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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 98

555 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 555 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 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

screen, performance, usability, portability, design

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 113 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. Reviews about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably.

performance, screen, usability, price, portability

95% 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 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)Apple ME866B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB Flash Drive, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability and price.

performance, screen, portability, 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 ME294LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)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)

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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.

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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

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.

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

 

Last year's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display was a bit of an odd duck. Yes, it was the Retina Display-equipped 13-inch MacBook everyone had been waiting for, but it wasn't the powerhouse performer the 15-inch version was, and it cost a lot more...

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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display ( 2013, 15-inch screen)

 

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro, recently updated to current-generation Intel CPUs (just in time for the holiday shopping season), retains its position as a favorite premium laptop for power-users. But that long-awaited upgrade, introduced at an Apple...

The second generation of Apple's Retina-screen MacBook Pro adds internal upgrades to its Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt, SSD, graphics card, and CPU. The result is a faster laptop with better battery life and a lower starting price.

The changes are internal-only, and not significant enough to upgrade if you have last year's version. At $1,999 to start, this is still a very expensive laptop. Both the 13-inch MacBook Air and Pro have much better battery life.

The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.

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MacBook Pro with Retina display review (15-inch, 2013)

 

New York City mornings never change, at least not for me. I wake up, I get a bagel and a cup of coffee, and I get on the subway to head to work. I cross my fingers hoping to get a seat so I can delicately balance my coffee between my knees and play a...

Beautiful display ; Fantastic, consistent performance ; Great keyboard and touchpad

Expensive ; Some apps and websites still aren't ready for a Retina world

The do-everything machine

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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...

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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

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

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 / 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 / I7-4558U / I7-4750HQ / I7-4850HQ / I7-4960HQ / T9300
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