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Apple MacBook Pro 13" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-) / ME662 / MD212 / MD213 / ME865 / ME864 / ME866
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Apple MacBook Pro 13" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-) / ME662 / MD212 / MD213 / ME865 / ME864 / ME866

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MacBook Pro Retina Review: 6 Months In

22 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The latest MacBook Pro with Retina display has officially been out on the market for six months, and several of us on the Gotta Be Mobile team have been using the 13-inch model every day since the refresh back in October and we initially reviewed it late last year. It’s certainly one of the best […]
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13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Review (Late 2013)

3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is the best Mac computer for professionals that need a great mix of portability and power. While it cannot compete with the stationary Mac Pro or the dedicated GPU of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display in terms of raw power, it is nearly as portable as the...
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Overall 8

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

28 November 2013
  • Summary: The 2013 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro has a super, pixel-packed screen, looks great, has good battery life and gives you a healthy boost of power over the MacBook Air, without bulging out your backpack too much. It'll set you back a pretty penny though.
  • Pros: Beautiful, high-definition display; Good battery life; Plenty of power; Solid, attractive design.
  • Cons: No Ethernet port; Still pretty pricey.
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How to choose: 13-inch MacBook Air vs. 13-inch retina MacBook Pro

Ars Technica
11 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Even for buyers who are deciding between the base high-end model of the MacBook Air and the base lowest-end MacBook Pro, the Pro remains a compelling choice despite its rather large price difference.
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Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review (late 2013)

The Boy Genius Report
11 February 2013
  • Excerpt: It happened: the MacBook Air has officially been trumped as my recommended road warrior machine. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s another Apple product that’s doing the trumping.
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Overall 10

Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina Display

7 February 2013
  • Summary: What could be the best laptop ever just became truly portable. Expect hi-res-tops galore in 2013.
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Overall 8
Performance 10
Sound 9
Battery performance 9
Display 9
Weight 8
Noise 9
Gaming performance 10
Connectivity 9
Keyboard 9
Temperature 9

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012

30 November 2012
  • Summary: Hot stuff. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 is now available with a high-resolution IPS display, a slimmer chassis, and new ports. The newcomer demands a price premium of 500 Euros (~$650) above the cost of the time-tested standard model.
  • Pros: Slimmer chassis with lower weight, Build quality, fit and feel, overall sturdyness, HDMI and USB 3.0 are on board, Very good input devices, keyboard backlight, High resolution IPS display with 227 DPI, Convincing performance, Speakers sound very good, Battery life (Mac OS X) on par with other sys...
  • Cons: Port selection somewhat limited, No dongles included, System is not expandable, Warranty is only 12 months, Not many BTO options, Display brightness fluctuates; bleeding is an issue, A third USB port, a way to quickly clean the system fans, additional BTO options, and a battery that is not glued ...
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13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Review (Late 2012)

13 November 2012
  • Conclusion: When I reviewed it, I really liked the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. It's very fast, amazingly portable given its size and has a wonderful display. Its 13-inch counterpart, takes the portability to a completely different level.
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13“ Retina MacBook Pro review: more pixels, less value

Ars Technica
8 November 2012
  • Conclusion: In the end, the 13" Retina MacBook Pro is a solid laptop. Despite this, it's not the greatest value. If you want a 13" laptop with a Retina display, you have to accept quite a few compromises: no quad-core CPU, no discrete GPU, an 8GB RAM limit, and expensive storage options.
  • Pros: Retina display is honestly a joy to use, Solid, nice-looking design, Battery should last a full work day for most users
  • Cons: No quad-core processor or discrete GPU options, something many pros probably need, Entry-level 128GB of storage is just too small for a pro laptop, If you ever need more than 8GB of RAM, you're out of luck, The 15" Retina MacBook Pro is a way better machine for the money
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Review: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display brings Apple's much-heralded high-resolution screen to its most popular notebook model. It's a beautiful, powerful machine, but does it justify its $500 premium over the price of the legacy 13-inch MacBook Pro?
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