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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 663 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and screen are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and price also get good views, but the reliability and size get mixed comments.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro gets better battery life and a lower price

 

Thanks to new Intel CPUs and upgraded components, the 15-inch MacBook Pro remains a high-end favorite.

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.

Mar, 2014

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 (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

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display review

 

The release of a brand-new Apple laptop design is rare, and always accompanied by much fanfare. The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is no exception, especially as it introduces a new screen technology to laptops, while pulling in influences from...

The unprecedented high-resolution screen on the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display makes images -- even simple text -- look beautifully clear. Despite a redesigned, lightweight body, the powerful components, including an Nvidia GPU, compare well to...

With a $2,199 entry-level price tag, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display costs more than the typical American mortgage. The lack of onboard Ethernet jack, FireWire, or an optical drive can be inconvenient at times. Despite being thinner and lighter,...

The newly redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina Display combines an amazing screen with just enough of the MacBook Air design to feel like a new animal, and to take its place as the best of the current MacBook breed.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Unibody)

 

From the new "Unibody" design to the non-removable 95-Wh battery, the Apple MacBook 17-inch (Unibody) is a major overhaul for the better.

40 percent bigger battery. Unibody enclosure a sight to behold. Lightest in its class. Glass screen is a cinematic wonder. Antiglare option for photographers. Dual graphics chipsets. DDR3 memory. Multi-Touch touchpad. Rugged-like chassis.

Trails the competition in certain features: lacks the bigger hard drive, memory card reader, Blu-ray drive found in other systems.

My benchmark tests were performed with Apple's Boot Camp, using a separate partition made up of 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium. Since MobileMark 2007, a Windows-based battery test, failed to run, I performed a DVD movie rundown in the Mac operating...

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 : 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 ; Readers looking to purchase up a new MacBook Pro Retina at the absolute lowest prices can turn to our ; , which track...

Default configuration doesn't include discrete GPU ; Readers looking to purchase up a new MacBook Pro Retina at the absolute lowest prices can turn to our ; , which track the prices of Macs at Apple's largest Authorized Resellers throughout the year....

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 : Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Retina, round two: Apple’s 15-inch 2013 Retina MacBook Pro reviewed

 

Graphics performance takes a step back even as everything else strides forward.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (2013)

 

Workstation performance without the workstation bulk, but it comes at a hefty premium.

Stunning design and build quality ; Outstanding retina screen ; Cool and quiet ; Class-leading battery life

Graphics performance is nothing special ; You'll need to start saving

Regrettably Apple has long since abandoned selling matte versions of its laptops, but there's some comfort in the fact reflections from the screen are much better than average. The combination of coatings, filters and the tight 'air gap' between the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro review: is this the power laptop to beat?

 

Apple's latest Pro blows the MacBook Air out of the water

Retina display ; Doyble RAM ; Processor speed bump

Not huge update ; Battery life ; MacBook Air instead?

Oct, 2016

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