Configure your 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Hardware

Processor

Enjoy incredible performance from the fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. Your 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display comes standard with a 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. You can upgrade the processor up to a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7.

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Processor

Memory

MacBook Pro with Retina display comes standard with 4GB of 1600MHz memory. Please note that the memory is built into the computer, so if you think you may need more memory in the future, it is important to upgrade at the time of purchase.

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Memory

Apple USB SuperDrive

Compact and convenient, the external Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Pro with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install new software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.

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Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple Thunderbolt Display

Connect your Mac to the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display.

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Apple Thunderbolt Display

Keyboard and Documentation

Configure your MacBook Pro with the following keyboard language options along with the language of the included user documentation.

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Pre-Installed Software

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X makes editing faster and more fluid than ever before. The Magnetic Timeline provides a flexible canvas that lets you focus on storytelling, and next-generation Multicam gives you unprecedented control when editing multicamera projects. Powerful media management tools including range-based keywords and Content Auto-Analysis let you quickly tag and filter your files.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
This version is a free update for current users of Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is an advanced music production application that gives you everything you need to create amazing music. Built around a modern new interface, Logic Pro X includes a massive library of sounds and plug-ins and a collection of features that make it easy to compose, record, edit, and mix professional-quality tracks. Use innovative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Smart Controls, and MIDI plug-ins to add creativity and polish to your sessions. And with Logic Remote, you can play and produce using your iPad from anywhere in the room.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
This version is a free update for current users of Logic Pro X.

Logic Pro X

Aperture

Aperture gives your photography the professional treatment it deserves, with more sophisticated tools to perfect your images and powerful ways to browse and choose your best shots. Photos from Aperture and iPhoto come together in one unified library so it's easier than ever to step up to Aperture and go back to iPhoto whenever you want. The popular organizational features Faces and Places have even more power in Aperture. And nondestructive brushes let you make selective adjustments to your image without creating masks or layers.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
This version is a free update for current users of Aperture version 3.

Aperture

Service and Support

AppleCare Protection Plan

For up to three years from your computer's original purchase date, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you direct, one-stop access to Apple's award-winning telephone technical support for questions about Apple hardware, OS X, iLife, and iWork. And you get global repair coverage for your Mac — both parts and labor — through convenient service options.


We've even made it easy to enroll. In fact, you don't really have to do anything. When you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan with a new Mac, you'll be automatically registered in the plan. Shortly after your new Mac ships, we will mail you an AppleCare Welcome Packet, which includes your Proof of Coverage, as well as a Getting Started Guide with plan terms and conditions.

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AppleCare Protection Plan

One to One

One to One at the Apple Retail Store will help you do more than you ever thought possible with your new Mac. First, we’ll set up your email, transfer your photos, music, and other files, and show you how to keep everything in sync with iCloud. Then, we’ll work with you to create a curriculum tailored to your goals, learning style, and experience level.


One to One is just $99 for a full year and is available only at the time you buy a new Mac from the Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store.


Important: You will attend all your sessions at an Apple Retail Store, so make sure there’s a store near you. Search for Apple Retail Stores in your area.

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One to One

Accessories

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Use the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac and supports a FireWire 800 connection. Use this adapter to connect to FireWire devices like hard drives and audio devices.

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect to a standard analog monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter. Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports.

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

The Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect a DVI-based external display using an adapter. The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter lets you connect an advanced digital monitor that uses DVI video. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you’re choosing the right adapter. Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports.

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect to a 30-inch display, such as a 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels. Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ports.

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

Use an extra adapter for home or work. Apple's innovative AC adapter is made specifically for your MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a superfast 20Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.

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Apple Thunderbolt Cable

External Thunderbolt Storage

Add high-speed external Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 storage to your Mac to experience the next generation of external storage performance. External Thunderbolt storage takes advantage of the 10Gb/s Thunderbolt interface or 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 interface and makes working with videos, photos, and all of your data lightning fast. Up to six external Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 storage devices can be daisy-chained to a single Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port, giving you the flexibility to add terabytes of high-speed storage to your Mac with a single cable.

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External Thunderbolt Storage

AirPort Time Capsule

AirPort Time Capsule is a wireless backup device that works automatically with Time Machine in OS X to create an easy-to-use, hassle-free backup solution. A 2TB or 3TB hard drive gives you the capacity and safety needed for reliably backing up your Mac computers. AirPort Time Capsule is also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with 802.11ac technology. So you can set up a high-speed wireless network and back up the Mac computers on your network. All with one device.

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AirPort Time Capsule

Apple TV

Apple TV is an entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and more. With up to 1080p HD capability, Apple TV gives you access to the best content—including popular movies, current TV shows, sporting events and, of course, your music and photos—right on your widescreen TV. And it works wirelessly from your Mac, as well your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (via AirPlay). Its compact size makes it ideal for sitting neatly on a TV stand or squeezing into a crowded media cabinet. And when it’s not filling your living room with drama, romance, and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light.

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Apple TV

Printers

Buy a printer with your Mac.

Complement your new Mac with a high-performance photo or all-in-one printer that also offers the convenience of AirPrint.

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Buy a printer with your Mac.