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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I7 3.1GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 3.1GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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13 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Apple has excellent average ratings for its MacBooks as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor frequencys range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 3.1GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 9.3GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB. The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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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 of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and type have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 520GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 2.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 1,600MHz, the fastest is 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. At 1,866 megahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most MacBooks that have been around for a similar time 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 in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina have flash memorys of between 120GB and 520GB.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantitys

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is a two thunderbolt 2 ports quantity portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 9.9GB.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also do not have a touchscreen.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

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

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable age to it. 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 Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (12h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (15.4") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (£1,145.69) (1.6kg).

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Specification

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LightScribe
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
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Near Field Communication (NFC)
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Ethernet LAN
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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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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Power Auto-Sensing
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Power Cord Included
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Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

8 Awards

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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

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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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