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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 2.8GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.8GHz 16GB Aug 2014
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12 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years. The internal memorys of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

Alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Laptops that have been available for more than two years have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.4GHz. The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has more processor threadss than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina. This portable PC is a eight processor threads notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina which only have between two and seven processor threadss.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the processor boost frequencys range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz. The processor boost frequency of the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Very Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

When compared to other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina that we have assessed, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina's wi-Fi data rate (max) of 1,300 megabit per second is one of the fastest. The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 720 Mbit/s.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 75Wh. At 95 watt-hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for 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

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

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook 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 relatively standard display diagonal 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.4" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011 is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8h battery life portable PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

There are a number of alternative 2kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache Type
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
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
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
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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

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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...

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

(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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