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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 16GB 1TB SSD 15.4" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7 16GB 1TB Nov 2014
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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19 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this notebook PC as marvellous on average.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Apple.

Reasonably Priced

A few Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewers who reviewed the Apple Macbook Pro Retina concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said two years ago “Excellent value on a full Macbook Pro” in their review. Dirk Diggler said in his review “If you are debating whether to get this from Amazon, just do it! Save the extra money!”. Edwan said “Superb service and value!” in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina.

Three customers who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Ak mentioned on Amazon last year “Purchased this mac, unlike other stores that sold MacBooks cheaply this store had a lot of good feedback which was comforting”. Tom Foster scored the product very highly and he wrote “Great deal & service” in his review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina. Tom Foster also said “Great deal! Arrived faster than expected arrival date”.

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Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed the Apple Macbook Pro Retina considered that it was easy to use. A. Birmingham gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great and intuitive to use”.

Two people who bought it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Gj rated the product as excellent and said in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina in January last year “Sealed, intuitive and easy to set up”. Last year Senior User gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Apple Macbook Pro Retina review “Plugs work ! I think it would be helpful to have some clear diagrams on setting up connection to power as it can be frustrating”.

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Nice Design

Two people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking. In January last year Mary Musker gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said “Fantastic machine, absolutely beautiful of course”. Senior User rated the product 5 stars and said in their review of this laptop “I was delighted to receive my computer promptly, seal-packed beautifully and for over £400 cheaper than anywhere else after extensive research”.

One customer who reviewed this laptop thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina on Amazon in January last year “Slick design and fast machine” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Robust

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina owner mentioned in their reviews that it was sealed.

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable. Senior User wrote in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina on Amazon “Also all the reviews said that Apple was very reliable for years”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was well made. Shadi Fayad mentioned “From the keyboard, speakers to the display quality, they are all built to Steve Job's OCD standards, really top notch, Ive owned 7 laptops” in their review of this laptop.

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Good Product Quality

A few Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewers mentioned that this laptop was good quality. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “A top quality product” and rated the product 5 stars. Scorpio77 mentioned on Amazon “Wish i had made this purchase earlier, as its such a fab quality machine”.

Good Support

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Dai_bach said on Amazon two years ago “The Quick start guide gives support numbers in Australia, New Zealand, etc, so not an UK model as advertised” in their review of this laptop however they gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Macbook Pro Retina has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 0.25GB and 2GB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 8.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB. The Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina is 410GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the biggest total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 that came out more than two years ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big Flash Memory

The Macbook Pro Retina has a very big flash memory (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina. Laptops of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina have flash memorys of between 120GB and 1TB.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 35Wh and 95Wh. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked the battery capacity (Watt hours) of, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina's battery capacity (Watt hours) of 95 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 16GB. When compared to other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Macbook Pro Retina's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewer reckoned that this laptop did not have a good battery life. Essess mentioned on Amazon “Unfortunately very disappointed in the battery life, also the change in the design of the power lead is definitely not an improvement”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person said in their reviews that this laptop was not thick. Ak wrote on Amazon “The only downside is the clutch mechanism for the screen is a bit loose so the screen has about 1cm of play when you wobble it back” in their review but in spite of that they scored it 5 stars.

Small Storage Capacity

One customer who bought the product thought it did not have good storage. Darrell mentioned “The storage speed in particular is ridiculously quick” in his review.

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina do not have a touchscreen. The Macbook Pro Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec laptops 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[plb_2191590_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.4" laptops currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011[plb_1786902_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
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Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
3D
LED Backlight
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Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 by GJ
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent machine fully packaged and sealed, intuitive and easy to set up. Very quick 2 day delivery from TechShark.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Steve
(Verified Purchase)

Top bit of kit, runs photoshop and indesign as fast as the mac pro that I used previously.

Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Sean
(Verified Purchase)

The computer arrived from TechShark after 2 days and was as advertised, a new, 2.5GHz, 512GB with the AMD Radeon M370x 2GB discrete graphics. At £1599.99, TechShark are offering a slightly more... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2016 by A. Birmingham
(Verified Purchase)

Expensive but worth every penny. I've waited a few months before writing this to be sure the shine had worn off, problem is the shine hasn't worn off yet! Great and intuitive to use, very glad I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Owen P Smith-Jaynes
(Verified Purchase)

New boxed macbook pro, delivered quickly (next working day), no fuss. Excellent...

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