13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2013) – return to earth prices

The upgrade of Apple Pro notebook the next day after the speech, Tim cook at the conference Goldman Sachs could be called normal upgrade “the name of the lying policeman” (speed bump), if not a few “but”…

In this article we will talk about the 13-inch model. The 13-inch model published 13 Feb 2013, unfortunately it was a Wednesday (not Friday). But still something dark and mystical in a crowd of dozens was fucking. Beautiful: 13.2.13, 13 inch! 13.2.13 Pro with a diagonal of 15 inches will talk another time.

I will only mention the detail updates: now, as from now on all MacBook Pro with Retina display, the word “ Retina” disappeared from their names. Now they were again just a MacBook Pro.

The second change affected only the 13-inch model. Now it cost as much to October 2012 cost the “advanced” version of the classic 13-inch switchblade stiletto with a regular, not Retina screen. The cheapest MacBook Pro 2013 with Retina cost the same $ 499 1.

However, the initial configuration of the 13-inch model (the only one) cost 1 699. But more on that below. No cheating, honest!

This twenty-first part of a series about the MacBook Pro, the previous part of the series here:
The first part: The second Intel Mac;
Second part: MacBook Pro: debut;
Third part: April 2006: MacBook Pro 17” and “school of the young fighter”;
The fourth part: the Regular MacBook Pro, as always in October;
Fifth part: MacBook Pro “Santa Rosa”: this is a speed-bump?;
Sixth part: update the MacBook Pro, February 2008;
Seventh part: MacBook Pro (NVIDIA) – from a single bar of aluminium…;
Eighth part: 17” MacBook Pro and the latest MacWorld…;
Ninth part: MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) 13-inch…;
Tenth part: MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) 15 – inch and 17-inch…;
Eleventh part: MacBook Pro (13”, Mid-2010) and the echo of someone else’s war…;
The twelfth part: Another mobile breakthrough 2010…;
Thirteenth part: 15 – inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2010), Core i5/Core i7;
The fourteenth part: MacBook Pro (Early 2011): three great breakthrough and a little bit about the lion;
The fifteenth part: MacBook Pro (Early 2011): a great little computer;
The sixteenth part: a Full-size MacBook Pro (Early 2011);
The seventeenth part: MacBook Pro (Late 2011): cops and scandal…;
Eighteenth part: the Last of the classic MacBook Pro;
The nineteenth part: MacBook Pro Retina, 2012;
Twentieth part: MacBook Pro (Late 2012) is a generally “Pro”?.


In the online Apple store 13-inch model was introduced a single initial configuration, the price tag on which was listed the price of “1 699 dollars.” But one of the options of the Configurator allow you to select the flash drive with a storage capacity smaller than the standard, and the price is about 1 $ 499.

Part of the initial configuration consisted of an SSD-drive capacity of 256 Gigabytes, instead, you could choose a SSD-drive capacity of only 128 Gigabytes.

If someone does not understand, about innovation – that I was joking. Just “downshift” option in the online Apple store I never seen.

The train of thought took this decision, perhaps, understandable. For some time MacBook Pro with 13-inch displays tasted “pure public.” People consider it below their dignity to deal with some more Gigs. Maybe it was something else, but buyers more often than in the past to buy the 13-inch MacBook Pro in its initial configuration.

And the drive capacity of 128 Gigabytes could spoil the impression from the computer.

Since we’re talking about the drives that will tell you all about them. In the online store, in addition to “step-down” options, there were two. For $ 300 you can choose SSD 512 Gigabytes, and $ 700 – volume of 768 GB.

Officially, the SSD could choose only at the time of purchase – but, surprisingly, to replace it was relatively easy. Easier than models with diagonal size of 15 inches.

Those who had planned the installation of third-party SSD, most likely reduced the amount of drive. Outside of an Apple flash memory for significantly less cost.


Externally, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display did not differ from its October predecessor. The same thickness of 0.75 inch (1.9 cm), it weighed the same of 1.62 kg.

Screen with a diagonal of 13.3 inch (33.8 cm), with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels or 227 pixels per inch.

The same connectors as before – and exactly the same as the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2012 and 2013.


I’m not sure that this refers to the “exterior”, but since we mentioned about connectors: this MacBook Pro was no problem to connect two external monitor (Thunderbolt) and even three (still using HDMI).

But those who tried to connect three not recommended: a computer with this dangerous heats up, possible problems.

Integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000, despite all the bad words in her address which can be found on the network even in our days, with three monitors could handle.

Inside the 13-inch 13.2.13

In the initial configuration – 2-nuclear Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz (i5-3230M), 3 MB cache third level, Turbo Boost 2.0 clock speed can be dynamically overclocked to 3.2 GHz.

For $ 200 in the Configurator you can choose 2-core Intel Core i7 3.0 GHz (i5-3540M) with 4 MB cache in the third level and a turbo frequency of 3.7 GHz.

RAM: 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM (1,600 MHz) soldered into the motherboard, to change its volume either at the time of purchase of the computer, nor after that, – it is impossible.

Chips processor – integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 that use for their needs 768 MB total RAM.

To be continued

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