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Apple Macbook Pro Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7 16GB 512GB Aug 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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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

We compared this laptop to all the other 16GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and 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 MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina. Portable PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 around for more than two years.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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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 typical of many MacBooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 75Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 95 watt-hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina, the Macbook Pro Retina 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 Apple released the Macbook Pro Retina.

SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively typical display diagonal (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty typical battery life (max) (8 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8h battery life portable PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively typical weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2kg heavy portable PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple z0, apple z0r, apple m370, apple z0rf, apple mgxc2, apple mjlt2, apple m370x, disney mjlt2, apple mgxc2b, apple mjlt2b, disney mjlt2b, apple mgxc2ba, apple mjlt2ba, disney mjlt2ba
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