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The Apple MC976LL/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. The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2880 x 1880. With 220 pixel-per-inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You'll be able to output up to two external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt (mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need of an adapter. This MacBook Pro also adds an HDMI support so HDMI-compliant devices, particularly HDTVs, are now natively supported as well.The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The computer is loaded with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 512GB flash storage and a Secure Digital media card slot. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with ease via 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The MacBook Pro also features built-in Bluetooth 4.0, which allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboard, mice and other compatible peripherals without a hassle.Graphics are handled by a hybrid graphics system. To take full advantage of the Retina display, this MacBook Pro use
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Date First Available
June 11, 2012
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Bought this laptop based on all the praise it has received here on Amazon Reviews. Won't repeat what has been said over and over, but simply ratify that this is an amazing machine worth every penny. The retina display is so good it's hard to explain, I can only say you need to see to believe.
Apple has really developed an amazing product that will certainly revolutionize the industry. This is the same way I felt when I switched to Mac buying the first generation macbook air and later with the first gen iPad.
UPDATE: I felt compelled to write an update after a week of use. The more you use this retina display the more you get spoiled. You have no idea what you're missing with this display.
I believe Apple has really nailed it in figuring out how to evolve computers. For the past 20 years everyone has focused on increasing processor speed, RAM and HDD size. Apple pushed the adoption of SSDs to deal with the performance bottleneck created by slow HDDs. Now they're pushing another major improvement with the display. What makes this amazing is the fact that my former MBP's display was already better than most notebooks I compared it to. The new retina display simply pushes the bar a lot higher.
This is my work computer, and it is more than capable of handling just about anything I throw at it in a reasonable amount of time. I love the "white noise" fan, and that it is ultra-quiet because of using an SSD for storage instead of a platter-based hard drive. The dual graphics sometimes causes flickers when transitioning between them, but it's not very often. I love the "retina" display; very beautiful and plenty large enough for watching internet-based movies. I miss the built-in CD/DVD from my prior laptop, but not enough to get an external one. I do not find the new magsafe-2 to be any better or worse than the first version. Since I updated from a Firewire-800 & ADC based model, I needed the T-bolt to FW800 adapter as well as an displayport to VGA/DVI adapters, which adds another $100 to the total price. All in all, it was the right deal for me at the right time.
I am impressed with this lab top and the features it holds. It allows me flexibility and space needed for my photos and videos. It was delivered on time, however the package was crushed at the end but no damage so far from computer. It allows me to expand my library and to do creative work that impress clients as well as familieis.
You already know Apple makes great computers. I use this one for design and music creation, and it keeps up with all my processing needs, even when I have tons of apps open at the same time. The only time I’ve ever had to wait on it is when I was dealing with huge Photoshop files that were gigabytes big (so big they’re .psb or whatever, instead of regular .psd). Even then, the waiting was not unreasonable.
You certainly won’t find a better 15-inch laptop from anyone else.
First review that i am ever writing for anything and figured it would be appropriate as i spent a lot on it. However, i picked this up as a refurbished item from IBM. It had a great price for what was included. The package shipped fast, i missed the first day of delivery as it needed a signature but no big deal. Box was in great shape when i got it so thank you FedEx for that. The internal packaging was amazing. Nothing seemed like it moved. The laptop itself was in great condition, no scratches visible and no dents. Charger seemed a little rougher but that doesn't matter to me very much. Ive only had it about two weeks but so far it is great and I'm glad i made the decision to move over to a Mac. The retina display is beautiful. I recommend this to anyone looking for an overall good laptop, or if you are going to work with photos.
I am Java & Grails developer, and after my disk drive on my Windows7 died, I took the plunge and switched to OSX. I was always worried that Java support, tools and applications I use on daily bases will be limited, buggy or missing, but that is not true any more. Java development support is excellent, most of the applications I need for daily use are freely available (usually with better UI than Windows), and the machine is fast, thanks to combination of OSX/Unix and SSD. I also like the possibility to use cmd, line in familiar environment (I am old Unix guy). The retina display is excellent. Price is definitely steep, probably $1,000 mor than comparable Windows laptop, but definitely worth it!