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

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Overall 8
8.0

Is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display worth it?

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
  • Cons: Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display worth it?

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
  • Cons: Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display worth it?

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
  • Cons: Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display worth it?

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
  • Cons: Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display worth it?

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
  • Cons: Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display worth it?

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
  • Cons: Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 9
9.0
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 9
9.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Software 9
9.0

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: A review of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display so closely following a review of the 15-inch model has many layers. In isolation, the 13-inch Pro is just a smaller version of its well-regarded bigger brother, and so it’s easy to set expectations. But more broadly, the new 13-inch Pro is much more than that: it’s a logical endpoint for a number of Apple and tech industry trend lines and the start of a new wave altogether.
  • Pros: Stunning display, Solid battery life, Impressive size and weight
  • Cons: Strained performance, Smaller usable screen area than MacBook Air at Retina setting, Only 128GB of storage
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Overall 8
8.0

MacBook Pro with 13" Retina Display (Late 2013) Review

Maclife
3 January 2014
  • Conclusion: This ever-so-slimmer, ever-so-lighter take on a design introduced last year still packs a punch — and a longer-lasting one at that, with some green in the form of money saved to boot. As always, power users will want to look to its bigger sibling, but for most of us, the best midrange notebook around just got a bit better.
  • Pros: Slimmer and lighter than last year’s model. Battery lasts more than nine hours under normal use. SSD speeds soar thanks to new PCIe interface.
  • Cons: Not substantially faster than previous model. Intel Iris gaming performance is still midrange.
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Overall 8
8.0

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

Maclife
26 December 2012
  • Conclusion: You can shave nearly a pound of weight and save $500 by choosing this over the 15-inch Retina MBP. The only reasons not to are if you edit huge video files frequently, or you want to wait to see what Apple’s got coming next — say, quad-core chips, next-gen Wi-Fi, a higher RAM limit, maybe even 4G connectivity. We can dream, but this Retina MacBook Pro works like a dream already.
  • Pros: Amazing display. Thin and light, only about half a pound heavier than MacBook Air. Flash memory is super fast. $500 cheaper than 15-inch version. Many more apps are Retina-enhanced than when the 15-inch model first came out.
  • Cons: Can’t upgrade RAM at all. Can’t upgrade storage after initial purchase. No quad-core option or discrete graphics card. Apps not updated for Retina display are unbearably blurry.
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Overall 8
7.6
Performance 9
8.5
Battery performance 9
8.9
Display 9
8.8
Weight 8
7.7
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 8
8.0
Connectivity 7
7.3
Keyboard 9
9.1
Temperature 9
8.7

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012

Notebookcheck
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. Do the changes really warrant the lofty starting price of 1750 Euros (~$2275)?
  • 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 systems, The high mobility factor due to good battery life, low weight, and slim chassis. The high resolution Retina display and the multimedia performance are also impressive.
  • 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 into the chassis.
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