Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME864B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, 13.3"

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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 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 9 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

  • 1.57 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)

About Mac OS X Mavericks
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.
Key New Features:
Improved Notifications
Improved Calendar
iCloud Keychain
Improved Safari
Finder Tabs
Multiple Displays
App Nap
Compressed Memory

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 9 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 W31.4 x D21.9cm
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 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 will already be consumer by pre-installed data. A solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
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, 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 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.
2.4GHz to 2.9GHz 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.
2560 x 1600 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


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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME864B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, 13.3" 4.8 5 6 6
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Very impressed. Our first Mac Book, although not cheap by comparison with many laptops of a comparable specification, we have to say that we are extremely impressed. Everything works first time and is so reliable. We are definitely a convert to apple. Our photos look amazing on the Retina display screen and we bought MS office for the Apple Mac and so we don't have any compatibility issues. 08 July 2014
Excellent laptop Having owned a laptop for a number of years I decided to go the Pro Mac route and am so delighted with my decision. Should have done it sooner. 15 May 2014
Fabulously Engineered Laptop This is a superbly engineered product, having been Windows based for 30 years it is quite a culture shock to use OSX. This is an observation rather than a criticism. The software interface is simple to use which for me has made it more difficult as i am looking for more complex solutions to operating the system than are required. The laptop has a quality feel in every aspect even down to the magnetically held charging plug. It is a very expensive machine in comparison with other Windows based laptops but i have no regrets in spending the extra money as i see this lasting me a lot longer than other machines. It is comfortable to use being quite lightweight and has the superb retina display. The keyboard has a light but high quality feel about it. The battery life is the best bit for me as with other laptops you can barely get a couple of hours browsing, whereas with this machine 10 to 12 hours is easily achievable on a full charge. 18 April 2014
Very happy with it Like many, this was the switch to a Mac from a PC. Have to say, apart from the price, I haven't come across anything that I'm unhappy about. I went for the pro over the Air as it looked more robust and had the HDMI slot which I've used a few times already. The build is very solid, the screen excellent and the wi-fi speed much faster. Watching BT Sport is a much more enjoyable experience and there is no drag with streaming. Yes there is a different environment to engage with but that doesn't take long. The instantaneousness of the start up is excellent and there is no long waiting for boot ups that I had to endure with my previous laptop. I bought this mainly to do photos and they do look a lot different with this clear screen. That takes a little getting used to but I'm now getting to appreciate the image quality. Overall, I'm glad I made the purchase as it feels like something that will last for a number of years. 04 March 2014
A Fine Laptop My first Mac after years of using a PC and iPad, not an easy transition, nevertheless a very good long term investment especially with a 3 year John Lewis warranty. The hardware is so solid, the screen is so crisp and the instant start up is very good. I can also use my old mouse and external drive. Lost all sound a couple of times after using headphones but a reboot fixes that. Because the battery life is somewhat short of the 9 hours stated, it's only 4 star. 13 December 2013
Fantastic Never used a mac before but chose this because fed up with Microsoft software. Has the best screen bar none, ditto build quality. John Lewis offering a 3 year warranty so decided to buy from them. Easy to set up. 03 November 2013
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