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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 16GB 1TB SSD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 16GB 1TB Nov 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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20 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Macbook Pro Retina owners on average rated this notebook PC as exceptional.

Excellent Brand

Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews on average and across all laptops Apple is one of the leading manufacturers.

Top Seller

The Macbook Pro Retina is one the best selling laptop currently on sale.

Easy to Use

Some Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. A. Birmingham wrote a few weeks ago “Great and intuitive to use” in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina.

Two Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Senior User said in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina “Plugs work ! I think it would be helpful to have some clear diagrams on setting up connection to power as it can be frustrating”.

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Nice Design

Several customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. This month Mary Musker wrote “Fantastic machine, absolutely beautiful of course”. In December Senior User scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “I was delighted to receive my computer promptly, seal-packed beautifully and for over £400 cheaper than anywhere else after extensive research” in their review of this laptop.

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina owner wrote in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Apple Macbook Pro Retina review on Amazon “Slick design and fast machine”.

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Robust

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was sealed. Gj mentioned in their Apple Macbook Pro Retina review “Excellent machine fully packaged and sealed, intuitive and easy to set up” . One Apple Macbook Pro Retina owner who bought it reckoned that it was reliable. Senior User gave this laptop a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon this month “Also all the reviews said that Apple was very reliable for years”.

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina owner who bought this laptop mentioned that it was well made. In December this year Shadi Fayad gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “From the keyboard, speakers to the display quality, they are all built to Steve Job's OCD standards, really top notch, Ive owned 7 laptops” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Apple Macbook Pro Retina owners considered that the product was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “A top quality product”. This month Scorpio77 mentioned in their Apple Macbook Pro Retina review “Wish i had made this purchase earlier, as its such a fab quality machine” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Support

One person who bought it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Dai_bach mentioned on Amazon last year “The Quick start guide gives support numbers in Australia, New Zealand, etc, so not an UK model as advertised” in their review.

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this age and type. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina is 0.25GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 0.9GB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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 Apple Macbook Pro is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina range from 120GB to 1TB. The Macbook Pro Retina has one of the biggest total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro, or the Macbook Pro both from Apple.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Big Flash Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina, the flash memory of the Macbook Pro Retina of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the flash memory range from 120GB to 1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big battery capacity (95 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Retina. The battery capacities of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 75Wh.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina range from 250MB to 2.1GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina's discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One customer considered that the product did not have a good battery life. Essess wrote in their Apple Macbook Pro Retina review “Unfortunately very disappointed in the battery life, also the change in the design of the power lead is definitely not an improvement”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer reckoned that it was not thick. Ak mentioned in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro Retina in December “The only downside is the clutch mechanism for the screen is a bit loose so the screen has about 1cm of play when you wobble it back” .

Small Storage Capacity

One Apple Macbook Pro Retina reviewer who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it did not have good storage. Darrell wrote in his review of this laptop “The storage speed in particular is ridiculously quick”.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is no exception to this as it too does 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

Apple released the Macbook Pro Retina over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.4" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro (2.6kg and higher rated).

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Specification

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Networking
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Bluetooth Version
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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Microphone in
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DVI Port
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Ambient Light Sensor
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Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Bundled Software
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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User Reviews

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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…

Reviewed 15 September 2015 by Retep72

Bought the Macbook Pro after Microsoft killed my last laptop with Windows 10 upgrade. Not for one minute have I regretted the change to this machine; wish I'd done it years sooner...

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Kendruh
Kendruh would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop with the purpose of being able to edit pictures and videos easily. It has all the memory I will ever need (especially when using with an external hard drive to store old... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2015 by Ajbajb
Ajbajb would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Retina - Early 2015 MF839/MF840/MF841 (Verified Purchase)

Bought it as a development machine, and loving it! I've always been a PC owner and glad I switched. The feel and user experience is excellent...

Reviewed 2 August 2015 by Figgy
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Love the MacBook Pro retina display model. The retina display and ease of use is what makes this model head and shoulders above the rest...

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