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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MLH12LL/A computer

Price $1,800.00

A 13.3-inch laptop tested with macOS Sierra 10.12, an Intel Core i5 2.9GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics 550 graphics, and a 256GB solid state drive.

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The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch MLH12LL/A is a 13.3-inch laptop with an LCD resolution of 2560 x 1600. It has 8GB of memory and a 256GB hard drive. It has an Intel Core i5 2.9GHz processor and Intel Iris Graphics 550 video adapter but no dedicated video memory. But it lacks an optical drive for burning CDs or DVDs. It comes with macOS Sierra 10.12 pre-installed.

The MacBook Pro 13-inch MLH12LL/A has a multitouch touchpad, and 4 USB ports. You can use an 802.11n router, the most common high-speed standard or 802.11ac, with the latest, faster standard .

The MacBook Pro 13-inch MLH12LL/A measures 12 inches wide by 0.6 inches high by 8.4 inches deep and it weighs 3lbs. It's backed by a 12 month warranty, with 3 months of tech support.

Specs

Display size (in.) Display size The diagonal measure of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.
13.3
Operating system (as tested) Operating system (as tested) The operating system that was installed on the computer at the time it was tested. The operating system is the software that controls the basic operation of the computer. Common examples are Windows and Mac OS. The operating system determines the "look and feel" of the PC.
macOS Sierra 10.12
Processor 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 2.9GHz
Memory (GB) Memory 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.
8
Storage (GB) Storage 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.
256
Video memory (MB) Video memory 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.
LCD resolution LCD resolution The number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed.
2560 x 1600
Video adapter Video adapter Also known as the video card, the video adapter processes all the data that you see on your screen. They come in different speeds and may be integrated (most common, but is slower and uses up memory) or discrete (which is faster and has its own dedicated memory). If you will not be playing complex 3D games, any integrated graphics adapter will do. Otherwise, buy a discrete graphics adapter with a graphics processor from ATI or Nvidia with at least 256 MB of memory.
Intel Iris Graphics 550
Optical drive Optical drive The optical drive reads and/or writes to CDs and DVDs. Most PCs come equipped with a DVD-RW, also known as a DVD burner, which lets you read and write to DVDs.Some models come with Blu-Ray drives, which let you play high-definition movies.
None
Height (in.) Height The height of the computer while closed. This includes the keyboard dock on detachable laptops.
0.6
Depth (in.) Depth The depth of the computer while closed. This includes the keyboard dock for detachable laptops.
8.4
Width (in.) Width The width of the computer while closed. This includes the keyboard dock of detachable laptops.
12
Warranty length (mos.) Warranty length The length in months of the manufacturer's standard warranty.
12
Tech support length (mos.) Tech support length The length in months of the manufacturer's technical support by telephone.
3
Battery capacity (WHr) Battery capacity The total energy contained in the battery, expressed in Watt-hours. A larger capacity battery will deliver longer battery life, but will add weight and sometimes will extend beyond the edge of the netbook.
44
Energy Star Energy Star Qualified by the U.S. government's Energy Star program for low power consumption.
Yes
EPEAT level EPEAT level EPEAT (Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool) certification, based on environmental attributes such as the types of materials used and power consumption. There are three levels (in increasing order of environmental performance): bronze, silver, and gold. Products without an EPEAT level either do not meet EPEAT's minimum requirements or have not yet been tested by EPEAT.
Gold

Features

Blu-ray or DVD 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.
None
Memory-card reader Memory-card reader At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)
No
Facial recognition Facial recognition Webcam can be set to scan your face for secure log-in.
No
Hand gesture control Hand gesture control Hand gesture control allows you to use specific hand motions to control your computer. Depending on the software you can do things like raise and lower volume, scroll up and down, zoom in and out and open and close applications.
No
Fingerprint reader Fingerprint reader A biometric fingerprint reader for logging into your PC.
Yes

Connections

WiFi type WiFi type 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
USB sleep and charge 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.
No
Thunderbolt port 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 3 is the newest version that supports faster speeds.
Yes
Digital video out Digital video out Has a DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort video output for sending a digital video signal to a computer monitor or HDTV.
No
Number of USB ports Number of USB ports Number of USB ports for printers, flash drives, or other peripherals. This includes ports that may be on the keyboard dock of detachable laptops.
4
Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Support for 1,000 Mb/s networking.
No
VGA video out VGA video out A connection for an external display with a VGA input. This includes ports that may be on the keyboard dock of detachable laptops.
No
DVI video out DVI video out A connection for an external digital flat-panel display.
No
HDMI output HDMI output An HDMI video out port for sending video to an HDTV.
No

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