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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 16GB 512GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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A groundbreaking Retina display. A new force-sensing trackpad. All-flash architecture. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Together, these features take the notebook to a new level... More
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22 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Experts really like this MacBook and have given it seven awards.

The editors of PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews and Laptopmag.com all concluded that this notebook PC was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This portable PC received a "Recommended" from both Techradar and Pcauthority.com.au, both of which thought that this Apple laptop was good.

Macworld.idg.se gave this Apple notebook PC a "Good Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this laptop is 88%. This puts this notebook PC in the top 1% of all the MacBooks that were released more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This MacBook has an outstanding average owner rating based on 961 owner reviews.

Excellent Brand

Based on 3,046 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its laptops. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

Two customers who bought the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 reckoned that it was well made. Macnn.com wrote last year “Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display a solid refresh” in their Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 review.

One Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owner wrote in their reviews that this laptop was reliable. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 “If your next MacBook needs to be reliable, powerful and practical” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

One customer considered that it had a good battery life. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this laptop in December last year “The 2015 version, which adds the innovative Force Touch trackpad, better battery life and the latest Intel processors, is even better”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “This updated laptop quietly debuts Apple's brand-new Force Touch trackpad”.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 was good quality.

Nice Design

One customer reckoned that the product was neat. In December last year expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Inside is neat update, with a fifth-generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 processor”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use.

Reasonably Priced

Some Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owners who purchased the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 mentioned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “This provides a choice of products pre-configured with better specification as price increases” . Last year expert review site Mobiletechreview.com said in their review of this laptop “Justify the added cost with build quality, excellent tech support”.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a very fast processor clock speed (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 that we have checked, the MacBook Pro Early 2015's total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 320GB.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most MacBooks that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Very Big Flash Memory

When compared to other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the flash memory of the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 of 512 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The flash memory of MacBooks that were released one year ago range from 120GB to 520GB, and the average flash memory is 320GB.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago only have one Thunderbolt 2 port, however the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

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Narrow

At only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the widths range from 280mm to 360mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Thick

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 is very thick (18 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015. Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 the heights range from 17mm to 18mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This Apple portable PC was released over a year ago.

Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a pretty standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Specification

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LED Backlight
Display Surface
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Bundled Software
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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(22)
21 December 2015

When Dell released the first XPS 13 early on in 2015, it fell agonisingly short of greatness. The design was there, the core hardware was fast enough, but a series of niggling little flaws... Read more…

Immaculate build quality
Firstclass keyboard and IPS display
Sensational battery life
Force Touch trackpad is magic
Improved performance and battery life
Windows rivals now offer lighter weight, higher resolution
Lowend 128GB version doesn't offer much storage
What Force clicks do isn't always clear
Costs 200 more to gain the improved write speed and 129GB more storage space
Not much

Pcauthority.com.au

The new 13in MacBook Pro looks identical to last year's model, down to the last millimetre. But looks can be deceiving: this updated laptop quietly debuts Apple's brand-new Force Touch trackpad. ... Read more…

26 May 2015

I've always been a fan of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Though my personal preference is for the 15-inch model, the 13-inch modeled I tested are attractive laptops in their own right. If...

Lisa Gade compares the 13? Retina MacBook Pro (2015) and the HP Spectre x360 laptops. Check out our video review of the 13? Retina MacBook Pro (2015)...

In early March, Apple updated its MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display notebooks with Intel's latest 5th generation ?Broadwell? processors . Broadwell is the codename for... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 March 2015 by Engineer Rex
Engineer Rex would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

I write this review coming from an early 2008 MBP so I'm a bit blown away. I upgraded the OS on my current laptop one too many times and turned what was a very capable machine into a very... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Hardcore73
Hardcore73 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

The Macbook Pro 13 (Early 2015 Model) is lightning fast. The new touchpad is extremely easy to use and has a very unique feel to it with the Taptic feedback settings. You can now push harder on... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Chrissybear

I had a Mac Mini 2010 to run my business after yet another Windows PC went kaputt on me - and with only 2GB RAM on my first Mac, it was sometimes hard work... Despite that, I got a glimpse of how... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Caz56

After using an I Pad & I phone I decided to try a Mac after becoming frustrated by my windows laptop. Although the mac is quite a bit more expensive than a windows laptop, you could probably buy... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by AndriaCP11

Really simple to set up, great for university work, we also bought Microsoft office to go with it. The 2 year warranty is great...

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