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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 559 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and performance. The portability and screen are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the value for money.

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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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 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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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.


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"best is best"


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"A wonderful machine."


I stayed away from Macs because of the premium price, until I realized that the (2011) XPS 15z I bought was less than 10% cheaper than a similarly equipped MBP. The MBP didn't have the cheap plastic trim or heat issues that required noisy fans. Most...

Superb design, excellent fit and finish, performance is everything that's been predicted, won't fry your lap.

You pay for what you get. Bootcamp has been particularly fiddly. The 256GB of the base model is tight if you want to dual-boot.

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Amazon review summary for MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) ME293 / ME294


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) ME293 / ME294 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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87% of the reviews on 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 ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

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i like it so much


i use it for my kid\'s homework

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Powerful

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Commercial Quality in a Portable


This computer is used primarily for multi-track audio recording and video production and editing on location. It does both tasks very efficiently. I've started using this computer with a PreSonus FireWire interface in the studio, virtually replacing my...

It's everything you would expect in a Mac at this price . . . and more

Well, it is rather pricey

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Very nice laptop


With support for Windows XP ending, and very bad reviews for Windows 8, I decided to switch to a Mac product for my main home computer. My wife and I both have iPads and iPhones, so I thought I would stay with the Apple based technology. I'm very glad...

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I thought the person who helped me was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great experience and so far a good buy!This product is... easy to set up, lightning fast

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Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


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

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT750M / Intel ® HD GPU / IRIS PRO 5200


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM87 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-2635QM / I7-4750HQ / I7-4850HQ / I7-4960HQ / T9300