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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)
alaScore 87

72 reviews

Aug, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013). 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. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the size and usability.

price, performance, design, screen, battery

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 52 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.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 : Andrew Harrison (macworld.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Late 2013) review - The laptop for productivity

 

When you really need to get productive on your laptop, the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) is the machine for you. It's not just because the screen gives you so much more working space – there's also the matter of thermal design, since...

Haswell chips and Mavericks increase battery life; faster 11ac Wi-Fi, same great Retina display

Memory still soldered, upgrades overpriced, still no >HD output from HDMI

We can see why Apple decided the time was right to offer a 15-inch MacBook Pro without nVidia or AMD graphics. Intel’s Iris Pro has finally brought the kind of improvement that unlocks decent gameplay and rendering power. Power users will still be...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display (Late 2013)

 

Apple raised the bar for professional laptops when it introduced the new 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display last year. It was a typically expensive Apple product, but the large, high-resolution IPS screen was ideal for creative users who needed a...

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is very expensive and, of course, significantly larger and heavier than its 13-inch counterpart, so business travellers who value portability above all else will prefer the slimline MacBook Air or a Windows Ultrabook. The...

Nov, 2013

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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (15-inch, 2013)

 

The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro was a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts sweeten the deal.

Internal upgrades ; Good battery life ; Lower price tag than previous generation

Still expensive ; 13-inch model has better battery life

Via CNET.com

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

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Antireflective coating problem

 

Have a Macbook Pro Retina (late 2012) with top of the range specs at this time. I purchased the Macbook because I had an iOS development project and to develop in Xcode you require a OS X and hence a Macbook or other Apple computer. I pretty much got...

Fantastic overall performance,

Problem with antireflective coating, unreliable bluetooth and shaky thunderbolt connector

Mar, 2015
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