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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.8GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.8GHz 16GB Aug 2014
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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,000MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.5. At 3, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.25GB to 2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 0.9GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 2GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB.

There are a number of alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also have 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 were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most MacBooks that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable 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 Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina that we have checked, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 23GB.

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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 a similar time to it.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Across all the MacBooks that have been around for more than two years the cache memories range from 3MB to 6MB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the cache memory of the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina of 6 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 1,300 megabit per second, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a very fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years. Across all the MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the maximum WiFi data rate range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average maximum turbo frequency of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 3.3GHz.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina have flash memory of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average flash memory is 300GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 250MB to 2.1GB. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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2 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 410MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MacBook was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty standard battery life 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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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2kg heavy notebook PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
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
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
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
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...

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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