Buy Used and Save:
Buy a Used "Apple MacBook Pro MC975LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with ..." and save 66% off the $2,199.00 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee".
See all Used offers.
The Apple MC975LL/A 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook with Retina Display is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 7 hours of wireless web browsing. The most noticeable difference between this MacBook Pro and its predecessor is the Retina display.
This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available
June 11, 2012
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy:
You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
So within the first couple days I started using my Mac I noticed very subtle things initially. For example, the computer would die within 3 hrs with the brightness less than half its full brightness capacity. It also would run a little hot and I could hear the fan suddenly very loud for a couple minutes then the sound would go away. I never even used it while charging it and still it would make this noise. Within two weeks it started to do other things like when I'd turn it on, the appearance would change with the screen size zoomed in and the font size huge. Then it started to freeze and run really slow. It would just start to get real glitchy and it would show split screens just stuck. I was really angry because I paid practically full price for this computer for it to behave and act up this way. I was able to capture a picture when it started to glitch once, I wouldn't recommend anyone buying from this seller @OpenElectronics.
I purchased this laptop for iOS software development. My old MacBook Pro couldn't run the latest version of xCode, the IDE for programming on the Mac. Everything is great about it, but two things really made my day. It boots up in about 10 seconds! And it's very fast at everything. I have a 27" iMac about 3 years old and I think this new laptop runs about 5 times as fast.
Love this mac!! I had the 15 inch with the standard resolution screen before and this blows it out of the water! It is amazing!! Super sleek and sexy design and performance is great! Super fast and the screen is just mind blowingly crisp!! I would tell anyone and everyone to get this! Its one of the best investments I've ever made on a computer!
I decided to purchase this new Mac after my last MacBook Pro decided to stop working.
The screen on this laptop is second to none. I travel a lot and watching movies/tv shows while on flights with the retina display is amazing. Working with photos is also crisper and easier to work with (I am not a pro photographer). Another impressive thing is the size compared to the standard MCP 15". This laptop is thin, lite and easy to travel with.
All that being said I think this is more of a specialized laptop. This is an expensive machine and I wouldn't recommend it unless you plan to play HD games, edit video/photos or just have the money to spend.
We purchased this MacBook Pro Retina as my wife's primary computer after 20 years of tolerating the endless code corruption, blue screens, and viruses that come with Windows based PCs. What a fantastic computer this MacBook Pro has proven to be in the four months we've owned it. It simply operates perfectly and swiftly, the Apple help documentation is light years ahead of Microsoft, and the integration across her iPhone and iPad is seamless and automatic. And did I mention the beautiful Retina screen? I have a user account on it also and all my e-mail, contacts, calendar, bookmarks, etc., carry over seamlessly. We just did the free upgrade to the Mavericks operating system without even a hiccup and it also operates perfectly. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop as has been my experience with all Windows based machines, but so far, so good!
I had the 13" late 2011 MacBook Pro which I gave up to buy this. This new 15" is a pure work of art, it weighs less than my old 13" (even though it's bigger), retina display is so sharp every single letter in every font is displayed clearly. With 16GB RAM files may open by just hovering over them (well maybe not), but the speed, response and accuracy is mind-boggling, not to mention the ability to open and manage several files at the same time. It restarts in a coupla minutes, and it's a lot thinner than the old models, this 15 actually feels like a 13.
The silver look is extremely elegant and suave. Once upgraded to OS Maverick, no other laptop comes close.
I have been slowly moving from a PC to an Apple computer. I have used iPhones and iPad in my movement. This new computer is absolutely fabulous. So far haven't found anything I don't like about it. It is extremely fast and the screen is beyond comparison with anything else, to the extent that I rarely use my my desktop PC with a 24 1/2 inch monitor. The only problem I've had is learning to speak Apple rather than PC. I think once the transition is made it will be terrific. One thing for sure is that I'm never going back. Sometimes you may pay more for something but you actually get what you pay for.
This is a great laptop. I am not a computer whiz, but this has been easy to set up and easy to use. If I can do this anyone can. This laptop is replacing one that was stolen out of my house. I didn't read the model number so I did not get an exact replacement. The old one had a cd port. This one does not if that matters to you. The battery lasts and recharges easily. I love it.