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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2013 (ME662 / ME663 / ME697)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2013 (ME662 / ME663 / ME697). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the price and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2013 (ME662 / ME663 / ME697) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2013 (ME662 / ME663 / ME697)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2013 (ME662 / ME663 / ME697) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and usability. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability and energy efficiency.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

energy, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple ME662B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Launched Feb 2013) (Dual-Core i5 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, MACApple ME662B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Launched Feb 2013) (Dual-Core i5 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, MAC

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: James Galbraith, Macworld (macworld.com.au)

Apple: 2013 Retina MacBook Pro

 

In the latest update to the Retina MacBook Pro, some models got price cuts, some received slightly faster processors, and some got a healthy bump in the amount of RAM. Anyone who purchased a Retina MacBook Pro prior to this refresh shouldn't kick...

Reduced screen glare; top-notch performance; slim and lightweight; USB 3.0 support; HDMI connectivity; stunning Retina display

Users will need to adjust for missing features; 1920-by-1200 creates small UI elements; memory and storage not user upgradeable

Results are in frames per second. HIgher results are better. Best result in bold. Reference models in italics.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Ghost (newegg.com)

Awesome display - Lightweight and cool

 

I was able to load Windows 7 with a little help (web searches) for some instructions.

Display is crystal clear and smooth ; Lightweight and very portable ; Runs quiet (no noisy fan) ; It gets slightly warm to the touch but not much ; FAST ; Backlit keyboard (keys are really smooth and very even (for someone who use a computer all day, I...

No FireWire ports ; No Ethernet port ; No optical drive (not a big deal for me but some people might consider this a con) ; I don't think it's Windows 8 compatible ; No recovery disks or partition that I saw (you hit OPTION+R to get to recovery menu...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3230M / I7-3540M
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