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Apple MacBook Pro ME294LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)

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  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core-i7 quad-core processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 512 GB PCIe-based flash storage; 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 2880x1800 pixel Resolution; LED-backlit with IPS technology
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Mac OS X Mavericks, Up to 8 hours of battery life
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Processors Intel Core i7 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 2 GHz Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz
Operating System Mac OS X Mavericks OS X Mavericks Mac OS X Mavericks Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Memory 16 GB DDR3L 16 GB DDR3L 8 GB DDR3L 8 GB DDR3L
Storage 512 GB Storage 512 GB Storage 256 GB Storage Information not provided
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel Iris Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
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Capacity: 512GB | Color: Silver
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Screen Size15.4 inches
Screen Resolution2880 x 1800
Max Screen Resolution2880x1800 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM16 GB DDR3L
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive512 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Graphics Card Ram Size2048 MB
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand NameApple
SeriesApple
Item model numberME294LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X Mavericks
Item Weight4.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.73 x 14.13 x 0.71 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel Core I7
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Flash Memory Size512
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Voltage120 volts
  
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Best Sellers Rank #743 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableOctober 22, 2013
  
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Capacity: 512GB | Color: Silver

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With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, and faster flash storage, the incredibly advanced 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display moves even further ahead in performance and battery life.

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The MacBook Pro with 15.4-inch Retina display
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Measuring a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the MacBook Pro sets a new standard in performance and portability for pro users. The world's highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels — 3 million more than an HD television--the MacBook Pro with Retina display has such a high pixel density that the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance.

This version of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (model ME294LL/A) features a 2.3 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 512 GB of flash storage, and 16 GB of onboard RAM. It also offers a combination of Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics and the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics processor with 2 GB of video memory.

It's powered by OS X Mavericks, the world's most advanced operating system and built to bring out the best in your Mac. And the MacBook Pro comes pre-loaded with the latest version of the iLife software suite (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) as well as the iWork productivity suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

The MacBook Pro also includes both a high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3 ports, enabling you to easily connect to external displays and a wide variety of high performance peripherals. With up to 60 percent faster PCIe-based flash storage compared to the previous generation and new 802.11ac Wi-Fi for up to 3x faster wireless, the new MacBook Pro is quicker and more responsive than ever. You'll also get up to 8 hours of battery life while on the go.

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Packs over 5 million pixels into the stunning display
(view larger).

Breakthrough Retina Display

At over 5 million pixels (220 pixels-per-inch), the Retina display's pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp. Images take on a new level of realism and text is pin sharp. And with a 2880-by-1800 resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. You'll see fine details and textures in photos like never before, and even tell which photos are in focus just by looking at the thumbnail. The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle.

Fourth-Generation Intel Core Processor

Since OS X is designed to take advantage of each core, the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (based on the latest Haswell architecture) captures every bit of performance from the processor. When you need more power for a processor-intensive application like Aperture or Final Cut Pro, Turbo Boost 2.0 automatically increases the speed of the active cores. And by shifting core frequency in small increments, Turbo Boost allows the processor to manage performance without sacrificing efficiency.

This model features a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz. It's complemented by Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics with 128 MB of embedded memory, which can accelerate processor- and graphics-intensive tasks by acting as an ultrafast cache.

Additionally, this MacBook Pro with Retina display has a second graphics processor — the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory with twice the video memory of the previous-generation NVIDIA graphics processor. You'll be able to see more frames per second in 3D games and get greater speed and responsiveness for your HD video projects.

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Just 0.71 inches thin (view larger).

Flash Storage Architecture

With its entirely flash-based architecture, the MacBook Pro with Retina display makes everything you do incredibly fast and responsive — starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid. The key is the new PCle-based flash storage, which provides faster read and write performance — up to 60 percent faster than the previous-generation MacBook Pro. 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.

802.11ac: The New Definition of Fast

The MacBook Pro now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station — including the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule — wireless performance is up to three times faster than with the previous generation of MacBook Pro. And your Wi-Fi range improves as well.

Thunderbolt and USB 3

Delivering an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions, the ultrafast and ultraflexible Thunderbolt port allows you to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.

The MacBook Pro also comes with two USB 3 ports, enabling you to connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2. And you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.

Specifications

Display 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
Processor 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz) with 6 MB shared L3 cache
Storage 512 GB flash storage
Memory 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L onboard
Graphics
  • Iris Pro Graphics (integrated, with 128 MB of embedded memory)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (discrete, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching)
Video
  • Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters
  • HDMI video output
Audio Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone port; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone; support for audio line out (digital/analog)
Connections
  • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 20 Gbps)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • MagSafe 2 power port
Communications 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n compatible); Bluetooth 4.0
Camera HD 720p FaceTime camera
Size and Weight 14.13 x 9.73 x 0.71 inches; 4.46 pounds

Installed Software

OS X Mav

At the heart of every MacBook Pro — and every Mac — is OS X Mavericks, the world's most advanced desktop operating system. It features an amazing collection of apps you'll use every day, and it includes advanced technologies that boost performance and battery life. OS X Mavericks works with the MacBook Pro's super-responsive trackpad so Multi-Touch gestures feel natural to use, and technologies like Power Nap take advantage of the Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.

OS X Mavericks Mac App Store, Safari, Maps, iBooks, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, Preview, and more
iLife


The iLife suite of creativity apps helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible.

Apple iLife suite iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
iWork


The iWork productivity apps make it easy for you to create, edit and share stunning documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Apple iWork suite Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

What's in the Box

15.4-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe 2 power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, printed and electronic documentation

Limited Warranty And Service

The MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

AppleCare Protection Plan

AppleCare Protection Plan

Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.

Optional Accessories and Related Products


85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Need an extra adapter for home or work? The MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is held in place magnetically, so if someone trips over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly while your MacBook Pro stays put on your desk.


Thunderbolt Display

Apple Thunderbolt Display
The world's first Thunderbolt display doesn't just give you more pixels. It gives you more possibilities. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you connect as many as six devices through a single port and transfer data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0.


USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive
Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Air with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.


AirPort Extreme Base Station

AirPort Extreme Base Station
The easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office.1 It offers simultaneous dual-band support and delivers high-performance Wi-Fi for Mac computers, PCs, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.


Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.

 

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.

Product Description

A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13-inch and 15-inch designs. Together, these features take the notebook to a place it's never been. And they'll do the same for everything you create with it.

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.

Display 
15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors

Processor
2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz) with 6 MB shared L3 cache

Storage 
512 GB flash storage

Memory 
16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L onboard

Graphics 
Iris Pro Graphics (integrated, with 128 MB of embedded memory)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (discrete, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching)

Video 
Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters

HDMI video output
Audio Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone port; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone; support for audio line out (digital/analog)

Connections 
Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 20 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)<


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LOVE my new Macbook Pro Retina.
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It is very light, very thin, and super fast.
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161 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Sam on November 23, 2013
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 512GB
[6 month update: I still love this computer. Fortunately the Mac comes with Time Machine and I frequently back up to WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Auto Backup - Black. When I managed to mess things up, I restored the system with very little effort. I no longer feel like I have to be an IT admin to use this computer. I wonder why 10 people didn't like my review?]

Aside from an iPod I had purchased some years ago, this is my first Apple product.

First a bit of a preamble:

I have many years of professional and personal experience using a variety of computers and operating systems as a professional and a personal user.

I had no intentions of buying this computer, but I was kinda "forced" into it. Here's why:

I purchased the 13" Macbook Pro with retina display for my wife (her old laptop with Windows XP was becoming a nightmare. (I had to be on 24x7 call as in-house admin, to fix any number of daily problems). But there was a rub. Safari uses black fonts on a dark gray background for the toolbar and tabs (I didn't notice this when I was in the store). I expected that there would be a preference option to change the font, color and background. Incredibly enough, there are no such options. Apple support confirmed this. I installed Firefox and while there's a free extension to change colors and font size, the results were fairly awful. And, of course, Apple does not offer any support if you change to Firefox which is "not their product."

Then the 13" MBP locked up. It literally froze. I couldn't even power down the computer.
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63 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Fergason on October 28, 2013
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 512GB
This is a wonderful laptop. It's thin and light but feels extremely solid. The retina screen is absolutely gorgeous to look at. The only down side to retina is that many websites don't have high enough resolution images so they end up looking a little blurry. I just hope those sites increase their image resolutions because the retina display is truly amazing... it makes all my photos look a lot better :)

The machine is very fast with most apps opening instantly. Even heavy weight ones like XCode. The battery life is very good; I haven't really gotten to test if it gets the advertised 9 hours though.

The built in SD card reader is handy. The only thing I miss is an ethernet connection (you can get a thunderbolt to ethernet adapter). I rarely need it but there have been times.

All the stuff I've come to love with Apple in a convenient package. The free copy of Numbers, Pages and keynote are nice too. I highly recommend.
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76 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Schooba Bob on June 2, 2014
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 512GB
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I am a normal business guy. I grew up on the PC, and I still use a PC with Windows everyday. However, after touching and using a Mac at the Apple Store in Scottsdale, I felt truly captivated with the machine and walked out with one-- the top of the line MacBook Pro.

While I still use the familiar Windows Operating System, I am quickly learning and loving the ease, and effortless genius of the Mac OS.

I see some people nit picking it apart. This technical detail isn't to their liking, etc. Speed, something something or other. Isn't good enough for them. There are always critics, but the truth is that the world could not ask for a more beautiful and elegant solution to computing. What would the world have been like without Apple, or more specifically, the genius of Steve Jobs?

This purchase then even inspired me to read the Steve Jobs biography. My main question was: why does this machine, and all apple products, feel like they are light years ahead of everything else? Why does Apple feel like the only consumer electronics company that makes something not disposable; a piece of art and a solid beautiful object that does more than just complete a task. It is a joy and a pleasure to own, like one of my sport cars or a nice jacket. You feel it. You don't just use it to accomplish things like a PC. You have a connection with the MacBook. When you hold this beautiful computer in your hands, it almost makes you want to cry. Knowing that the genius responsible for Apple has passed away is a tragedy that mankind has yet to fully realize and appreciate.

Needless to say, after years of stubbornly clinging to the PC, my eyes have been opened and I am a convert.
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Ngo on March 1, 2014
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 512GB
Some background:
I own the original mid 2012 Model with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and the GT 650M. Being an early adopter, there were some growing pains such as the stuttering of animations when swiping into mission control or scrolling on certain webpages. Apple has provided over the past year with software updates that have improved scrolling and animation performance. However, the real limit were in the graphics (HD 4000 and GT 650M). Now that the new model rocks the Intel Iris Pro and GT 750M graphics, we'll see how this compares.

What I like:
+ screen now covers 99% of sRGB.
+ there is about an hour increase in the battery life due to the Intel Haswell architecture
+ the SSDs are now PCIe based and therefore almost twice as fast as the previous generation.
+ Thunderbolt 2 ports are present instead of Thunderbolt 1
+ Upgraded to wireless AC
+ The Intel Iris Pro performs nearly identical and in some cases better than the dedicated GT 650M under NON-GAMING work loads. A lot more information is available if you search online about Iris Pro vs GT 650M
+ The Intel Iris Pro is significantly better than the Intel HD 4000 while having better energy efficiency than the dedicated GT 750M (thus the 1 hour increase in battery life)
+ Scrolling and other animations are smoother than in the previous generation.
+ Windows 7 and 8 run fine if you install via Boot Camp
+ "$200 price drop" - see below

What I didn't like:
- Apple changed the pricing scheme of the two 15 inch models. In order to get the dedicated GT 750M, you are forced to upgrade to the top model with 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM.
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