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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 4 Core 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB Ssd 15.4" Laptop

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4 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB Feb 2014
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10 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Apple has excellent average reviews for its MacBooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 is 9.4GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an ssd storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina (SSD and higher rated).

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Very Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of this type and age is 11", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 14". When compared to other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago, the screen size of the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 of 15.4 inches is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 range from 5h to 12h, and the average battery life is 8h. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has more headphone out ports than most of the MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC is a three point five headphone out port notebook PC compared to most of the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and three headphone out ports.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015's internal memory of 16,000 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

Laptops of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 30cm and 40cm, and the average display diagonal is 33cm. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type, the MacBook Pro Mid 2015's display diagonal of 39.116 centimeters is one of the biggest.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MacBook Pro Mid 2015 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

Across comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2015.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina (2.1kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2015 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(38)
8 September 2015

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3 July 2015

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22 June 2015

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Macworld.co.uk

16 June 2015

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11 June 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Pabs0x

I use it professionally and it runs Adobe CC beautifully. If you're not going to be doing any high graphic intensity work though (video edits etc.) just go for the model down. The 15.4 retina is... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by BrianT58

Yet another stylish product from the Apple machine. The retina display is crisp and sharp and the 256GB flash memory (instead of a hard disk) gives amazing read/write times, as well as... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Secondlaw
Secondlaw would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina - Mid 2015 - MJLQ2/MJLT2

Soooo... I've been a PC guy for the past 25 years or so. I work with PC's every day. I love PC's but this is different. Does it make me think PC's are inferior? No, but this is a different type of... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Max Yuryev
Max Yuryev would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina - Mid 2015 - MJLQ2/MJLT2

If you take a look at last years model it has a 5 start rating and this one is even better. For 2015 Apple has added a newer SSD thats over double the speed of last years (which was already faster... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Huckleberrydog

As with all apple products it's lives up to and in fact exceeds expectation. I struggled slightly to get my email address working but with some help from more technical friends I was up and... Read more…

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