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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015
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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 256GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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A groundbreaking Retina display. A new force-sensing trackpad. All-flash architecture. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Together, these features take the notebook to a new level... More
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Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Apple.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 1.1GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.1 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 1,866 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average memory clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 1,700MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this age and type. This Apple notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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26 May 2015

I've always been a fan of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Though my personal preference is for the 15-inch model, the 13-inch modeled I tested are attractive laptops in their own right. If...

Lisa Gade compares the 13? Retina MacBook Pro (2015) and the HP Spectre x360 laptops. Check out our video review of the 13? Retina MacBook Pro (2015)...

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15 April 2015

Trusted Reviews

What is the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2015)? The 13-inch MacBook Pro was already a very good laptop. Everyone agreed on that. The 2015 version, which adds the innovative Force Touch trackpad, better... Read more…

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Reviewed 21 March 2015 by Engineer Rex
Engineer Rex would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

I write this review coming from an early 2008 MBP so I'm a bit blown away. I upgraded the OS on my current laptop one too many times and turned what was a very capable machine into a very... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Hardcore73
Hardcore73 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

The Macbook Pro 13 (Early 2015 Model) is lightning fast. The new touchpad is extremely easy to use and has a very unique feel to it with the Taptic feedback settings. You can now push harder on... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2015 by Eponce915
Eponce915 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

What a huge difference, had the HDD version from 2012, but I returned it and got the 2015 model with with SSD, wow what a difference! This laptop is so light and so fast. boot time is so quick.... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Mot17

I bought this for my retirement, having always used PC at work. I didn't want to dumb down my facility having been used to IT support and unlimited software and memory. Despite, or maybe because,... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2015 by Dreemer1961
Dreemer1961 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

This is my first Apple computer, after using Windows machines since 1996 (have owned an iPad and several iPods over the years.) I once believed the hype that Apple computers were overpriced, but... Read more…

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