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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.5GHz 16GB Aug 2014
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26 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

This MacBook received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and Macworld.co.uk all of whom said that this portable PC was marvellous.

The experts at Techradar, Altomdata.dk, Itpro.co.uk and Techradar.com/au/ all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this laptop and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Apple laptop was given a "Best Buy" award by Expert Reviews who concluded that this MacBook was good.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site thought that this notebook PC was good. This portable PC received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this MacBook has an overall expert rating of 88%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 294 user reviews the average user rating of this notebook PC is outstanding. If all the MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago are ranked by average user review score then this MacBook is in the top 1%.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple portable PCs and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A few Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina reviewers who bought this laptop reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “More than 13 hours of battery life in a beautifully designed laptop”. Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of this laptop also three years ago “With beautiful high-resolution screens, fast PCIe-connected flash storage, Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi” . Expert website Computershopper.com said in their review also three years ago “Longer battery life inside the same beautiful case for the same price as last year's model”.

One customer who bought this laptop concluded that it was a good design. Three years ago Macworld.co.uk gave the product an excellent review and said “The breakthrough design of 2012 received its most significant update in October of”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Macworld.co.uk said three years ago “The same price) is a reasonable p”. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review “Throughout 2014, Apple has implemented a strategy to make its products more affordable and the 13in MacBook Pro laptop is the latest d”. Expert website Appleinsider.com wrote “Better performance and value than last year's excellent model, we have no problem recommending the mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Some customers who reviewed this laptop agreed that it had a good battery life. Three years ago expert website Tech.uk.msn.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Powerful laptop with an excellent display and battery life”. Expert review site Notebooks.com wrote “Add awesome performance and great battery life” in their review.

Good Size

Two Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina owners who purchased the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina concluded that it was thin. Stuff.tv scored this laptop very highly and said “If you want something really slim and light, you want a MacBook Air.”. Expert review site Techradar.com gave the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina a score of 5 stars and wrote “Lighter, thinner and faster than the previous generation's models”.

One Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was heavy.

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Good Technical Features

Two customers who bought it concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Laptopmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review “This ultraportable still features a stunning Retina display, s”. Three years ago expert website Ouritdept.co.uk wrote “Recently, Apple unveiled updates to its line of Retina MacBook Pro laptop computers with enhanced features that provide MacBook fans with better performance for less money”.

Robust

A few Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago expert review site Techworld.com said “MacBook Pro are stunningly built and finished devices.” in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina in the same month “What it is is reassuringly weighty, solid and really nicely made” and gave it a very good rating. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Adding a faster processor to last year's solid offering at no extra cost has made it an even more attractive opt” in their review of this laptop and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com scored this laptop 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent connectivity, particularly with its pair of 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2”.

Easy to Use

One Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Notebooks.com said in their Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina review “An easy to use operating system” .

Large Storage Capacity

One person who bought the product thought it had good storage.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. This laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

At 1,200 megahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 1,000MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 0.68GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 0.25GB to 2GB.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is 1.7GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (2 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB.

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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 have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of 1,300 megabit per second, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor boost frequencys range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 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 notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around 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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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Flash Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
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
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
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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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

10 Awards

computershopper.com Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended altomdata.dk Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice itpro.co.uk Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

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...

Laptopmag.com

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

(284)
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 9 January 2015 by Amol
Amol would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Mid 2014 MGX92/MGX82/MGX72

This is a wonderful piece of technology. Got my wife this for Christmas. She was super thrilled. She had the old Macbook Pro and this is so much slimmer and lighter. The retina display is the... Read more…

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