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Turbo Boost Up To 2.9GHz/ 13.3" (2560x1600) LED-Backlit Retina Display With IPS Technology/ 3MB L3 Cache/ 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Memory (16GB Maximum)/ 256GB SSD/ Intel Iris Graphics/ Dual Display And Video Mirroring/ Thunderbolt 2/ 720p FaceTime HD Camera/ USB 3.0/ HDMI/ Bluetooth 4.0/ 802.11ac Wi-Fi/ OS X Mavericks/ Aluminum Finish
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Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer, Model ME865LLA

Features:

  • Retina Display
    When you pack so many pixels into a display — over 4 million on the 13-inch model and over 5 million on the 15-inch model — the results are positively stunning. The pixel density is so high, your eyes can’t discern individual pixels. Images take on a new level of realism. A spectacular 2560-by-1600 resolution on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and an equally impressive 2880-by-1800 resolution on the 15-inch 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, 178-degree view of everything on the screen, so you’ll see the difference at practically any angle. And you’re going to love what you see
  • Fourth-generation Intel mobile processors
    With the latest-generation dual-core Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, the 13-inch 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. And with speeds up to 2.8GHz, shared L3 cache up to 4MB, and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3GHz, these processors are ready for just about anything. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has the power to do even more amazing things. Fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors provide the fastest performance ever in a MacBook Pro. You can make quick work of even the most complex tasks in professional apps like Final Cut Pro, thanks to speeds up to 2.6GHz, 6MB of shared L3 cache, and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz. And the top-of-the-line model comes standard with 16GB of superfast 1600MHz memory. All of which means the 15-inch MacBook Pro is ready to take on whatever you can dream up, wherever your travels take you
  • Iris and Iris Pro Graphics
    The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features Intel Iris Graphics, which boost performance by up to 90 percent1 — 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-inch MacBook Pro is small on size and big on performance. The 15-inch MacBook Pro has a phenomenal display — with the graphics power to match. Its fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor features Iris Pro Graphics with 128MB of embedded memory which accelerates processor- and graphics-intensive tasks by acting as an ultrafast cache. For even more impressive graphics performance needs, choose the 15-inch model that combines the power of Iris Pro Graphics with the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. With 2GB of GDDR5 memory, it has twice the video memory of the previous-generation NVIDIA graphics processor. So you see many more frames per second in 3D games and get greater speed and responsiveness for your HD video projects
  • Long Lasting Battery
    The 13-inch MacBook Pro now lasts up to 9 hours between charges, and the 15-inch model lasts up to 8 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
  • Faster 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 the new PCle-based flash storage with even faster read and write performance — up to 60 percent faster than the previous-generation MacBook Pro.3 So you can import huge photo libraries into Aperture in no time flat. And on the 15-inch model, flash storage combines with quad-core processors and high-performance graphics to make quick work of even the most demanding editing tasks in Final Cut Pro. Since these MacBook Pro models come with up to 1TB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you.4 Flash doesn’t have any moving parts, which makes it superdurable and quiet. And flash storage is extremely energy efficient, which means your MacBook Pro also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month, without plugging in. So whether it’s been 1 day or 30, your all-flash MacBook Pro will spring to life, right where you left off
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
    Meet the ultimate mobile creative studio. With an emphasis on mobile. 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. With AirPlay and Apple TV, you can wirelessly play video, show off photos, and enjoy music from your MacBook Pro on your widescreen TV. And when your MacBook Pro connects to an 802.11ac Wi-Fi base station, such as AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule, your wireless performance is up to 3x faster
  • Thunderbolt 2
    Thunderbolt 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. So you’re more than ready for the next generation of high-performance peripherals and displays. You can connect massive amounts of storage and add a PCI expansion chassis. And since each Thunderbolt 2 port allows you to daisy-chain up to six peripherals, you can go all out by plugging in up to 12 external devices via Thunderbolt alone. Whether you choose the 13-inch or 15-inch model, you’ll get two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, an HDMI port, an SDXC card slot, and a headphone port. So in a matter of minutes you can build an entire professional studio with MacBook Pro as its centerpiece
  • Audio and Visual
    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. That’s because we labored painstakingly over the design to maximize the quality of every decibel you hear. 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. And when you use Dictation, they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice — instead of the noise around you
  • FaceTime HD Camera
    Centered just above the widescreen Retina display on MacBook Pro is an even better 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. And a new face detection feature makes sure you always look your best because it automatically adjusts exposure and white balance to complement your face and skin tone — no matter what lighting is behind you
  • Multi-Touch trackpad and backlit keyboard
    In 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. MacBook Pro features a Multi-Touch trackpad with a large, all-glass button surface. So you can tap, pinch, swipe, and click away comfortably. Thin and light, MacBook Pro 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
  • 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. So when you buy a song, you don’t have to download it over and over to enjoy it on multiple devices. Or worry that a document doesn’t contain your latest revisions. Thanks to new features in OS X Mavericks, iCloud is more powerful than ever. iCloud Photo Sharing in iPhoto lets you share photos and videos with friends and family. They can even comment and post their own photos and videos alongside yours. And with iCloud Keychain, you don’t need to remember all your website user names, passwords, or credit card information. iCloud stores all that for you using highly secure 256-bit AES encryption
  • Powerful apps included
    Out of the box, 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.7 Not to mention all the other incredible apps, including Safari, Mail, and iBooks, which are perfect for the things you want to do and the things you need to do. And, of course, there are thousands more apps to discover at the Mac App Store

Specifications:

Display

  • Retina display: 13.3-inch (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

  • 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
    • Configurable to 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache or 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache

Memory

  • 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory (Configurable to 16GB)

Storage

  • 256GB SSD

Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • 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

Connections and Expansions

  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • HDMI port
  • Headphone port

Wireless

  • 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 Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Included Software

  • OS X Mavericks: Easy to use, incredibly powerful, and packed with features you’ll love, OS X Mavericks is the world’s most advanced desktop operating system
    • 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
  • Built-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

In The Box

  • MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 0.71"
  • Width: 12.35"
  • Depth: 8.62"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 3.46 lbs
  • Shipping: 6 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
Operating PlatformMac
Display TypeLED
Touch EnabledNo
Form FactorNotebook
Display FinishGlossy
Display Size13.3
Display Resolution2560x1600
Processor ClassCore i5
Processor BrandIntel
ProcessorDual-Core i5
Processor Speed2.4GHz
Processor Turbo Boost Speed2.9GHz
Approx Battery Life9 Hours
System Memory8GB
RAM Expandable To16GB
Hard Drive Size256GB
Hard Drive TechnologySSD
Bluetooth EnabledYes
Built In Web CamYes
HDMI OutputYes
Operating SystemOS X Mavericks
Optical DriveNo
Energy StarYes
Height (inches)0.71
Width (inches)12.35
Depth (inches)8.62
Weight (pounds)3.46
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Included SoftwareYes
  

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Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer
 
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Pros

  • Fast (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Quality display (6)
  • Comfortable keyboard (5)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (5)
    • Business use (4)
    • Music (4)
    • Word processing (4)
    • Graphics (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

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    5.0

    Great Laptop for Students!

    By Alex

    from New York

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

      Very satisfied with this powerful and easy to use laptop by Apple.
      Great for schoolwork!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Abt is great! They shipped out my order quickly and it arrived in perfect condition.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      very good

      By Bibi

      from Coral Springs, FL

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

        I am a student, I needed for my dally homework

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Simple to operate but powerful design

        By chris

        from suburbs of Chicago

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

          Easy-to-use and very useful

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service and care was excellent

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Apple makes the best computers

          By David

          from Santa Rosa CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

            Are you this mainly for work, but also at home. It is light and well-made.a

            Service and delivery comments:

            Deliver you better than prompt if there is such a thing. I received my unit several days before the promised date.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Apple delivers on this model.

            By JimTheRunner

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

              Stays pretty cool most of the time, but too much flash video can get the cpu's fairly hot and your lap will feel it.

              This is just the right config for cost vs performance IMHO.

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              5.0

              Love My New Macbook Pro

              By JenRN

              from Southwest Michigan

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Graphics
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

                Macbook Pro is compact, lightweight, great screen resolution, fast, and does everything I wanted and more. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new computer!

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Truly amazing product

                By Wain

                from Niles, Il

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • amazing resolution
                • Fast
                • Meets Minimalist Needs
                • Powerful
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Day to day

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

                Bought this as a gift for my girlfriend who just became a teacher. The MacBook Pro is amazingly fast and reliable. It's worth the money you put into it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Mac Book Pro 13, Retinal display

                By Anthony

                from Chicago, Il

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

                      Excellent machine. The retinal option if worth considering for anyone who spends extended time on a computer.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Light Yet Powerful

                      By raydamonster

                      from Cedar Rapids, IA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful display
                      • Light Weight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Quick startup

                      Cons

                      • Limited User Upgrades
                      • Mavericks Os Quirks

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer:

                        This laptop replaces a 2011 15-inch MacBook Pro. As powerful as that machine was, I needed something smaller and lighter with better battery life. This 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is what I was looking for. It fits in my backpack and is easier to lug around because of its weight. I also have peace of mind that the solid state drive (SSD) will handle the shock and vibration of transport better than the rotating hard drive in the 15-inch. I decided to get the 256 GB SSD because it allows me to store more of my songs and other files. I keep my photos and videos on other drives to conserve storage space. I also chose the MacBook Pro Retina over the MacBook Air because I love the display. Text and graphics render beautifully, with very noticeable differences in sharpness. Compare the two displays side by side, and you will notice the difference. I have a Mac mini with an i7 processor that I use for video work, but this machine can handle video well. I use several older FireWire 800 drives for video, but the Thunderbolt-to-Firewire 800 adapter allows backward compatibility with FireWire. Battery life is great. I can use this laptop essentially all day without having to recharge. My old laptop could handle about a half day. In all my previous machines, I have been able to upgrade the RAM more cheaply, but this machine doesn't allow that, which is a CON. I recommend going with at least 8 GB of RAM if you plan to do any processor intensive tasks, such as video editing. The Mavericks OS is a little quirky. The Adobe-related security measures are annoying but understandable. You may have problems viewing PDFs in the process. I keep most of my files in a Dropbox to allow me to work seamlessly between multiple machines, but I notice that sometimes, if I leave a file open when I lock the machine, the file window is partially offscreen when I re-enter my user account. I cannot reposition the window because it snaps back. So I save it (Command-S) and quit (Command-Q) and reopen the file. I think it may be a quirk with the OS or perhaps working with Dropbox on machines with different display resolutions, but I'm still working to resolve the issue. Not a showstopper, just annoying. Overall, I am very satisfied with this laptop. It gives me the portability I need while also allowing me to work in Microsoft Office, something the iPad doesn't allow.

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                        Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer

                        Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro With Retina Display Intel i5 Aluminum Notebook Computer

                        UPC Code: 885909852000
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