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

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Product information

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
Brand
Apple
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
720p Facetime HD camera
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
NO
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
NO
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
Dimensions
H1.8 x W35.9 x D24.7cm
Display
LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
NO
Generation
4th Generation
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.
Shared
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
256GB SSD
Keyboard
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.
8GB
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
ME293B/A
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Mac OS X Mavericks
Operating System Filter
OS X
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
Processor Type Information Also called CPU (central processing unit) is the circuitry within a computer/laptop/tablet. It carries out the basic instructions that drive a computer/laptop/tablet.
Intel Core i7
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Gloss
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.
15.4"
Screen sizes (Laptops)
14.1" to 16"
Sound
Built-in stereo speakers
Touch Screen
NO
Trackpad
Multi?Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap and drag capabilities
Voice Recognition Information Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
NO
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Yes- Via Apple TV & AirPlay
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Delivery

  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
    FREE
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow, postcode exclusions apply
    £3.50
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    FREE
    Next or named day delivery
    £6.95
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
    £9.95
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  • International delivery not available

Returns

If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.

You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy

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