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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews

Apple has excellent average ratings for its MacBooks as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is a popular choice amongst customers who bought laptops in the last 3 months.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.1GB.

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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 most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also support 1, 333MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that have been around for more than a year 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, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to look at including the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina both from Apple.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina both from Apple is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 22GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 2.3, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly old PCI Express slot version (only 2) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 3.9MB. At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

This MacBook has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) 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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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, or the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) both from Apple.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97), or the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina all from Apple.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99) (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 10h battery life notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (12h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

There are a number of alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 13.3" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, or the MacBook Air Early 2015 both from Apple.

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Average Weight

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) (920g and cheaper), or the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina (1.6kg and cheaper) both from Apple.

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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 7 July 2015 by Candytuft19

I am so pleased that I bought my MacBook Pro. It is a lovely looking machine and apart from a few struggles to understand a very different operating system I now find it is my 'go-to' computer and... Read more…

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