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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A
 
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$1,050.00 - $3,100.00
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Summary: A 13.3-inch laptop tested with Mac OS X Lion, 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: 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 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 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. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11n, so it's compatible with the latest high-speed routers.

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.

About This Brand

Apple computers usually cost more than Windows-based systems. Apple computers use Mac OS X as their operating system, which has fewer problems with viruses and other malware. Macs can also run windows. The company primarily offers several consumer lines, the MacBook Pro (laptops), the iMac (all-in-one desktops), the Mac mini (a small, budget desktop). The Mac Pro desktop is its professional line. Apple's telephone tech support is limited to three months, but you can get unlimited free tech 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 Core i5 2.5GHz
info Memory (GB) 4
info Storage (GB) 500
info Video memory (MB) NA
info Blu-ray or DVD None
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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4.0
Glad to be done with Windows!
3/21/2014
Pros
Durable Construction
Easy To Use
Fast
No Viruses
reliable
Cons
Gets Really Hot
Heavy
Best Uses
Video
Web Browsing
Word Processing
Comment:
40ish engineer that has grown tired of constant PC problems, slow systems, and generally just not satisfied with any Windows equipment. I have had my MacPro for about 6 months and it has worked flawlessly, strongly recommend to others. It was expensive and the OS took a while to learn, but it was well worth it. Absolutely no software glitches or crashes, Safari makes Explorer look childish, NO malware, and all Apple accessories are truly plug and play.<br /><br />On the downside, it seems that the Apples are more difficult to customize and there is less software available, but it has been worth it.<br /><br />I cannot understand why CR gave this product such a low rating, after owning perhaps a dozen Windows PCs, both at home and at work, the Apple product seems to be far superior.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I love this computer
3/17/2014
Pros
Adequate Storage
Durable Construction
Easy To Use
Fast
Good Battery Life
Great Ecosystem
Intuitive
Lightweight
Reliable Performance
Cons
Best Uses
Graphics
Music
Video
Web Browsing
Word Processing
Comment:
This is my first Apple computer, I've had it for a year now and I can't believe I've wasted so many years using windows! I use my Macbook for everything, I don't even have a TV (by choice).<br />The unibody enclosure is my favorite thing about this computer. Except for the screen there are absolutely no moving parts to break or become squeaky, and the entire bottom comes off as 1 panel, making it the only thing with screws or things that can become detached. Each key and respective hole in the keyboard is cut out individually with a perfect amount of space between them. <br />EVERYTHING is easier on this computer, from changing settings (most common like sound, screen brightness, keyboard brightness and video/music controls have dedicated keys in top row,) to using the internet with Safari, even using iCloud with my iPhone. It's really all the little things, the magnetic charge port, multi touch gestures, force quit programs, the thin band of rubber that lines the display, that make hard to go back to anything else. I was able to wipe the hard drive with the bios, connect to the internet and download a fresh copy of IOS FOR FREE simply by logging into my ( also free) Apple account.<br />When it really comes down to it, this computer the most durable, reliable, and easy to use machine i've ever even seen. after about 15 minutes my grandma knew how to it better than her Windows desktop, which she's used since Windows came out! Conversly I am able to accomplish far more on this in much less time than on any Windows machine, and i'm never frustrated by it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
So much better than pcs
8/23/2013
Pros
Adequate Storage
Durable Construction
Fast
Good Battery Life
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Web Browsing
Word Processing
Comment:
This laptop is exceptionally fast, compared to my low end 'windows 7 toshiba, and though heavy is lighter than the toshiba, and easier to handle. I do wonder if I should have gotten the macbook air, but was put off by the lack of optical drive and limited storage. A close call. The MacBook pro has a multitude<br />of nice features, in particular the brilliant mag-safe power cord connection. I will admit that it has taken me a while to make the switch from pc to mac, but the Switching to the mac book in the missing manual series by David Pogue is golden. I highly recommend it to new mac owners<br /><br />I also got the SquareTrade warranty, $ 200 for 3 years and it includes physical<br /> damage. They gave me full price settlement after I put my Samsung Galaxy though the laundry and they could not repair it. Duh. I also have their warranties on my wife's and my iPhone 5's. Only way to go on warranties
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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