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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2GHz 16GB Apr 2014
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A Groundbreaking Retina Display.All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these features take the notebook to a place... More
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10 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Apple has excellent average reviews for its MacBooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

We compared this laptop to all the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£595.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable 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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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 2MB to 8MB.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 35Wh, the biggest is 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 75Wh. With a battery capacity of 95 watt-hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest processor clock speed of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty average weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Specification

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Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
DC-In Jack
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Hot Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Manual
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

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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

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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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