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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB Flash 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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22 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both wrote that this notebook PC was terrific and gave it their highest award. Laptopmag.com and Macworld.co.uk both gave this portable PC an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-six experts from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net have rated this MacBook on average 88%.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 64 user reviews this MacBook has a brilliant average user rating. Users think this Apple portable PC is one of the very best laptops of a comparable type and age.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Apple.

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Good Connectivity

One Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Cnet.com scored this laptop 4 stars and mentioned on CNET.com “Updates, typically only to internal components, from better hard drives to faster Wi-Fi to new” in their review.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Two years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Which is understandable, of course, because it's neatly polished, impeccably well assembled” and gave it a very good review score.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It boasts first-class manufacturing, picture quality and battery life” in their review of this laptop.

Good Technical Features

One Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 owner considered that the product had good features. Techworld.com wrote in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 two years ago “Apple's best laptop features the same design”.

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for 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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Has a Front Camera

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the 11", and the MacBook Pro Early 2015 all from Apple is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, the 11", and the MacBook Pro Early 2015 all from Apple is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.2GB.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 both from Apple which has better reviews.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 13". The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big display diagonal (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

There are a number of other 15.4" laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of MacBooks that have been around for more than a year is 120GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average total storage capacity is 290GB. With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 512GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 that we have assessed, the processor cache of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 of 6 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015. Across all the MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This portable PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 38Wh and 100Wh. At 99.5 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year is 120GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average flash memory is 300GB. With a flash memory of 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 8GB to 16GB. When compared to other MacBooks that were released one year ago that we have checked, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 9.8GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB. The maximum internal memory of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of people who bought it considered that it was not cheap. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops”. Two years ago Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this laptop “Expensive pleasure”. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said also two years ago “The 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display is starting to look a little dated and overpriced”.

Very Heavy

Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as 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 Macbook Pro Mid 2015's weight is one of the heaviest amongst MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

There are a number of other 2kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple 11" (1.1kg) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 9.8h, and the battery life (max)s range from 7h to 12h. At only 9 hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, or the 11" both from Apple.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than a year ago. The average memory clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This Apple laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (3.1GHz and higher rated).

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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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Island-Style Keyboard
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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2 Awards

Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

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

(62)
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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