VAIO SB Series (VPCSB1BGX)

by Sony

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15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display/2.3GHz Core i7 (Mid 2012)

by Apple

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13-inch MacBook Pro/2.7GHz Core i7 (Early 2011)

by Apple

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13-inch MacBook Pro/2.3GHz Core i5 (Early 2011)

by Apple

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Price Best Price: $1,845.00
Pros
  • Stunning Retina display
  • Reduced screen glare
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Top-notch performance
  • USB 3.0 support
  • HDMI connectivity
  • Improved processing speed
  • Increased battery life
  • Improved processing speed
  • Increased battery life
Cons
  • 1920-by-1200 creates small UI elements
  • Memory and storage not user upgradeable
  • Users will need to adjust for missing features
  • Slower graphics performance compared to previous model
  • Battery not user serviceable
  • Slower graphics performance compared to previous model
  • Battery not user serviceable
At A Glance

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2700.0  MHz   2700.0  MHz 2300.0  MHz
Cache size 4.0  KB   4.0  KB 3.0  KB
Processor count 2   2 2

Display

Display size 13.3  inches 15.4  inches 13.3  inches 13.3  inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight   Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768  pixels   1280 x 800  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels

Storage

Drives included 2.0   1.0 1.0
Raid type RAID 0      
Drive size 256.0  GB   500.0  GB 320.0  GB
Other storage SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card   SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card SDXC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive   Hard Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive
Hard Drive Speed     5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM

Battery

Vendor Rated Battery life 7.5  hours   7.0  hours 7.0  hours

Ports and Connections

MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes   Yes  
Available Interfaces Bluetooth Bluetooth|Thunderbolt Bluetooth Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps   10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0   1.0  
SD/MMC Card 1.0   1.0  
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g   802.11 n/a/b/g 802.11 n/a/b/g
Video Interfaces HDMI|VGA   Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort
Slots SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card   SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card SDXC Card
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)     1.0 1.0
Firewire     1 1
Audio Interfaces     Digital Optical Digital Optical

Memory

Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0  MHz 1600.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz
Memory max 8.0  GB   8.0  GB 8.0  GB

Dimensions

Width 13.0  inches   12.78  inches 12.78  inches
Depth 8.9  inches 0.71  inches 8.94  inches 8.94  inches
Height 1.0  inches   0.95  inches 0.95  inches
Weight 3.7  pounds 4.46  pounds 4.5  pounds 4.5  pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.6  pounds      

Sound

Speakers Stereo   Stereo Stereo

Included Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software Adobe: Acrobat 9 Standard, Photoshop Elements 8, Premiere Elements 8; ArcSoft Webcam Suite; CyberLink PowerDVD BD; Microsoft Office 2010   Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools), iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools), iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Other Features

Devices Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam   Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Microphone Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Microphone
Input devices Keyboard|Touchpad (multitouch)   Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch)
Docking Station Port     No No

General Information

UPC Code   885909510382 885909437023 885909436705

Pricing

Part Number     MC724LL/A MC700LL/A

Warranty

Warranty information     1 Year 1 Year

Performance

Power Usage

Idle power usage

Watts

13.3   17.6  
Sleep power usage

Watt hours

1.3   1.4  
Off power usage

Watt hours

0.0   0.0