Apple MacBook Pro MD213B/A 13" Retina Display reviews and prices: 13" Laptop computer

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8.5 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Apple MacBook Pro MD213B/A 13" Retina Display with Intel Core-i5 3.1 GHz , 8GB of Memory and 256GB Storage on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. 7 hours of battery See full product description

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Stephen, Sutton Surrey General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very quick to respond.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2013

Peter, Buckshaw Village Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Have owned several Macs previously. Knew what to expect and this new one exceeded my expectations.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jun 2013

Mona, Kent Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
powerful enough for my graphic and web design work.

small slim size ideal for travelling. fits in my handbag

long battery life.

fast start up time
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2013

Martha, Leeds Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Every thing
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jan 2013

Ruth, Bournemouth General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reluctantly, it lives up to the hype. It's brilliant and I'm completely won over. From the moment you open the box, you feel like you bought a luxury item, not just a "value brand". The look and feel is superb.

I was apprehensive about switching from Windows to a Mac but it's been a lot easier than anticipated. It was a doddle to set up and I'm finding everything very intuitive. I've downloaded MS Office for Mac (for business reasons it was easier to continue using Office rather than Apple's equivalent) and I've found the Mac version even better than the Windows version.

Yes it is expensive to purchase but at the moment it feels like money well spent. Ask me again in 2 years time and if the speed and performance is as good as it is now, I'll be very happy.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2013

Cameron, Aberdeen Business user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Looks good and in the right hands would be great, just do the research that I did not.
Bad points:
More of a problem with my research before purchase, does not have DVD drive or even an ADSL port. Hard drive was very minimal. Good laptop for those who store everything in the cloud and only surf on WIFI.
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 4.0
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3 of 29 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2012

Dean, Leek General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Retina screen. Processor speed.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Apr 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13
Screen Resolution (pixels) 2560 x 1600
Operating system Mac OS X Mountain Lion
RAM (Gigabytes) 8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 256
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core-i5
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 3.1
Built-in disc drive No
Battery life (Hours) 7
Weight (kg) 1.62
Graphics card brand Intel HD Graphics
Graphics card model number 4000

Also known as: Apple 13" MacBook Pro MD212B/A With Retina Display, Apple 13" MacBook Pro MD213B/A with Retina Display

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Manufacturer's Description

The all-new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is the ideal notebook for enthusiasts and professionals looking for fast performance in a super-compact and light design. It features a stunning Retina display with over 4 million pixels, ltra-fast all-flash architecture, and the latest dual-core Intel processors.
Key benefits:

Your new MacBook Pro will arrive with OS X Mountain Lion. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X Mountain Lion, it is easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices.
The MacBook Pro features a rapid 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a long-lasting 7 hour battery.
Flash-based storage, which is up to four times faster than a traditional hard drive. You’ll notice a difference in whatever you do — starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It’s all thanks to flash storage.
At 2560 by 1600 pixels and with 227 pixels per inch, it has four times the pixels of the current generation 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Nearly two times the resolution of an HDTV, making text look razor sharp and images extra crisp.
The new design minimizes glare while delivering incredible contrast and colour. In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology provides a 178-degree viewing angle.
For boosted graphics performance the new MacBook Pro with Retina display features Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 processor which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. Built for 60% faster performance than previous models – you’ll experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive and truer to life.
The 720p FaceTime HD camera is perfect for the brilliant retina display. You and your friends can make video calls to any iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac with a FaceTime HD camera.
Connect wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled peripherals and go online while you’re out and about with the latest three-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi. With two Thunderbolt ports, you can daisy-chain as many as six devices, including your display, to create a fully-fledged workstation. Two USB 3.0 ports which are up to 10 times faster and backward compatible with USB 2.0. An HDMI port for easy connectivity to HDTVs and projectors.
The improved, powerful speakers have higher fidelity and a wide dynamic range. The dual microphones have also been improved to use an adaptive beam-forming algorithm to reduce background noise and help you come across loud and clear when making FaceTime calls or using Dictation.
A long lasting battery life of up to 7 hours and 30-day standby time, so you can do more than ever, all in one single charge.
The all new Power Nap mode in OS X Mountain Lion, allows your MacBook Pro to continue to receive new email and calendar invitations while it’s asleep. And when it’s connected to a power source, it can download software updates and make backups with Time Machine. So the next time you open your notebook, everything’s right there waiting for you.
The MacBook Pro with Retina display also features an advanced trackpad with wonderfully intuitive Multi-Touch technology. You can flip through photos, enlarge text and adjust an image using just your fingers. Your hands have room to spread out on the full-size keyboard with crisp, responsive keys. And it’s illuminated so you can see what you’re typing in low-light settings.
iCloud
iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from whatever device you’re on. So if you take a picture with your iPhone or make changes to your meeting schedule on your iPad, iCloud makes sure everything appears on your Mac too. And it works both ways — create a to-do list on your Mac and you can make edits to it on your iPhone.
Retina-Ready Software
To take advantage of the beautiful Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion apps like Safari, Mail, Calendar, Contacts and more — as well as other Apple apps including iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iTunes, Aperture and Final Cut Pro — have already been optimised, and updates to other Apple apps are coming soon.

Software included:
iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand))
Mac OS X Mountain Lion (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)

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