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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 2.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by Apple.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.8 gigahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age. The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life (max) is 28h.

Other 9h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[plb_2191590_price] which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 450 Mbit/s, the fastest is 1,300 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 720 Mbit/s. With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of 1,300 megabit per second, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster wi-Fi data rate (max)s amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 410GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age have flash memorys of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB. The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller flash memorys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as 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 a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This Apple notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most MacBooks that were launched around the same time as 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 fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this Apple laptop display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.6kg heavy portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[plb_2191590_price] is also worth considering.

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10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(60)
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...

23 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…

Doubles the RAM
Processor speed bump
Cheaper price
Processor upgrade
Serious gaming is possible
Not a huge update over previous MBP
No Quadcore processor
No discrete graphics, (these are only available in the 15in models)
Iris still only average
Capacity comes at a premium
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

(285)
Reviewed 8 September 2015 by 78xrose

Wonderful mac, very fast and everything you would expect but if Apple haven't fixed the minor problem yet be aware on set up that if you try and connect to your wi-fi in the set up process it will... Read more…

Comfortable Keyboard
Fast
Lightweight
Long Battery Life
Powerful
Heavy
No Support For Windows 7
Short Battery Life
Ethernet
Still No Touch Screen
Reviewed 27 August 2014 by JDLPhoto
(Verified Purchase)

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…

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