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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

MacBooks produced by Apple have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many MacBooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of MacBooks that have been available for more than a year range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.1GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC support 1, 333MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 2,133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price], the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2864748_price], and the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] all from Apple which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price], the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2864748_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] all from Apple which is cheaper.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of 1,866 megahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst MacBooks of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Apple portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this age and spec.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has more thunderbolt ports than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. This Apple laptop is a two thunderbolt port portable PC compared to most of the MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina which only have one thunderbolt port.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have processor clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,700MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1,800MHz. When compared to other MacBooks that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina's processor clock speed of 2,700 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 8GB to 16GB. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the biggest internal memory (8,000 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 4.8GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on MacBooks that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 22GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2864748_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.3. At only 2, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the flash memory range from 120GB to 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina

Released Over a Year Ago

This Apple laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2864748_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price] both from Apple.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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 laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price], the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price], and the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price] all from Apple is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2793325_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

There are a number of other 10h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2802680_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2803558_price] both from Apple.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2864748_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

We compared all the other 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2864748_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2802680_price] (920g) which is also cheaper.

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21 December 2015

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Immaculate build quality
Firstclass keyboard and IPS display
Sensational battery life
Force Touch trackpad is magic
Improved performance and battery life
Windows rivals now offer lighter weight, higher resolution
Lowend 128GB version doesn't offer much storage
What Force clicks do isn't always clear
Costs 200 more to gain the improved write speed and 129GB more storage space
Not much

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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 16 June 2015 by Chrissybear

I had a Mac Mini 2010 to run my business after yet another Windows PC went kaputt on me - and with only 2GB RAM on my first Mac, it was sometimes hard work... Despite that, I got a glimpse of how... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Caz56

After using an I Pad & I phone I decided to try a Mac after becoming frustrated by my windows laptop. Although the mac is quite a bit more expensive than a windows laptop, you could probably buy... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by AndriaCP11

Really simple to set up, great for university work, we also bought Microsoft office to go with it. The 2 year warranty is great...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mf839, apple mf839t, apple mf839ta
Barcodes 00885909918164, 00885909937028, 00885909937097, 00885909937127, 00885909937134, 00885909937271, 00885909937318, 00885909937325, 00885909937356, 00885909937370, 00885909937417, 00885909937431, 00888462392822, 00888462392839, 05054629573228, 08592978034764, 08592978036133
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