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Apple 2012 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display 2.6GHz Quad-Core i7 (MC976LL/A)  

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    Introducing the next level of vision for notebooks, over 5 million pixels of innovation.

    Apple has a tradition of breaking down boundaries in technology and innovation, and the next line of MacBook Pro laptops follows closely to that tradition. Being one of the most widely used laptops by professionals, this new MacBook Pro with Retina Display (MC976LL/A) will enhance users experiences further than ever before, with extremely fast processor upgrades, integrated HD graphics, lightning quick flash storage, radically thin design, extremely high-resolution color display, USB 3.0 connections, and more. At just .71 inches thin the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a breakthrough in engineering and built for extremely high levels of performance.

    Retina Display
    Apple designed the next generation of MacBook Pro to have a screen as vivid as your imagination. A screen where everything you see is remarkably vibrant, detailed, and sharp. With 3 million more pixels than an HD TV, they have created is the world’s highest-resolution notebook display — and their most jaw-dropping Retina display yet.

    One screen. Five million pixels.
    When you pack over 5 million pixels into a 15.4-inch display, the results are positively stunning. The pixel density is so high, your eyes can’t discern individual pixels. Images take on a new level of realism and text is pin sharp. And with a 2880-by-1800 resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. So your best ideas can become your best work.

    More color and contrast. Less glare.
    The new Retina display reduces glare while maintaining incredible color and quality. In fact, it has a 29 percent higher contrast ratio than a standard MacBook Pro display. Blacks are blacker. Whites are whiter. And everything in between is rich and vibrant. IPS technology gives you a wide, 178-degree view of everything on the screen, so you’ll see the difference at practically any angle. And you’re going to love what you see.

    All-Flash Storage
    Apple’s goal was to build a high-performance notebook of the future, and they began with the foundation. For this MacBook Pro, that foundation was flash. Because when you build a notebook around an all-flash architecture, not only is everything more durable, reliable, and battery efficient — everything is fast. Really, really fast.

    There’s a reason they call it “flash.”
    You’ll notice a difference in whatever you do — starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It’s all thanks to flash storage, which gives you up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive. When you use apps like Final Cut Pro or Aperture, you can perform even the most demanding tasks right from your internal storage. And since the all-new MacBook Pro comes with up to 768GB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you, including large video and photo libraries. Flash doesn’t have any moving parts, which makes it extremely durable and quiet. It also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month. Whether it’s been 1 day or 30, this all-flash MacBook Pro will spring to life, right where you left off.

    Long-Lasting Battery
    The all-new MacBook Pro has more than just processing power. It has an incredible amount of battery power, too. So you can do more than ever — all on a single charge.

    Matching power for power.
    A 7-hour battery life is impressive for any notebook. But for a high-performance notebook with an ultra-high-resolution display, top-of-the-line processors and graphics, and a superslim design, it’s absolutely remarkable. The built-in 95-watt-hour battery gives you up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles and up to 30 days of instant-on standby time. Which means you can put your MacBook Pro to sleep, and it’ll come back on instantly — after a day, a week, or even a month. With Power Nap coming this summer in OS X Mountain Lion, your MacBook Pro can continue to receive new email and calendar invitations while it’s asleep. And when it’s connected to a power source, it can download software updates and make backups with Time Machine. So the next time you open your notebook, everything’s right there waiting for you.

    Intel Core i7
    The all-new MacBook Pro comes with the fastest mobile quad-core processor on the market: the Intel Core i7. It’s the muscle behind the most powerful notebook Apple has ever built.

    The new mobile powerhouse.
    This notebook has the power to do amazing things. Third-generation Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometer single-die microarchitecture provide the fastest quad-core performance ever in a notebook. Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. And with speeds up to 2.7GHz, 6MB of shared L3 cache, and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7GHz, these processors are great for running professional applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro. They also support up to 16GB of superfast 1600MHz memory. Which means the all-new MacBook Pro is ready to take on whatever you can dream up.

    Next-Generation NVIDIA Graphics
    Graphics on the all-new MacBook Pro are so fast, smooth, and realistic, you might just forget you’re looking at a computer screen.

    The power behind the pixels.
    The all-new MacBook Pro has a phenomenal display — and a GPU to match. Based on a next-generation Kepler architecture with 1GB of dedicated video memory, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor provides up to 60 percent faster graphics performance than any notebook Apple has ever made. And it delivers enough power to drive the amazing 5-million-pixel Retina display as well as two external displays. All while making the most graphics-intensive tasks — like rendering HD video and editing RAW photography — fast, fluid, and incredibly lifelike.

    Ports and Connections
    Everything about the all-new MacBook Pro is high performance — even its I/O. Thunderbolt is the fastest, most versatile I/O available, and this notebook has two Thunderbolt ports. That’s a huge advantage when you need to connect to just about anything — external displays, RAID arrays, video capture devices, even FireWire peripherals (adapter sold separately, available July) and Gigabit Ethernet networks (adapter sold separately). Combine that with two USB 3 ports, an HDMI port, and an SDXC card slot, and in a matter of minutes you can build an entire professional studio with the all-new MacBook Pro as its centerpiece.

    Stay connected with the most advanced wireless technology.
    Meet the ultimate mobile creative studio. With an emphasis on mobile. Equipped with the latest three-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi5 and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, you’re free to unplug and still stay connected — to your network, to your wireless peripherals, and to the world.

    Audio and Visual
    You haven’t heard it all until you’ve heard the speakers inside the all-new MacBook Pro. For something so thin and light, the sound is huge. And with a wide dynamic range, optimal balance, and a crisp, expressive quality, these speakers might sound too good to be true. That’s because Apple has labored painstakingly over the design to maximize the quality of every decibel you hear.

    Dual mics. They’ll hear you loud and clear.
    Dual built-in microphones are great for when you want to be heard. If you’re making a FaceTime call, for example, the mics reduce background noise from behind the notebook. And when you use Dictation (coming this summer in OS X Mountain Lion), they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice — instead of the noise around you.

    Muli-Touch Trackpad and Backlit Keyboard
    In OS X, Multi-Touch is an essential part of how you interact with your Mac. Using realistic, intuitive gestures, you can switch between apps, navigate your content, and get the most out of your desktop space. The all-new MacBook Pro features a Multi-Touch trackpad with a large, all-glass button surface. So you can tap, pinch, swipe, and click away comfortably.

    A brighter way to work.
    Thin and light, this notebook is designed to go anywhere — including places with less-than-stellar lighting. A built-in sensor detects changes in ambient light and adjusts the keyboard brightness automatically. So you’re never left in the dark.

    Features

    • 15.4” MacBook Pro with Retina Display, 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB DDR3L onboard memory, 512GB Flash Storage
    • Exceptionally high-resolution Retina Display with over 5 million pixels for crisp clear visuals
    • Lightning quick, all-flash storage starts up in seconds and launches apps fast
    • Integrated NVIDIA graphics, with 1GB of dedicated video memory for flawless performance
    • High-speed, professional I/O with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, HDMI, and more
    • Long-lasting battery with 7-hour charge and 30-day standby time
    • Incredible breakthrough design at 0.71-inches thin, and 4.46lb.
    • Dual built-in microphones help reduce background noise when in use
    • Advanced thin and light speaker design with a big sound
    • Essential multi-touch Trackpad, makes navigation a breeze
    • Backlit Keyboard with built-in sensor to detect ambient light and make adjustments automatically
    • Includes updated versions of Apple software that takes full advantage of Retina Display

    Order this stunning enhancement to the Apple MacBook Pro line of laptops today.

     

    2012 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display 2.6GHz Quad-Core i7 (MC976LL/A) Specifications:

    • Display:
    • Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors. / Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels
    • Processor:
    • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
    • Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz).
    • Memory:
    • 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory (Configurable to 16GB.)
    • Storage:
    • 512GB Flash Storage (configurable to 768GB flash storage)
    • Size and Weight:
    • (WxHxD) 14.13” x 0.71” x 9.73”
    • 4.46lb.
    • Graphics and Video Support:
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colors
    • Thunderbolt digital video output
    • Native Mini DisplayPort output
    • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
    • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • Camera:
    • 720p FaceTime HD camera
    • Connections and Expansion:
    • MagSafe 2 power port
    • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
    • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
    • HDMI port
    • Headphone port
    • SDXC card slot
    • Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
    • Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately, available July)
    • Wireless:
    • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible / Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    • Audio:
    • Stereo speakers
    • Dual microphones
    • Headphone port
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
    • Support for audio line out (digital / analog)
    • Keyboard and Trackpad:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
    • 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
    • Battery and Power:
    • Up to 7 hours wireless web
    • Up to 30 days standby time
    • Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    • 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port
    • Electrical and Operating Requirements:
    • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    • Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–24° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
    • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
    • Included Software:
    • OS X Mountain Lion
    • iLife: iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
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    5.0

    Best Computer I've Ever Used

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Great Software Bundle
    • Reliable Performance
    • Sleek Design

    Cons

    • Non-upgradeable RAM

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Internet
    • Music
    • Video
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Apple 2012 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display 2.6GHz Quad-Core i7 (MC976LL/A):

    This is the best computer I've ever owned. Sure, it's expensive, but it's worth every penny. Super fast, light, and overall awesome to use.

    Plus, if you look at all other computer manufacturers, if you wanted this performance, you'd pay a very similar price.

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