The MacBook Pro “Core i5” 2.4 13-Inch (Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm “Haswell” 2.4 GHz Intel “Core i5” processor (4258U), with dual independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB or 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 128 GB or 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system. It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, and a high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3″ widescreen 2560×1600 (227 ppi) “Retina” display in a case that weighs just less than 3.5 pounds (1.57 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 9 hours of battery life.
Compared to its predecessor, this model not only has an even slimmer housing, but also has a faster and more efficient “Fourth Generation” processor and architecture (and correspondingly higher battery life), as well as faster graphics, storage, and Wi-Fi in addition to improved connectivity.
Introduction Date: October 22, 2013 Discontinued Date: July 29, 2014
Processors: 1 (2 Cores) Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 7094 Geekbench 2 (64): 8117
Geekbench 3 (32): 2662 Geekbench 3 (32): 5482
Geekbench 3 (64): 2926 Geekbench 3 (64): 6253
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Processor Type: Core i5 (I5-4258U)
Details: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit “Fourth Generation” Intel Mobile Core i5 “Haswell” (I5-4258U) processor which includes two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 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 2.9 GHz for this model) — and “Hyper Threading” — which allows the system to recognize four total “cores” or “threads” (two real and two 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?
Turbo Boost: 2.9 GHz Custom Speeds: 2.6, 2.8 GHz (i7)*
Processor Upgrade: Soldered FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 5 GT/s (DMI2)* Cache Bus Speed: 2.4 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k x2 L2/L3 Cache: 256k x2, 3 MB*
RAM Type: DDR3L SDRAM* Min. RAM Speed: 1600 MHz
Details: Ships standard with 4 GB (ME864LL/A) or 8 GB (ME865LL/A) of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM onboard.
Standard RAM: 4 GB, 8 GB* Maximum RAM: 16 GB*
Details: *4 GB or 8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase at additional cost. RAM cannot be upgraded later.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 4 GB, 8 GB* RAM Slots: None
Video Card: Iris 5100 VRAM Type: Integrated
Details: This model has an Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Standard VRAM: 1.5 GB* Maximum VRAM: 1.5 GB*
Built-in Display: 13.3″ Widescreen Native Resolution: 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.
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?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring* 2nd Max. Resolution: 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.
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?
Standard Hard Drive: 128 GB, 256 GB SSD Int. HD Interface: Proprietary* (PCIe)
Details: The ME864LL/A configuration has 128 GB of flash storage and the ME865LL/A configuration has 256 GB of flash storage. Neither can be configured with additional storage at the time of purchase.
*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 13-Inch Retina Display “Late 2013″ MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
Standard Optical: None* Standard Disk: None
Standard Modem: None Standard Ethernet: None*
Details: *This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.
Standard AirPort: 802.11ac Standard Bluetooth: 4.0
USB Ports: 2 (3.0) Firewire Ports: None
Expansion Slots: SDXC Card Slot Expansion Bays: None
Details: This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Ireland, site sponsor SmartSpot sells a number of external expansion options and accessories like cases, cables, SD cards, speakers, and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Also see: Which SD Card storage solution is best for the Retina Display MacBook Pro? Which models are compatible? Is this type of storage safe?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size Incl. Input: Trackpad (Inertial)
Case Type: Notebook Form Factor: 13″ MacBook Pro (Late 2013)
Apple Order No: ME864LL/A* Apple Subfamily: Retina Late 2013 13”
Apple Model No: A1502 (EMC 2678) Model ID: 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.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com’s Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 71.8 W h Li-Poly Battery Life: 9 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a “71.8-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery” that provides “up to 9 hours of wireless web” use. It cannot be upgraded by an end-user.
Also see: How do you replace the battery in the 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro? Is it possible?
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.9 (13A2093) Maximum MacOS: Current
Minimum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)* Maximum Windows: 10 (64-Bit)*
MacOS 9 Support: None Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 0.71 x 12.35 x 8.62 Avg. Weight: 3.46 lbs (1.57 kg)
Original Price (US): US$1299, US$1499* Est. Current Retail: US$1000-US$1250
Details: *This MacBook Pro was offered with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage (ME864LL/A) for US$1299 and 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash storage for US$1499 (ME865LL/A).
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).