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

from  $2500+
91
Global
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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90
cchana
I owned and used a white MacBook for almost 6 years before finally purchasing...read more
100
justinhub2003
The best laptop on the market hands down. It can game, it can last for hours...read more
100
Bounou
Great laptop, i still wish they would stick the 15 inch's internals inside the...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
1522
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i7
Processor speed
219
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Maximum battery life
Up to 820
Model
256GB

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Mavericks [10.9])

Display

Screen surface
Matte / anti-glare

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Processor speed
2 GHz
Number of cores
Quad-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
No
External / removable drive bays
No

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
No
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
No
Case lighting
No
WiDi
No
NFC
No
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
256 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (95 Wh capacity)
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
Yes (2 port(s))
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No
Model
512GB

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Mavericks [10.9])

Display

Screen surface
Matte / anti-glare

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Processor speed
2 GHz
Number of cores
Quad-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete + integrated (NVIDIA) (Intel)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
No
External / removable drive bays
No

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
No
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
No
Case lighting
No
WiDi
No
NFC
No
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
512 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (95 Wh capacity)
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
Yes (2 port(s))
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No