Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9400M w/ 512MB) comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9400M w/ 512MB)

Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9400M w/ 512MB)
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Summer 2012)

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013)

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Price $3,000 at 1 store $1,769 at 1 store $1,049 to $1,266 at 5 stores $879 to $929 at 3 stores $1,099 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 44 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews
Release date October 15, 2008 June 03, 2013 June 11, 2012 June 10, 2013 September 03, 2013
The Bottom Line Apple's redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro boasts a redesigned aluminum body that's stunning, thin, and sturdy; a new trackpad with expanded functionality; and a dual graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance, but there's now less incentive to spend extra for it because its 13-inch mainstream cousin received a greater overhaul. The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal. While the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a well-built laptop, it's fallen behind the MacBook Air and Retina Display MacBook Pro in design, lacks higher-end upgrades, and feels too expensive compared with the competition. Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.

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Product Description - 15.4 in - Apple Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Apple MacBook Pro - Core 2 Duo - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro MacBook Pro (13 in, Summer 2012) - 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
HDD
MacBook Air - 128 GB
Apple MacBook Air - 13.3 in - Core i5 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
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Software Included Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple Dashboard
Apple Spotlight
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Apple Spaces
Apple iLife '08
Photo Booth
Front Row
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple iChat
Info unavailable Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Spotlight
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple iLife
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Photo Booth
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple Versions
Apple AirDrop
Apple Auto Save
Apple Resume
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Notification Center
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Reminders
Apple Time Machine
Calendar
Contacts
Notes
Dictation
iCloud
Photo Booth
Messages
Apple AirPlay
Game Center
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple AirDrop
Info unavailable
Battery up to 5 hour(s)
Info unavailable up to 7 hour(s)
up to 12 hour(s)
Info unavailable
System Type Notebook
Info unavailable Notebook
Notebook
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Display 15.4 in 1440 x 900
LED backlight / WXGA+
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
13.3 in
LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA
13.3 in LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
Graphics SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT / GeForce 9400M - 512 MB
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Info unavailable
Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Info unavailable Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Storage 320 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
256 GB SSD
500 GB / 5400 rpm
HDD
128 GB
Flash storage SSD
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 36.4 cm x 24.9 cm x 2.4 cm
14.13 in x 9.73 in x 0.71 in
12.78 in x 8.94 in x 0.95 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
15.5 mm
Weight 2.5 kg
4.46 lbs
4.5 lbs
3 lbs
3.1 lbs
Networking 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11ac
Info unavailable
Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
Info unavailable DVD-Writer DL
None
Info unavailable
Processor / 6 MB Cache
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 2.5 GHz
( 3.1 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel
Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
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