I have worked with PC's for over 10 years. The last laptop I was a Mac. I sold it and was in the market for a PC laptop. I returned 4 PC laptops because there's no quality control, cheaply built, and unreliable. I notice the PC manufacturers trying to...

It didn't come with a Thunderbolt Ethernet cable. The Macs I bought new for the company I worked at had the Ethernet dongle included. Not a huge deal because the WiFi is 802.11AC which works great. FYI you will need to buy this dongle, which is about...

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

work laptop

 

In all great for pretty much anything. Pricy but, if your looking to buy somthing smaller then a notebook with great power to match the size this is perfect for almost everything

Fast. Easy to use if your able to learn fast. For work it's amazing plus the app you can get are great when you have a sec to relax

I have had this for a while and it's still hard keeping up with where all my minimized windows are

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:23.8 / 71.8
Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8 / 71.8
Battery life (max):10 / 9
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:No / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Swivel webcam: No
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Clamshell / Slate
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 7.9
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Graphics 5100

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Trackpad

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):450
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 177165.4
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 10 - 53
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 10 - 53
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / -25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / Stereo
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard supplied: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Position location:N
TV tuner integrated: No
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Phone Features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Lightning connector:Y
Line-in: No
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor:A7
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Apple / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor model:A7

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:eBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store\nTime Machine / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:iOS / Mac OS X Mavericks
Operating system version:7
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / SDXC
Flash memory:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Internal storage capacity:128
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295 / 8.62
Height:0.709 / 7.87
Weight:11.7 / 3.46 / 4.45
Width:12.4 / 5.31