Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME293B/A, Intel Core i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.4"

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MacBook Pro with Retina display is the ideal notebook for enthusiasts and professionals looking for fast performance in a supercompact and light design. It features a stunning Retina display, fourth-generation Core processors, latest graphics, faster flash, next-generation Wi-Fi, and longer battery life—in an incredibly thin and light design.

Latest processors and graphics

  • Fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core processor
  • Designed to reduce power consumption while maintaining high performance
  • Intel Iris Graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance

Faster flash storage

  • PCIe-based flash storage is up to 60% faster than previous flash storage
  • Superior in reliability and up to nine times faster than a traditional hard drive

Next-generation Wi-Fi

  • 802.11ac, compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Dual band supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Stronger, clearer, and faster Wi-Fi signal

Longer battery life

  • Up to 8 hours wireless web and iTunes movie playback

Thunderbolt 2 ports

  • Two ports deliver up to 20Gbps of bandwidth for each external device
  • Connect to multiple displays and high-performance devices

Stunning Retina display

  • Pixels are packed so densely your eye can’t discern individual ones
  • See more detail in your images and experience amazingly sharp text

Thin and Light

  • 2.02 kilograms and 1.8-centimetres thick

Included Software

  • OS X Mavericks, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
  • Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now free from the Mac App Store with every new Mac purchase (Requires Internet Connection and Apple ID)

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 |

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 8 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.
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
H1.8 x W35.9 x D24.7cm
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 Iris Pro Graphics
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, 2x Thunderbolt 2, 1x HDMI
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
4th generation quad-core Intel Core i7
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.0GHz to 3.2GHz 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.
2880 x 1800 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology
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/ac


Click & collect

Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Tuesday from 2pm
355 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

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Next, named or Saturday UK delivery


Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


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International delivery not available


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME293B/A, Intel Core i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.4" 5 5 5 5
Amazing laptop! So fast and so easy to use! I bought an Apple USB Superdrive with it, plugged it in and used it straight away, no configuring or messing about with it. The amazing thing (I am a bit new to Macs) was that I used my Time Machine backup for my old Macbook to setup the new one. I was stunned when I saw all my SOFTWARE moved over to the new computer along with my files. Call me silly but I didn't know it would transfer the software too. I didn't think my old Macbook was noisy until comparing it to the new one. What a difference to have a practically silent computer. I can highly recommend the cost of this because if you spec a similar 'other' type of computer this is actually a bargain, plus it has Apple software immediately installed, no extra purchases necessary to use it to its full potential. Great job Apple! and of course buying it from John Lewis with their customer service and price match was a no brainer!!! 05 October 2014
Apple MacBook Pro Fantastic product. These machines can do so much more than we are aware of... I haven't quite mastered the art of using online help and implementing at the same time... the dinosaur would like a paper manual! The really irritating issue with this product is I tried to submit an assignment using Mac's 'pages' but the recipient couldn't open... for a product that is so user friendly in most other respects... this is really irritating! No doubt I will work it out in the end... 06 August 2014
A beautifully designed computer My first apple laptop and nervous about the change of software and processes, but once you get used to it - wow so much better. The kit is great looking and its features superb! The John Lewis 2 year warranty the clincher. 06 August 2014
Go for it! I have used windows since the days of MS DOS and it took a lot of persuasion from friends to change to this machine as I am retired and not a techie. However, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this product. It has taken a bit of getting used to and many frustrations. I have had 3 hours coaching from a local coach and would recommend JL's service if you need some tech help. I have also gone iPhone at the same time and wish JL stocked that product as well. The price hike to get this bigger screen is outrageous but having tested both in store is necessary if you are over 45. JL's 3 years warranty is an additional benefit of buying it here. 20 April 2014
Super fast, super sleek Marvellous machine, It fires up instantly & the design is both clever & very user friendly 14 January 2014
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