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Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013)

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Product Highlights
  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (Crystalwell)
  • 16GB of Onboard 1600MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 1TB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics (2GB)
  • 15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
  • 2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
  • FaceTime HD Camera, Dual Mics
  • Mac OS X Mavericks

The 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display from Apple 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 8 hours of wireless web browsing.

The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2880 x 1800. With 220 pixels per inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You'll be able to output to 2 external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need for an adapter. This MacBook Pro also adds an HDMI support so HDMI-compliant devices, particularly HDTVs, are now natively supported as well. Graphics are handled by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory.

The system is powered by a quad-core 4th generation Crystalwell 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The 4th-gen Crystalwell processor uses low voltage for improved battery life without sacrificing performance. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display also has 16GB of onboard 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage and a SDXC media card slot. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with fast-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The MacBook Pro also supports a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks as well. 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.

This MacBook Pro has dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, a high-speed interface that can move data at an amazing 20Gbps, which is four times that of the USB 3.0 standard. Speaking of USB 3.0, Apple still supports USB 3.0. This MacBook Pro now features two USB 3.0 ports so you no longer have to buy an adapter, but can use USB 3.0-compliant devices natively as well. There is also a MagSafe 2 power port, which uses a magnetic connector that safely disengages from the computer when accidentally pulled. Please note that MagSafe 2 is not compatible with MagSafe adapters.

The computer features a comfortable backlit chiclet-style keyboard, which features space between each key for improved accuracy and comfort when typing. It also sports a glass multi-touch trackpad with a clickable design. Rather than having a separate button for mouse clicks, the entire surface of the pad is clickable. This increases the active surface area and allows you to quickly click without having to maneuver to the bottom of the trackpad.

The trackpad also fully supports multi-touch gestures. You can tap the trackpad with one finger to click, tap with two fingers to right click, scroll through documents using two fingers, pinch to zoom, navigate through Safari or iPhoto with three-finger left and right swipes or use two fingers to rotate a photo or PDF.

iLife has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos and compose original music. iLife includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

iWork provides three apps to keep you productive. Pages allow you to make creative word documents. Numbers helps you make spreadsheets more visually insightful. Keynote allows you to create a powerful presentation, complete with animated charts, interactive tables with cinematic effects and transitions.

The 64-bit Mac OS X features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac, if needed.

Features

Retina Display
The 15.4" display of this MacBook Pro features over 5 million pixels. The pixel density is so high your eyes won't be able to discern individual pixels. Now with a 2880 x 1800 native resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. The Retina display also reduces glare while maintaining incredible color and quality. In fact, it has a 29 percent higher contrast ratio than a standard MacBook Pro display. Deeper black levels and vibrant color, everything is rich and beautiful. IPS technology gives you a wide, 178-degree view of everything on the screen, so you'll see the difference at practically any angle
Quad-Core 4th-Gen Crystalwell Intel Core i7 Performance
The 4th-gen Crystalwell Intel Core i7 processor with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometer single-die microarchitecture in this MacBook Pro provides fast quad-core performance. The 4th-gen Crystalwell Intel Core i7 processor also uses low voltage for improved battery life without sacrificing performance. Intel Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. The quad cores can run at a stock speed of 2.6GHz. The processor can be overclocked up to 3.8GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a 6MB L3 cache and 16GB of onboard 1600MHz DDR3L RAM memory, this MacBook Pro can run professional applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro (sold separately) with ease
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics (2GB)
The MacBook Pro combines the power of Intel Iris Pro Graphics with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card for high graphical performance. With 2GB of GDDR5 memory, it has twice the video memory of the previous-generation NVIDIA graphics processor. So you see many more frames per second in 3D games and get greater speed and responsiveness for your HD video projects
All Flash Storage
This MacBook Pro feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It's all thanks to its PCIe-based flash storage, which gives you up to 60 percent faster read and write performance than its predecessor. When you use apps like Final Cut Pro or Aperture (sold separately), you can perform even the most demanding tasks right from your internal storage. And since this MacBook Pro comes with 1TB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you, including large video and photo libraries. Flash doesn't have any moving parts, which makes it reliable 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 having to be plugged in
Long-Lasting Battery
The built-in lithium polymer battery provides up to 8 hours on a single charge (battery life may vary upon use) and gives you up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles as well as up to 30 days of instant-on standby time. Which means you can put your MacBook Pro to sleep, and it'll come back on instantly - after a day, a week, or even a month. With Power Nap, your MacBook Pro can continue to receive email and calendar invitations while it's asleep. And when it's connected to a power source, it can download software updates and make backups with Time Machine. So the next time you open your notebook, your MacBook Pro is updated and ready to go
Thunderbolt 2
The new MacBook Pro features the next-gen Thunderbolt 2. It delivers twice the throughput, providing up to 20Gbps 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
HDMI, USB 3.0, SDXC
The MacBook Pro with Retina Display also has dual USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SDXC card slot, you can build an entire professional studio with the MacBook Pro as its centerpiece
802.11ac Wi-Fi
With an emphasis on mobile, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is equipped with 802.11ac Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. 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 three times faster
Audio and Visual
For something so thin and light, the built-in speakers have a surprisingly wide dynamic range, an optimal balance and a crisp, expressive quality. 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
Multi-Touch Trackpad and Backlit Keyboard
In Mac OS X, Multi-Touch is an essential part of how you interact with your Mac. Using realistic, intuitive gestures, you can switch between apps, navigate your content and get the most out of your desktop space. The MacBook Pro features a Multi-Touch trackpad with a large, all-glass button surface. So you can tap, pinch, swipe and click away comfortably. Thin and light, this notebook is designed to go anywhere, including places with less-than-stellar lighting. A built-in sensor detects changes in ambient light and adjusts the keyboard brightness automatically
iCloud
iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from which ever device you're on. So you'll be able to access your photos, reminders, notes, music and videos from your iOS devices right on this MacBook Pro
Retina-Ready Software
Apple has updated their native apps to take advantage of the beautiful Retina display on this MacBook Pro. Mac OS X apps such as Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book and more as well as iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Aperture and Final Cut Pro (sold separately) have already been optimized

Design

Incredibly Powerful
It may be thin and light, but this MacBook Pro is also incredibly powerful. To achieve all that in a single design required relentless focus and a willingness to make bold decisions. Bulky legacy technologies like the spinning hard drive and optical disc drive were left behind in favor of higher-performance technologies - all-flash storage, for example. It's much faster and far more reliable than a traditional hard drive. And it takes up 90 percent less space
A Display of Excellence
The Retina display is a breakthrough - any way you look at it. Apple pushed the limits of technology to create a pixel density so high, you can see everything you're doing with perfect clarity and make edits with pinpoint accuracy. Not only is it the highest-resolution display ever on a notebook, it has a more integrated design that achieves a level of fit and finish never before possible. This Retina display doesn't sit behind a layer of glass, it is the glass. Which means you get all the benefits of a state-of-the-art display - vibrant colors, high contrast, and wide viewing angles - with very little glare. So there's more to see, and even less to distract you from your work
Precisely Engineered
This MacBook Pro features high-efficiency fans. The asymmetrically spaced impeller blades with back and side airflow vents work together to move the maximum amount of air while reducing tonal impact. The custom, built-in stereo speakers provide high-fidelity sound and a wide dynamic range and better bass response. The dual microphones are precisely oriented under the speaker grille and use an adaptive beam-forming algorithm to reduce background noise and optimize performance
Ultrathin and Ultraportable
This MacBook Pro is ultrathin and ultraportable, resembling more a MacBook Air than a MacBook Pro. It is 0.75" thin and weighs less than 4 pounds, this MacBook Pro embodies the performance of a MacBook Pro, but has the body of a MacBook Air
Electrical and Operating Requirements
This MacBook Pro supports 100-240V AC with 50/60Hz frequency. It can operate at a temperature from 50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C) and an altitude of 10,000 feet. It can be stored at a temperature from -13 to 113°F (-24 to 45°C) and an altitude of 15,000 feet. It can also stand a relative humidity range of 0 to 90% (noncondensing)

Performance

Photography
At 5.1 million pixels, the Retina display is the perfect place to view and edit your high-resolution photos. Dot for dot, more of your image can fit on the screen - which makes editing photos far more precise. The Retina display is so sharp, you can tell which photos are in focus just by looking at the thumbnails. With two ultrafast Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3.0 ports and an SDXC card slot, you can build a photo studio around this MacBook Pro. Or take it with you and import thousands of RAW images on location - up to five times faster than on a standard MacBook Pro. Once your photos are on your computer, editing in Aperture is faster and more responsive than on any notebook we've ever built. And high-speed flash storage lets you quickly browse large image libraries from internal storage. So you have instant access to any photo in your library
Video Editing
The processor, graphics, and memory inside the MacBook Pro are built around an all-flash architecture - giving you unprecedented mobile video editing capabilities. Super-responsive flash storage delivers up to nine streams of 1080p ProRes (HQ) content for multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X (sold separately), while the latest quad-core processors decode multiple streams of video, and a powerful GPU renders millions of pixels onto the screen. With flash storage that offers up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive, you can even edit four streams of uncompressed 8-bit 1080p HD video, right from your internal storage. Having four times the pixels of a traditional display changes how you edit video on a notebook. Especially in Final Cut Pro X. For the first time on a portable computer, you can view your video in pixel-accurate 1080p HD and see your editing workspace onscreen at the same time. And video is so sharp, so clear, and so lifelike, your shots may look even better than you remember
Design and Layout
With 2880 by 1800 pixels, the resolution of the Retina display is so high, it rivals the printed page. Combined with reduced glare, higher contrast, and a 178-degree viewing angle, this Retina display is the ideal place to see your work. High-performance graphics and processors let you render images and apply filters with incredible speed. And thanks to flash storage and superfast 1600MHz memory, you can access and edit large-format files much faster than on a traditional notebook
Science and Engineering
The latest quad-core processors and 1600MHz memory provide an enormous amount of computational power. And the latest GPU technology and the high-resolution Retina display allow you to visualize your data like never before. From 3D molecular modeling and DNA imaging to architectural renderings and structural analysis, this MacBook Pro will have you working anywhere

Mac OS X

Hardware and Software
Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook gives you more than enough space to pinch, swipe, and tap your way around most of the apps on your system. OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes
Interact with Your Computer in a Whole New Way
Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe using Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what's on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way. When you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down. When you scroll up, your web page scrolls up. When you swipe left, your photos move left. And there are many more gestures that make all you do on your Mac the best experience you can have on a computer
Easy to Use
From the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed to be simple and intuitive. It works seamlessly with iCloud to keep your music, photos, calendars, and more up to date across all your devices
Find, Organize and Share Files Fast
The Finder gives you easy access to all the files on your system. It lets you find, organize and access practically everything on your Mac - including applications, files, folders, discs, and shared computers on your network. You can sort files by kind, application, date modified, date added, or size. But with so many files on your computer, finding a specific one can be a challenge. Not on a Mac. Features like Spotlight and Quick Look make locating the file you're looking for effortless - even if you don't know the filename. And with Quick Look, you don't need to open an application to verify that you've found the right file - view a full-screen preview by hitting the space bar. Want to share a file with someone nearby? Just drag and drop to send it to the person wirelessly with AirDrop
See Everything Running on Your Mac Instantly
OS X offers system wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once - along with multiple apps in windows. And it's easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views. Mission Control gives you a bird's-eye view of all your windows and full-screen apps, and allows you to instantly navigate among them
Auto Save
Auto Save automatically saves your work while you work, without you having to do a thing. Versions creates a new version of a document each time you open it and every hour while you're working. It saves only the differences between successive versions, so the impact on your disk drive is minimal. Just open Versions to see the current document next to a cascade of previous versions. You can copy and paste between versions or revert to an earlier version. And when you share a document, you share only the most recent copy

Built-in Apps

iPhoto
iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who's in them and when and where you took them - all in an immersive full-screen view. Quick and simple editing tools let you make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. Photo Stream in iCloud automatically pushes new photos to all your devices, so you're never without your latest shots. And if you feel like showing off what you've captured, iPhoto lets you share with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook and Flickr
iMovie
With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio
GarageBand
Whether you're musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn't grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn't mean you can't. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons. GarageBand even tells you how well you're playing in real time with a feature called "How Did I Play?"
iBooks
Now you can launch the iBooks app on your Mac and the books you've already downloaded on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch will automatically appear in your library. And there are over 2 million more books in the iBooks Store, ready for you to download with just a few clicks. Reading books is intuitive and easy - turn pages with a swipe and zoom in on images with a pinch. If you're a student hitting the books, keep as many open as you like and search through them with ease. And when you take notes, highlight passages or add a bookmark on your Mac, iCloud pushes them to all your devices automatically. iCloud even remembers which page you're on. So if you start reading on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can pick up right where you left off on your Mac
Maps
You can look up directions on your Mac and send them right to your iPhone for voice navigation on the way. In addition, your bookmarks and recent searches are automatically pushed to all your iOS devices, so you can plan trips on your Mac and have all the locations easily at hand when you're on the road. Of course, you can get information on local points of interest like restaurants and hotels, with phone numbers, photos, and even Yelp reviews. Because it's a native app, you can use every pixel of your display to explore new destinations. Maps also takes full advantage of the graphics power of your Mac. So zooming is smooth and responsive and you get gorgeous views such as Flyover, a photo-realistic, interactive 3D experience that lets you soar high above select cities
iCloud Keychain
Remembering your passwords can be a real pain, but now iCloud Keychain remembers them for you. It stores your website user names and passwords on the Mac and iOS devices you've approved, protects them with robust 256-bit AES encryption and keeps them up to date on each device. And it automatically fills them in whenever you need them. It also works with credit card information, so checking out is quick yet secure
Multiple Displays
OS X takes full advantage of every display connected to your Mac, giving you even more flexibility to work the way you want. There's no longer a primary or secondary display - now each has its own menu bar, and the Dock is available on whichever screen you're working on. You can run a full-screen app on one display and have multiple windows on another display, or run a full‑screen app independently on each display. You can even turn your HDTV into a fully functional second display using AirPlay and Apple TV
Finder Tabs
Finder Tabs help you declutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into one. For example, you could keep a tab for All My Files, one for Homework, and one for AirDrop, all in a single Finder window. Each tab can have its own view - icon, list, column, or Cover Flow. To move a file from tab to tab, just drag and drop. And you can even expand a Finder window to full screen and move files wherever you want with ease
Tags
Tags are an intuitive way to organize and find your files, even documents stored in iCloud. Simply tag the files you want to organize together with a keyword, like "Important." Then when you want to find those files, just click Important in the Finder sidebar or enter it in the search field. And all the files with that tag will appear together in one Finder window, even if they're stored in different locations. Tag a file once, or give it multiple tags to assign it to multiple projects. So if you're planning an event, you could tag the guest list you saved in Numbers, the flyer you designed in Pages, and the presentation you created in Keynote - and see them all with just one click
Mac App Store
Just like shopping the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps. New apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store lets you know when app updates are available, so you always have the latest version
Safari
Designed with the Mac in mind, Safari emphasizes browsing, not the browser. In full-screen view, the browser frame is only a pixel wide, and you can hide almost the entire interface if you choose. So there's nothing to distract you from an article, video, or photo album. Navigating web pages is easy with trackpad gestures; flip through web pages with a swipe, and double tap or pinch the trackpad to zoom in on text or images. Safari also features Reader, which lets you peruse articles sans annoying ads. Don't have time to finish what you've started? Reading List lets you save links to articles and other web pages for later, and iCloud keeps your Reading List up to date across all your devices. Since pages render fast in Safari, you won't miss a minute of the web
Mail
Mail makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox. It features powerful search capabilities, with search suggestions and tokens built in. It works with the free me.com email account you get when you sign up for iCloud, as well as most email standards - including POP3 and IMAP - and popular email services such as Gmail, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. Mail supports Microsoft Exchange 2010, too. If you have more than one email account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you'll be able to access all your email from one place. And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message and a message list that includes snippets. With Conversations, messages from the same thread appear in an elegant timeline showing each communication as it was sent while hiding redundant text
Calendar
Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars - one for home, another for school, a third for work, and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. Calendar lets you create invitations using information from Contacts, update your guest list, keep track of responses, and receive the latest status information. When you or another Mac user receives a Calendar invitation via Mail, it's automatically added. Calendar also works with iCloud, Yahoo!, and Google. And when you use iCloud, every Calendar edit you make on your Mac automatically appears on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. So no dinner dates are missed, no meeting goes unattended, and no anniversary is forgotten
Contacts
Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for everyone you know. It's easy to import names, numbers, addresses, and photos from other applications. And it's designed for Facebook, too. Contacts automatically includes your friends' profile photos and information. And when friends update their information, Contacts updates your Mac. You can create smart groups for clubs, activities, and business purposes; print address labels and envelopes; and more. iCloud updates your contacts on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac - so when you enter someone's contact info once, you have it everywhere. And since Contacts is built on vCard, an industry standard for storing contact information, your friends can send you cards that you can add simply by dropping them into your contacts list - no typing required
Time Machine
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive (sold separately) or Time Capsule. Connect the drive, assign it to Time Machine, and start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day - so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past
FaceTime
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or another Mac from your Mac. And when someone tries to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own, even if FaceTime isn't running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don't want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off in preferences. FaceTime is integrated with your Address Book so you can initiate chats easily
Photo Booth
Take photo snapshots and video clips with your Mac using Photo Booth. Send them to your friends, use one as an iChat icon, add them to your Address Book, or organize and edit them in iPhoto. The real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops in Photo Booth. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you're front and center - or left of center. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot video clips, complete with effects, then trim them right in Photo Booth and send them to friends and family. And since Photo Booth can be viewed full screen, you'll enjoy every detail down to the last pixel
Performance
Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 4th-Gen Crystalwell
Cache L3: 6 MB
Memory OnboardType: 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Installed: 16 GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel Iris Pro Graphics Shared; NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM Dedicated
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.4"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 2880 x 1800
Supported Resolutions 2880 x 1800 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1920 x 1200 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1680 x 1050 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1280 x 800 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1024 x 640 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 1 TB 
Type: PCIe-Based Flash
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 2
2x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 2x Mini DisplayPort via optional cable
1x HDMI
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Dual Array Microphones
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output with shared S/PDIF
Flash Media Slot 1x SDXC
Communications
Network  10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) via optional cable
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks 
Keyboard Keys: 78
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Backlight
Pointing Device TouchPad with Double-Tap, Drag, Four-Finger Swipe, Inertial Scrolling, Multi-Touch Control, Pinch, Rotate, Tap, Three-Finger Swipe
Battery Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 8 Hours per Charge (95 Wh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Consumption: 85 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.1 x 0.7 x 9.7" / 35.8 x 1.8 x 24.6 cm
Weight 4.46 lb / 2.02 kg
Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013)
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  • iWork (includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote)
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty with 90-Day Telephone Support
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      5.0

      Great Macbook!

      By James

      from Austin, TX

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      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

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          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

          Upgraded to this from a 15" with 8GB RAM & 256GB SSD. Handling the 75-77MB files from my new Nikon camera is the main reason, and it has been a nice upgrade! Runs LR & PS really nicely. Delivery was perfect.

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          5.0

          Killer MacBook Pro

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          from New Jersey

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          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
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            • Video

            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

            This is actually a better laptop than the "mid 2014" based on specs. Killer laptop, blazingly fast. If you hate Macs this isn't for you.

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            • Business

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            5.0

            Thrilled

            By JennyJean

            from San Francisco California

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Video

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

              I use this product for work, running several design and video programs simultaneously. I was stoked to see that B&H offered a better deal than anywhere I could find in stores or otherwise. couldn't be happier

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              • Business

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Scooby

              from Southern California

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Graphics
                • Music
                • Video
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                I am a longtime Apple user and this product does not disappoint.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Perfect machine

                By Tv Photos

                from Columbus, IN

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Use
                  • Graphics
                  • Music
                  • Video
                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                  It maybe expensive but it's worth every penny. Extremely fast and convenient for me to edit my work on the go now.

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                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Solid

                  By JA

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                    I got the most max-ed out version I could get, the fastest crystalwell at the time, a 1TB HD... I use it for general use, and to edit video in FCPX, which is why I went all-out.I took the computer on a six-week trip to India and was transcoding a good amount of avchd-prores hq video every day, no problem. It's fast, solid, and so far reliable. The battery life is absolutely amazing, I get through about 2/3rds of a full day on one charge.I did have a stuck pixel after about three months, but I took it into the @ and got a new display within a couple of days. Other than that, no problems. In retrospect, I probably didn't' need the 1tb drive, but I wanted the ability to edit short projects without an external drive occasionally. And I did have to buy a superdrive to play dvds, which I sometimes do at work if I have dead time.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Video Guy

                    from Phoenix Arizona

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Music
                      • Video

                      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                      Great for video editing. Wish the dvd super drive was built in like in older models however the 16gb of ram makes the purchase it a no brainer.

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                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      The best laptop made. Period.

                      By Babul

                      from San Antonio, TX

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Graphics
                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                        This is the finest laptop I have used in the past 5 years. It's not cheap (of course) but for my work, I wouldn't carry anything else!

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                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Broke down and got my Mac

                        By GB

                        from Dayton, OH

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful
                        • Quality Display

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          I needed a new machine for photo editing. Great display, slim profile. No complaints.

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          great for audiovisual works

                          By todiego

                          from Lima, Peru

                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Keyboard
                          • Fast
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Powerful
                          • Quality Display

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics
                          • Video

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          realmente grandiosa para gente que trabaja en fotografía y/o vídeos. Super estable, gran nitidez, no ocupa mucho espacio, la batería es duradera, no recalienta tanto... es grandiosa.
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                          really great for people who work in photography and / or videos. Super stable, crisp, does not occupy much space, the battery is durable, does not overheat ... it's so great.

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                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Powerful

                          By lukpad

                          from Moscow, PA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful
                          • Quality Display

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                            it's fast and wonderful laptop

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Apple's Macbook is the best!

                            By Edtorious

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Avid Gamer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics
                            • Portability
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                            The last Macbook I had was a 13" white macbook and this upgrade is waaaaayyyy better! I cannot believe how thin and light this Macbook! And the Retina display! All the pictures crystal clear and high def videos are awesome. I'm glad to make this upgrade.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Excellent machine

                            By Sergey

                            from Princeton, NJ

                            About Me Software Developer, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Email
                            • Video
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                            I use max available resolution with Retina screen and an external Full HD monitor, transcode video, build things like VLC and Python 3 in MacPorts, log into work using Parallels Windows 8 VM (no Boot Camp!), and hardly notice my MacBook Pro breaking a sweat. It's great.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Fast and powerful

                            By Jim with a Nikon

                            from Eden Prairie, MN

                            About Me Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics
                            • photo editing
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                            This laptop was purchased to replace a 2009 MacBook Pro and the difference in speed, power and battery life is incredible. It is very noticeably thinner and lighter than the older version as well. I use this machine for photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop and there is no more lag time waiting for the computer to catch up to what I am doing. It's expensive to be sure but worth it in my opinion. As a photographer, it's great to see one's images on the beautiful retina display. I have been using this laptop for about a month now and I love it.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Everything I wanted

                            By Max Power

                            from Abington, PA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                            I just didn't feel like I had enough hours in the day to work on current photography projects along with trying to catch up on older projects. My desktop computer is an i-Mac and I have loved it for the last 8 years. I now have a family and I just don't have the time to lock myself away for hours at a time to edit my photos. I have been looking at the MacBooks for a while now but when the MacBook Pro with Retina was released I was thrilled. So thrilled I bought one. I find that I can work on my projects at anytime now. If I have free time, I hop on my i-mac but most other times this Macbook is my go to photo editing sidekick. If I am on the run, there it is.. my wonderful Macbook. A super fast processor, 1TB of flash storage and a clear bright screen so I can feel confident that my pictures will come out their best. Frankly I don't have any negatives to speak of at this point other than I wish the battery would last longer. It was an expensive purchase and I hope it is as reliable as my trusty i-mac has been.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            High Quality Machine from Apple

                            By Keith

                            from Texas

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Graphics
                              • Music
                              • Video
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                              Retina Display is Amazing! - Awesome Fast!

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Epic Purchase

                              By The Navigator

                              from Dallas,Texas

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Epic
                              • Fast
                              • Gnarly
                              • Legendary
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • On the go
                                • Traveling
                                • Video editing

                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                                I didn't realize how slim the design is on this macbook pro, it is epic! Definitely highly recommended...Very fast for video editing on softwares like After Effects and Final Cut Pro.Programs load quickly.-Khalil

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                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                The best notebook computer out there

                                By Etan

                                from Boston, ma

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Powerhouse Notebook

                                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                                  The change between the generations of MacBook pros is just jaw dropping. I am coming from a 2011 version and there is no going back. The sheer speed and instantaneous reaction to anything you do makes it a total pleasure to use.
                                  The Retina screen is beautiful (with the small caveat that if you use the recommended resolution you end up having less screen resolution than the previous 15 inch version, and... that there is no available non glare version available). Highly recommended

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                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome!

                                  By Pacho

                                  from Bogota, Colombia

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photo Editing On The Go
                                    • Replacement
                                    • Upgrade

                                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                                    Just what I needed to now edit my photos on the go and WOW! is it fast. The 1TB flash drive is great. Just the right balance of weight, screen size and general portability.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome

                                    By Pacho

                                    from Bogota, Colombia

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Enhance Experience
                                      • Replacement
                                      • Upgrade

                                      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                                      Just what I needed and with a 1TB flash drive no way to improve on it.

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                                      • Personal

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