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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the 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 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU) 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. Opinions about the sound and usability are generally positive. The durability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size, while there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, screen, durability, usability, sound

size

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 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 OS

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 (ME293, ME294, Z0PT, Z0PU) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and price. The image quality and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the size and usability.

portability, screen, image quality, price, performance

reliability, durability, usability, size

85% 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 ME294LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

Mar, 2017

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: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2013) review: Apple's high-end laptop gets better battery life and a lower price

 

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.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

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

 

The high-end, high-price Retina Display versions of the previous MacBook Pro were stuck in an unusual position. While other systems, from budget laptops to premium hybrids, had all moved onto Intel's latest CPU platform, known as either the...

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.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

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...

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

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

The most impressive laptop on the market, but not the right one for everyone

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina (2013)

 

The new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is the ultimate notebook for power users, combining a best-in-class display with blazing performance and long battery life.

Excellent overall performance and graphics power; Blazing fast flash storage; Very long battery life; Fantastic Retina Display; iLife and iWork included for free; Compact and light design for 15-inch notebook

Fan can get noisy; Display suffers from glare outdoors; Bottom towards back runs warm

At $2,599 for our configuration ($1,999 to start), the 15-inch MacBook Pro represents a serious investment, but it also delivers a serious dose of power and endurance in a portable design.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Neil Hughes (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's late-2013 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

 

The late-2013 version of Apple's high-end professional notebook, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, is a computer in a class of its own, offering a near-perfect blend of style and performance in a more affordable package than before.

Great design and great performance ; More affordable than last year ; Offers more value and upgrade options than 13-inch MacBook Pro

Spending nearly $2,000 on a notebook is no small investment, but we're happy to report that the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is worthy of its price tag. Including a beautiful Retina display, a premium Core i7 processor, 256 gigabytes of...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Tamblyn (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: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Late 2013) 2.3GHz nVidia review

 

Last month we couldn't wait to get our hands on the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, in its latest Retina-display guise. The original Retina laptop can be seen as the pinnacle of modern portable computing, and this year's gentle upgrades to the processor,...

Apple’s ‘best’ configuration MacBook Pro with Retina display of late 2013 sees the reintroduction of a discrete graphics processor, now removed from the entry-level model. This will be useful for some OpenCL-based professional applications as well as...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 15in Macbook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013) review

 

The most powerful laptop money can buy, but it's very expensive and the battery doesn't last as long as last year's model

The new 15in Macbook Pro remains one of the most powerful laptops money can buy, but the increased price of both this year’s models will put it firmly out of reach for most people. It’s possible to find a good specification if you’re willing to...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No

Display

HD type:Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Hot-swap second graphics adapter: No
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Yonah
Processor Series:Intel Core Duo U2000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):9

Processor special features

Intel 64: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27239
Processor package size:35

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Flash drive interface:PCI Express