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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 128GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple laptops and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.1 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015. The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 2.3GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 3.1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released around the same time as 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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2873713_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] both from Apple.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015[plb_2976989_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 3.1GHz. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of 1,866 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.7MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst MacBooks of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2953172_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memorys of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 range from 120GB to 520GB, and the average flash memory is 300GB. With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

Apple released the MacBook Pro Early 2015 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable 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 fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this laptop to all the other 10h battery life notebook PCs and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly standard display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Average Weight

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a relatively average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

We compared all the other 1.6kg heavy laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] is also worth considering.

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21 December 2015

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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

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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

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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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