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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 16GB 512GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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23 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This Apple portable PC is one of the most highly awarded by notebook PC experts of all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec.

This MacBook received an "Editor's Choice" from Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews and Reviewed.com all of whom said that this Apple portable PC was marvellous.

This notebook PC was given a "Recommended" award by Techradar, Pcauthority.com.au and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom said that this portable PC was good.

This MacBook received a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews who said that this notebook PC would make a great purchase.

Macworld.idg.se gave this notebook PC a "Good Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 89% based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digitaltrends.com. The notebook PC expert review sites think this notebook PC is one of the very best laptops of a comparable age and spec.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this portable PC as fantastic on average.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 3,157 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its notebook PCs. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically for its MacBooks compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Battery Life

Several Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owners who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews two years ago “The 2015 version, which adds the innovative Force Touch trackpad, better battery life and the latest Intel processors, is even better” in their Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 review. Expert website Engadget.com said “The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro brings faster performance and longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen”. Computerworld.com wrote in their review of this laptop “The solid build of the aluminum chassis wrapped around the high-resolution Retina display, in concert with great performance and battery life” .

Robust

Several Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owners thought the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 was well made. One Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owner concluded that the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 was reliable.

Easy to Use

One Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 two years ago “If your next MacBook needs to be reliable, powerful and practical” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer who bought this laptop reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Engadget.com mentioned two years ago “Longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen and comfortable keyboard” in their review of this laptop.

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Good Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Justify the added cost with build quality, excellent tech support”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owner who bought it reckoned that it was quiet. Pcauthority.com.au said in their review “This updated laptop quietly debuts Apple's brand-new Force Touch trackpad”.

Reasonably Priced

Several Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 owners who bought the product thought it was good value for money. Techworld.com said “This provides a choice of products pre-configured with better specification as price increases” in their review of this laptop.

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on MacBooks that have been around for more than a year. 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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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015's processor frequency of 3.1 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The processor frequencys of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that came out more than a year ago, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a front camera.

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Very Big Internal Memory

MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 have internal memorys of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.3GB. When compared to other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 that we have assessed, the MacBook Pro Early 2015's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 300GB. The total storage capacity of the MacBook Pro Early 2015 of 512 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of laptops that came out more than a year ago is 2.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the MacBook Pro Early 2015's memory clock speed of 1,866 megahertz is one of the fastest. The memory clock speeds of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11a.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantitys

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 is a two thunderbolt 2 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago only have one thunderbolt 2 ports quantity.

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Very Big Flash Memory

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a very big flash memory (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 have flash memorys of between 120GB and 520GB, and the average flash memory is 300GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 74.9 watt-hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst laptops of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 38Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 66Wh.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good looking. Two years ago expert website Reviewed.com wrote in their review of the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 “It's pretty expensive”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was not good physically. Two years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this laptop “Existing MacBook owners might initially hate Force Touch for its lack of physical movement”.

Heavy

At 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015. The lightest MacBook that has been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 does not have a touchscreen.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a pretty average display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Boost Frequency
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
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Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
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 Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

8 Awards

macworld.idg.se Good Buy reviewed.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Recommended pcauthority.com.au Recommended Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(44)
21 December 2015

When Dell released the first XPS 13 early on in 2015, it fell agonisingly short of greatness. The design was there, the core hardware was fast enough, but a series of niggling little flaws... Read more…

Immaculate build quality
Firstclass keyboard and IPS display
Sensational battery life
Force Touch trackpad is magic
Improved performance and battery life
Windows rivals now offer lighter weight, higher resolution
Lowend 128GB version doesn't offer much storage
What Force clicks do isn't always clear
Costs 200 more to gain the improved write speed and 129GB more storage space
Not much

Pcauthority.com.au

The new 13in MacBook Pro looks identical to last year's model, down to the last millimetre. But looks can be deceiving: this updated laptop quietly debuts Apple's brand-new Force Touch trackpad. ... Read more…

9 June 2015

In last year's line-up, moving from entry to middle models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meant gaining more memory and more storage. With this year's range, it will cost you £200...

2 June 2015

Apple has received a lot of criticism over the years for describing its products as ?magical,? or some variant of it, and it probably is fair to say that we should be impressed by very smart... Read more…

Lisa Gade compares the 15? Retina MacBook Pro (2015) and the 13? Retina MacBook Pro (2015) laptops. Check out our video review of the 15? Retina MacBook Pro (2015)...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 April 2015 by MM2015

I have an iMac but wanted something more portable when I'm away from home. After buying the iMac, following years of problems with various Microsoft desktop PCs, I had no hesitation in choosing an... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by SaxonFields

This is an absolutely brilliant instrument. It's obviously meticulously designed so that the operating system and the applications mesh like a fine work of art. In fact, I just had to sit and... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Aeh7

Another very good product from apple, simple to set up and use. Very sleek design and brilliant battery life. Very happy with this purchase!

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Hardcore73
Hardcore73 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

The Macbook Pro 13 (Early 2015 Model) is lightning fast. The new touchpad is extremely easy to use and has a very unique feel to it with the Taptic feedback settings. You can now push harder on... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Honson

As a long term iPhone user, I felt it was about time to move to the next level and purchase a MacBook. After only a month I am absolutely loving it. The quality of screen, sound, overall hardware... Read more…

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