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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB Flash 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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Now with the Force Touch trackpad, longer battery life, and faster flash storage. Millions of pixels ahead of its time. The 15 inch model has over 5 million pixels, and the 13 inch model has... More
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13 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The smallest internal memory of MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.

Other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina is also worth considering.

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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.

Alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than a year ago. MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 have screen sizes of between 11" and 16".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.4" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina, or the Macbook Pro Retina both from Apple.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 3.9MB, and the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released one year ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015's maximum turbo frequency is one of the fastest amongst MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this Apple notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.5 watt-hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average battery capacity of MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 68Wh, and the battery capacities range from 35Wh to 100Wh.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is 1GB, the biggest is 2.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB. The discrete graphics adapter memory of the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 of 2,048 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 is one of the heaviest similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (2kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This Apple portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (3.1GHz and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

Other 9h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Macbook Air Early 2014, or the 11" both from Apple.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2015 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2015.

There are a number of other 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has better reviews.

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Expert Reviews

(38)
8 September 2015

We didn't expect to wait too long for Apple's largest notebook to get the Force Touch treatment, and the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has now been duly updated. As you'd expect from the ?big?... Read more…

3 July 2015

The new 15" MacBook Pro is exceptional. It has enough processing power to stay well ahead of the competition, and it boasts first-class manufacturing, picture quality and battery life. It's a good...

22 June 2015

Now we have an option on a faster AMD graphics, the gap between the two available 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks has widened a little, although even the integrated Iris Pro graphics in this model...

Macworld.co.uk

16 June 2015

We must admit to feeling a tinsy bit short-changed by the no-show of quad-core Intel Broadwell processor in this year's 15-inch MacBook Pro model. However this refresh sees two aspects expanded...

11 June 2015

Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops...

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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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