A stunning 15-inch Retina display.¹ Powerful quad-core Intel processor. Ultrafast flash storage. High-performance graphics. Great built-in apps. And a Force Touch trackpad and up to 9 hours of battery life.²
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting high-performance devices and transferring data at lightning speed
Two USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2 devices) and HDMI
FaceTime HD camera
Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand included
OS X, an advanced desktop operating system
¹ Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
² Compared with the previous generation.
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Type Traditional, mechanical hard disk drives are the most common type of storage because they're relatively inexpensive and offer huge capacities. However, they also generate both noise and heat. Solid state drives, also known as SSDs, are many times faster than hard disk drives and have no moving parts to wear out, but typically offer far less capacity.
PCIe Solid State Drive
Operating System The operating system manages all software and hardware, including files, memory and connected devices. Most importantly, it lets you interact with your device and your programs in a visual way; otherwise, you'd be typing computer code to get anything done.
Mac OS X
Processor Speed The clock speed of the processor, measured in hertz (Hz), is defined as the number of operations the central processing unit (CPU) can carry out in a single second. Working in combination with system memory, the power of the processor determines the complexity of software you can run, how many programs you can have open at the same time, and how fast those programs will run.
Processor Model Your computer's processor is like its brain. Working in combination with system memory, the power of the processor determines the complexity of software you can run, how many programs you can have open at the same time, and how fast those programs will run. Most computers feature an Intel or AMD processor.
Intel 5th Generation Core i7
System Memory (RAM) Random-access memory, or RAM, is important because it helps your processor tackle multiple tasks at once. A minimum of 2GB is required for basic computing, but 6GB or more is recommended if you're into graphics and advanced photo or video editing.
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Battery Life Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration, product model, applications loaded on the product, power management setting of the product and the product features used by the customer. As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time and usage.
Touch Screen Touch-screen devices make navigating more intuitive. Using a touch-screen display, you can do things such as tap to select, hold and drag to move items, swipe to scroll, and pinch to zoom.
Cache Memory Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is random-access memory (RAM) that a computer microprocessor can access more quickly than it can access regular RAM. This memory is typically integrated directly with the CPU chip or placed on a separate chip that has a separate bus interconnect with the CPU.
Media Card Reader Media card reader is a hardware device that lets you read and write data on a memory card such as a multimedia card.
Type of Memory (RAM) Different types of RAM are available; some of the most common are DDR4, DDR3 and DDR2. Each type of RAM delivers a different level of speed, bandwidth, energy efficiency and performance.
Certifications & Listings
ENERGY STAR Certified Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark, such as computer products and peripherals, kitchen appliances, buildings and other products, generally use 20% to 30% less energy than required by federal standards.
EPEAT Qualified The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) was designed to provide an environmental assessment tool for purchasers. In order to qualify for EPEAT, a product must meet all 23 required criteria.
EPEAT Level The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) was designed to provide an environmental assessment tool for purchasers. In order to qualify for EPEAT, a product must meet all 23 required criteria. Products are rated Bronze, Silver or Gold based on how many of 28 optional criteria they meet (below 50%, 50%, 75%).
Wireless Networking This device can connect via Wi-Fi to other devices without using cables or cords.
Graphics Type There are two types of graphics: dedicated/discrete graphics card and integrated graphics. A dedicated graphics card has its own random-access memory (RAM), its own cooling system, and dedicated power regulators, with all components designed specifically for processing video images. Integrated graphics is the video hardware that is integrated into the motherboard or the CPU. In a PC with integrated graphics, the graphics processor shares system resources (like memory) with the CPU.
Graphics Processing Unit/GPU
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Video Memory Type
Video Memory The workspace of the graphics card, the video memory temporarily stores data the graphics card is handling. This allows faster access to data and improves graphics performance. If a computer uses integrated graphics, the GPU will share the computer's memory (RAM).
Number Of HDMI Outputs
Number Of USB Port(s)
Port Type(s) USB 2.0 connects external drives, gaming controllers, smartphones, MP3 players and other accessories. USB 3.0 transfers data faster than USB 2.0, but only when used with USB 3.0 devices. USB Type-C provides fast speeds and versatile power, featuring connectors with identical ends that plug in upside down or right side up. Adapters allow for video as well as backward compatibility. Thunderbolt provides ultra-high bandwidth for fast data transfer between devices featuring a Thunderbolt or MiniDisplayPort connection. HDMI allows you to connect a projector or display HD media on your HDTV or monitor. Media card slots allow you to transfer photos from your digital camera or camcorder.
USB 3.0, HDMI, Headphone
Bluetooth Enabled This device will connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices without the need for cables or cords. Many wireless printers, wireless speakers, wireless keyboards, wireless mice, wireless headphones, desktops, laptops, tablets, and cell phones are Bluetooth enabled.
NFC Enabled Near-field communication (NFC) enables two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication when the devices are no more than 2" apart. This wireless data transfer method detects and enables technology in close proximity to communicate without the need for an Internet connection.