Apple MD104LL/A-1 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost to 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB Serial ATA Drive 7200 RPM, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-Bit), Hi-Res Antiglare Screen

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About Apple Macbook Pr

The Apple MD104LL/A-1 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated battery, which work together to provide up to 7 hours of wireless web browsing. You may notice an unfamiliar logo next to one of the ports on the left side of the system. This is Thunderbolt, a high-speed interface that can move data at an amazing 10 Gbps, which is double that of USB 3.0. The MacBook Pro has dual USB 3.0 ports as well. The Thunderbolt port also doubles as a display output because it shares the same physical form factor as a Mini DisplayPort. You can daisy-chain up to six devices, so you'll be able to connect high-speed external storage and an external Apple LED Cinema display via the same port.

The computer's 15.4" (39.1 cm) display features LED backlight technology and a glossy finish. Its 1680 x 1050 native resolution gives you ample screen space to work with. You'll be able to output to an external display at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt. Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need of an adapter. If you have a display with DVI, VGA or HDMI input, you'll only need to purchase an adapter cable (i.e., HDMI-to-Mini DisplayPort) for connection.

You'll be able to communicate with friends and family thanks to built-in support for FaceTime chat. The computer's FaceTime HD camera supports 720p HD video chat via the included app. You can make video calls to other Mac users with FaceTime as well as to anyone with an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or an iPod touch model with a built-in camera.

The system is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz. The computer is loaded with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 7200rpm hard drive and a SuperDrive DVD burner. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with ease via 802.11n WiFi or wired Gigabit Ethernet. 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 integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics& NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, which gives you the best of both worlds in regards of battery life and performance. The MacBook Pro uses integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics for everyday use, such as web browsing and word processing. It is also capable of HD video playback.

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, which can be upgraded for free to OS X Mountain Lion (when available), features Time Machine backup. Time Machine automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. The notebook 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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast (26),Good power output (20),Long battery life (16),Lightweight (14),Quality display (14),Quiet (14),Comfortable keyboard (13),Easy to set up (8),Easy to use (7)
Best Uses:
Graphics (12),Business use (11),Web browsing (10),Upgrade (9),Video (8),Word processing (8),Music (7),Educational purposes (3),Multimedia (3),Replacement (3),Photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (12),Quality oriented (10)

Apple Macbook Pr Features

  • Strength. Lightness. Beauty. Seamlessly Integrated: MacBook Pro is machined from a single piece of aluminum, an engineering breakthrough that replaced many parts with just one. It's called the unibody. And the first time you pick up a MacBook Pro you'll notice the difference it makes
  • A Display Full of Bright Ideas: Everything Apple designers and engineers do, they do for a reason. They chose LED backlight technology for the MacBook Pro because it makes the display instantly bright and allows it to be incredibly thin
  • Multi-Touch Trackpad - It Just Feels Right: The Multi-Touch trackpad has no button because it is the button. That means there's more room to track and more room to click left, right, center and everywhere in between
  • Magnetic Latch: Because the magnetic latch has no moving parts to snag, jam, or break, even opening and closing your MacBook Pro is a pleasure
  • Easy Access to Connections and Ports: The connections and ports on the MacBook Pro, such as the MagSafe power, Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt, dual USB 3.0, SDXC card reader and audio in/out, are all smartly integrated on the same side of the notebook
  • MagSafe Power Adapter: The power cord is held in place magnetically, so if someone should happen to trip over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Pro stays put safely
  • ThunderBolt Port: Thunderbolt lets you connect high-performance devices and high-resolution displays to a single, compact port. It even supports Mini DisplayPort devices, such as your Apple LED Cinema Display or an HDMI adapter for your television
  • Designed to Make an Impact - Just Not on the Environment: Complete control over how the MacBook Pro is designed, how it's manufactured and how it's packaged gives Apple an environmental edge. LED backlight technology preserves energy. Glass and aluminum are highly recyclable
  • Intel Core Ivy Bridge Processor: The 15.4" MacBook Pro now features a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad -Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and 6MB of shared L3 cache. This CPU bring even more power to everything you do
  • The Graphics Performance You Need, When You Need It: The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor boosts performance by up to 60 percent. That extra power gives you a smoother, more fluid experience than before
  • Fast & Versatile I/O: Imagine accessing multiple streams of uncompressed HD video - from your MacBook Pro - at speeds that let you edit an HD feature film in real time. Thunderbolt technology allows you to connect the high-performance peripherals that make it possible
  • FaceTime 720p HD Camera: Get more of your friends in on the fun with crisp, widescreen HD video. The picture is so clear, it will look and feel almost like you're in the same room. You can make 720p HD calls from your MacBook Pro to any Mac with a FaceTime HD camera
  • Multi-Touch Trackpad - Be More Hands-On: The Multi-Touch trackpad is the most natural way to interact with what's on your screen and the smooth glass surface gives you plenty of room for gestures. Pinch to zoom in and out, swipe to flip through photos, rotate to adjust an image and much more
  • A Long-Lasting Battery - Charge Less & Do More: MacBook Pro delivers amazing battery life. And that's with more powerful processors and faster graphics than ever. An energy-efficient processor architecture with an integrated video encoder, helps improve battery life
  • It's Very Well Connected: MacBook Pro automatically finds available networks and allows you to join them with a click. And the three-stream 802.11 n wireless technology gives you the best possible performance at the greatest range
  • Ports with Possibility: With the Thunderbolt port, you can daisy-chain as many as six devices - including an Apple Thunderbolt Display and Mini DisplayPort peripherals - to create a full-fledged workstation
  • Burn DVDs Superfast: Use the 8x SuperDrive on MacBook Pro to burn DVDs in no time. Since the SuperDrive writes to double-layer discs (DVDs with nearly 9GB of space), it's great for backing up data, too
  • iCloud: iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from whatever device you're on. So if you take a picture with your iPhone or make changes to your meeting schedule on your iPad, iCloud makes sure everything appears on your Mac, too
  • Turbo Boost: Processor-intensive applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro benefit from extra power. And Turbo Boost provides it, automatically increasing the speed of the active cores - up to 3.7GHz. So your work just goes smoother and faster
  • So Much Power on One Chip: Built on a 22-nanometer process, Intel's third-generation Core architecture keeps the processor, cache, graphics processor and a faster-than-ever 1600 MHz memory controller on a single chip
  • Hyper-Threading: Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. For example, on a quad-core processor, OS X recognizes eight virtual cores so the processor can spread tasks more evenly across them
  • Built-In Apps: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book, Time Machine and FaceTime

Apple Macbook Pr Specifications

Processor
2.6GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Ivy Bridge with Turbo Boost to 3.6 GHz
Cache
L3: 6MB
Memory
2x Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card
Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display Type
Widescreen with Hi-Res Antiglare
Display Size
15.4"
Backlight
LED
Aspect Ratio
16:10
Native Resolution
1680 x 1050
Supported Resolutions
1152 x 720 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
1024 x 640 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
800 x 500 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio
1024 x 768 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio
800 x 600 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio
640 x 480 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio
1024 x 768 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio Stretched
800 x 600 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio Stretched
640 x 480 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio Stretched
720 x 480 at 3:2 Aspect Ratio
720 x 480 at 3:2 Aspect Ratio Stretched
External Resolution
Up to 2560 x 1600
Dual Display
Yes
Video Mirroring
Yes
Hard Drive
750GB Serial ATA Drive at 7200 RPM
Optical Drive
8x-Speed Slot-Load SuperDrive
I/O Connectors: Ports
1x Thunderbolt
2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x FireWire-800 (9-Pin)
I/O Connectors: Display
1x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
I/O Connectors: Audio
1x Integrated Stereo Speakers with subwoofer
1x Integrated Omnidirectional Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
I/O Connectors: Expansion Slots
No
I/O Connectors: Flash Media Slot
1x SDXC
Network
10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi
802.11n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam
Yes
Operating System
Mac OS X Mavericks (64-bit)
Security
Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard
Keys: 78
Type: Full-Size
Pointing Device
TouchPad with Double-Tap, Drag, Four-Finger Swipe, Inertial Scrolling, Multi-Touch Control, Pinch, Rotate, Tap, Three-Finger Swipe, Two-Finger Scrolling
Battery
Built-In Lithium-Polymer Providing up to 7 Hours per Charge (78Wh)
Power Requirements
AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Operating temperature
50 to 95deg.F (10 to 35deg.C)
Storage temperature
-13 to 113deg.F (-24 to 45deg.C)
Relative humidity
0 to 90% non-condensing
Maximum operating altitude
10,000 feet (3048 m)
Maximum storage altitude
15,000 feet (4572 m)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
14.35 x 0.95 x 9.82" / 36.45 x 2.41 x 24.94 cm
Weight
5.64 lb / 2.56 kg

Apple Macbook Pr Reviews

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4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

MacBook Pro HI-Res

I hope Apple goes back to an anti glare screen. I use this primarily for photo and video work in a variety of open environments.

Reviewed by 42 customers

 
5.0

Pretty much perfect.

By

from Omaha, NE  -  Tech Savvy

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.

 
4.0

Very happy with this product!

By

from Sherbrooke, Quebec  -  Multimedia Professional

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.

 
4.0

Just an awesome laptop

By

from Louisiana  -  Tech Savvy

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.

 
5.0

Light and fast

By

from Portland, OR

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

 
5.0

Excellent laptop; super customer service

By

from Granger, IN  -  Tech Savvy

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.

 
5.0

What a Notebook should be!

By

from Glastonbury, CT  -  Tech Savvy

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

 
5.0

Great Laptop Computer

By

from Santa Monica, CA

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.

 
5.0

Awesomeness for the Price

By

from Phoenix

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Product

By

from Kansas  -  Tech Savvy

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.

 
4.0

Excellent Deal, Excellent Performance

By

from Los Angeles, CA

I purchased the 13" Retina MacBook Pro as both a backup machine for my beefier 15" rMBP and as a secondary machine to help with data management while working on film sets. While this particular model doesn't have discrete graphics like its bigger brother, it was a relatively inexpensive solution that fits my needs well. It's hard to find non-standard configurations for sale from anywhere but Apple, but Adorama luckily had this model with 8GB RAM available for immediate shipping, which was great. 4GB is far too little, and the jump to any models with 16GB cost more than I was willing to spend on a backup machine. Overall, while it's still a hefty chunk of change, it's hard to beat the value here. The machine is screaming fast (650MB/s+ on the internal PCIE flash storage--wowza) and the graphics, while a bummer, isn't a deal breaker on an entry-level laptop. It's hard to argue with the price/performance ratio here.

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Pranav M  I plan to buy this. But wanted to re-confirm if this has 7200 RPM drive, 1600MHz DDR3 Ram & a Hi-Res Antiglare screen too and if this is brand new or now? Request you to confirm the same so that I can go ahead with it. Thanks!
ANUSHREE H  Hi Pranav, I bought this laptop a couple of weeks back and it is as described (7200 rpm drive, 1600Mhz ram 8gb and 1680x1050 anti glare display). It came brand new and yes it has the hi-res display Guess what, i was initially reluctant to get the hi-res display (always bought and loved glossy) but i am absolutely loving it. If you have any other questions, you can call up adorama as well. But this is definitely a steal at the price since apple is no longer making these. (1 GB GT560m) Regards
Pat A  what software does this unit come with?
STEVE K  Mine was ordered at the end of 2012 and came with OS X 10.8.2 - Mountain Lion.
Marco d  Do you have the hi-res glossy version of this macbook?
Katt M  Hi Marco! I actually bought this gift (pour moi) as my Mother's Day. I will only open this great on Sunday, Mom's Day on May 12th. Will let you know then:) Here's the write up: Apple MD104LL/A-1 15.4 MacBook Pro Notebook, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost to 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB Serial ATA Drive 7200 RPM, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-Bit), Hi-Res Antiglare Screen.
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