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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Based on 3,157 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its laptops. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically for its MacBooks compared to other brands.

Very New PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.5. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Macbook Pro Retina has a very new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Macbook Pro Retina has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina is 8.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB. When compared to other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina that we have checked, the internal memory of the Macbook Pro Retina of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392904_price] both from Apple.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

The Macbook Pro Retina is a two thunderbolt ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 35Wh to 95Wh. The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (95 watt-hours) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina have maximum internal memorys of between 8GB and 16GB.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have a front camera, however the Apple Macbook Pro Retina does not have a front camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina, the Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touchscreen.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Apple laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Frequency

The Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively average processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[plb_2191590_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on MacBooks that were released more than two years ago. 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.

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[pl_2191590_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2014[pl_2213130_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively average display diagonal (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 15.4" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 7 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2kg heavy notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1773437_price] is also worth considering.

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14 April 2015

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2 April 2015

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 Early 2015 Apple did it once again: The MacBook Pro 13 Retina not only gets a very good rating with 89%, but it can also take the first place from the Dell XPS 13 in...

2 April 2015

The 2015 MacBook Air is a bit out-of-step with the times , but the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro doesn't have that problem yet. Its design is just a couple of years old, and it still makes a strong... Read more…

31 March 2015

The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro brings faster performance and longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen and comfortable keyboard. This time around, though, Apple also...

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Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Siouxj
Siouxj would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this because my old 15" Macbook is now 6 years old and the hard drive was getting full and I wanted something a little smaller for travel. It was so easy to transfer everything over... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2015 by Retep72

Bought the Macbook Pro after Microsoft killed my last laptop with Windows 10 upgrade. Not for one minute have I regretted the change to this machine; wish I'd done it years sooner...

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Kendruh
Kendruh would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop with the purpose of being able to edit pictures and videos easily. It has all the memory I will ever need (especially when using with an external hard drive to store old... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2015 by Ajbajb
Ajbajb would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Bought it as a development machine, and loving it! I've always been a PC owner and glad I switched. The feel and user experience is excellent...

Reviewed 2 August 2015 by Figgy
Figgy would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Love the MacBook Pro retina display model. The retina display and ease of use is what makes this model head and shoulders above the rest...

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