If you have a valid Quinnipiac username and password, you can purchase a Quinnipiac-recommended Apple laptop at the Purchase Apple Products page in myQ. Other members of the Quinnipiac community can purchase Apple products here. Please note that while this store has Apple's standard educational discount, you will only receive Quinnipiac University's additional discount if you enter the store through myQ.

Macbook Pro Comparison Chart

13-inch MacBook Pro

15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display


3 year AppleCare Protection Plan - Auto-enroll


13.3-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen

15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display

1280x800 pixels

2880x1800 pixels


2.5GHz Dual-core

2.0GHz Quad-core

Intel Core i5

Intel Core i7

3MB shared L3 cache

6MB shared L3 cache

Option: 2.9 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 Options: 2.3GHz or 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7

Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

Intel Iris Pro Graphics


4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM

8GB of 1600MHz memory

Option: Up to 8GB

Option: Up to 16GB

Built-in lithium-polymer battery

Up to 7 hours of wireless web

Up to 8 hours of wireless web


500GB hard drive, 5400 rpm

256GB PCIe-based flash storage

Options: 1TB hard drive; 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive

Options: 512GB or 1TB PCIe-based flash storage

Optical drive

8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

No optical drive (External 8x double-layer SuperDrive sold separately)


One Thunderbolt port, two USB 3.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, one SDXC card slot

Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, one SDXC card slot


Built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera

Thunderbolt port with support for DVI, dual-link DVI, VGA, and HDMI connections


Combined headphone/line in (supports digital output), microphone, stereo speakers with subwoofer

Stereo speakers, dual microphones, and headphone port


802.11n Wi-Fi

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)

No Ethernet (Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter sold separately)


Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor

Glass Multi-Touch trackpad with support for inertial scrolling


Precision aluminum unibody

Size (H x W x D)

0.95 x 12.78 x 8.94 inches

0.71 x 14.13 x 9.73 inches


4.5 pounds

4.46 pounds


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