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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 2.7GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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A Spectacular Display Is Just The Beginning.A groundbreaking Retina display. A new force-sensing trackpad. All-flash architecture. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Together,... More
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7 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Apple is one of the top rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its MacBooks.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. The average battery life (max) of MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 10h, and the battery life (max)s range from 7h to 12h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2953172_price] (12h and higher rated).

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11a wi-Fi standards found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This Apple laptop also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest processor cache of MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Apple released the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

If this Apple portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] (3.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] (16GB), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015[pl_3002227_price] (16GB) both from Apple which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly typical display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015[plb_2976989_price] (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2841845_price] (1.6kg).

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
Power
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AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
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

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 December 2015 by JoyQ123
JoyQ123 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I love the portability of this MacBook. It's so light and easy to move around with. I take it out of the house often and so easy to travel with...

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by JoeHen
JoeHen would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Totally impressed with my MacBook Pro! I've never owned one prior to this one and I love it...

Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Jkread09
Jkread09 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Great computer for home office, work or school. Fast reliable and easy to use. I have always owned Dell and was reluctant to switch because I knew it would be completely different. But it is not... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 10118355, apple 10118355pcw
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2 core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina vs MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina

Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina vs Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina
Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina
2 core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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