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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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Excellent Brand

Based on 3,046 user and expert reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its laptops. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically for its MacBooks compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The Macbook Pro Retina is a two thunderbolt port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The flash memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina range from 120GB to 1TB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina have battery capacities of between 35Wh and 95Wh. At 95 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 11GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 8GB to 16GB. The Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Very Thin

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the heights range from 0.71" to 0.95". With a height of only 0.71 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina is one of the thinner notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst laptops of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Retina, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Macbook Pro Retina has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina is 250MB, the biggest is 2.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.2GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Macbook Pro Retina has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina. The speaker power of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina range from 1W to 1.5W, and the average speaker power is 1.4W.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Three Years Ago

Apple released the Macbook Pro Retina over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

There are a number of alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011 (2.66GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

If this MacBook internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (16GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina.

There are a number of alternative 15.4" laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,990.00) which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (2kg).

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Expert Reviews

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9 June 2015

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Lisa Gade reviews the mid-2015 dedicated graphics version of the 15? MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Apple's latest refresh didn't change much, but they did add the very likable Force Touch... Read more…

1 April 2015

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24 March 2015

The refreshed MacBook Pro 13 with Retina is in many ways the same system we saw in 2012. It looks the same, weighs (almost) the same, and has the same display. Yet it feels different. Back in...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Candytuft19

I am so pleased that I bought my MacBook Pro. It is a lovely looking machine and apart from a few struggles to understand a very different operating system I now find it is my 'go-to' computer and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2015 by Trevillick

This is a replacement for a 6 years plus macbook pro 15in which had got very slow and the DVD player had stopped working. Bought the smaller size this time because of cost and to a certain extent... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Sergio2015

Bought as a replacement for a 2011 MacBook Pro, it's lighter, thinner, faster and has a denser, crisper screen. And above the processor speed increase it is the fast SSD that truly takes this... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Kingy64

Bought this macbook in February as was so frustrated by windows 8. I have always avoided apple but am now a convert! This is a great laptop, solid, quick and apple iOS is SO much easier to... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Siouxj
Siouxj would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this because my old 15" Macbook is now 6 years old and the hard drive was getting full and I wanted something a little smaller for travel. It was so easy to transfer everything over... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mc976, apple mc976b, apple mc976ba, apple z0ml00001, apple z0ml00001u, apple 23ghz8gb512, apple z0ml00001uk, apple z0ml00001ukv, apple 23ghz8gb512g, apple 23ghz8gb512gb
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