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Verge score: 9.1

The 2013 version of Apple's highest-spec laptop keeps the same 2880 x 1800 15-inch display as last year's model, but uses Intel’s Crystalwell chip, with improved graphics performance that promises up to eight hours of battery life. Interestingly, the base model doesn't come with a dedicated GPU, so users looking for some extra graphics horsepower are going to need to pay extra to get the specs they want.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 22, 2013
  • Price at launch: $1,999.00


  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.13 inches
  • Depth: 9.73 inches
  • Thickness: .71 inches
  • Weight: 4.46 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black


  • Operating system: Mac OS X


  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.4 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2880 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1800 px
  • PPI: 220

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Crystalwell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.0 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Crystalwell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.6 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: Iris Pro Graphics

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 750M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3


  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 256 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD


  • Video resolution: 720p


  • Ambient light: Yes


  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0


  • Size: 95 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 8 hr


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