MacBooks manufactured by Apple have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.
16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
The Apple Macbook Pro is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.
Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version
The Macbook Pro has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst MacBooks of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 440MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Apple Macbook Pro has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
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Very Big Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro is 410GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple Macbook Pro has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The Macbook Pro has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro is 3MB and the biggest is 8MB.
Eight Processor Threadss
The Macbook Pro is a eight processor threads notebook PC.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacitys of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 120GB to 1TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Macbook Pro has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Apple Macbook Pro does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price].
Only HDD Storage Media
The Macbook Pro has an HDD storage media which is better than most MacBooks that have been around for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an SSD storage media. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
An HDD storage media is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro.
An SSD storage media is the best storage medium across similar types of laptop.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011[plb_1786902_price] which has better reviews.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro, the Apple Macbook Pro does not have a touchscreen.
At 2.6 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Pro is very heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro is 1.9kg, and the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
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Quite Slow Processor Frequency
Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3GHz. At only 2.3 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro.
If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[plb_2191590_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).
5 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Apple released the Macbook Pro.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price].
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.4" portable PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews.
+3 Other reasons
1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The Macbook Pro has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 36% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels.
Average Battery Life (max)
At 7 hours, the Macbook Pro has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro.
Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1680 x 1050
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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