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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 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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

Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

MacBooks manufactured by Apple have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (16GB and higher rated).

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 5h and the longest is 720h.

We compared all the other 9h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

Across all the MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago the wi-Fi data rate (max)s range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 720 Mbit/s. At 1,300 megabit per second, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB. The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big flash memory (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 440MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Only 12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.5. At only 2, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a very old PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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 the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (15.4" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Specification

Design
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Housing Material
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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17 May 2015

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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

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18 December 2014

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2 December 2014

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User Reviews

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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…

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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