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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13.3-inch)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13.3-inch)
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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Summer 2012)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Summer 2012)
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Price $2,060 at 1 store $1,999 at 1 store $2,800 at 1 store
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date June 11, 2012 September 11, 2012 June 22, 2012 June 11, 2012
The Bottom Line The newly redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina Display combines an amazing screen with just enough of the MacBook Air design to feel like a new animal, and to take its place as the best of the current MacBook breed. While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air. Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.

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Product Description Apple MacBook Pro MacBook Pro with Retina Display - 15.6 in - 3rd Gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB
- Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion SSD
Apple MacBook Pro MacBook Pro (fall 2012) - 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB
SSD
Apple MacBook Pro With Retina display - 15.4 in - Core i7 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 8 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro MacBook Pro (15 in, Summer 2012) - 15.6 in - 3rd Gen Core i7 - Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
HDD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Software Included 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 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 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 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
Battery up to 7 hour(s)
up to 7 hour(s)
up to 7 hour(s)
up to 7 hour(s)
System Type Notebook
Notebook
Notebook
Notebook
Display 15.6 in
LED backlight 2880 x 1800
13.3 in 2560 x 1600
LED backlight
15.4 in LED backlight 2880 x 1800
15.6 in
LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Operating System Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Storage 256 GB
SSD
128 GB
SSD
512 GB SSD
500 GB / 5400 rpm
HDD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.1 in x 9.7 in x 0.7 in
12.4 in x 8.6 in x 0.7 in
14.1 in x 9.7 in x 0.7 in
14.35 in x 9.82 in x 0.95 in
Weight 4.46 lbs
3.57 lbs
4.5 lbs
5.6 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable None
DVD-Writer DL
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2.3 GHz
3 ( 3.4 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 2.5 GHz
( 3.1 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz ( 3.6 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2.3 GHz / 6 MB Cache
( 3.3 GHz )
Memory 8 GB
DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB
DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
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