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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina

Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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16 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

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

Popular Choice

Across all portable PCs, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is one the best selling products currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This laptop supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also support 1, 333MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this type and age is 2,133MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the battery lifes range from 7h to 12h, and the average battery life is 9.7h. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 520GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. 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 across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Quite Big Flash Memory

MacBooks that were released more than a year ago have flash memory of between 120GB and 520GB, and the average flash memory is 320GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the bigger battery capacities (74.9 watt-hours) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 69Wh, and the battery capacities range from 38Wh to 100Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Heavy

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is fairly heavy compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. The lightest MacBook that has been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of this age and type is 18mm. The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is one of the thicker MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (18 millimeters) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. The processor caches of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on MacBooks that are a comparable age 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.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Specification

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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Bundled Software
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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Jackie Rob

I absolutely LOVE my MacBook. I am still learning how to use it, as I am new to Apple products, but all in all I think it was a great buy. The Retina display is awesome, the computer seems durable... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2015 by JamWarSun
JamWarSun would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I own an iMac and for the last 4 or so years have never dealt with spyware, viruses, crashes, blue screens, bugs or anything PC related; EVER. This Retina Mac was purchased for my father-in-law.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 10118356, apple 10118356pcw
Barcodes 00000010118356, 00885909918195, 00885909937943, 00885909938018, 00885909938049, 00885909938056, 00885909938193, 00885909938247, 00885909938278, 00885909938292, 00885909938353, 00888462392860, 00888462392877, 02152154099862, 08592978034719

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2 core Intel Core i5 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,899.00 £1,564.00
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A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
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2 core Intel Core i5 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
£ 649.91 £1,564.00
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4 core Intel Core i7 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.4"
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2 core Intel Core i5 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
£ 2,265.98 £1,564.00
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Bigger Battery Capacity
14% Bigger Screen Size
Older by Over Two Years
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