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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 585 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Comments about the touchpad and energy efficiency are mixed.

performance, portability, usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC) 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. People really like the usability and price. The design and portability also get good views.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple ME864B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB HDD, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)Apple ME864B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Dual Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB HDD, Iris Graphics, Mac OS X)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013 (ME864, ME865, ME866, Z0QA, Z0QB, Z0QC) 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.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro ME864LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro ME864LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)

Jan, 2019

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

Expert review by : Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

MacBook Pro 2013 preview: Hands-on

 

The new MacBook Pro 2013 comes with OS X Mavericks and sports a lightweight design and boosted battery life. T3 went hands-on

Oct, 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 : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

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

 

When Apple updates its MacBook laptops you might not be able to notice the difference on the outside but it sure is a major change on the inside.

If you’re in the market for a new laptop computer that is a delightful combination of design and performance you can’t go past Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches ME864B/A

 

No cd drive

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches ME864B/A

 

This is a beautifully engineered product that is ideal for business or pleasure use. This is my second Mac (first one was a Mac Book Air) and I think this is even better.

Have not tried the software for running Windows on the Mac but that is the only downside as I have some software that I use for business that has to use the Windows platform. Hopefully this will not be a problem.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches ME864B/A

 

Superbly built .... Real feel of class and quality

None as yet ...!!

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches ME864B/A

 

Having to spend more money buying a superdrive as its not intergrated in the body of the laptop

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches ME864B/A

 

The sleek design

I made the decision between the Mac book air and pro because the one in the shop had a cd drive . So thought Id pay alittle more as I want to load all my CDs on my devices. I got it home and all set up went to load my first cd and there was no drive!....

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches ME864B/A

 

So far works well, just getting used to using it properly, first Apple computer

Jus tpricey for what it is, eg no built in DVD drive. Getting to grips with Apple software after years of Windows

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8 / 71.8 / 74.9
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Swivel webcam: No
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Device Type:Mini tablet
Form factor:Clamshell / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:20.1 / 33.8
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Graphics 5100 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Trackpad

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):450
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 10 - 53
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / STEREO
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Position location:N
TV tuner integrated: No
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Lightning connector: Yes
Line-in: No
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.1
Processor Model:A7

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:eBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Reminders / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store\nTime Machine / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:iOS / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X Mavericks
Operating System Version:7
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Internal storage capacity:128
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.9 / 219 / 7.5
Height :1.8 / 18 / 20
Weight:1.57 / 1.58 / 2.02 / 331
Width:13.5 / 31.4 / 314