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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 4 Core 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB Ssd 15.4" Laptop

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4 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB Feb 2014
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Enjoy a stunning Retina display with clear visuals and outstanding Intel performance with the Apple MacBook Pro 15"with Retina Display MJLQ2B/A. Retina display Over 5 million pixels make up the... More
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10 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Based on 3,046 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its portable PCs. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 16GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,500.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 also have a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an ssd storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on MacBooks that have been around for a similar time 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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Very Big Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14". With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 is 5h and the longest is 720h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst MacBooks of this age.

Other 9h battery life laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the MacBook Air Early 2014, or the MacBook Air Early 2015 both from Apple.

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Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The MacBook Pro Mid 2015 is a three point five headphone out port notebook PC.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB. The MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big internal memory (16,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 39.116 centimeters, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 the display diagonals range from 30cm to 40cm, and the average display diagonal is 33cm.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Memory Card Slot
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Display Resolution
Touch Screen
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Interface
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Integrated Wireless LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Wireless Communication Version
USB Port
TV Out Port
Headphone Connection
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Thunderbolt Port
HDMI Port
ESATA/USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Keyboard
Operating System/software
Operating System
Battery
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Power
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Touchpad
Display
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Keyboard Illumination
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Display
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
HDMI Port
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Display Diagonal
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Graphics Adapter
Display Illumination
Wireless Technology
Integrated Graphics Adapter (UMA/GMA)
Thunderbolt Technology
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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(38)
8 September 2015

We didn't expect to wait too long for Apple's largest notebook to get the Force Touch treatment, and the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has now been duly updated. As you'd expect from the ?big?... Read more…

3 July 2015

The new 15" MacBook Pro is exceptional. It has enough processing power to stay well ahead of the competition, and it boasts first-class manufacturing, picture quality and battery life. It's a good...

22 June 2015

Now we have an option on a faster AMD graphics, the gap between the two available 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks has widened a little, although even the integrated Iris Pro graphics in this model...

Macworld.co.uk

16 June 2015

We must admit to feeling a tinsy bit short-changed by the no-show of quad-core Intel Broadwell processor in this year's 15-inch MacBook Pro model. However this refresh sees two aspects expanded...

11 June 2015

Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Pabs0x

I use it professionally and it runs Adobe CC beautifully. If you're not going to be doing any high graphic intensity work though (video edits etc.) just go for the model down. The 15.4 retina is... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by BrianT58

Yet another stylish product from the Apple machine. The retina display is crisp and sharp and the 256GB flash memory (instead of a hard disk) gives amazing read/write times, as well as... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Secondlaw
Secondlaw would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina - Mid 2015 - MJLQ2/MJLT2

Soooo... I've been a PC guy for the past 25 years or so. I work with PC's every day. I love PC's but this is different. Does it make me think PC's are inferior? No, but this is a different type of... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Max Yuryev
Max Yuryev would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina - Mid 2015 - MJLQ2/MJLT2

If you take a look at last years model it has a 5 start rating and this one is even better. For 2015 Apple has added a newer SSD thats over double the speed of last years (which was already faster... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Huckleberrydog

As with all apple products it's lives up to and in fact exceeds expectation. I struggled slightly to get my email address working but with some help from more technical friends I was up and... Read more…

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