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Apple MC975LL/A 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook PC with Retina Display, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, Mac OS X Mavericks

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The Apple MC975LL/A 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook with Retina Display is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 7 hours of wireless web browsing.

The most noticeable difference between this MacBook Pro and its predecessor is the Retina display. The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2880 x 1880. With 220 pixel-per-inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You'll be able to output up to two external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt (mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need of an adapter. This MacBook Pro also adds an HDMI support so HDMI-compliant devices, particularly HDTVs, are now natively supported as well.

The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The computer is loaded with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 256GB flash storage and a Secure Digital media card slot. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with ease via 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The MacBook Pro also features built-in Bluetooth 4.0, which allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboard, mice and other compatible peripherals without a hassle.

Graphics are handled by a hybrid graphics system. To take full advantage of the Retina display, this MacBook Pro uses NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics with 1GB of dedicated memory, which is 60% faster than previous Apple MacBook Pro models. The GeForce GT 650M also has NVIDIA Optimus technology, which switches over to the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 when high-performance visuals are not needed in order to save battery life.

This MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt ports, a high-speed interface that can move data at an amazing 10Gbps, which is double that of USB 3.0. Speaking of USB 3.0, Apple has finally decided to embrace it. This MacBook Pro now features two USB 3.0 ports so you no longer have to buy an adapter, but can use USB 3.0-compliant devices natively as well.

The computer features a comfortable backlit chiclet-style keyboard, which features space between each key for improved accuracy and comfort when typing. It also sports a glass Multi-Touch trackpad with a clickable design. Rather than having a separate button for mouse clicks, the entire surface of the pad is clickable. This increases the active surface area and allows you to quickly click without having to maneuver to the bottom of the trackpad.

The trackpad also fully supports multi-touch gestures. You can tap the trackpad with one finger to click, tap with two fingers to right click, scroll through documents using two fingers, pinch to zoom, navigate through Safari or iPhoto with three-finger left and right swipes or use two fingers to rotate a photo or PDF. iLife '11 has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife '11 will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos and compose original music. iLife '11 includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

The 64-bit Mac OS X Lion features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac, if needed.

Apple Macbook Pr Features

  • Retina Display: The 15.4" display of this MacBook Pro features over 5 million pixels. Now with a 2880x1800 native resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. The Retina display also reduces glare while maintaining incredible color and quality
  • All Flash Storage: You'll notice a difference in whatever you do - starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It's all thanks to flash storage, which gives you up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive
  • Long-Lasting Battery: A 7-hour battery life is impressive for any notebook. But for a high-performance notebook with an ultra-high-resolution display, top-of-the-line processors and graphics as well as a superslim design, it's absolutely remarkable
  • Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7: The third-generation Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometer single-die microarchitecture in this MacBook Pro provides amazing quad-core performance. Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core
  • Next-Gen NVIDIA Graphics: Based on a next-generation Kepler architecture with 1GB of dedicated video memory, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU provides up to 60 percent faster graphics performance than previous MacBook Pro notebook computers
  • Ports and Connections: Everything about this MacBook Pro is high performance, even its I/O. Thunderbolt is the fastest, most versatile I/O available and this notebook has two of them
  • Stay Connected: Meet the ultimate mobile creative studio with the emphasis on mobile. Equipped with the latest three-stream 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, you're free to unplug and still stay connected to your network, to your wireless peripherals and to the world
  • Audio and Visual: For something so thin and light, the built-in speakers have a surprisingly wide dynamic range, an optimal balance and a crisp, expressive quality
  • Multi-Touch Trackpad and Backlit Keyboard: In Mac OS X, Multi-Touch is an essential part of how you interact with your Mac. Using realistic, intuitive gestures, you can switch between apps, navigate your content and get the most out of your desktop space
  • iCloud: iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from which ever device you're on. So you'll be able to access your photos, reminders, notes, music and videos from your iOS devices right on this MacBook Pro
  • Retina-Ready Software: Apple has updated their native apps to take advantage of the beautiful Retina display on this MacBook Pro. Mac OS X Lion apps such as Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book and more as well as iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Aperture and Final Cut Pro have already been optimized
  • Incredibly Powerful: It may be incredibly thin and light, but this MacBook Pro is also incredibly powerful. To achieve all that in a single design required relentless focus and a willingness to make bold decisions
  • A Display of Excellence: You get all the benefits of a state-of-the-art display - vibrant colors, high contrast, and wide viewing angles - with very little glare. So there's more to see, and even less to distract you from your work
  • Precisely Engineered: This MacBook Pro features high-efficiency fans. The asymmetrically spaced impeller blades with back and side airflow vents work together to move the maximum amount of air while reducing tonal impact
  • Ultrathin and Ultraportable: This MacBook Pro is ultrathin and ultraportable, resembling more of a MacBook Air than a MacBook Pro. It is 0.71" thin and weighs less than 5 pounds, this MacBook Pro embodies the performance of a MacBook Pro, but has the body of a MacBook Air
  • Electrical and Operating Requirements: This MacBook Pro supports 100-240V AC with 50/60Hz frequency. It can operate at a temperature from 50 to 95deg.F (10 to 35deg.C) and an altitude of 10,000 ft
  • Photography: At 5.1 million pixels, the Retina display is the perfect place to view and edit your high-resolution photos. Dot for dot, more of your image can fit on the screen - which makes editing photos far more precise
  • Video Editing: The processor, graphics and memory inside the MacBook Pro are built around an all-flash architecture - giving you unprecedented mobile video editing capabilities
  • Hardware and Software: Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly
  • Interact with Your Computer in a Whole New Way: Tap, scroll, pinch and swipe using Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what's on your screen in a more fluid, natural and intuitive way. When you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down
  • Easy to Use: From the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed to be simple and intuitive. It works seamlessly with iCloud to keep your music, photos, calendars and more up to date across all your devices
  • Find, Organize and Share Files Fast: The Finder gives you easy access to all the files on your system. It lets you find, organize and access practically everything on your Mac - including applications, files, folders, discs and shared computers on your network
  • See Everything Running on Your Mac Instantly: OS X offers system wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once - along with multiple apps in windows
  • Auto Save: Auto Save automatically saves your work while you work, without you having to do a thing. Versions creates a new version of a document each time you open it and every hour while you're working
  • Built-in Apps: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth

Apple Macbook Pr Specifications

2.3GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
L3: 6MB
Slots: Onboard
Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Graphics Card
Type: Hybrid Graphics System
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM Dedicated
Display Type
Display Size
Native Resolution
2880 x 1800
Supported Resolutions
1920 x 1200 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
1680 x 1050 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
1280 x 800 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
1024 x 600 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
External Resolution
Up to 2560 x 1600
Display: Dual Display
Display: Video Mirroring
Installed: 256GB flash storage
Optical Drive
I/O Connectors: Ports
2x Thunderbolt
2x USB 3.0 (A)
I/O Connectors: Display
1x Mini DisplayPort
I/O Connectors: Audio
Integrated Stereo Speakers
2x Integrated Digital Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
I/O Connectors: Flash Media Slot
Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.7 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
Keys: 78
Type: Full-Size
Pointing Device
TouchPad with Double-Tap, Drag, Four-Finger Swipe, Inertial Scrolling, Pinch, Rotate, Tap, Three-Finger Swipe
Built-In Lithium-Polymer Providing up to 7 Hours per Charge
Dimensions (W x H x D)
14.13 x 0.71 x 9.73" / 35.89 x 1.80 x 24.71 cm
4.46 lbs / 2.02 kg
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Great Computer

I purchased this after being extremely frustrated with a Dell Windows 8 brand new laptop. This computer does everything I want/need and looks great doing it. The Retina display is the best display I have ever seen on a laptop and it is so EASY to use. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a laptop to plug in, turn on and use immediately!

Reviewed by 43 customers


A great computer with a hefty price tag


The Macbook Pro is a well designed and really nice machine. I docked it one star because it's almost impossible to upgrade later, so you have to load it up when you buy it, which is very annoying.


Pretty much perfect.


Slim, light, great screen, very fast. Really no shortcomings, except it isn't cheap - but after using it for a while, I think you get what you pay for in this case. I use it for a lot of things - software development (Xcode), photography (Photoshop and Lightroom run incredibly fast on this thing), and I run Windows in both VMware and via Boot Camp for some work stuff. Easily the best laptop I've ever had.


Very happy with this product!


I just had to review my new Macbook Pro 15.4" retina laptop before I went to bed. My new Macbook pro came shipped to my place today and I was so happy. It is an amazing peace of machinery. It is very well made aluminum body and glass track pad and is pretty light. Not a cheap made plastic laptop like my previous HP. I've used PCs all my life and I have to get used to the new Mac. I am so used to using a PC that I am having a hard time doing a lot of things that a PC does. Compared with my previous 4 year old PC this is extremely fast no freezing and folders and programs open up in a flash. I highly recommend a Macbook Pro for professionals. Very fast shipping as well, even though the representitive said 4 to 6 business days, it came to my place in about 3 days. Very happy.


Just an awesome laptop


Funny enough, two of my colleagues have already asked about the notebook during meetings. I needed a small laptop to take with me everywhere; 8GB RAM is good enough, the display is wonderful. Open it and it runs; I never switch it off. I can share apps between Macs (my home computer is a MacMini with 16BG RAM): Photoshop, Lightroom, essentially all original Mac apps I only needed to purchase once, MS office I got from work for free. I would recommend buying the attachment for LAN. The notebook is small and weighs very little, it can easily be used without a mouse, although I always have one for desktop use. Flat base means only two USB connections; use of a bluetooth mouse would be an option. The flash storage makes it incredibly fast. I would not store large numbers of photos or music on it; it's not made for that purpose. Of course I'd like it to be cheaper, but it's worth the money. I give 4 out of 5 stars, because no product should fit the description "it does not get any better". Ever.


Light and fast


I was in the market for a new MacBook Por and Adorama had an unbeatable deal. Not only did they have the best price, but also 3 years of AppleCare for free. What a deal. The MacBook Pro is amazingly thin. The whole computer is thinner than just the keyboard half of my old MacBook Pro


Excellent laptop; super customer service


I purchased this for my daughter who is headed to college. She needed something that would last 4 years and with a minimum of hassle (aka the disaster that is windows 8). Since I have a similar MacBook myself I knew she would get an outstanding laptop so it was really a no-brainer. The only choice she had to make was btw. the air and the pro w/retina. They are very close in price so the choice is between a little more performance and a nicer screen vs. lower weight. She chose the pro but either would have served her fine. A week after we ordered the mac I noticed a new promotion that included 3 yrs of AppleCare for the same price that we had paid (already $100 below list price so equivalent to the Apple educational discount). I emailed customer service @ Adorama asking whether we could get that also since we had only just received the mac. I had anticipated some kind of insistence would be required but was pleasantly surprised when it was shipped right away. Of course this is the what one would expect any decent company to do but sadly it is rarely the case these days. I will be a return customer.


What a Notebook should be!


Excellent performance, great display (retina), the right combination of size for transporting and use. Solid construction. A well designed machine!


Great Laptop Computer


I use it for home use, transferring photos from my Nikon D800E camera, the detailed of sharpness and gamut of color is really great. It is a good machine for programming my game app.


Awesomeness for the Price


An awesome MacBook Pro for a little over $1K. Can't beat the price or quality.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing Product


Used for photo editing as well as general use. An amazing product that so far lives up to its reputation. For starters, wonderful engineering and design. Great size -- thin and no residual wish that I'd purchased an 'Air' version. Plus, the screen size feels and appears much larger than 15.4" -- feels more like a 17" screen. Very ample, but still compact enough to carry easily. Have recently loaded a number of photo editing programs onto it. Seem to work well and extremely fast. Happy I got 16GB RAM and 516 Flash -- may come to wish I'd gone for the !GB Flash. Just starting to work with it. But, very happy with it so far.


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Questions about this item:

Tomislav B  Is it possible to expand (buy more) ram memory on this laptop on 16GB? Thanks!
DOUGLAS S  Nope, Ram is soldered to the motherboard as far as I understand.
Shopper  what is its battery backup?
Andrew R  I'm afraid I don't understand your question. This unit's battery is built in and not user serviceable.
Tomislav B  Is it possible to expand (buy more) ram memory on this laptop on 16GB? Thanks!
DOUGLAS S  Nope, Ram is soldered to the motherboard as far as I understand.
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