Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Retina - Winter 2013

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15.4
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The MacBook Pro 15-inch is fitted with Intel's quad-core Crystalwell processor (a variant of Haswell) that adds Iris Pro graphics and 128MB of eDRAM on-package. There are two versions, one with no discrete graphics and a second one with a GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of RAM. The MacBook Pro Retina also features a PCI-e based flash storage and OS X Mavericks.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Wired on

Among other notable improvements, Apple doubled the entry-level memory capacity in its Retina MacBook Pros . This is a welcome move, as we generally recommend Apple notebook buyers max out the RAM on their device at the time of purchase in order to help...

By Macworld UK on

The price drops are welcome, especially at the top of the range where 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display is now £200 cheaper. It's still pretty pricy at £1,999 though. Even the £1,599 price of the other 15-inch model, previously £1,699 will be...

By NotebookCheck on 89

The Apple MacBook Pro Retina can convince So what do we get for 2,600 Euros and what not? We want to summarize the key aspects of this review. The MacBook Pro 15 Retina can convince us with an almost impeccable build quality and the convenient haptics...

By pocketables.com on

This is the best laptop I've ever owned, and one of the best computers I've ever owned, too. It's thin, it's light, and it lasts forever on a single charge, despite its beefy internals and incredibly high-res display. To be fair though, it's also a...

By reviewed.com on 100

It's not every day that we happen upon a $2,500 computer—without a true graphics card—that is an excellent value. But here it is: The MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Despite the lack of a discrete graphics card, the Iris Pro graphics are just that good...

By reviewed.com on 96

This is the computer you take home to meet your parents. Though there are options out there that are more fun, more bad-boy, or great for cheap thrills, this is the clean-cut professional computer with the total package. With the lone exception of...

By IT PRO on 80

Apple has set the benchmark for high-end notebooks with its Retina displays, PCIe flash storage and phenomenal battery life. Can Dell's latest Windows 8.1 machine, the XPS 15, challenge the class-leading Mac? We put the devices head-to-head in the...

By InfoWorld on

Gigabit Wi-Fi is starting to appear in mobile devices, so we got our hands on three smartphones and two laptops running the 802.11ac standard and put them to the test. Though you won't see anywhere near Gigabit speeds in real-world environments, our...

By DigitalVersus on 100

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...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display makes substantial gains over the previous generation, but changes are all internal – the basic form factor remains the same. The Retina screen is the same as before, with a native resolution of 2880x1800 and...

By Bare Feats on

We made a puzzling discovery while benchmarking some new and old Thunderbolt 1.0 storage devices. We were testing them on both a (27-inch, Late 2013) iMac 3.4GHz Core i7 and (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Core i7. The large...

By uk.hardware.info on

There's no doubt about it. The new Haswell-based 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina is a state-of-the-art notebook. It has a beautiful and high-quality screen with power hardware in an attractive, aluminium chassis, yet barely weighs more than 2 kg. The...

By Macworld UK on 100

Last month we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, in its latest Retina-display guise. The original Retina laptop can be seen as the pinnacle of modern portable computing, and this year’s gentle upgrades to the processor,...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

What is the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display? Like the iPad Air , Apple's 2013 refresh of the MacBook Pro lineup focused on making them slimmer and lighter. The 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display still has the incredible screen from...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The most powerful laptop money can buy, but it’s very expensive and the battery doesn’t last as long as last year’s...

By mashable.com on

Back in 2012, Apple launched its first 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display and we called it " the laptop from the future ." Now packed with better specs, better battery life and a lower price, is the 2013 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro Apple's ultimate...

By T3 on 80

It's a baffling concept to think that Apple would have beaten its own product in such a way, but to our eyes certainly the new £1,249 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is now the Apple laptop to beat.

By Mashable on 90

This laptop will cost you, but Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display is such a spectacular balance of high-end features and compact design that it'll be well worth it.

By Business Computing World on 80

Apple raised the bar for professional laptops when it introduced the new 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display last year . It was a typically expensive Apple product, but the large, high-resolution IPS screen was ideal for creative users who needed a...

By mashable.com on

Is the laptop dead? Every month, some new study hammers home the point that people are spending more and more time with smartphones and tablets. All the while, those big, blocky laptops on our desks end up gathering dust — or so the theory goes.That...