Processor-intensive applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro benefit from extra power. And Turbo Boost provides it, automatically increasing the speed of the active cores — up to 3.7GHz. So your work just goes smoother and faster.
Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. For example, on a quad-core processor, OS X recognizes eight virtual cores so the processor can spread tasks more evenly across them.
Built on a 22-nanometer process, Intel’s third-generation Core architecture keeps the processor, cache, graphics processor, and a faster-than-ever 1600MHz memory controller on a single chip. Since data doesn’t have as far to travel, you can fly through demanding tasks like editing HD video, compiling audio, or rendering a multilayered image file.
|Warranty Terms - Parts||1 year limited|
|Warranty Terms - Labor||1 year limited|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5||(Also known as the CPU). The part of the computer that interprets and executes instructions. Think of it as the brain of the computer.|
|Processor Speed||2.5GHz||How fast a computer processor carries out instructions. In general, faster is better, but processor speeds across brands may not be equivalent (i.e., a 3.0GHz AMD processor may not be the same speed as a 3.0GHz Intel processor).|
|Display Type||Widescreen LED-backlit (1280 x 800)||Technology used to display text and images on the screen. Computer monitors, notebook computers, mobile DVD players and other devices typically use LCD (flat-panel liquid crystal displays) screens.|
|Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)||13.3"||Size of the screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.|
|Cache Memory||3MB on die Level 3||A small segment of memory that stores frequently used information for fast access by the processor, improving response time.|
|System Memory (RAM)||4GB||The memory a computer uses to run its operating system, applications and active data files. Greater amounts of RAM improve speed and enable more applications to run at once.|
|System Memory (RAM) Expandable To||8GB||Maximum amount of memory a computer can support (as opposed to the amount that comes preinstalled).|
|Type of Memory (RAM)||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Hard Drive Type||SATA||Hard drives are classified based on the interface they use to connect to a computer. Common interfaces for internal hard drives include EIDE, PATA (also known as, ATA and IDE), SATA and SCSI. Common interfaces for external hard drives include USB 2.0, FireWire and eSATA.|
|Computer Hard Drive Size||500GB||Capacity for storing programs, photos, video, music and other electronic information. Hard drive capacities range from a few gigabytes to several hundred.|
|Digital Media Reader or Slots||Yes|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000||Type of graphics (video) adapter (usually built into the motherboard), identified by manufacturer and model.|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 Connector)||Ability to connect to other devices on a network using Ethernet, Wi-Fi (wireless; 802.11), Bluetooth, etc.|
|Wireless Networking||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n|
|IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports||Yes||(Also known as FireWire, Apple Computer's trademarked name for IEEE 1394.) High-speed connection that supports data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps or 800 Mbps (depending on port version).|
|Laptop Weight||Ultraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)|
|Pointing Device||Track Pad|
|Operating System Platform||Mac|
|Operating System||Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks||The master software that controls hardware functions and provides a platform on top of which any software applications will run. Commonly used systems include Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Chrome OS for computers; Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone for cell phones; and Android, Apple iOS and Windows for tablets.|
|ENERGY STAR Certified||Yes||ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.|
|Wireless Capability||Wi-Fi||Ability for laptops and netbooks with embedded mobile broadband to connect to a cellular network for wireless Internet access on the go. Service contract required with a carrier.