Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop with Retina Display - MC975LL/A (June, 2012)
About this product
|The Apple MacBook Pro A1398 laptop, released in 2012, renders performance and multi-tasking efficiencies with the integrated 8 GB RAM. The graphic processor is Intel HD Graphics 3000. This device is powered by a reliable Intel Core i7 3rd Gen. 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor. The 256 GB hard drive provides storage space for digital content. This Apple notebook features a convenient 15.4" LED-IPS display.|
|Product Family||MacBook Pro|
|Processor Type||Intel Core i7 3rd Gen.|
|Processor Speed||2.30 GHz|
|Number of Cores||Quad-Core|
|Display Max. Resolution||2880 x 1800|
|Expansion Ports||2 x Thunderbolt Port, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI|
|Expandability||1 x SDXC Card Slot|
|Special Features||Integrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port|
|Hard Drive Capacity||256 GB|
|Storage Controller Type||SSD (Solid State Drive)|
|Installed RAM||8 GB|
|RAM Technology||DDR3L SDRAM|
|Max Supported RAM||16 GB|
|RAM Speed||1600 MHz|
|Installed Cache Memory||6144 KB|
|Graphic Processor||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Installed Video Memory||1024 MB|
|Audio Output Type||Headphones, Speaker(s)|
|Audio Input Type||Integrated Microphone, Microphone|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Data Link Protocol||Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 7 Hours|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Release Date||June, 2012|
|Input Method||Keyboard, Trackpad|
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- demon_child67Jul 16, 2012by
The most power within this small of a form factor for 2012 a must consider
To put it simply this mac meets and exceeds my expectations , being a pc enthusiast and using pcs for the last 10 years ,building desktops systems that cost well over 4000 dollars this laptop holds no comparison . But for an on the go mobile workstation that is more than capable to meet every day demands you will not be displeased. As many have noted that ifixit has rated this laptop the least repairable which i understand would worry many . But realistically think to yourself "how many people actually upgrade their laptops" . Yes the occasional hard drive upgrade and ram may come in the future but the majority of consumers don't even touch theirs because within 3 years their looking to upgrade to another model anyway.Which brings me to my next subject being ram. The standard 8 gigs of ram initially worried me considering i come from a system with 32gigs and the lungs of my system always aspirated with ease (basic analogy cpu=heart ram=lungs). I have to confess that 8 gigs of ram is sufficient to run all the graphically intense and professional applications with usually 1 gig or 795mb is still in reserve. The only time in which more ram would be necessary is ex running Microsoft flight at max settings or crisis on parallel and then opening up dream weaver and movie editing software in which you could possible see the ram max out. Long story short you have to try and use all the ram in order to max out. The only crux of this system i find is the graphics card. yes everything is fluid and smooth even playing intensely demanding applications such arkham city battlefield 3 , mass effect in retina resolution but multitasking with these games running doesn't work fluidly . Can it be done ? yes ? will it be buttery smooth absolutely not.you will begin to run into the limitations of the gpu. The limits are outlined much faster than a equivalent hp laptop with the same graphics card because of the retina display , the gpu now has to render twice as many pixels as its competitor . Battery life is excellent , basic word processing will yield five hours easily at 4 click away from max brightness hard core gaming will yield your 1 hour and 45 minutes . i was also delighted to find that Charging this unit is extremely quick . Take not that while playing left for dead or any graphically intense game the laptop will use upwards of 65 watts , coming close to the max rated watts of the supplied charger. Sometimes while gaming i will see an "estimated charging time of 3 hours" depending on the state of charge before i started gaming . Overall apple has done more than their research on this laptop . It is magmatic in every sense of the word to pack so much power within such a small form factor and with little comprises. I will continue to purchase macs as my preferred preference for on the go computing and use my pc powerhouses for server applications and braggings rights amongst my friends :).Read full review
- tobi409Jan 25, 2015by
Amazing! I love it!
Amazing!!! This thing is fast, compact, light, all of the above! Plus I absolutely love the gorgeous screen on OSX!!
- chasaevansMay 5, 2015by
A must have for photographers.
This unit was pretty much as described except for the ding on the frame near the hinge. It was not show in the photos. To distort the top deck and frame it had to be dropped. Im going to use it for field work so it will probably get another but it would have affected my bid (-50) if I had seen it. Camera is not very sharp which may have been the result of the fall, but I do not have another machine from that era to compare it too. MBP's are serious computers for those who can afford them. A must have for photographers and videographers. They need a dock and a grocery bag of cords to be used to the fullest. Example: The 2 meter Thunderbolt cord I bought for it cost $60.
- misty_cotyAug 8, 2014by
Apple Mac Pro computer top of the line. Works great love it.
This computer works excellent. I love it. My former computer was running so slow. I just click on a page and I am there. no wait. I like the way it opens up and shuts down super fast. The screen is bright.
- hoang352Jun 25, 2014by
Overall, it's a good working laptop. Needs to describe more for customers
Everything is good, but did not mention a few of dead pixels on the monitor screen. No problems running programs and was able to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Relm Reborn with no issue.