Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME865B/A, Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB 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)

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 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 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 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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Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Why didn't I buy this sooner! Having always used windows previously, I was concerned about changing to a mac. However, after being persuaded by many friends to make the change, I have not regretted it. This machine is a joy to use. The key board is so user friendly and the retina screen is definitely worth paying the extra. Yes it took me a few days to get used to the mac systems but I would never go back to anything else. Overall a beautifully designed, excellent lap top that is pure pleasure to use. 06 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not disappointed Not had a Mac before but wouldn't go back to anything else now. Quality piece of kit which far outclasses anything else i've used. Its worth paying the extra for these , trust me. 30 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Laptop Best computer I have ever fast and the screen is amazing. Well worth the price. 29 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb machine. My first Macbook and it's a cracker. Silent, fast and very long battery life for normal work. If you play games on this will be reduced substantially as the graphics cards is having to work. With the SSD it boots up quickly. The retina display isn't fully utilised by OSX though, using the system preferences display settings you can put into a 'more space' setting but this is not fully native, you'll need to look at a third party app to put the screen into its higher resolutions. 29 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Macbook Pro - A Cut above. After many years in the IT arena, avoiding MAC's, I eventually bit the bullet and purchased a Macbook Pro. The stylish lines, lightning fast speed and fantastic display make this head and shoulders the best laptop I have ever owned. I wouldn't hesistate to recommend this product to anyone. 16 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic!!! I had been pondering the move to Mac for a while and when my old laptop with windows 7 needed replacing I walked towards the light!!! It is the best decision I have made for a very long time. I found the move reasonably painless, yes, there are a few things that take a while to remember but it is quite logical. The speed at which I get things done now is amazing and I can't understand why I took so long to move to Mac. I certainly will not go back. If you are thinking of making the change, do it, you will NOT be disappointed, yes, they are more expensive but it is true what they say, you get what you pay for. The new retina display is just amazing, I have run the Mac beside the old laptop and the difference in resolution is staggering and I always thought the old machine was good. The battery life is very good, I haven't yet been able to run it down completely and I have used it for all sorts of things in a days usage, it also recharges very quickly. This is the best computer I have ever owned/used! I am a convert, you will be too!!! As ever, the service help and advice from John Lewis was sublime. 18 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased so far. My old desktop and laptop were both Windows XP and needed updating even before MS withdrew support. I decided it would be no greater learning curve to go the Apple route than it would to adjust to windows 8.1 and that has turned out to be true. I have easily mastered my 3 essentials of web browsing, mail and photos while setting up printers was so simple I found it hard to believe it had actually done it. As many people have said this is a class product with a lovely feel to every aspect of the hardware. Excellent battery life, good wifi range, 8 second boot up to login, no negatives so far. Perhaps hard to justify the price, but I'm very happy with my purchase, you never regret quality. 04 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish I'd taken the plunge earlier. I had been looking at other Laptops and talked myself out of an Apple due to the high price but after weighing up the various options and talking to various assistants I bit the bullet and bought this Apple Mac. The advisor in John Lewis told me they were doing the 3 year guarantee again so I waited until the offer was on and ordered. I really should of bought one of these years ago. It is so much easier and quicker than all the other laptops I have owned, I would recommend anyone thinking of changing to Apple to go ahead and you have that extra little piece of mind with the extra guarantee offered by John Lewis, although hopefully I will not need it. 24 May 2014
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