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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.5GHz 16GB 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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10 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 3,046 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its notebook PCs. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 4GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz. The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The maximum WiFi data rate of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina range from 450 Mbit/s to 1,300 Mbit/s. With a maximum WiFi data rate of 1,300 megabit per second, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that have been around for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Screen Size

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively average screen size (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a relatively typical weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (512GB).

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
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LightScribe
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Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Pointing Device
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Bundled Software
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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Cable Lock Slot
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Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(60)
17 May 2015

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is a great choice for those who demand outstanding performance and a display to match...

Laptopmag.com

27 April 2015

For many tasks there will be little difference in performance if you have to choose between the two versions of MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2014). Both have the same 16 GB memory complement...

23 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

Doubles the RAM
Processor speed bump
Cheaper price
Processor upgrade
Serious gaming is possible
Not a huge update over previous MBP
No Quadcore processor
No discrete graphics, (these are only available in the 15in models)
Iris still only average
Capacity comes at a premium
18 December 2014

Lisa Gade compares the 13? Retina MacBook Pro and the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 laptops. Check out our video review of the 13? Retina MacBook Pro...

2 December 2014

The mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn't a huge leap forward ? primarily a processor speed bump and a price drop. But this model, the entry-level release, also benefits from a... Read more…

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User Reviews

(285)
Reviewed 8 September 2015 by 78xrose

Wonderful mac, very fast and everything you would expect but if Apple haven't fixed the minor problem yet be aware on set up that if you try and connect to your wi-fi in the set up process it will... Read more…

Comfortable Keyboard
Fast
Lightweight
Long Battery Life
Powerful
Heavy
No Support For Windows 7
Short Battery Life
Ethernet
Still No Touch Screen
Reviewed 27 August 2014 by JDLPhoto
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first Mac or Apple product of any kind. I have worked with PC computers since 1985. My firm's IT consultant recommended a MacBook because of my photography hobby. I use Adobe Lightroom,... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Davy B
Davy B would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

The obvious fantastic first: the stunning, large retina display, the battery life, the Apple ease of use. Open the lid: work or play. Close the lid. It's a beauty too! The keyboard is good and the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Doug the Photographer
Doug the Photographer would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

Using for Photoshop and Lightroom. With the SSD these programs load lightning fast. Have done some light video editing and render times are great...

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by Andrew
Andrew would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch Retina - Mid 2014 - MGXA2/MGXC2 (Verified Purchase)

I was looking to upgrade from a 4 year old laptop (that I stepped on, making the screen nearly unreadable) and beyond basic office tasks and web browsing, I wanted a laptop that would be good for... Read more…

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