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Apple Macbook Pro Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 16GB 512GB Aug 2014
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

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

Best Seller

Across all notebook PCs, the Macbook Pro Retina is one the most popular products currently on the market according to Amazon sales data.

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina is 390GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB. With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 95 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this MacBook was released.

Average Screen Size

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty typical screen size (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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13 Awards

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Quality design and finish
Backlit keyboard
Sound quality
Display
Battery life
Not enough ports for a computer this size
No integrated optical drive
No matte screen option
No discrete graphics in this model
Expensive
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...

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1 April 2015

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User Reviews

(392)
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 14 July 2015 by Trevillick

This is a replacement for a 6 years plus macbook pro 15in which had got very slow and the DVD player had stopped working. Bought the smaller size this time because of cost and to a certain extent... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Sergio2015

Bought as a replacement for a 2011 MacBook Pro, it's lighter, thinner, faster and has a denser, crisper screen. And above the processor speed increase it is the fast SSD that truly takes this... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Kingy64

Bought this macbook in February as was so frustrated by windows 8. I have always avoided apple but am now a convert! This is a great laptop, solid, quick and apple iOS is SO much easier to... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Siouxj
Siouxj would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this because my old 15" Macbook is now 6 years old and the hard drive was getting full and I wanted something a little smaller for travel. It was so easy to transfer everything over... Read more…

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