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Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) Core i5 3230m

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) Core i5 3230m
Brand: Apple
Category: MacBook
  • Processor 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Display Retina display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 128GB 256GB 512GB or 768GB
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS
Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) Core i5 3230m
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch Early 2013 Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • High-resolution Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600
  • Solid performance with Intel Core i5 3230m processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Fast flash storage with up to 768 GB options
  • Great keyboard and trackpad for comfortable and accurate typing and navigation
  • Long battery life of up to 9 hours
  • Comes with pre-installed macOS X Mountain Lion operating system
  • Slim and lightweight design for a 13-inch laptop
  • Fast Thunderbolt port for high-speed data transfer


  • Limited upgradability options with non-user-replaceable RAM and storage
  • No optical drive
  • Limited connectivity options with only two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt ports
  • No Ethernet port (requires a separate adapter)
  • High price point

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) laptop Specs and Features

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was released in early 2013. It features a 2560 x 1600 resolution display and is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. The starting price for this model is $1,499.

Some of the pros of this laptop include its high-resolution retina display, thin and light design, and improved battery life over the previous generation. However, there are also some drawbacks to consider. One is that the base model only comes with 128 GB of storage, which may not be enough for some users.

Additionally, the laptop is not upgradeable, so you’ll need to buy the model with the specs you want when you purchase it.

Overall, the MacBook Pro with Retina display is a great laptop for users who need a high-resolution display and aren’t concerned about storage space or upgrading the device.

What are the specifications of the Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) laptop:

  • Processor: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • Storage: 128GB 256GB 512GB or 768GB
  • Display: Retina display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: MagSafe 2 power port, Two Thunderbolt ports, Two USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Headphone port, SDXC card slot
  • Colours: Silver

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Laptop
Released 15 February, 2013
Status Discontinued
External Buttons and Connectors MagSafe 2 power port
Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
HDMI port
Headphone port
SDXC card slot

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i5 (3230M) ("Ivy Bridge")
Processor Speed 2.6 GHz
Processor Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 3 MB
Turbo frequency 3.2GHz
Threads 4
Fabrication process 22nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM Speed 1600MHz
RAM Max upto 8 GB
User Upgradable No


Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 128GB
Technology PCIe
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina display: LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Size 13.3-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 2560-by-1600 native resolution
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 227 pixels per inch
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max. brightness 346 nits
Extras 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours
Scaled resolutions: 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, and 1024 by 640 pixels


Height 0.75 inch (1.9 cm)
Width 12.35 inch (31.4 cm)
Depth 8.62 inch (21.9 cm)
Weight 3.57 pounds (1.62 kg)
Colors Silver

Graphics Card

GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU Type Integrated
GPU Memory Up to 1 GB DDR3 shared with main memory
Fabrication process 22nm

Operating System

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. macOS

Battery or Power Info

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 74-watt-hour
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Display Support Dual display and video mirroring:
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colors

Thunderbolt digital video output
Native Mini DisplayPort output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
Speakers 2 - Built-in speakers
Microphone 2 - Built-in microphones

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Fingerprint No
Optical drive No

Input and Output

Keyboard and Trackpad Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Thunderbolt Yes
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. Yes
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Numpad No

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