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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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A Spectacular Display Is Just The Beginning.A groundbreaking Retina display. A new force-sensing trackpad. All-flash architecture. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Together,... More
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,046 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its laptops. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically for its MacBooks compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the bigger internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.7GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina range from 120GB to 520GB, and the average total storage capacity is 320GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 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. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The flash memory of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina range from 120GB to 520GB. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly big flash memory (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is a two Thunderbolt 2 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina only have one Thunderbolt 2 port.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Thick

With a height of 18 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is fairly thick compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the heights range from 17mm to 18mm, and the average height is 18mm.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 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 on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

Apple released the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on MacBooks that are a similar 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.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a pretty typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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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

(22)
21 December 2015

When Dell released the first XPS 13 early on in 2015, it fell agonisingly short of greatness. The design was there, the core hardware was fast enough, but a series of niggling little flaws... Read more…

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
9 June 2015

In last year's line-up, moving from entry to middle models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meant gaining more memory and more storage. With this year's range, it will cost you £200...

18 May 2015

In last year's line-up, moving from entry to middle models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meant gaining more memory and more storage. With this year's range, it will cost you £200...

17 April 2015

Many laptop-makers have come up with thinner and more innovative 13-inch laptops, such as the HP Spectre x360 with a 360-degree hinge and the Dell XPS 13 with a high-resolution display of 3,200 x... Read more…

3 April 2015

The MacBook Pro 13.3" is still an appealing product and performed excellently in our tests. The changes made to the 2015 model aren?t monumental, but they do make the device even more of a...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Robsal

I bought this macbook pro to replace my old windows computer and found it simple to use and super fast. In particular the wireless pick-up which is the same speed as a wired connection. This... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Aeh7

Another very good product from apple, simple to set up and use. Very sleek design and brilliant battery life. Very happy with this purchase!

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…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Honson

As a long term iPhone user, I felt it was about time to move to the next level and purchase a MacBook. After only a month I am absolutely loving it. The quality of screen, sound, overall hardware... 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…

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