Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple’s High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field

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[tc_dropcap]Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still something many average users will be weighing as an outlier possibility versus the more mainstream MacBook Air. But thanks to price cuts and smart improvements under the hood, Apple’s Retina MacBook has grown up a lot since the 15-inch version made its first appearance back in June 2012.[/tc_dropcap]

Video Review

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Basics

  • 2880 x 1800 (Retina), 15.4-inch display
  • 256GB storage
  • 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 8GB RAM
  • 0.71 inches thick, 4.46 lbs
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 8 hours battery life
  • $1,999

Pros

  • Screen is best-in-class
  • Thin and light design despite ample power
  • Now includes iWork apps for free
  • $200 price cut versus previous entry-level version

Cons

  • Still pretty beefy compared to Air and 13-inch Retina Pro
  • Battery life…

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