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International Herald Tribune, Jan 09
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Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Unibody A1278 Core i5-3210 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Mac OS 10.12 Sierra

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3
Xnot for sale
[£499.96 ex VAT]
[£599.95 inc VAT]
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Courier Delivery £6.99
item # 47660
mfr's model # MD101B/A
Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1
Warranty: 3 Months warranty
  • What It Does
  • Specifications

The Apple MacBook Pro - You've never seen anything like it. Because there's never been anything like it. 
Enjoy precise graphics and intuitive computing with the Apple MacBook Pro MD101B/A 13" Laptop. 
Driven by a 3rd generation Intel® i5 processor and running the sleek Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra operating system, you can enjoy seamless computing and operating speeds. 
A huge 1TB (1000GB) hard drive and 8GB of RAM provide the storage and speed you need for expansive computing. 
Sierra OS 
OS X 10.12 Sierra offers so much with full screen apps through the Launchpad desktop, AirDrop which allows you to share files wirelessly without the need for WiFi, and Version, which takes screenshots of your documents, showing you different versions of the document as it is has progressed. 
With iCloud on the MacBook Pro MD101B/A 13" Laptop you can store content and access your music, photos, documents and more from any device.
Take a picture with your iPhone and iCloud will update all your devices – ideal for organising work and pleasure. 
This impressive laptop also sports Apple's innovative, blisteringly fast Thunderbolt port, which offers input/output speeds which, at up to 10Gbps, are more than 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800.
It can deliver support for video and eight-channel audio and easily hook up with HDMI-compatible devices via an adapter. 
When you are not making the most of this laptop's graphics for work, you can use it to chat on the internet via the webcam, or to surf your favourite sites.
With WiFi connectivity all you need is a wireless hotspot and the web is yours to enjoy. 
This Macbook Pro also uses the multi-touch trackpad for precise cursor control, supporting various movements for precise operation. 
Precision Graphics 
The new integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor improves performance by up to 60 per cent on previous models, delivering a smoother experience than before and saving energy.
Combined with the 13.3-inch LED wide-screen display you can enjoy work and play alike. 
In addition to all this, the Apple MacBook Pro MD101B/A 13" Laptop offers a remarkable battery life of up to 7 hours (from new, actual performance will be less), and a host of other great Mac features! 

Hard Drive Type 2.5" SATA 5400rpm With 8MB Cache 
Hard Drive Capacity 1TB
Colour Silver 
Screen Size (in) 13.3 
Screen Type LED 
Graphics Type Shared 
Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4000 
Processor Model Number i5-3210M 
Processor Speed (GHz) 2.5 
Card Reader Type SD 
Memory (RAM) 8GB 
Optical Drive Type DVD dual layer rewriter 
Operating System OS X 10.12 Sierra 
Wireless Built-in 802.11n 
Bluetooth® Y 
Firewire Firewire 800 
Interface USB 3.0 
Output DisplayPort 
Built-in Webcam Y 
Keyboard Language UK
Dimensions 32.50 x 22.70 x 1.70 cm (WxDxH) 
Weight 2.06 kg
Customer Reviews
Excellent for an SSD upgrade...!!!,
I bought one of these almost 2 years ago with a 500GB HDD. It's been working beautifully but began to get a bit slower after numerous MacOS updates. I solved the problem by upgrading the original 500GB HDD with a 1TB SSD. Now it boots up and i'm online in well under a minute. These Unibody design MacBook Pros (Core i5 Intel) are excellent for an SSD upgrade - the difference in speed is mind boggling! The battery will also last a lot longer as the older spinning HDD technology uses a lot of energy. SSDs use very little energy and generate less heat by comparison. A brilliant purchase for the upgrade fanatic. p.s. They'll also take 16GB of RAM...!!!

A good buy at the second attempt,
I ordered this MacBook for use as a music studio with an Access Virus synth. Its 8GB RAM and 1TB hard disk make it good value for money. I was impressed with the speed of delivery, but unfortunately the first item was anything but A1 condition: the internal mic, speakers and sound input/output didn't work at all. Moreover the cover glass on the screen was obviously a replacement with clearly visible dust and debris on the inside. But Morgan Computers customer service department was excellent, organising a speedy collection and delivery of a replacement MacBook. The new one works perfectly and is now making music. Altogether a good buy at the second attempt.

Good kit, nice.,
I've wanted an Apple laptop for a while (once you have their 'phones and a desktop they've sort of got you), but have been put off by the price. This model is well made, with a serious keyboard which is a pleasure to type with. Unlike newer offerings it comes with an adequate selection of ports and a DVD drive - very useful. Apple's touchpad has some quirks, like an inability to use the right corner to right click as one would with a Windows laptop. This can be done with a mouse though, and there are some new (for me) party tricks to compensate. Battery life is not as long as I expected given the machine's weight. Not a problem for me though. The software is Sierra, I replaced this with the latest, Mojave (10.14.1) immediately, and without problems, it takes forever thougo-h. Also loaded Open Office as I've always used this open source word processor. Again no problems. Delivery was prompt, the machine does not arrive in one of Apple's oh-spretty boxes, but I'm after the machine, not the box. No documentation either, but Apple seem to provide little more than 'Plug in, switch on, do what you are told' instructions anyway. All in all an excellent machine supplied at a price I could afford.

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