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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A computer

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Summary: A 13.3-inch laptop tested with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4, an Intel Core i5 2.5GHz processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics, and a 500GB hard drive.
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Type: 12- to 13-inch laptops
About - Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A is a 13.3-inch laptop with an LCD resolution of 1280 x 800. It has 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. It has an Intel Core i5 2.5GHz processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000 video adapter but no dedicated video memory. It comes with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 pre-installed.

The MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A has a built-in memory card reader for digital photography, a multitouch touchpad, and 3 USB ports. You can use an 802.11n router, the most common high-speed standard.

The MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A measures 12.8 inches wide by 1 inches high by 9 inches deep and it weighs 4.5lbs. It's backed by a 12 month warranty, with 3 months of tech support.

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Apple computers usually cost more than similarly configured Windows-based systems. Apple computers use Mac OS X as their operating system, which had fewer problems with viruses and other malware. Macs can also run Windows in a virtual setting. The company primarily offers several consumer lines, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air (laptops), the iMac (all-in-one desktops), and the Mac mini (a small, budget desktop). The Mac Pro desktop is its professional line. Apple's free telephone tech support is limited to three months, but you can get unlimited free support at the Genius Bar in Apple stores.

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Features & Specs - Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A
info Display size (in.) 13.3
info Processor Intel Core i5 2.5GHz
info Memory (GB) 4
info Storage (GB) 500
info Video memory (MB) NA
info Blu-ray or DVD D
info Memory-card reader Yes
info Wi-Fi Yes
info WiMAX No
info USB sleep and charge No
info Thunderbolt port Yes
info Digital video out No
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User Reviews - Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A
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Solid Buy
Easy To Use
Good Battery Life
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Lack Of Office Programs
Best Uses
Web Browsing
Macbook Pro 13' (late 2011) got me through all four years of college without any technical problems- viruses, hardware issues, etc. Although the sticker price is pretty high, the solid battery power, durability, and design make it worth the initial high price.<br /><br />After a little more than four years of intensive use, it's shutting down and giving error messages. When I took it in to the Apple store, I decided the combination of the cracked screen (I dropped it) and RAM issue (?)made it more worth my while to buy a new macbook. Overall, it did it's job. <br /><br />My main problem with Macbooks is that the Office software specifically designed for them do not have the same functionality as Windows based labtops. In addition, the software comes free in Windows based products, whereas you have to $150+ for Macbooks. As a business major, I had to go to the library a lot to use the windows version of Office to complete projects because the Mac based Office version didn't work as well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Boat anchor!!!
Looks Good
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Small Boat Anchor
Bought Mac thinking it is cutting edge...Hah! what a pile of trash! track pad quit working at 13 months. finicky with any SW from MS. necessary to uninstall re-install MS Office bundle on a regular basis. updated to El - Capitan...even worse. I plan to use this as a desktop with a remote mouse or give to an enemy....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Hated the idea of Mac NOW LOVE MAC....
New User Interface
Best Uses
Business Use
Word Processing
Okay so I told my daughter to stop putting her macbook pro in her backback because she would crush it.<br /><br />After 2 1/2 years she told me the DVD no longer took a disk. SO I had purchased AppleCare and went to my local Apple Store's Genius Bar. <br /><br />I told them we needed to purchase a new DVD drive for her computer as we had broken it. They looked at it and said they would fix it, but would not charge us because it had AppleCare on it. <br /><br />A day later I went back to pick it up. I brought it home and tried it. It was still broken. I brought it back and asked what anyone would ask... Did you not check it before you gave it back to me?<br /><br />They said they did not and apologized. They asked me to wait a minute. A manager came out and again apologized. The manager then asked if Apple could give us a brand new computer to replace the one we had at no charge! I asked if we could still get AppleCare on it and they said I could purchase AppleCare. <br /><br />WOW. I did and now am an Apple fan. The computer that replaced the previous machine still is in the family and works great.<br /><br />The biggest thing about Apple's OS is moving from Windows. The file management is different. At first, things like finding how to creat a new folder or doing a forward delete are hard to figure out, but now that I know how, I love it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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