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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable 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.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have battery lifes of between 5h and 720h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

Alternative 9h battery life laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and type (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The lightest laptop that has been available for more than two years is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg.

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of this age and spec is 280mm wide, the widest is 370mm, and the average width is 340mm. With a width of only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that have been around for more than two years is 380GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller flash memory (only 128 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have flash memory of between 120GB and 1TB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,990.00) (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,990.00) (15.4") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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17 May 2015

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is a great choice for those who demand outstanding performance and a display to match...

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27 April 2015

For many tasks there will be little difference in performance if you have to choose between the two versions of MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2014). Both have the same 16 GB memory complement...

22 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

23 October 2014

Expert Reviews

UPDATE: Although the model in this review has since been replaced by a slightly faster version, the only difference is a 200MHz processor clock speed boost. Apart from some minor improvements to... Read more…

3 October 2014

I'm very fond of my MacBook Pro. It's an early 2011 17?model: the penultimate model before Apple discontinued the 17? chassis. And there's the rub. If you want a large-screen Macbook Pro now, your... Read more…

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User Reviews

(243)
Reviewed 27 August 2014 by JDLPhoto
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first Mac or Apple product of any kind. I have worked with PC computers since 1985. My firm's IT consultant recommended a MacBook because of my photography hobby. I use Adobe Lightroom,... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Davy B
Davy B would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

The obvious fantastic first: the stunning, large retina display, the battery life, the Apple ease of use. Open the lid: work or play. Close the lid. It's a beauty too! The keyboard is good and the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Doug the Photographer
Doug the Photographer would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

Using for Photoshop and Lightroom. With the SSD these programs load lightning fast. Have done some light video editing and render times are great...

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by Andrew
Andrew would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

I was looking to upgrade from a 4 year old laptop (that I stepped on, making the screen nearly unreadable) and beyond basic office tasks and web browsing, I wanted a laptop that would be good for... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Amol
Amol would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Mid 2014 MGX92/MGX82/MGX72

This is a wonderful piece of technology. Got my wife this for Christmas. She was super thrilled. She had the old Macbook Pro and this is so much slimmer and lighter. The retina display is the... Read more…

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