Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10 (MacBook Pro 15 inch Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4850HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 2880x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.012kg
Price: 2600 euro
Average Score: 89.21% - very good
Average of 19 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 90%, features: 85%, display: 89% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10

89% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 Late 2013 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
All quiet on the western front. Apple introduced its reworked 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina last autumn. Although the entry-level price dropped a bit, we still expect a maximum amount of quality and performance for more than 2,000 Euros (~$2722).
100% More of the Same Excellence
Source: Digital Versus English
Last week we reviewed the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and now we're looking at the 15-inch. This year's MacBook Pro 15" is one of the best laptops we've reviewed for this form factor. Anyone who loves quality images will love this computer. Our only qualm with it is the limited number of ports. Everything else is great... if not perfect.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple 2013 MacBook Pro 15 with Retina Display
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple has taken one of the best 15-inch laptops on the market and improved upon it by making a number of internal changes while keeping the excellent external design the same. The new Haswell based processor doesn't give it a huge boost in performance but gives it even more running time such that people can get a full performance laptop that runs as long as an ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (2013) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Is the 15-inch MacBook Pro a powerful yet surprisingly portable laptop? Yes. Does it last much longer than any other laptop in its class? Yes. But does that mean you should buy one? In the right circumstances, yes, but it’s not a simple argument. We love the design, the battery life and the screen… what’s not to love about the screen? But then the graphics performance is mediocre for the money you’re spending, and that’s with the Intel Iris Pro graphics and dedicated graphics working together -- cheaper version just have the Intel variety. This doesn’t make it a great desktop replacement if you want to play games, but that isn’t such a big deal if you’re more interested in doing video and graphics work using GPU acceleration and need the portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%
Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
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 laptop’s poor upgrade and service options are also short-sighted limitations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2013
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%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15in w/Retina display review
Source: It Pro English
Apple's MacBook Pro laptop range combines high performance with long-lasting battery life, and the latest model continues this trend. This is one of the best large-screen laptops on the market. Battery life, responsiveness, display quality and versatility are unmatched. However, the high-price and limited serviceability prevent this from getting a wholehearted recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: A tale of two laptops
Source: PC World English
Much improved battery life and fast internal storage are both welcome improvements to this latest iteration of the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $1999 2.0GHz MacBook Pro’s lack of discrete graphics took a toll on its Cinebench and 3D game performance, but it’s a much faster system than the high-end 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $2599 2.3GHz Retina MacBook Pro was faster in just about every way than the system it replaces and would be a great fit for owners of older Mac portables looking for a high-performance laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display
Source: Computer Shopper English
It's fair to say that the new MacBook Pro offers little in the way of surprises. The 15-inch model is the same size and weight as the 2012 model, with the same chassis and port selection—except for the step up to Thunderbolt 2. The PCIe-based flash storage trims a noticeable few seconds off boot time and should produce quicker app launches as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Review (late 2013)
Source: Slashgear English
Mac users have never had it so good. The MacBook Air’s Haswell update earlier this year gave the ultraportable the longevity it deserved, with twelve hours of runtime enough to satisfy even the most demanding road-warrior. At the time, only the thought of what Haswell could do for the MacBook Pro gave us pause for flexing our credit cards.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2013
100% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) earns its title as one of the best high-end desktop replacement laptops you can buy. It has the power of a desktop Mac, and the battery life to carry you through a full workday and beyond. The screen resolution is higher than most all-in-one desktop PCs and desktop replacement laptops. The MacBook Pro 15-inch compares well to laptops ranging in price from $1,400 to high powered systems that run over $2,700. Systems like the Toshiba Kirabook and the Razer Blade (2013) come in at about the same $2,000 price point ad the MacBook Pro 15-inch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Apple's high-end laptop gets better battery life and a lower price
Source: CNet English
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro, recently updated to current-generation Intel CPUs, retains its position as a favorite premium laptop for power-users. 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 to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $2,599 for our configuration ($1,999 to start), the 15-inch MacBook Pro represents a serious investment, but it also delivers a serious dose of power and endurance in a portable design. The new Retina MacBook Pro offers very fast quad-core performance paired with some of the fastest flash storage around and (optional) discrete graphics, making quick work of pretty much any task.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Apple MacBook Pro 15,4" Retina Display Core i7 2,3 GHz 512 GB SSD (2013)
Source: Mac & i - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/19/2038
Apple MacBook Pro
Source: Mac Easy - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
93% Apple MacBook Pro 15,4" Core i7 2,3 GHz 512 GB SSD Retina Display (2013)
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
96% Apple MacBook Pro 15,4" Core i7 2,3 GHz 512 GB SSD Retina Display (2013)
Source: Mac Life - Heft 1/14 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
88% Apple MacBook Pro 15,4" 2,0 GHz 256 GB SSD Retina Display (2013)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
93% Macbook Pro 15" Retina Top-Modell
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 94% features: 92% ergonomy: 95%
89% Helleres Display, starke Laufzeit
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 69% performance: 95% features: 83% display: 88% mobility: 92% ergonomy: 85%
82% Apple MacBook Pro 15,4" 2,0 GHz 256 GB SSD Retina Display (2013)
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Herbst 2013)
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Irisierend – Apple MacBook Pro 15 Zoll auf dem Prüfstand
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Negative: no improvements compared to predecessor
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2013
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina (2013)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 15,4" 2,0 GHz 256 GB SSD Retina Display (2013)
Source: 3DNews.ru - Heft 1/2014 RU→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
Тест нового MacBook Pro 15: совмещая полезное с приятным
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2014
Предварительный обзор 15-дюймового Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display late 2013
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Retina display; good performance; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2013
15英寸版新rMBP评测:性能提升明显
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Excellent overall performance; hard disk speed boost; outstanding display; long battery life. Negative: Noisy fan; Reflective screen; slightly hot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
100% Test: Apple Macbook Pro
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

Comment

Series:

The Retina display is a display which has high enough pixel density that the human retina can’t distinguish individual pixels and was first introduced as a cutting edge technology together with the iPhone 4. Thanks to the retina display, the iPhone 4 was called "Best device in its class" by The Wall Street Journal, and "Best smartphone on the market" by Engadget. The MacBook Pro with Retina display introduced at the WWDC in San Francisco in June 2012 is a separate product line, independent of the original MacBook Pro and should continue the success of the iPhone.

Apart from just the retina display, this new laptop also features a new design similar to that of the MacBook Air, but without Super Drive as well as Ethernet and FireWire 800 ports. Unlike the original MacBook Pro series with standard hard drive, it includes a Solid State Drive. In short, every technological advantage of Apple are concentrated on this new MacBook Pro with Retina display, from the amazing display found in the iPhone, iPad to robust system performance of the MacBook Pro as well as the portability, design and flash storage - this laptop has it all.

In particular the retina display is the sharpest computer display and outclasses every other laptop or computer display by far at the time of its introduction. It is that important that Apple even decided to  call this laptop "MacBook Pro with retina display". In fact, the display alone outweighs the biggest disadvantage of the new MacBook Pro, the price – it's Apple we are talking about. If you can afford the steep entry price, this is the most amazing laptop money can buy.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4850HQ:

Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.012 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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


89.21%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire V5-573PG-9610
Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-572G-54208G1.02TASS
Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Envy 17-J004ER
Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» HP Envy 17t-j100 Leap Motion
Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» HP Envy 17-j100sr
Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-582P
Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus N56VV-S4013H
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 3.2 kg
» Dell XPS 15-9530
Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Dell XPS 15 Platinum
Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-582PG-54208G25TII
Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» MSI GE60-i750M245FD
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gigabyte U24T
Core i7 4500U, 14.0", 1.78 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-571G-7353121Tass
Core i7 3537U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Eurocom Electra
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2.02 kg
» HP Envy 17-j110eg
Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 3.359 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17-7737
Core i5 4200U, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-482PG-6629
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
Core i7 4500U, 17.3", 3.287 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15-7537
Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN253H
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN211D
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN182H
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-571G-53338G75ass
Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.495 kg
» Asus N550JV-DB72T
Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk
Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.265 kg
» Asus N550JV-CM067H
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-482PG-9884
Core i7 4500U, 14.0", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-28 (Update: 2013-10-28)