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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Late 2013 (IG) Specs

Identifiers: Retina Late 2013 15" - ME293LL/A - MacBookPro11,2 - A1398 - 2674

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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-Inch Late 2013The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm "Haswell/Crystalwell" 2.0 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4750HQ), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which can be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 2880x1800 (220 ppi) "Retina" display in a case that weighs just less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

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

In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, a "MagSafe 2" power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in improved battery life -- as well as faster storage, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models and the "Early 2013" models replaced?

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October 22, 2013 N/A
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2013.
1 (4 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
11212 12617
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
2812 10767
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
3112 12213
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
2.0 GHz Core i7 (I7-4750HQ)
Details: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell/Crystalwell" (I7-4750HQ) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.2 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
3.2 GHz 2.3, 2.6 GHz (i7)*
Details: *This model also can be custom configured with a 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-4850HQ) for an extra US$100 or a 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-4960HQ) for an extra US$300.

As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations (which only have "integrated" Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics) as their own models -- the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 Late 2013 (Iris Only) and MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 Late 2013 (Iris Only).
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
5 GT/s (DMI2)* 2.0 GHz (Built-in)
Details: *This system has a "Direct Media Interface" -- specifically DMI2 -- that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k x4 256k x4, 6 MB*
Details: *Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 6 MB of shared level 3 cache.
DDR3L SDRAM* 1600 MHz
Details: Ships standard with 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM onboard.
8 GB* 16 GB*
Details: *8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it can be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase for an extra US$200. RAM cannot be upgraded later.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 GB* None
Details: *There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard. It can be upgraded to 16 GB only at the time of purchase.
Iris Pro 5200 Integrated
Details: This model has an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
1 GB* 1 GB*
Details: *Apple provides no details regarding the video system on this model beyond "Intel Iris Pro Graphics." However, Intel reports that the Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor shares 1 GB of memory with the system for graphics function, but also has 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM on the CPU package to provide more memory bandwidth than earlier integrated graphics solutions.
15.4" Widescreen 2880x1800
Details: This model has a 15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2880 by 1800 native resolution at 220 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It also supports scaled resolutions of 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640.

Also see: How can you "force" or "hack" the Retina Display MacBook Pro models to run at the native resolution or otherwise fit more on screen than by default?
Dual/Mirroring* 2560x1600 (x2*)
Details: *This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 2560x1600 on two external displays via Thunderbolt. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 2560x1600 via Thunderbolt and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI.

Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
256 GB SSD Proprietary* (PCIe)
Details: At the time of purchase, this model also can be configured with 512 GB or 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$300 or US$800, respectively.

*Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible. As first documented by site sponsor OWC, this model has a PCIe-based SSD (PCIe 2.0 x2 interface).

Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 15-Inch Retina Display "Late 2013" MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

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None* None
Details: *This MacBook Pro does not have an internal optical drive. An external Apple USB SuperDrive is offered for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.

Also see: What are the capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for this MacBook Pro? Can it be used with other Macs?
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
Details: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.

Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
2 (3.0) None
Details: Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
SDXC Card Slot None
Details: This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
Full-size Trackpad (Inertial)
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) with ambient light sensor."

The multi-touch trackpad supports "inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities."
Notebook MacBook Pro (Retina)
Details: This MacBook Pro uses a thin black and silver "unibody" case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
ME293LL/A Retina Late 2013 15"
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1398 (EMC 2674) MacBookPro11,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1398 Model Number, the 2674 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
95 W h Li-Poly 8 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" that provides "up to 8 hours of wireless web" use. It cannot be upgraded by an end-user.

Also see: How do you replace the battery in the 15-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro? Is it possible?
X 10.9 (13A3017) Current
Details: This system fully supports the current version of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks."
7 (64-Bit)* 8 (64-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 5 formally supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
0.71 x 14.13 x 9.73 4.46 lbs (2.02 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (1.8 cm, 35.89 cm, 24.71 cm).
US$1999 US$1999
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Click on the underlined category text for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


2 (Thunderbolt 2), 1 (HDMI) None
Details: This model has two Thunderbolt 2 ports as well as an HDMI port.

Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (3.0) None
Details: Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
None None*
Details: No internal modem or Ethernet, although an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are standard.
None None
Details: N/A
2 (Internal) 1
Details: Dual internal microphones on the left hand side of the notebook. Has a single headphone jack that also supports audio line out (digital/analog) and the Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone.
1 1
Details: Has a single headphone jack that also supports audio line out (digital/analog).
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 85W "MagSafe 2" power adapter.



Global original prices for the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Late 2013 (IG) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$2049 US$1999

Original Prices - Europe

€1999 €2029
DKK 15,399 €2049
€1999 €1999
€2049 €2029
€2029 NOK 16.990
€2049 €2029
SEK 18.495 CHF 2'249
£1699

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 14,288 HK$15,288
¥204,800 S$2,788
NT$65,900

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$2499 NZ$3049


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