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Apple Macbook Pro Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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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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11 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple notebook PCs and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews.

Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at 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 notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (512 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 1TB.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The average flash memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 330GB. The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger flash memorys (512 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 75Wh. When compared to other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Retina, the Macbook Pro Retina's battery capacity (Watt hours) of 95 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.7GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB. The Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina have speaker powers of between 1W and 1.5W, and the average speaker power is 1.3W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Macbook Pro Retina has one of the lower speaker powers amongst portable PCs of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Four Years Ago

Apple released the Macbook Pro Retina over four years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Macbook Pro Late 2011[pl_1786902_price] (2.66GHz), or the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price] (2.7GHz) both from Apple which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1773437_price] (16GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[pl_2191590_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2014[pl_2213130_price] both from Apple.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty average display diagonal (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.4" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price].

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Retina.

We compared all the other 2kg heavy laptops to this portable PC and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1773437_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

Privacy when using devices in public is essential for many people, but with laptop displays becoming better and better, with wider viewing angles, this causes an issue for some users. I mean, no... Read more…

User Reviews

(70)
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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