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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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11 Reasons For

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 2.3GHz. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the Apple 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago. The average battery life of laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 17h.

We compared all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 1,300 megabit per second, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate amongst MacBooks of this age. The maximum WiFi data rate of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is one of the lighter MacBooks that were released more than two years ago amongst MacBooks of this age. MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have weights of between 920g and 2.6kg.

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Narrow

The average width of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 340mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 370mm. With a width of only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina amongst MacBooks of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 120GB to 1TB. 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

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the flash memory range from 120GB to 1TB. With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller flash memory amongst MacBooks of this age.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Apple portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Screen Size

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Features
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Colour
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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal 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
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
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
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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...

23 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…

Doubles the RAM
Processor speed bump
Cheaper price
Processor upgrade
Serious gaming is possible
Not a huge update over previous MBP
No Quadcore processor
No discrete graphics, (these are only available in the 15in models)
Iris still only average
Capacity comes at a premium
18 December 2014

Lisa Gade compares the 13? Retina MacBook Pro and the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 laptops. Check out our video review of the 13? Retina MacBook Pro...

2 December 2014

The mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn't a huge leap forward ? primarily a processor speed bump and a price drop. But this model, the entry-level release, also benefits from a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 September 2015 by 78xrose

Wonderful mac, very fast and everything you would expect but if Apple haven't fixed the minor problem yet be aware on set up that if you try and connect to your wi-fi in the set up process it will... Read more…

Comfortable Keyboard
Fast
Lightweight
Long Battery Life
Powerful
Heavy
No Support For Windows 7
Short Battery Life
Ethernet
Still No Touch Screen
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…

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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 2.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina vs MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina

Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina vs Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
4 core Intel Core i7 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.4"
Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
2 core Intel Core i5 2.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,899.00
Newer by Ten Months
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
50% Bigger Flash Memory
Two More Processor Cores
0.6GHz Slower Processor Clock Speed
470g Heavier

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Apple Macbook Pro Retina vs Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
Apple Macbook Pro Retina
4 core Intel Core i7 16GB 1TB SSD 15.4"
Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
2 core Intel Core i5 2.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 2,500.00
872GB Bigger Flash Memory
Hugely Bigger Total Storage Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Processor Cache
Lower User Review Score
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