Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.3 GHz Quad Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 2GB Video, Dual Graphics)
Features 2GB Nvidia GT 750M video card plus 1GB Iris Pro 5200
Model: late-2013 to mid-2014
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.
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-256) features a 2.3 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 256 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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||256 GB flash storage|
|Memory||16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L onboard|
|Audio||Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone port; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone; support for audio line out (digital/analog)|
|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|
What's in the Box
15.4-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe 2 power adapter, AC wall plug
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