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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB Flash 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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Now with the Force Touch trackpad, longer battery life, and faster flash storage. Millions of pixels ahead of its time. The 15 inch model has over 5 million pixels, and the 13 inch model has... More
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

MacBooks produced by Apple have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.7GB.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] both from Apple.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1773437_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1773437_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.4 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age. The screen sizes of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 range from 11" to 16".

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.4" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], and the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average processor cache of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 4MB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.5 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. The smallest battery capacity of MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 38Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015. The maximum internal memory of MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 range from 4GB to 16GB.

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3 Reasons Against

Heavy

Laptops of this age and spec have weights of between 920g and 2.1kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is one of the heavier MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392904_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392887_price] (2kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This Apple portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] (2.5GHz), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015[pl_3002227_price] (3.1GHz) both from Apple which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 9h battery life portable PCs currently available including the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392904_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] (512GB), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015[pl_3002227_price] (512GB) both from Apple which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Flash Memory
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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

(59)
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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