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Apple's second shot at a 13-inch notebook with a high-resolution Retina display, this 2013 MacBook Pro model slims down just slightly from its predecessor while dropping a few of its specs to help drop its price to something nearer to the MacBook Air.

Description

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: $1,299.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 22, 2013
  • Price at launch: $1,999.00
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 12.35 inches
  • Depth: 8.62 inches
  • Thickness: 0.71 inches
  • Weight: 3.46 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black

Hardware

  • 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

Software

  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1600 px
  • PPI: 227

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.4 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2880 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1800 px
  • PPI: 220
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i5
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Crystalwell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.0 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Crystalwell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.6 GHz
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: Iris Graphics

GPU (base)

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

GPU (max)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 750M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 GHz

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • 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
  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 720p

Sensors

  • Ambient light: Yes
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 1.78
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1

Port options

  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • 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: 71.8 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 9 hr

Battery

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