Apple MacBook Pro ME662LL/A “Core i5″ 2.6 13” Early 2013 Specs

MacBookPro10,2 – A1425

Apple MacBook Pro 13" Early 2013 Specs

About this Mac

The MacBook Pro a1425 with Retina display is Apple at its best. As the company continued its production in early 2013, it introduced the MacBook Pro ME662LL/A Retina Display with a Core i5 processor with 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM and 256 GB flash storage. This model is a combination of a beautiful high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3” widescreen 2560×1600 “retina” display with a thin, sleek case design.

While this unit looks like the previous model, it is lighter and thinner. You can find further device specifications and capabilities for this 13 inch MacBook Pro below.

Processor

2.6 GHZCore i5

Ram

8 GB

Apple MacBook Pro 13" Early 2013 Specs
Storage

256 GB SSD

Battery Life

7 Hours

Storage

The MacBook Pro features a 256 GB SSD of 6 Gb/s specs lower than ME874LL/A. The unit has flash storage instead of a hard drive. Upon initial purchase, it is already configurable to 512 GB or 768 GB for an additional fee. This is already a major improvement from the hard drives which were utilized in the older generations. Due to its faster flash storage, it is still being used in today’s models and devices.

Screen Size and Resolution

Apple MacBook Pro “Core i5” 2.6 13” Early 2013 has a 13.3” superb screen with Retina Display. Its native 2560×1600 resolution is what sets it apart from other models. It showcases the IPS technology with a 178-degree viewing angle, a significant upgrade from common monitors. It is ideal for heavy gaming and watching. It is always recommended to check the specs of the machine against the requirements before making any decision. If the specs of the current mbp are lower than the one recommended for the gaming or any other activity, it is recommended to have a look at its successors.

Processor& Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

This MacBook Pro delivers twice the performance of the previous model with its pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C3103), 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 3230M (Ivy Bridge) processor and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.

While the Ivy Bridge is not far from the second generation processor, it is way smaller in size with more processing power. It enhances security features with reduced power consumption.

Memory & Architecture

Any application installed on this MacBook Pro is guaranteed to perform faster with a 256k level 2 cache and a 3 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s front-side bus with 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM for RAM. It centers around 64-Bit architecture.

Battery Life

The MacBook Pro features a 74-watt hour lithium polymer battery that can last for 7 hours of wireless web use as per the test conducted by Apple.

Upgradability

The default operating system of this MacBook Pro – the pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C3103) is upgradeable to the current MacOS X. The unit can also host Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and accommodate an operating system as high as Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.75 x 12.35 x 8.62 in and a weight of 3.57 lbs (1.62 kg).

Inclusive Features

The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
  • Two USB 3.0 Ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
  • Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • No button glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four finger” gestures and programmable zones
  • FaceTime HD webcam

 

Introduced:  February 13, 2013

Discontinued: October 22, 2013

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

13.3 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 2

Resolution

2560×1600

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 2, 4MB

Processor

RAM Type

DDR3L SDRAM

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1600 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

8 GB

Speed

2.6 GHz

Maximum RAM

8 GB

Type

Core i5 (l5-3230M)

RAM Slots

None

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

8 GB

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s*

Video Card

HD Graphics 4000

Cache Bus Speed

2.6 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

Integrated

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

768 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

768 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

256 GB SSD

Standard Optical Drive

None

Storage Speed

N/A

Standard Ethernet

None

Storage Dimensions

Proprietary (7 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Proprietary (6 Gb/s)

Standard AirPort

802.11a/b/g/n(3-Stream)

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

4.0

Type

74 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 3.0

2

Battery Life

7 hours

FireWire Port

None

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (Inertial)

Form Factor

MacBook Pro (Retina)

SDXC Card Slot

1

Apple Order No

ME662LL/A

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Retina early 2013

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1425 (EMC 2672)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 10.2

Power Adapter

1