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

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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, iPhoto, 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 Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
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.
Headphone socket
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
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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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 59 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product. Excellent service This is an excellent laptop, bought for my wife. I have the larger version and this is every bit as powerful and good to use. We bought her a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and she had a year of trouble with it. In the end Sony provided a full refund as it was not fit for purpose. To be fair, it was probably problems with Windows. Considered the Air but this is robust, has extra ports and a drive (yes we still use DVD's and have information sent at work via CD etc) My wife has taken to the operating system brilliantly. She is a teacher and it is compatible with all the white-board teaching aids. Compatibility with all products is now excellent with so may people having migrated across to Apple. Try connecting a 10 year old printer and you might have problems but anything under 3 or 4 years old, then no problems. The computer is lightning fast, brilliant to use, beautifully engineered and a free two year warranty with John Lewis is the icing on the cake. Expensive, but you don't need internet protection, it will last for 10 years and shouldn't let you down. So it is actually good value. 09 December 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by what a shame I purchased a apple pro in Jan this year after not being able to get on with windows 8.A friend told me i needed a mac apple .After getting on well for a few months the laptop packed up on me .When i rang John lewis i was told it would have to go for repair and to my surprise the hard drive had gone. After using for a few weeks again and everything seemed fine it started to make a crackling noise then to my hoary my husband was useing it we could smell smoke and smoke came from the back of the keyboard and up the screen .thank goodness no one was hurt .So back it went again this time it needed quite a few parts were needed I only hope they have sorted it for good . I never expected this from apple what has gone wrong with mine. 21 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this laptop Best laptop I've ever had. Its isn't cheap but its worth the money if you'll use it. Possibly worth upgrading the ram to 8gb from 4gb to future proof the machine. This laptop will last years although you should definitely get a cooling stand as it gets very hot, especially when charging. It rarely freezes and is a very quick machine. Open the lid and off you go. The machine is compatible to most computer products like usb mouses, printers etc. Never had a problem with compatibility. 15 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by instantly responsive laptop This is the last Mac to have an optical drive, a necessity if you use your laptop for music or films on disc. However if you wish to make dvds of your home videos you need extra software, macs no longer ship with idvd, but everything else comes with the machine. Mac's word processor, pages, numbers, keynote, garage band and photo processing, a great package no extra software to buy. No unwanted trial software, and so fast to start up windows users wont believe their eyes. I am definitely a windows to mac convert. 16 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Second time lucky Having purchased this item in early August as a birthday present for my wife we were staggered to find upon turning it on for the first time that what I believe the technical guys call "the dreaded screen of death" appeared (in the form of a blank grey screen with a flashing question mark in a box)! Not what we expected from an Apple product. A quick call to the tech support guys had the problem sorted immediately with arrangements made to exchange the Apple for another one at the local (Edinburgh) store. All the John Lewis personnel involved in rectifying the situation could not have been any more sympathetic or helpful and as a result of this my wife and I wholeheartedly continue to be 100% satisfied JL customers. Needless to say so far the new machine is working perfectly. This Apple is the upgraded model (Mavericks) as distinct from the other one in our house (Mountain Lion) which I purchased just over 18 months ago (also from John Lewis Edinburgh). If you are considering purchasing this model for yourself don't hesitate! and don't hesitate in using JL. 03 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by john lewis service Today I purchased an Apple Mac Pro plus extras. The service I received and advice given, was excellent. I can highly recommend this store if you are not a computer literate. 16 August 2014
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