Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME866B/A, Intel Core i5, 512GB 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)

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.
2.6GHz 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.
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


Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME866B/A, Intel Core i5, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" 3.8 5 5 5
not working I am not sure why but the camera has been impossible to activate. I am traveling for a month so I cannot even go back to the store to get it checked. Frustrating. 21 May 2014
1st Time Apple User My old Windows XP desktop has a failing hard drive and as XP no longer supported it was time for a change so I decided, after to talking to a number of users, to switch to Apple. My XP laptop was also grindingly slow so I decided on the Macbook Pro Retina 13.3" to replace both. Was it the right decision. In some ways yes. The laptop is a work of art, it has SSD disc and loads really fast, runs heat free and silently and doesn't keep hanging or crashing. It takes a bit of time to get used to the different ways of using the trackpad and keypad but I'm getting there. So from the point of view of the machine itself there is little to complain about. I have been able to connect external CD drive, Back Up Drive, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse and Speakers (although only stereo so far, 5.1 needs more investigation). The drawbacks are the software included Pages (Word replacement), Numbers (Excel), Calendar, Contacts and Safari (Outlook). These are no where near as usable or sophisticated as the Office offering and seem much more limiting. I am now waiting for the supposed release of Office 2014 for the Mac before purchasing that. Might try LibreOffice in the meantime as some appear to rate that and it's free! Overall pleased, especially with the light weight, excellent screen and fast loading and closing, the software issues may be personal preference and can be overcome so would definitely recommend based on experience so far, despite the undoubted high price. Usual good service from John Lewis and with extended warranty included there was some price saving too. 15 April 2014
Good Update I've only had this new MacBook a few days after buying one to upgrade my 5 year old MacBook Pro. Its a good update from my older machine with the key benefits being the awesome display, the extra speed and better battery - as you would expect. I am very happy with my purchase but wanted to add this review to note a few things I hadn't noticed before I owned it. A number of features of the old machine have been removed, the lack of CD drive is the prime annoyance but this was obvious. What I hadn't noticed was that the Infra Red receiver, power/standby light, ethernet port, battery indicator and nice separate power button are all also absent. I'm a little irked by this as these were all nice features which I used often on my old machine. However, the screen really is a gem and almost all the missing features can be circumvented. I'm also completely sold on the SSD drive, even given its effect on the cost of the machine. All in all I am happy to have this machine for the next 5 years. 14 April 2014
First Apple Recently needed to replace my laptop. After many years with Windows, I decided that it was time to try an Apple. This new MacBook Pro is a very high quality laptop, The only downside is that it is expensive to purchase, and also it is irritating that you have to buy special adaptors to connect to the desk top screen, etc. However, as you begin to learn how to use the Apple it begins to show how good it is. From cold boot-up to connected to the wifi takes about 15 - 20 seconds! The battery life is amazing - a full recharge lasts a good 8 to 10 hours, and recharging seems to be really quick a couple of hours int he office and it is already full. I installed microsoft office for IOS but actually for email and calendars the pre installed applications are probably better. But it does give you full word and powerpoint and excel so that if you want to continue to use the familiar apps you can. The trackpad takes a little while to get used to, but once you learn the different movements it really is easy to use and feels natural. For Windows users, go online and look at some videos on you-tube, which provide a great quick start. In summary, it is an amazing laptop, and just works really well. 18 February 2014
Superb piece of equipment This laptop is very well made and oozes quality compared to many others I have tried. Everything works efficiently including the keyboard, wi-fi, bluetooth and the Apple Superdrive dvd player/writer bought with the laptop. The screen is excellent - the best I have ever used. This model has a large 512GB SS hard drive, 8GB RAM and 2.6GHZ latest i5 processor which makes everything very quick and quiet. It is also perfect for carrying with you and yet still the screen size remains perfect for almost everything you need to do. I would recommend this laptop to anyone who wants a reliable, top quality and very simple to use laptop. 10 December 2013
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