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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 655 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency. Views are divided on the reliability.

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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 13-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 13-inch (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2013)

 

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.

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

On paper, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display looks like a marginal upgrade: a CPU refresh with some slight changes to the weight and dimensions. But thanks to a lower starting price, faster SSD speeds and a big leap in battery life, it's...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display reviewed: Better (and thicker) than Air

 

Apple's 2013 update to the 13-inch Retina Pro boasts great battery life, improved performance, and a lower price. What's not to like?

The ; 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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review (2013)

 

Standing in a Best Buy is an odd time for an existential crisis. Yet it's an almost certain occurrence, at least when you're there shopping for a laptop. More so than with any other product...

Gorgeous screen ; Excellent battery life ; Thinner and lighter than ever

Relatively small usable screen real estate ; Poor speakers ; Definite graphics restraints

Not quite a perfect mix, but an excellent middle ground

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

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

 

This year it's back in a more powerful, less expensive package that makes a lot more sense: it's now a Retina laptop that people can actually afford.

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.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (late 2013)

 

If you're shopping for a new MacBook, do you go for light and thin with a mediocre display resolution – like you'd get from a MacBook Air? Or do you spend more for a thicker laptop with an amazing display, a la the Retina MacBook Pro? Let's revisit the...

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May, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Smith (gottabemobile.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Review (Late 2013)

 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is the best Mac computer for professionals that need a great mix of portability and power. While it cannot compete with the stationary Mac Pro or the dedicated GPU of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display in terms...

The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina late 2013 is the perfect notebook for my mobile work needs. Though I have access to a variety of notebooks on a daily basis, the power, long battery life and great display lead me to pick this notebook. If I could only...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Darren Murph (bgr.com)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review (late 2013)

 

It happened: the MacBook Air has officially been trumped as my recommended road warrior machine. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's another Apple product that's doing the trumping. Released last month alongside the iPad Air and revised iPad mini with...

Unless you’re planning on cutting video on a daily basis (or similar), the $1,299 base configuration will suit you just fine. I store way too many home videos and photos to make do with a 128GB SSD, but considering just how affordable Google Drive...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Neil Hughes (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

 

Apple's new late 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a slightly thinner profile and reduced heft from last year's model, along with a smaller price tag. But it's what's on the inside that really makes this notebook a stunner.

Thinner and lighter (but only slightly) ; Cheaper pricing than last year ; RAM now upgradeable to 16 gigabytes ; 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...

4 gigabytes of RAM in the entry level model may be too little for some ; Still no discrete graphics option, though Iris will be enough for many ; Readers looking to purchase up a new MacBook Pro Retina at the absolute lowest prices can turn to our ; ,...

Apple's late 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro sports a number of improvements over last year's first-ever 13-inch Retina display model. The inclusion of Haswell alone, with its boost to battery life, makes this a worthy successor.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (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