Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4258U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.563kg
Price: 1499 euro
Average Score: 87.3% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 86%, features: 92%, display: 93% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10

89% Review Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 Late 2013 Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
83% Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display
Source: PC Authority English
It’s incredibly tough to find fault with the new MacBook Pro. There’s power aplenty, great battery life, a class-leading display and – thanks to Intel’s Iris GPU – the graphics performance the Retina display always deserved. Gram for gram, we can’t think of a laptop that delivers so much. The MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display is the best laptop money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
100% Apple 13" MacBook Pro
Source: Digital Versus English
The 2013 MacBook Pro 13" is an excellent laptop with a beautiful screen and extra-long battery life. Our biggest regret is that there's no dedicated graphics card, although the Iris 5100 will handle a certain amount of gaming. Plus, this year's MacBook Pro costs a couple hundred pounds less than last year's.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13in (2013) review
Source: Stuff TV English
We’re getting a bit tired of Apple getting everything so utterly, utterly right, like the annoyingly swatty kid in class who never makes a mistake. As with the 2013 Air, the Pro judiciously shifts everything upwards ever-so-slightly, adding slightly better components that result in a tangible performance boost, while keeping the best bits (the screen, the design) much the same. Even the reduced price tag is perfect.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina
Source: CNet English
The 13-inch MacBook Pro packs a stunning, high-resolution display, decent battery life and plenty of power into a slender, sturdy body. If you like the portability of the Air, but need more power, it's a solid option to consider. If you're a professional video producer, the extra power and discreet graphics of the 15-inch Pro will be a welcome upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% 13" MacBook Pro
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pro is a force: it offers a fantastic display, excellent processing power, decent graphics and very good battery life in a $1,299 package that competes strongly with Windows laptops in the same price range. For those who need more processing power than an Ultrabook offers, the latest Pro 13" packs that punch yet it's as light and compact as an Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
If portability is your main priority, then the MacBook Air or one of the many Windows Ultrabooks will be a better choice. However, the 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display will appeal to users who need a more powerful desktop-replacement system that can handle demanding tasks such as photo-editing or video presentations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13in
Source: It Pro English
The MacBook Pro 13in doesn’t have the longest battery life - this honour belongs to the 13in MacBook Air (12 hours). It’s not the most powerful Apple laptop either, this title goes to the 15in MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro 13in doesn’t have the longest battery life - this honour belongs to the 13in MacBook Air (12 hours). It’s not the most powerful Apple laptop either, this title goes to the 15in MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Reg hack fondles a sexy Pro: An Apple MacBook 13in with Retina display
Source: Reg Hardware English
All in all, the MacBook Pro 13in RD is fairly decent machine in terms of performance, but I’m not convinced that this form factor is appropriate for the Pro moniker. Pro suggests it’s for folk who know what they’re doing and do pros really want to buy into something that’s about as upgradeable as a mobile phone? Evidently, the company was listening to its users back then. Will Time Cook’s Apple be listening to make some crowd pleasing changes? We might be surprised, but in the meantime, don’t hold your breath.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2013
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013)
Source: PC Mag English
So there you have it, higher than 1080p resolution on a Retina Display, very good capacity flash storage, very good portability, and phenomenal battery life. That is the recipe for our Editors' Choice winner for high-end ultraportable laptops. If it met ultrabook specs, it would be a contender to knock the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus off its perch as the premium ultrabook champ. As it is, the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013) takes over from the $1,999 MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) as our Editors' Choice for ultraportable laptops thanks to its improved performance, thinness, and weight. If you're not going down the touch-based Windows 8/8.1 route, then get a MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013) for your portable power users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The question here isn't whether the MacBook Pro is better than the 2012 model or whether it stacks up against the 15-inch version - which has also recently upgraded to include the intel Haswell processor - but whether it makes more sense than a MacBook Air. The crux really is likely to come down to how much travelling you do. If you are on the road without easy access to power then you should stick with the Air. If this is a laptop for the home and little else, you'll enjoy the power the Pro brings and the screen resolution too, knowing full well that a power socket is never that far away.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Pro Retina 2013 review
Source: T3 English
In the case of the 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina it's clearly business as usual for Apple, yes the reductions in size are impressive, but when you take into account the fact that pricing for 15-inch model starts at £1,699 this is clearly a product that will be either a treat for some, or a necessary expense for others. The 13-inch model, however, is where things begin to get really interesting. In the past, the original 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina would have cost you £1,449 for the 128GB model, and in return you paid for something that was cutting edge.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Source: Wired Magazine English
That said, the MacBook Pro Retina strikes an admirable balance between the two. There’s no reason the laptop couldn’t be your everyday workhorse, so long as you don’t regularly engage in seriously CPU-intensive tasks. It’s not the most powerful laptop. And it’s definitely not the most portable. But the combination of a capable processor, an amazing display, a light and slender form factor, and respectable battery life, secure the MacBook Pro’s position as one of the top notebooks on the market right now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display review
Source: PC Pro English
It’s incredibly tough to find fault with the new MacBook Pro. There’s power aplenty, great battery life, a class-leading display and – thanks to Intel’s Iris GPU – the graphics performance the Retina display always deserved. Gram-for-gram, we can’t think of another laptop that packs this much potential. Right now, the MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display is the best laptop money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
86% Not a Retina MacBook Air, but awfully close
Source: CNet English
Last year’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display was a bit of an odd duck. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% mobility: 100%
MacBook Pro with Retina display review
Source: Engadget English
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 actually a much, much better deal than it was a year ago.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2013
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display
Source: Laptop Mag English
Apple's dominance is almost getting boring. The refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display once again keeps it one step ahead of other ultraportable notebooks. Not only does this machine offer one of the best displays and better performance, but its battery life is also the best in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple Macbook Pro 13-Inch
Source: Digital Trends English
The MacBook Pro 13 banishes any questions about its place as king of the ultraportable market. While there are some ultrabooks which match its display, battery life or performance, there are none that can do all three, and those that try (such as Dell’s XPS 13 with 1080p display) are actually more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

89% Mehr Zeit für das MacBook Pro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 88% performance: 96% features: 96% display: 82% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 92%
89% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3" Retina Display Core i5 2,4 GHz 256 GB SSD (2013)
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
MacBook Pro 13 Zoll mit Retina Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2013
97% Perfektion aus Cupertino
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 93%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13" Retina (2013)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
До свидания, Windows: обзор идеального ноутбука Apple MacBook Pro 15 Retina
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; long battery life; perfect design; good performance; screen quality; autonomy. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2013
ОБЗОР APPLE MACBOOK PRO RETINA 13 И OS X MAVERICKS
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Excellent workmanship; good performance; long battery life; very good Retina screen; comfortable keyboard and touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2013

Comment

Intel Iris Graphics 5100:

Integrated GPU (GT3) with 40 EUs (sans eDRAM) as found on certain ULV Haswell CPUs. Second fastest GPU in its family.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4258U:

Haswell-based low-voltage dual-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 5100 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.563 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Apple reviews


87.3%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-29 (Update: 2013-10-29)