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

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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 9
9.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Software 9
9.0

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review (2013)

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Standing in a Best Buy is an odd time for an existential crisis. Yet it's an almost certain occurrence, at least when you're there shopping for a laptop. More so than with any other product category, buying a laptop forces you to make all manner of decisions and prognostications about yourself. Do I play games? Will I want to play games sometime in the next four years? How much do I travel? How much will I travel?
  • Pros: Gorgeous screen, Excellent battery life, Thinner and lighter than ever
  • Cons: Relatively small usable screen real estate, Poor speakers, Definite graphics restraints
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Overall 9
9.0

video 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: Thinner, lighter, and faster never hurts

Macworld
30 October 2013
  • Summary: With its fast processor, spacious storage, and 8GB of RAM make this model of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro a portable powerhouse. While we like the improved performance and battery life, the 128GB of storage and the 4GB of RAM may not meet your daily requirements.
  • Pros: Faster integrated graphics, Much improved battery life, Faster integrated graphics, Much improved battery life
  • Cons: RAM not user upgradable, Skimps on RAM, flash capacity, RAM not user upgradeable
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2013)

LAPTOP Magazine
28 October 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Excellent battery life, Bright crisp display, Good keyboard and touchpad, Faster performance and graphics, Free iLife and iWork
  • Cons: SD Card sticks out
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Overall 10
10

Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina Display

stuffmideast.com
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
8.0

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

CNET
27 January 2013
  • 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 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
3 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Still, let it be said: We're jealous of anyone who buys either of the Retina-equipped MacBook Pro models. These prime MacBooks simply exude quality, craftsmanship, and concern for the user, from the bundled software to the feel of the lid latch and hinges. As a mix of portability and luxury, the Retina 13 is hard to top among light laptops.
  • Pros: Stunning super-high-res screen, First-class construction and software experience, Great battery life
  • Cons: Expensive, especially compared to 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, Integrated graphics
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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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Overall 9
9.0

updated Review: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro offers optimal choice for lightweight laptop users

Macworld
25 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Who is the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro for? It’s ideal for professional users who want a large, yet compact digital workspace that doesn’t sacrifice a lot of processing performance. The MacBook Air is still the choice for users for whom weight is a top priority—traveling business users or students who need to write papers in-between treks across campus.
  • Pros: Dazzling Retina display, Smallest pro laptop gets even smaller, Reduced screen glare, USB 3.0 support, HDMI connectivity, Dazzling Retina display, Smallest pro laptop gets even smaller, Reduced screen glare, USB 3.0 support HDMI connectivity
  • Cons: Users will need to adjust for missing features, Memory and storage not user upgradeable, Limited to 8GB of memory, Users will need to adjust for missing features, Memory and storage not user upgradeable, Limited to 8GB of memory
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Overall 9
9.0

Lab Tested: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro benefits from flash storage

Macworld
24 October 2012
  • Excerpt: (2 items) Tuesday was a very busy day for Apple and we in the Macworld Lab were ecstatic to see the Mac so well represented. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long to get our hands on a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display . We tested the $1699 standard configuration model, which has a 2.5GHz dual-core Core i5 processor, Intel’s integrated HD Graphics 4000, 128GB of flash storage, and 8GB of RAM.
  • Pros: Dazzling Retina display, Smallest pro laptop gets even smaller, Reduced screen glare, USB 3.0 support, HDMI connectivity, Dazzling Retina display, Smallest pro laptop gets even smaller, Reduced screen glare, USB 3.0 support HDMI connectivity
  • Cons: Users will need to adjust for missing features, Memory and storage not user upgradeable, Limited to 8GB of memory, Users will need to adjust for missing features, Memory and storage not user upgradeable, Limited to 8GB of memory
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Overall 10
10

MacBook Pro Retina review (13in, 2.6GHz, late 2013)

Macworld UK
2 November 2013
  • Excerpt: When portability is more important than ultimate performance, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is the tool for the job. At less than 1.6 kg we’re in true ultraportable territory, except unlike the majority of Windows Ultrabooks, build quality, performance and battery life are all first-class.
  • Pros: Haswell chips and Mavericks increase battery life, faster 11ac Wi-Fi, same great Retina display
  • Cons: Memory still soldered, upgrades overpriced, still no >HD output from HDMI
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