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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 2.8GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever. A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. Fourth-generation Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs.... More
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13 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Apple is one of the best laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its MacBooks.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and 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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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery lifes range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life is 17h. The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 9h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 380GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,999.99) (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At 1,300 megabit per second, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the maximum WiFi data rate range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 more than two years.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The flash memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 120GB to 1TB.

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Narrow

MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have widths of between 280mm and 370mm, and the average width is 340mm. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is one of the narrower laptops that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (only 314 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 410MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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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 Apple released the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs 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 Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a better processor family than most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops of this spec and age 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 relatively average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
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...

Laptopmag.com

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 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers mgx92ta, macbookprodci5
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