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Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 2.9GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,046 expert and owner reviews for Apple notebook PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its MacBooks.

Popular Choice

Across all portable PCs, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is one the best selling products currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This laptop supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also support 1, 333MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this type and age is 2,133MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina the battery lifes range from 7h to 12h, and the average battery life is 9.7h. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a fairly long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 10h battery life portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 520GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz. The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. 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 across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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

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Quite Big Flash Memory

MacBooks that were released more than a year ago have flash memory of between 120GB and 520GB, and the average flash memory is 320GB. At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago only have one Thunderbolt 2 port, however the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has one of the bigger battery capacities (74.9 watt-hours) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 69Wh, and the battery capacities range from 38Wh to 100Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Heavy

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is fairly heavy compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina. The lightest MacBook that has been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

Other 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (2kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of this age and type is 18mm. The Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina is one of the thicker MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (18 millimeters) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At 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. The processor caches of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4MB.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on MacBooks that are a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina, or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina both from Apple.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (SSD).

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Average Screen Size

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" laptops currently available including the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 December 2015 by JoyQ123
JoyQ123 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I love the portability of this MacBook. It's so light and easy to move around with. I take it out of the house often and so easy to travel with...

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by JoeHen
JoeHen would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Totally impressed with my MacBook Pro! I've never owned one prior to this one and I love it...

Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Jkread09
Jkread09 would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Great computer for home office, work or school. Fast reliable and easy to use. I have always owned Dell and was reluctant to switch because I knew it would be completely different. But it is not... Read more…

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