Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display ME664LL/A
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Summary:A 15.4-inch laptop tested with Mac OS X Mountain Lion, an Intel Core i7 2.4GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, and a 256GB solid-state drive.
About - Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display ME664LL/A
The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display ME664LL/A is a 15.4-inch laptop with an LCD resolution of 2880 x 1800. It has 8GB of memory and a 256GB hard drive. It has an an Intel Core i7 2.4GHz processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M video adapter with 1024MB video memory. But it lacks an optical drive for burning CDs or DVDs. It comes with Mac OS X Mountain Lion pre-installed.
The MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display ME664LL/A has a built-in memory card reader for digital photography, a multitouch touchpad, and 2 USB ports. It has HDMI out for connecting to an HDTV. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11n, so it's compatible with the latest high-speed routers.
The MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display ME664LL/A measures 14.1 inches wide by 0.7 inches high by 9.7 inches deep and it weighs 4.4lbs. It's backed by a 12 month warranty, with 3 months of tech support.
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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.
Features & Specs - Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display ME664LL/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.
Core i7 2.4GHz
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.)
Built-in webcam A built-in webcam for videoconferencing.
Multitouch touchpad The touchpad supports use of multiple-finger gestures to zoom and scroll.
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.
I use this computer daily. I had an HP Probook that I loved and I decided to make the jump to a MAC so I could learn some audio/video software. I must say that I love this computer and will never go back to a PC. Save yourself some money and buy an Apple recertified computer. They have the same warranty and you can still get the Apple Care. <br />If I had to give it anything negative I would say the case shows dirt really well. But that doesn't bother me any. You wont regret it if you buy this computer.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from San Diego
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
The Best Laptop I Have Ever Used
Easy To Use
Good Battery Life
Good Internal Speakers
Sturdy For Its Size
Needs External Drive
I have never had a better laptop. It is so fast that is still impresses me after owning if for a year. The keyboard and track pad are first rate. Works beautifully with Apple's 27 inch external monitor.