Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 2.6 13″ (Late 2013)

The perfect compromise for those seeking a compact yet powerful platform

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display models combine an impressive high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3″ widescreen 2560×1600 (227 ppi) Retina display with an elegant, light case design (3.5 lbs/1.57 kg).

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display has been called a “sealed” design. The RAM is soldered in place and cannot be upgraded after purchase and the “integrated” battery is impossible to safely remove. In effect, this means that most damages sustained by one of these systems will require replacement of the logic board.

Most savvy users will agree that the MacBook Pro is an absolutely fantastic system for designers, and the new Retina Display models uphold that consensus. The high-resolution displays provide unrivaled clarity down to the smallest detail.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is also employed heavily by video editors, photographers, developers, and even gamers.

Smaller and lighter than it’s big brother, the 13″ MacBook Pro is the perfect compromise for those seeking the compact, mobile platform provided by Apple’s MacBook Air series of laptops while retaining the trademark power of the MacBook Pro.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The versatile MacBook Pro Core i5 2.6 13-Inch (Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm “Haswell” 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor (4288U), with dual independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (upgradeable to 16GB at time of purchase), 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, an integrated Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system. It also has a 720p FaceTime HD webcam, and a stunning, high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3″ widescreen 2560×1600 (227 ppi) Retina display in a case that weighs barely 3.5 pounds (1.57 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

Connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

In addition, this model has a MagSafe 2 power adapter, backlit keyboard, a “no button” glass inertial multi-touch trackpad, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 9 hours of battery life.

2.6 GHz Core i5 (I5-4288U)
Iris 5100 Integrated
Details: This model has an Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
13.3″ Widescreen 2560×1600
Details: This model has a 13.3″ color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2560 by 1600 native resolution at 227 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It also supports scaled resolutions of 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, and 1024 by 640.
Dual/Mirroring* 2560×1600 (x2*)
Details: *This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 2560×1600 on two external displays via Thunderbolt. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 2560×1600 via Thunderbolt and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840×2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096×2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI
512 GB SSD Proprietary* (PCIe)
None* None
None None*
Details: *This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.
802.11ac 4.0
2 (3.0) None
SDXC Card Slot None
Details: This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
Full-size Trackpad (Inertial)
Notebook 13″ MacBook Pro (Late 2013)
ME866LL/A Late 2013 13″
A1502 (EMC 2678) Retina MacBookPro11,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. Also see: All Macs with the A1502 Model Number, the 2678 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier.
71.8 W h Li-Poly 9 Hours
X 10.9 (13A2093) Current
Original Price (US): $1799

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