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Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display

Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display

Verdict

Subtle tweaks make a big impact – with a lightning-fast SSD and improved graphics, Apple has another winner on its hands

Review Date: 2 Nov 2013

Price when reviewed: £1249

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Details
Part Code Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display Toughpad FZ-G1
Review Date 2 Nov 2013 20 May 2013
Price ex VAT £1,249 £1,589
Price inc VAT £1,499 £1,907
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 2 yr return to base 3 yr return to base
Physical specifications
Dimensions 314 x 219 x 18mm (WDH) 270 x 188 x 24mm (WDH)
Weight 1.550kg 1.020kg
Travelling weight 1.8kg 1.4kg
Processor and memory
Processor Intel Core i5-4288U Intel Core i5-3437U
RAM capacity 8.00GB 4.00GB
Memory type DDR3L DDR3L
SODIMM sockets free 0
SODIMM sockets total 0
Screen and video
Screen size 13.3in 10.1in
Resolution screen horizontal 2,560 1,920
Resolution screen vertical 1,600 1,080
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1080
Graphics chipset Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Intel HD Graphics 4000
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
HDMI outputs 1 1
DisplayPort outputs 2
Drives
Spindle speed N/A
Hard disk Apple PCI Express SSD
Battery capacity 4,400mAh
Replacement battery price inc VAT £0 £0
Networking
Wired adapter speed N/A
802.11a support yes yes
802.11b support yes yes
802.11g support yes yes
802.11 draft-n support yes yes
Integrated 3G adapter no no
Bluetooth support yes yes
Other Features
Modem no
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1
3.5mm audio jacks 1 1
SD card reader yes no
Pointing device type Touchscreen/stylus
Integrated microphone? yes yes
Integrated webcam? yes yes
Camera megapixel rating 1.0mp 1.3mp
TPM yes
Operating system and software
Operating system Mac OS X 10.5 Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
OS family Mac OS X Windows 8
Recovery method Recovery partition
Battery and performance tests
Battery life, light use 11hr 4min 8hr 13min
Battery life, heavy use 2hr 17min
3D performance (crysis) low settings 58fps
3D performance setting Low
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.76 0.63
Responsiveness score 0.84 0.71
Media score 0.82 0.70
Multitasking score 0.63 0.48
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