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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,046 owner and expert reviews for Apple notebook PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its MacBooks.

A Top Selling Notebook PC

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is a popular choice of portable PC.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop support 1, 333MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 2,133MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2803558_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2793325_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392887_price] both from Apple.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2803558_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2793325_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392887_price] both from Apple.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11a.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 10GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this MacBook was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2803558_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price] both from Apple.

If the storage medium of this MacBook is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392887_price] (SSD), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2793325_price] (SSD) both from Apple.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 10h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2803558_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than a year ago.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2803558_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Average Weight

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2803558_price] (920g) which is also cheaper.

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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
9 June 2015

In last year's line-up, moving from entry to middle models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meant gaining more memory and more storage. With this year's range, it will cost you £200...

18 May 2015

In last year's line-up, moving from entry to middle models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meant gaining more memory and more storage. With this year's range, it will cost you £200...

17 April 2015

Many laptop-makers have come up with thinner and more innovative 13-inch laptops, such as the HP Spectre x360 with a 360-degree hinge and the Dell XPS 13 with a high-resolution display of 3,200 x... Read more…

3 April 2015

The MacBook Pro 13.3" is still an appealing product and performed excellently in our tests. The changes made to the 2015 model aren?t monumental, but they do make the device even more of a...

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Robsal

I bought this macbook pro to replace my old windows computer and found it simple to use and super fast. In particular the wireless pick-up which is the same speed as a wired connection. This... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Aeh7

Another very good product from apple, simple to set up and use. Very sleek design and brilliant battery life. Very happy with this purchase!

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Candytuft19

I am so pleased that I bought my MacBook Pro. It is a lovely looking machine and apart from a few struggles to understand a very different operating system I now find it is my 'go-to' computer and... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Honson

As a long term iPhone user, I felt it was about time to move to the next level and purchase a MacBook. After only a month I am absolutely loving it. The quality of screen, sound, overall hardware... 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…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mf840, apple mf840b, apple mf840ba, apple 10118355, apple 10118355pcw
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