Apple MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display, Intel Core i7 Dual-Core 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage, OS X Mavericks (2014 Model)

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About Apple MacBook Pro

Thin and light, MacBook Pro 13" Notebook is designed to go anywhere - including places with less-than-stellar lighting. A built-in sensor detects changes in ambient light and adjusts the keyboard and display brightness automatically. So you're never left in the dark. When you pack so many pixels into a display - 4 million on the 13" notebook, the results is positively stunning. The pixel density is so high, your eyes can't discern individual pixels. A spectacular 2560-by-1600 resolution on the 13" MacBook Pro let you see more of your high-resolution images with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. And text is so sharp; you'll feel like you're reading email, web pages and documents on a printed page.

The Retina display reduces glare while maintaining incredible color and quality. Its high contrast ratio results in blacker blacks and whiter whites. And everything in between is rich and vibrant. IPS technology gives you a wide, 178deg. view of everything on the screen, so you'll see the difference at practically any angle.

With the latest-generation Intel processor, the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display lets you take your most performance-hungry apps on the road. That means wherever you can take your camera, you can take Aperture and your entire digital photo studio, too. Hyper-Threading technology, which enhances performance by letting each core handle multiple tasks simultaneously, is included in every model.

The 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display features Intel Iris Graphics, which boost performance by up to 90 percent so it can handle both everyday tasks and graphics-intensive creative apps. Scroll through large photo albums with ease. Play games with amazing detail. Even connect an external display or two. It's just another way this 13" MacBook Pro is small on size and big on performance.

The battery for 13" MacBook Pro lasts up to 9 hours. That's impressive battery life for any notebook. But for a high-performance notebook with an ultra-high-resolution display, state-of-the-art processors and graphics and a superslim design, it's absolutely remarkable. The built-in battery gives you up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles and up to 30 days of instant-on standby time.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast (27),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 Pro Features

  • Flash Storage: It combines with quad-core processors and high-performance graphics to make quick work of even the most demanding editing tasks in Final Cut Pro.
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi: Equipped with the latest 802.11ac 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
  • Thunderbolt 2: It is the most advanced and most versatile I/O technology there is. The new MacBook Pro features the latest version Thunderbolt 2. It delivers twice the throughput, providing up to 20Gb/s of bandwidth to each external device
  • Stereo Speaker: You haven't heard it all until you've heard the speakers inside MacBook Pro. For something so thin and light, the sound is huge. And with a wide dynamic range, optimal balance and a crisp, expressive quality, these speakers might sound too good to be true
  • Dual Mics: Dual built-in microphones are great for when you want to be heard. If you're making a FaceTime call, for example, the mics reduce background noise from behind the notebook
  • FaceTime HD Camera: It features a new image sensor with increased low-light sensitivity. Which means colors are more accurate and image noise is significantly lower. The FaceTime HD camera also has a new image processor for sharper images and reduced motion blur
  • Multi-touch Trackpad: In OS X, Multi Touch is an essential part of how you interact with your Mac. Using realistic/intuitive gestures, can switch between apps/navigate your content & get the most out of your desktop space. It features a Multi Touch trackpad with a large, all-glass button surface
  • iCloud: iCloud lets you access your music, photos, documents and more from whatever device you're using - Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. And it automatically keeps everything up to date everywhere
  • Power Apps Include: MacBook Pro is already a document-creating, presentation-sharing, number-crunching, photo-editing, movie-making and music-producing powerhouse. That's because it includes six powerful productivity and creativity apps: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand

Apple MacBook Pro Specifications

Retina Display
13.3" (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
Native Resolution
2560 by 1600 pixels (Retina)
Scaled Resolutions
1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900 and 1024 by 640 pixels
Processor
2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache
Memory
16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L Onboard Memory
Storage
128GB flash storage
Graphics
Intel Iris Graphics
Video 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, both 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)
HDMI video output
Support for 1080p resolution at up to 60Hz
Support for 3840-by-2160 resolution at 30Hz
Support for 4096-by-2160 resolution at 24Hz
Camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
Connection and Expansion
MagSafe 2 power port
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
HDMI port
Headphone port
SDXC card slot
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately)
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
Wi-Fi
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Audio
Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Support for audio line out (digital/analog)
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
Battery and Power
Up to 9 hours wireless web
Up to 9 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 30 days standby time
Built-in 71.8-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port
Electrical and OS
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 50deg. to 95deg. F (10deg. to 35deg. C)
Storage temperature: -13deg. to 113deg. F (-25deg. to 45deg. C)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
OS
OS X Mavericks Includes: AirDrop
AirPlay
Dictation
Gatekeeper
Notification Center
Facebook Integration
Twitter Integration
Multiple Display Support
Finder Tabs and Tags
iCloud
iCloud Keychain
Dashboard
Mission Control
Spotlight Search
Safari Power Saver
App Nap
Power Nap
Compressed Memory
Built-in Sharing
Build In Apps
iPhoto
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
Maps
iBooks
Safari
Mail
FaceTime
Messages
Calendar
Contacts
Reminders
Time Machine
Photo Booth
iTunes
Game Center
Preview
Notes
Mac App Store
Dimensions (H x W x D)
0.71 x 12.35 x 8.62" (1.8 x 31.4 x 21.9cm)
Weight
3.46lbs (1.57kg)

Apple MacBook Pro Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

Reviewed by 43 customers

 
4.0

A great computer with a hefty price tag

By

from Los Angeles

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.

 
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

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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

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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.

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