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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The 13-inch MacBook Pro is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000. It features Thunderbolt, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet, an SDXC card slot, and an optical drive.... More
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 3,046 owner and expert reviews for Apple portable PCs 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.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released more than two years ago. 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 Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The slowest CD-RW write speed of MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 10x and the fastest is 16x. At 16 CD-speeds, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a very fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

Similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have screen sizes of between 11" and 16". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 19% less display resolution than a 1440 x 900 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best display resolution is 1440 x 900 pixels.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 920g to 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of MacBooks that came out more than two years ago is 8.9GB.

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Very Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have battery lifes of between 5h and 720h. At only 7 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Slow DVD+R Write Speed

Across all the MacBooks that have been around for more than two years the DVD+R write speeds range from 6x to 8x, and the average DVD+R write speed is 7.6x. With a DVD+R write speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the slower DVD+R write speeds amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have one built-in speaker, including the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina which has one built-in speaker.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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 Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(52)
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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