Apple MacBook Pro with Retina review

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Specifications and performance

General
 
BrandApple
Product nameMacBook Pro Retina (MC976N/A)
Product codeMC976
DetailsProduct info
Device type
Device typeLaptop
Processor / Chipset / Memory
Processor seriesIntel Core i7
Processor typeIntel Core i7 3720QM
Processor clock frequency2.6 GHz
Number of CPU cores4
ChipsetIntel HM77
Memory8 GB
Memory typeDDR3
Memory clock frequency1600 MHz
SODIMM slots0
Available SODIMM slots0
Memory expandable to16 GB
Graphics
Screen size15.4 inch
Resolution2880x1800
Screen type (matte/glossy)Glossy
Panel typeIPS
LED backlight
Touchscreen
3D display
Graphics
GPU typeNvidia GeForce GT 650M
Integrated / discrete graphicsSeperate chip
Video memory capacity1024 MB
Discrete video memory1 GB
Storage
Total storage capacity512 GB
Amount of hard disks / SSDs1
Hard disk/SSD 1 capacity512 GB
Hard disk/SSD 1 typeSSD/Flash
Hard disk/SSD 1 brand/modelApple SSD SM512E
Optical drive
DVD writing
Blu-ray playback
Bly-ray writing
Connectivity / Network
WLAN / WiFi standard802.11n
Modem
Bluetooth
Bluetooth versionBluetooth 4.0
Infrared
3G (HSPA/UMTS)
Connectors
PC Card Type II0
ExpressCard
Smartcard
USB 2.00
USB 3.02
FireWire - Total0
Thunderbolt2
eSATA0
Card reader - SD
Card reader - MicroSD
Card reader - MS
DVI output
VGA output
HDMI output
DisplayPort output
Mini DisplayPort output
Analog audio connections1
Docking station connector
Kensington lock
Camera
Built-in camera
Sensors
Fingerprint reader
Other hardware
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Integrated microphone
TV tuner analog
TV tuner DVB-T
Weights and measures
Battery capacity (Wh)85 Wh
Battery pack replaceable
Weight total2020 gram
Weight excl. battery0 gram
Software
Operating systemApple Mac OS X 10.7
Windows benchmarks
3DMark0615152
3DMark Vantage10712
3DMark11 (Entry)3814
3DMark112374
3DMark11 (Extreme)815
PCMark Vantage - System17255
PCMark Vantage - Memories Score11546
PCMark Vantage - TV and Movies Score7726
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score17465
PCMark Vantage - Music Score20802
PCMark Vantage - Communications Score15368
PCMark Vantage - Productivity Score22183
PCMark Vantage - HDD Score44680
Cinebench 1018882
Cinebench 11.5 (64-bit)6.87
PCMark 7 - PCMark Score4885
PCMark 7 - Lightweight Score4927
PCMark 7 - Productivity Score4643
PCMark 7 - Creativity Score5368
PCMark 7 - Entertainment Score4228
PCMark 7 - Computation Score5345
PCMark 7 - System Storage Score5162
Notebook Performance Index
NPI - Gaming68
NPI - Entertainment77
NPI - Internet, e-mail and social media100
NPI - Work and study86
Power consumption / Battery pack
Batterymark reader test322 min.
Battery life PCMark 05172 min.
Power consumption off0.3 W
Power consumption adapter (without laptop)0.0 W
Power consumption idle18.1 W


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