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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 128GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Mar 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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7 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple notebook PCs and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 2.3GHz. At 3.1 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 3.1GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released around the same time as it. 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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina, and the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina, or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 both from Apple.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 1,700MHz. At 1,866 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015. The average total storage capacity of laptops that were released one year ago is 320GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 520GB.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple 11" (£756.90).

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the smaller flash memory (only 128 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest flash memory of MacBooks that have been available for more than a year is 120GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average flash memory is 320GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This MacBook was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The 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 have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 10h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

We compared all the other 13.3" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Other 1.6kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (£1,445.99) (1.6kg), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (£1,572.91) (1.6kg) both from Apple.

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Specification

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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
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Energy Star Certified

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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21 December 2015

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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...

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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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