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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB Flash 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,157 expert and owner reviews for Apple notebook PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its MacBooks.

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released one year ago.

There are a number of alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the MacBook Pro Early 2015, or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 13", and the display diagonals range from 11" to 16".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.4" notebook PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 which has better reviews.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015. Across all the MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the processor caches range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.7MB.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 2.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11a wi-Fi standards found on most MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 99.5 watt-hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 66Wh.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of MacBooks that came out more than a year ago is 9.9GB. The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Heavy

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 amongst MacBooks of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2kg heavy laptops 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

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MacBooks that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery life (max)s range from 7h to 12h. The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 9 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age.

There are a number of alternative 9h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015, or the 11" both from Apple.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (10h and higher rated).

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015. Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (2.5GHz), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 (3.1GHz) both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (512GB and higher rated), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 (512GB and higher rated) both from Apple.

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Expert Reviews

(38)
8 September 2015

We didn't expect to wait too long for Apple's largest notebook to get the Force Touch treatment, and the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has now been duly updated. As you'd expect from the ?big?... Read more…

3 July 2015

The new 15" MacBook Pro is exceptional. It has enough processing power to stay well ahead of the competition, and it boasts first-class manufacturing, picture quality and battery life. It's a good...

22 June 2015

Now we have an option on a faster AMD graphics, the gap between the two available 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks has widened a little, although even the integrated Iris Pro graphics in this model...

Macworld.co.uk

16 June 2015

We must admit to feeling a tinsy bit short-changed by the no-show of quad-core Intel Broadwell processor in this year's 15-inch MacBook Pro model. However this refresh sees two aspects expanded...

11 June 2015

Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Pabs0x

I use it professionally and it runs Adobe CC beautifully. If you're not going to be doing any high graphic intensity work though (video edits etc.) just go for the model down. The 15.4 retina is... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by BrianT58

Yet another stylish product from the Apple machine. The retina display is crisp and sharp and the 256GB flash memory (instead of a hard disk) gives amazing read/write times, as well as... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Secondlaw
Secondlaw would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina - Mid 2015 - MJLQ2/MJLT2

Soooo... I've been a PC guy for the past 25 years or so. I work with PC's every day. I love PC's but this is different. Does it make me think PC's are inferior? No, but this is a different type of... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Max Yuryev
Max Yuryev would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina - Mid 2015 - MJLQ2/MJLT2

If you take a look at last years model it has a 5 start rating and this one is even better. For 2015 Apple has added a newer SSD thats over double the speed of last years (which was already faster... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Huckleberrydog

As with all apple products it's lives up to and in fact exceeds expectation. I struggled slightly to get my email address working but with some help from more technical friends I was up and... Read more…

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