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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 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 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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Excellent Brand

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by Apple.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,100 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 850MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,000MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook 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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. The battery life (max)s of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina range from 7h to 12h, and the average battery life (max) is 10h.

If this Apple portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2953172_price] (12h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than a year. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 520GB, and the average total storage capacity is 300GB.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most MacBooks that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. In addition, this laptop have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. The average flash memory of laptops of this age and spec is 300GB.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantitys

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has more thunderbolt 2 ports quantitys than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC is a two thunderbolt 2 ports quantity laptop compared to most of the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina which only have one thunderbolt 2 ports quantity.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of this spec and age do not have a touchscreen. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average processor frequency (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015[plb_3002227_price] (3.1GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015[plb_2976989_price] (16GB and 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 type and age. 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 Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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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