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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 128GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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7 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple notebook PCs and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 2.3GHz. At 3.1 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 3.1GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released around the same time as it. 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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina, and the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina, or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 both from Apple.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 is 1,700MHz. At 1,866 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015. The average total storage capacity of laptops that were released one year ago is 320GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 520GB.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple 11".

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has one of the smaller flash memory (only 128 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest flash memory of MacBooks that have been available for more than a year is 120GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average flash memory is 320GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This MacBook was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 10h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015.

We compared all the other 13.3" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Other 1.6kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (1.6kg), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (1.6kg) both from Apple.

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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

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Reviewed 21 April 2015 by MM2015

I have an iMac but wanted something more portable when I'm away from home. After buying the iMac, following years of problems with various Microsoft desktop PCs, I had no hesitation in choosing an... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by SaxonFields

This is an absolutely brilliant instrument. It's obviously meticulously designed so that the operating system and the applications mesh like a fine work of art. In fact, I just had to sit and... 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 12 March 2015 by Hardcore73
Hardcore73 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841

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Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Honson

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