Apple MacBook Pro, MD101B/A, Intel Core i5, 500GB, 4GB RAM, 13.3"

Product information

A fully-featured laptop inside a single inch of sturdy aluminium, the MacBook Pro is designed for maximum performance in minimum size. Your high definition videos, photos and games will look even more brilliant on the sharp 13.3-inch high resolution display.

Key benefits:

  • Your new MacBook Pro will arrive with OS X Mavericks. Mavericks is the next major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. With Mavericks, the Mac experience gets even better. It brings new apps to your desktop. Adds features you’ll love to use. And introduces technologies that help your Mac perform even better—while using even less power.

  • The MacBook Pro features a rapid 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a long-lasting 7 hour battery. Store your digital photos, music and video on the large 500GB hard drive and enjoy them at the touch of a button with the Front Row interface. Connect wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled peripherals and go online while you’re out and about with AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi.

  • The FaceTime HD camera gives you 720p resolution — perfect for the brilliant LED-backlit display — along with improved low-light performance. You and your friends can make HD calls from one new MacBook Pro to another. You can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPhone 4 or the new iPod touch.

  • For boosted graphics performance the new MacBook Pro features Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 processor which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. Built for 60% faster performance than previous models - you’ll experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive and truer to life.

  • With the new Thunderbolt port, you can daisy-chain as many as six devices, including your display, to create a fully-fledged workstation. Two USB 3.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port let you connect your iPad, iPod, iPhone, digital cameras, and external hard drives.

  • The MacBook Pro also features an advanced trackpad with wonderfully intuitive Multi-Touch technology. You can flip through photos, enlarge text and adjust an image using just your fingers. Your hands have room to spread out on the full-size keyboard with crisp, responsive keys. And it’s illuminated so you can see what you’re typing in low-light settings. Navigation is simple and intuitive thanks to the multi-touch trackpad, which doubles as a button.

  • The new SDXC card slot supports up to 64GB cards and makes it a snap to transfer all those photos to and from your MacBook Pro, so you can edit and share them on the spot.

Please note: This MacBook is eligible for a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite through the Mac App store

Mac OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite helps to bring iOS and OS X devices together. It's packed full of features that will help you take full advantage of your hardware, without compromising on looks or ease of use. It works with your processor to give you the best possible experience and will keep everything up to date, even when it's in sleep mode.
OS X lets you control your Mac with simple, intuitive gestures. Your favourite apps are easy to reach in the Dock, while Launchpad provides quick access to everything. Finder makes it easy to browse and organise your files, with Spotlight ensuring that searching for documents and apps is effortless. It comes with amazing apps like Pages, Numbers, Photos, iMovie and Garageband that give you the platform you need for productivity and creativity, with more great apps are available for download from the App Store.
If you own and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8, then you can move between devices in even smarter ways. Make and receive iPhone calls on your Mac, even if your iPhone is in another room. Send and receive both iMessage and SMS text messages on your Mac. Start an email, document or browsing session on one device and instantly pick it up on another.

Apps Included
| Safari | Mail | iBooks | Mac App Store | iPhoto | iMovie | GarageBand | Pages | Numbers | Keynote | Maps | Calendar | FaceTime | Messages | Contacts | Reminders | Preview | Notes | iTunes | Game Center | Time Machine | Photo Booth |

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Accessories Included
60W MagSafe Power adaptor, AC wall plug and power lead
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 7 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
720p facetime HD camera
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H2.41 x W32.5 x D22.7cm
Ethernet Port
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Full-size backlit keyboard, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) with ambient light sensor
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC compatible)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Mac OS X Mavericks
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
2x USB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt, 1x FireWire 800
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
3rd generation dual-core Intel Core i5
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.5GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1280 x 800 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
LED-backlit display
Built-in stereo speakers
Touch Screen
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
TV tuner card
Voice Recognition
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Yes- Via Apple TV & AirPlay
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n


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Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 64 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lovely machine but disastrous software When I purchased my MacBook Pro it came with the Yosemite software. Everything worked faultlessly. Recently Apple issued an 'upgrade' called the El Capitan software, this has proved disastrous as I can no longer send or receive email through my Hotmail account which worked perfectly with Yosemite, its not just me check the forums. There is no way I can see to revert to the original software, something a Windows PC would have achieved easily. If you feel lucky then buy a Mac, if not give it a wide berth and get a Windows equipped PC. 26 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my Apple MacBook I have owned and used many desktop computers and laptops over the years. From first lifting the lid, I have enjoyed using my Apple MacBook Pro. I am a trained typist and the keyboard was immediately comfortable and user friendly. I confess I am still finding my way around. For instance, I haven't sussed out how to open folders and file documents but I will get there. However, I love the look and feel of my MacBook and any concerns I had at changing from Windows computers/laptops were unnecessary. When I first ventured into the John Lewis store at Cribs Causeway, I was knowledgeably assisted and advised by Dominic. I found Dominic to be courteous, friendly and professional. On returning to the store a couple of days later, Dominic was not on duty but Ed offered to help and answered a couple of questions in language I could relate to. I was soon the proud owner of an Apple MacBook Pro. 20 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great decision thought about going for a good quality workhorse and am so pleased I spent a bit more. This laptop is another class and my worry about needing office as a student was misplaced. Delighted! 22 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apple convert Switched from Microsoft, on a steep learning curve, but very impressive product. 22 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First class product best computer, ever Have owned over 10 computers (laptops,desktops, iPads and tablets but the Aplple macbook is by far the best 18 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Text size Having endured years of Windows i decided to splash out on a Mac Pro 13. Whilst this is an excellent product the text sizing is smaller and therefore visually annoying and tiresome. There are some methods to increase text size but i think Mac would do better to standardize this. Middle aged and older people buy Mac too you know! 12 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent, no complaints Bought this to replace a 10 year old Mac. Went for HDD for its sturdiness as opposed to SSD. Migrated all data from the previous laptop overnight. So far so good. Recommend this over any Windows platform. 21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product and competitively priced I have used MacBooks for many years, and this is once again an excellent product. really enjoy using MacBooks and rate this one highly. Well priced too with the 3 year warranty built in. 16 April 2015
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