Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display #ME293LL/A
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- 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- 8GB 1600MHz Memory
- 256GB flash storage
- Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
- SDXC card slot
- Intel Iris Pro Graphics
- 15in. Retina Display
- New Mac with one-year warranty (three years with the purchase of AppleCare)
On October 22, 2013, Apple introduced its latest MacBook Pro line, featuring Retina displays, flash storage and Intel Iris Graphics.
With the popularity of the iPad and iPhone, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the need for a computer, but the MacBook Pros deliver a machine that will complement nearly any amount of iPad or iPhone use.
The retina displays feature over 4 million pixels on the 13 inch model and over 5 million on the 15 inch model to provide stunning results. By comparison, the 13-inch has almost two million more pixels than an HDTV, the 15-inch has three million more.
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 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.
The 15 inch MacBook Pro now lasts up to 8 hours between charges. 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 super-slim 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.
The new PCIe-based flash storage adds a huge dimension to the speed equation on a laptop. It reads and writes faster, it's quieter,
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. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
Native resolution: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels
2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache. Configurable to 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache or 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache.
8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory. Configurable to 16GB.
Size and Weight
Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)
Weight: 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)
Graphics and Video Support
Intel Iris Pro 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
720p FaceTime HD camera
Connections and Expansion
MagSafe 2 power port
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
SDXC card slot
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately)
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
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 8 hours wireless web
Up to 8 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 30 days standby time
Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
85W 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 degrees to 95 degrees