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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display (late 2013)

from  $1499.99+
90
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • New, lower price
  • Gorgeous display
  • Thinner and lighter than before
  • Long battery life
  • Good graphics, improved SSD speeds
Cons
  • No discrete GPU option on the 13-inch model
  • Fans can get loud
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

100
greginsa
I've owned the 15in rMBP since February when they were speed bumped. I have...read more
100
Fred Briand
No complaints so far, was worried this thing would have serious lag issues with...read more
90
Aaron Marks
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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87
Average Critic Score

Durability

93
 

Speed and features

84
 

Noise

90
 

Display

96
 

Portability (size / weight)

82
 

Battery life

96
 

Expandability

60
 

Design and form factor

78
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
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Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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86
 

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Critic

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93
 
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