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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Laptops

Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings on average and across all portable PCs Apple is one of the leading manufacturers.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina only have between 12 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's PCI Express slots version is one of the newest amongst notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average PCI Express slots version of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 2.1, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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

Laptops of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 850MHz and 1,200MHz. When compared to other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big display diagonal (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 13", and the display diagonals range from 11" to 16".

Alternative 15.4" laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The processor caches of MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 3MB to 6MB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has more processor threadss than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this Apple laptop has eight processor threadss.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This laptop also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a 64-bit operating system architecture which is better than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs of this spec and age have a 32-bit operating system architecture.

This laptop's operating system architecture (64-bit) is in fact the best operating system architecture amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst operating system architecture amongst similar types of laptop is 32-bit.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 99.5 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 38Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 66Wh.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 300MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 16GB. The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average weight of MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 1.5kg, and the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2kg heavy portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 10h, and the battery life (max)s range from 7h to 12h. The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 9 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (£3,982.88) (10h).

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on MacBooks that have been around 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (£3,982.88) (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
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
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
Flash Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 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
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
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
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
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 TSX-NI Version
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
Standby Time
Power
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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
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

(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

(286)
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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2 core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 11.6"
Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
4 core Intel Core i7 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.4"
£ 3,982.88
Two Times Lighter
14GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina vs Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina

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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina
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128GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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