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

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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.

OS X Mavericks

Every Mac comes with OS X 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.

OS X Mavericks New Features

  • iBooks
  • Maps
  • Improved Notifications
  • Improved Calendar
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Improved Safari
  • Finder Tabs
  • Tags
  • Multiple Displays
  • App Nap
  • Compressed Memory
Accessories Included
60W MagSafe Power Adapter, 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
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 Slot 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
Voice Recognition
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
720p facetime HD camera
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n


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Apple MacBook Pro, MD101B/A, Intel Core i5, 500GB, 4GB RAM, 13.3" 4.9 5 53 53
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
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
From PC to Apple, bliss After attempting to use a PC laptop and windows 8 for some major word processing, I gave up and spent the extra money on this and instantly found it user friendly. Only downsides, Pages is a bit lame, but workable, sometimes internet connection appears slower than my iPad. excellent. 30 July 2014
Difficult to use Very good service from John Lewis but I have found the mac book difficult to use. Its impossible to work out how to create documents etc using i pages. Even the advisor on apple support didn't really know. Photos etc also complicated and overall I'm sure it will do a lot if only there was some simple help to show how to use the features. The tutorials are complicated and not for beginners. Would not buy again unless I had someone to show me how to use it. Waste of money. 28 July 2014
First Class Product This is the second Apple MacBook Pro I have purchased from John Lewis, I enjoy using the product so much I bought one for my partner. The advantage of buying from John Lewis is that you are getting a great product, at a fair price and the piece of mind that comes with all purchases from John Lewis. The Mac itself is easy to use, comes with many features and long battery life making it very portable. 08 July 2014
Apple MacBook Pro - perfect Package and delivery great. MacBook Pro itself, fantastic :-). Still discovering more and more after using my vintage ibook since 2003 03 June 2014
Great buy Yes, it's not cheap but it is great, it's really quick and it stores all my music and photos in an easily accessible way. Much better than Windows; also room for my son to download and play games. I am very pleased with it. 27 May 2014
Top Laptop I have only had my new laptop for a few weeks and so far am happy with this product 13 May 2014
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