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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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Apple Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 3,157 user and expert reviews for Apple portable PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The shortest battery life (max) of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 5h, the longest is 720h, and the average battery life (max) is 28h.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of MacBooks that have been around for more than two years range from 120GB to 1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The smallest flash memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (16GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

If this Apple notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (15.4") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Expert Reviews

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17 May 2015

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is a great choice for those who demand outstanding performance and a display to match...

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27 April 2015

For many tasks there will be little difference in performance if you have to choose between the two versions of MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2014). Both have the same 16 GB memory complement...

22 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

18 December 2014

Lisa Gade compares the 13? Retina MacBook Pro and the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 laptops. Check out our video review of the 13? Retina MacBook Pro...

2 December 2014

The mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn't a huge leap forward ? primarily a processor speed bump and a price drop. But this model, the entry-level release, also benefits from a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 August 2014 by JDLPhoto
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This is my first Mac or Apple product of any kind. I have worked with PC computers since 1985. My firm's IT consultant recommended a MacBook because of my photography hobby. I use Adobe Lightroom,... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Davy B
Davy B would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

The obvious fantastic first: the stunning, large retina display, the battery life, the Apple ease of use. Open the lid: work or play. Close the lid. It's a beauty too! The keyboard is good and the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Doug the Photographer
Doug the Photographer would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

Using for Photoshop and Lightroom. With the SSD these programs load lightning fast. Have done some light video editing and render times are great...

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by Andrew
Andrew would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

I was looking to upgrade from a 4 year old laptop (that I stepped on, making the screen nearly unreadable) and beyond basic office tasks and web browsing, I wanted a laptop that would be good for... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2012 by James Chuck

This camera will take your skills and multiply them by 2-3x. The combination of software and hardware makes the E-PM1 a joy to shoot with and turns your moments into art. I cannot recommend this... Read more…

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