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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4278U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 91.11% - very good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 85%, features: 90%, display: 100% mobility: - %, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07

80% Apple's more portable MacBook Pro gets even faster, but is it worth the upgrade?
Source: Techradar English
If you need tons of storage space and the most processing power you can get your hands on, the 512GB Retina MacBook Pro is the only way to go - but you'll need the deep pockets to match. However, if you can get by with less storage and power, in comparison you can save a healthy wad of cash by opting for the entry-level machine with 128GB storage, which represents the best value of the three due to both the faster CPU and doubling of RAM compared to last year's model.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 13"
Source: Digital Versus English
In July, Apple updated its MacBook Pro range. The latest version of the MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display varies very little from the previous generation. It performs as well as ever, and we were pleased to note a slight improvement in performance thanks to the new processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Source: Computer Shopper English
As we said, it's conceivable that Intel's Core M will bring buyer's remorse to anyone who picks up a laptop in the next few months, but there's little reason to fear that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display will become outdated or obsolete tomorrow. It's packed with modern technologies ranging from PCIe flash memory to 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and frankly it's hard to imagine the system gaining much better battery life than its already sensational stamina.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13in
Source: It Pro English
There may be Windows alternatives that provide greater performance or screen resolution, but 13in MacBook Pro With Retina Display combines screen quality performance, portability and battery life into a package that is unmatched. The £999 starting price makes it more attractive to businesses who may be considering deployment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% MacBook Pro Retina 13in (2014) review
Source: Stuff TV English
The new MacBook Pro with Retina is the tiniest product refresh yet, and while there’s nothing here to get hugely excited about, now is the best time to pick up one of these wonderfully-made, adequately powerful and beautifully thought-through laptops. It still stands head-and-shoulders above the competition, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 90%
100% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The new 13in MacBook Pro is still very expensive, but when this year’s best model costs just £50 more than last year’s, you’re getting much more for your money. With a beautiful Retina display, a large SSD, powerful hardware and improved graphics performance, the 13in MacBook Pro stands head and shoulders above every other ultraportable available today. You simply won’t find another laptop like it at this price, so it wins a well-deserved Ultimate award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Source: Reg Hardware English
The price cut this time around may well be due to currency fluctuations rather than any real generosity on Apple’s part – there’s been no comparable change in the US prices for the MacBook Pro – but a starting price of £999 for the Retina models should certainly bolster sales in time for the new school term. And, with its smart, lightweight design and strong battery life the MacBook Pro With Retina Display can still give its Windows Ultrabook rivals a run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Which Mac laptop? MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro comparative review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
In 2013, when Apple reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with Retina display range, we stopped recommending the 13-inch MacBook Air on the basis that there was only £150 difference in price. As Apple has continued to drop prices we are still looking at just a £150 difference between the two ranges at the entry level. It's great to see Apple reducing prices across its MacBook ranges, but the lower prices of the MacBook Pro Retina range do have the effect of making the MacBook Air look less attractive in comparison. However, we still love the MacBook Air, which is lighter and thinner, although a fraction bigger than the MacBook Pro with Retina display. If it's the MacBook Air that you have your heart set on, you can't go wrong with it, but if you have a little more in your budget, then consider the MacBook Pro with Retina display because it's a really good deal in comparison.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2014
80% Apple MacBook Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
Once again, Apple delivers an exceedingly well-rounded notebook in the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. This 2014 update brings improved performance and battery life over last year's model, and starting at $1,299, it's expensive, but not outrageous. For me, though, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a bit of a tweener.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2014)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Retina Display (2014) ($1,299, as tested) is the newest base model in the line, with a 2,560-by-1,600-resolution screen, speedy Intel processor, and excellent connectivity, particularly with its pair of 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports. It lasted more than 13 hours on our battery rundown test while topping our performance benchmark tests. These improvements help the latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro$1,234.99 at Amazon replace the previous version as our Editors' Choice for high-end ultraportable laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina review: updated with benchmarks and battery tests
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The price drops are welcome, although it has closed the gap between the 13in MacBook Air models and the entry-level 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display. The extra £150 (or in the case of the mid-range Retina MacBook Pro, the same price) is a reasonable price to pay for a faster machine. Of course the Retina MacBook Pro is heavier: 1.57kg compared to 1.08kg, and the MacBook Air is thinner and has longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014

Foreign Reviews

Aufgefrischt mobil
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2014
Apple MacBook Pro 13,3": Top-Performer
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2014
100% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 pulgadas mid 2014
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Portable Apple MacBook Pro 13.3
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2014
Обзор 13-дюймового Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Mid 2014
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim and lightweight; longer battery runtimes than the predecessor. Negative: The same design with the predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2014

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.


4278U: Haswell-based low-voltage dual-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 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.


1.5 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 %

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91.11%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-12 (Update: 2014-08-12)