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Apple MacBook Pro 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB 13.3"

Apple MacBook Pro 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB 13.3"

Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD
From £519.99 to £923.99
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A solid, powerful performer which embodies all the usual Apple design brilliance

The enduring appeal of Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro keeps on going. And it’s not hard to see why. UK buyers who fancy a MacBook Pro, but are worried about the price tag, should give serious consideration to this older model, which still has the power to mix it with the Johnny-come-latelies.

The design of all the recent MacBook Pros is remarkably similar, with Apple subscribing to the “if it ain’t broke” maxim. It’s almost identical to the newer ‘Retina’ model, but a bit thicker. The chassis is nevertheless a gorgeous slimline unibody construction made from solid aluminium and it feels – and is – extremely robust. There’s a DVD-RW drive – something that’s now disappeared from the Retina version. The 1280 x 800 pixel HD screen is sharp and content looks fantastic, but it offers a fairly restrictive viewing angle and the gloss finish isn’t great for use outdoors when sunny. The backlit keyboard is simple and responsive and quite simply still one of the best you can get for a 13-inch laptop, while the multi-gesture trackpad allows for multiple ways to interact with your content.

MacBook Pros are often a step ahead when it comes to performance, which means even after a few years have passed they’re still up there stats-wise. The MacBook Pro has a rapid 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, a slightly-deficient 4GB of RAM, but a very decent seven hour battery life. In terms of connectivity you’ll find the following: a FireWire 800 port; two USB 3.0 ports; one Thunderbolt port; a 3.5 mm audio jack; an SDXC card slot; and an Ethernet port. Irritatingly it’s missing HDMI compatibility, so you’ll need to invest in an adapter if you want to plug this into your television at home.

The MacBook Pro is still pretty powerful despite the 4 GB of memory – many competitors are up to 8 GB or even 12 GB. But you can still run multiple programs simultaneously without an obvious strain on the device. The bundled software includes Apple’s version of Office – Mail, Pages, Numbers and Keynote - in addition to Safari, FaceTime, iMovie, GarageBand and many others.

What’s hot:

  • Lovely design with great attention to detail
  • Solid performance and power
  • Great battery life

What’s not:

  • Still quite pricey for an older model
  • No HDMI
  • The newer MacBook Pro is way ahead

Why you should buy it: As a slightly older MacBook Pro model the performance is naturally falling behind a bit, but still solid. This makes a great purchase if you want a MacBook Pro but the bank balance doesn’t quite stretch to the new Retina models.


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Product information


Product name

MacBook Pro 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB
Product properties

Operating System


Processor Series

Intel Core i5

Processor Speed

2.5 GHz

Processor Cores



4 GB

Memory Type


Hard Drive Type


HDD Size

500 GB

Optical Drive





Wireless Network Standards

802.11g, 802.11n

Communication Standards


USB Ports



Ethernet, FireWire, Thunderbolt

Screen Type


Screen Size

13.3 "

Screen Resolution

Power source

Battery Type


Battery Life

7.0 h

Dedicated Graphic Card


Graphics Card Intel

HD Graphics 4000


2.4 cm


32.5 cm


22.7 cm


2.06 kg
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