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Summary:A 13.3-inch laptop tested with Mac OS X Lion 10.7, an Intel Core i5 2.5GHz processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics, and a 500GB hard drive.
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 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.
About This Brand
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.
Features & Specs - Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MD101LL/A
Display size (in.) The diagonal measure of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.
Display size (in.)
Processor Also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.
Intel Core i5 2.5GHz
Memory (GB) Also known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance. We recommend at least 4GB of memory, or 8GB if you plan to run several large applications at the same time.
Storage (GB) The amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.
Video memory (MB) The amount of dedicated memory built into a graphics adapter. Most models have integrated graphics, which have no dedicated memory but are still suitable for most applications, including photo editing and watching movies. Others have discrete graphic adapters, which typically have 256 MB or more video memory, to deliver smoother and more realistic graphics for 3D games.
Video memory (MB)
Blu-ray or DVD Has either a Blu-Ray drive (B), which lets you watch Blu-Ray movies and read/write to CDs and DVDs, or a DVD drive (D), which lets you read/write to CDs and DVDs.
Blu-ray or DVD
Memory-card reader At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)
Wi-Fi The type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Computers with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas. 802.11ac is the newest, fastest type.
WiMAX One of the standards used by cell phone service providers that they call "4G". Based on the IEEE 802.16e wireless standard, mobile WiMAX is a wireless broadband Internet connection like Wi-Fi, with comparable data speeds. But its range is much greater, measured in miles rather than feet, which in theory should provide continuous broadband coverage over greater distances. If supported you usually have to sign up with a service provider and pay an extra fee.
USB sleep and charge Unlike standard USB ports that power off when the computer is turned off or put to sleep, sleep and charge USB ports remain powered on when in sleep mode. They can be used to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets.
USB sleep and charge
Thunderbolt port Has a Thunderbolt port for connecting peripherals such as an external hard drive. This includes ports that may be on the keyboard dock of detachable laptops. Thunderbolt is a high-speed port that can connect to DVI, HDMI and VGA through the use of adapters. Thunderbolt 2 is the newest version that supports faster speeds.
Digital video out Has a DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort video output for sending a digital video signal to a computer monitor or HDTV.
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from West TX.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from West Hartford, CT
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Hated the idea of Mac NOW LOVE MAC....
New User Interface
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.