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Apple MacBook Pro MD212LL/A 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)

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4.6 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews
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13" Retina Display
  • 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 8 GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • 128 GB Flash Storage
  • 13.3 inch LED-backlit Retina display, 2560-by-1600 native resolution, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life. Item comes with 10.8 version of the OS
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Product Description

Capacity: 13" Retina Display

Product Description

One look and it's clear: With over 4 million pixels on the 13" model, the Retina display on MacBook Pro is an incredible engineering feat. Whether you're retouching professional photography or editing a home movie in HD, all those pixels give your images a level of clarity you've never seen on any notebook - or any computer, for that matter. With colors so rich, vibrant and details so sharp, it's a display worthy of the world's most advanced notebook. Two Thunderbolt ports for connecting high-performance devices and transferring data at lightning speed Two USB 3.0 ports (compatible with USB 2.0 devices) and HDMI FaceTime HD camera Multi-Touch trackpad Up to 7 hours of battery life OS X Mountain LionSpecifications Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz 3MB Shared L3 Cache 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory 128GB Flash Storage 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology, 2560 by 1600 resolution Intel HD Graphics 4000 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible Bluetooth 4.0 SDXC Card Slot 720p FaceTime HD Camera Integrated Stereo Speakers and Dual microphones Full-size backlit Keyboard with 78 (U.S.) 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 Connections & Expansions - MagSafe 2 power port, 2 x Thunderbolt ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, Headphone jack Battery - Built-in 74WHr Lithium Polymer Battery (up to 7 hours wireless web) Power - 100V-240V AC, 50-60Hz Unit Dimensions (HxWxD) - 0.75 x 12.25 x 8.62 inches; 1.9 x 31.4 x 21.9 cm Unit Weight - 3.57 pounds; 1.62 kg

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Capacity:13" Retina Display

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 13.3 inches
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600
Max Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM 8 GB SDRAM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 128 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Card Description Intel HD Graphics 4000
Wireless Type 802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 7 hours
Brand Name Apple
Series MacBook Pro
Item model number MD212LL/A
Hardware Platform Mac
Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Item Weight 3.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.6 x 12.3 x 0.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.62 x 12.35 x 0.75 inches
Color Aluminium
Processor Brand Intel Core I5
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 128
Hard Drive Interface Solid State
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power Source Fuel Cell

Additional Information

ASIN B007472CIK
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #11,940 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#2,386 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 7 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 23, 2012

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Size: 13" Retina Display Verified Purchase
First, some context. I'm 64, with a 64-year-old man's eyesight. I live on my computer -- Internet and word processing. I am a retired professor (Rutgers). I'm a born again blogger, I write books, and I run a minuscule publishing house.

I like writing in all rooms of my home. My study, at the kitchen table, sitting up in bed, on a counter in the basement. I prefer a laptop to a desktop. In my study, I have two computers going at once. One is a Windows (XP) desktop with an excellent 21" screen. The other is an Apple laptop. (Yes, I use both Windows & Apple simultaneously, on two separate computers. Both have virtues.)

For the past year, my laptop has been a Macbook Air (MBA) 13.3", bought new, here at Amazon. I have loved it. Those of you who own an MBA know what I'm talking about -- and this review is aimed chiefly at MBA users. Last spring, I tried the Macbook Pro 15" Retina, and returned it. Too large, too heavy, too expensive, and not enough programs and sites were Retina-ready. I never regretted returning it. My MBA was the ideal laptop for me. I had found the "perfect" laptop.

Till a month ago, when I began reading reviews of the Macbook Pro 13.3" Retina (rMBP 13.3). "Hmm," I thought, "this baby might be worth trying. It's smaller than the 15", lighter, and I'm getting hints from reviewers that the display is perhaps better than the 15"." I ordered it, got it set up, and was soon in love -- except it had a (slight) flaw. (Trackpad was janky; it rattled when tapped.) I sent it back.

No, I did not immediately order a replacement. I wanted to ponder whether the rMBP 13.3 was truly a significant improvement -- for me -- over the MBA. Days went by.
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Size: 13" Retina Display Verified Purchase
The new Retina MacBook Pro is outright gorgeous in terms of its form factor and screen resolution. There are several improvements in this version compared to the 2011 MBPRO 13" that I owned previously:

SIZE - Feels significantly lighter and thinner. Somewhere between the MBAir and old MBPRO. It's almost a full pound lighter than the 4.5lb older MBP. A much more portable feel to it compared to the old MBP.

RESOLUTION - No question, the resolution is what this device is all about. Refreshing new look as the screen is incredibly crisp (and that's an understatement) with it ridiculously high pixels and also more on-screen real estate to work with. The screen is less reflective compared to its predecessor, making it easier to work in bright conditions.

PORTS - Great improvements in my opinion - addition of an HDMI port and moving the second USB port to the other side, giving a USB port on both sides. Makes using them slightly easier. Firewire port replaced with an extra Thunderbolt port. Ethernet port and optical drive eliminated.

MAGSAFE 2 - Original MagSafe connector replaced with MagSafe 2 connector. I personally am not aware of any advantages of the new connector in terms of charging/data transfer speed, but this was annoying because I had to buy another $80 MagSafe 2 charging cable for my office - I leave one at home and one at work.

SPEED - Flash storage makes using this device significantly faster. Boot up time and loading time for apps is super fast. Opening up the screen from standby takes less than a second.

BATTERY - not sure of the battery specs but I get about the same use on this as I did with my older MBP. If I am away from a wall outlet, a full charge is god enough to get me by the day with 20-30% battery remaining.
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Size: 13" Retina Display Verified Purchase
I agonized over this purchase, and even considered a few ultrabook options, but in the end, there just is no substitute. As a photographer, my primary consideration was screen quality. On the Mac side, that pretty much ruled out everything but the 15" rMBP. On the PC side, there are a rapidly growing number of relatively inexpensive Ultrabooks with really nice displays. The Asus Zenbook Prime in fact has a really nice IPS matte screen and was the main PC option I considered. The biggest issue there though (setting aside OS preference) is the 4GB of ram and the fact that it uses the slightly lower performance, low voltage intel processors (just as the Macbook Airs do). The screen also has light bleed issues around the bezel, something which I know would eventually drive me nuts. In contrast, the screen on the rMBP's are about as uniform and perfect for still images as it gets (beyond a wider gamut desktop display).

So, in comparison to the 15" rMBP, the 13" rMBP would seem to not provide quite the value proposition as it's bigger brother as mentioned in other reviews (lack of discrete graphics, dual core vs quad core processor, base configuration with 128GB SSD vs the 256 SSD of the 15" rMBP AND the seemingly dramatic price premium to the 13" MBA with similar performance). Most, if not all of these negatives really boils down to price/ value with where the 13" rMBP sits in the line. At retail, Apple really sticks it to the person wanting the better display on a smaller, lighter Macbook...but knock say ten percent or so off of that price (which is what I paid and seems to be where the price is headed here and few other places) and magically, the 13" rMBP all of a sudden starts making a lot of sense.
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