Refurbished Macbook Pro A1278 £599

Apple Model MC700LL/A (2011)

The 2011 13" Unibody Macbook Pro features a 2.3ghz Intel Core i5 processor. It comes as standard with 4GB 1333Mhz RAM and 320GB hard drive, but we have upgraded that to 750GB of storage. It has a non-removable battery rated at 7 hours that lasts for 1000 charge cycles, which is two to five times the life of the average laptop battery. The keyboard is backlit and auto-senses low light conditions. It feature a SD card slot for quick editing and sharing of your photos and video while on the go. Ports include two USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire 800 port.

  • Type:MacBook Pro MC700LL/A
  • Processor: Intel® Core-i5 2.3Ghz
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 750GB Hard Drive
  • Software: Choose either OS X Mavericks or Yosemite.

Introducing the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The state-of-the-art dual-core Intel i5 processor delivers up to 2x faster performance (over the previous generation of MacBook Pro). New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port, and transfer files at lightning speeds. And with the new built-in FaceTime HD camera, you can make astonishingly crisp HD video calls.

The 13.3-inch unibody MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt technology (see larger image).

With the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, you’ll be able to achieve bi-directional channels with transfer speeds to peripherals like external hard drives and servers up to an amazing 10 Gbps–while also connecting to a DisplayPort-compatible high-resolution display.

As with previous models, the MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 4.5 pounds) that’s also highly durable. And it includes a 13.3-inch, LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn’t include a button (for larger tracking area) that features Apple’s Multi-Touch technology. You’ll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go.

This version of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro (model MC700LL/A) features a 2.3 GHz Core i5 “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor, 320 GB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an SDXC card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, and a FireWire 800 port (see full specifications below). It also comes with the Mac OS X operating system as well as the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

FaceTime HD camera built into the bezel for crisp, widescreen video chats (see larger image).

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Pro

The backlit keyboard–great for typing in low-light settings (see larger image).

Key Features

Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the MacBook Pro, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You’ll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub.

And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, you’ll be able to connect to a high-resolution display from the same port. Any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port, and you can also connect displays that use DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA connections with an existing adapter. You’ll also be able to include your display into a daisy-chained set of peripherals.

Intel Core i5
Next-Generation Dual-Core Intel Processor

This MacBook Pro is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (dubbed “Sandy Bridge”), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you’re doing, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload.

Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. And you’ll enjoy a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual experience with no additional hardware. The “Sandy Bridge” Core i5 processor also provides faster access to the installed RAM, with an integrated memory controller to connect fast 1333 MHz memory directly to the processor.

With new microarchitecture, the graphics processor resides on the same chip as the central processor and has direct access to the 3 MB of shared L3 cache–helping your applications run at peak performance. And an integrated video encoder enables HD video calls with FaceTime, while an efficient decoder gives you long battery life when you’re watching DVDs or iTunes movies.

Buttonless Multi-Touch Trackpad

With no button on the glass trackpad, there’s more room to track and click–left, right, centre, and everywhere in between. Without a separate button, the trackpad gives your hands plenty of room to move on the large, silky glass surface. It also incorporates Multi-Touch gestures–including swipe, pinch, rotate, and four-finger swipe. And it also now supports inertial scrolling, an intuitive way to scroll through large photo libraries, lengthy documents and long web sites.


Key Specifications

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with edge-to-edge, uninterrupted glass (1280 x 800-pixel resolution).
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (“Sandy Bridge”) with 3 MB shared L3 cache for excellent multitasking.
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory.
  • 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive
  • 4 GB installed RAM (1333 MHz DDR3;supports up to 8 GB)
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Built-in FaceTime HD camera for video chatting
  • Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification;802.11a/b/g compatible)
  • Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and cell phones
  • Two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Thunderbolt port with native Mini DisplayPort output plus support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control with support for inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
  • Stereo speakers with subwoofers
  • Dimensions: 12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life
  • Meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold

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