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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

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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10 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple portable PCs and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews.

A Top Selling Portable PC

Across all laptops, the Macbook Pro Retina is one the best selling products currently available.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

MacBooks that have been around for more than two years have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big internal memory 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 Retina.

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Has a Front Camera

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1763161_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1763161_price] (SSD).

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 95 watt-hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Retina range from 35Wh to 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 75Wh.

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1 Reason Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina, the Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Average Battery Life

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly average battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1763161_price] (2kg).

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Island-Style Keyboard
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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Expert Reviews

Privacy when using devices in public is essential for many people, but with laptop displays becoming better and better, with wider viewing angles, this causes an issue for some users. I mean, no... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 by GJ
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent machine fully packaged and sealed, intuitive and easy to set up. Very quick 2 day delivery from TechShark.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Steve
(Verified Purchase)

Top bit of kit, runs photoshop and indesign as fast as the mac pro that I used previously.

Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Sean
(Verified Purchase)

The computer arrived from TechShark after 2 days and was as advertised, a new, 2.5GHz, 512GB with the AMD Radeon M370x 2GB discrete graphics. At £1599.99, TechShark are offering a slightly more... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2016 by A. Birmingham
(Verified Purchase)

Expensive but worth every penny. I've waited a few months before writing this to be sure the shine had worn off, problem is the shine hasn't worn off yet! Great and intuitive to use, very glad I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Owen P Smith-Jaynes
(Verified Purchase)

New boxed macbook pro, delivered quickly (next working day), no fuss. Excellent...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple z0, apple z0r, apple m370, apple z0rf, apple mgxc2, apple mjlt2, apple m370x, disney mjlt2, apple mgxc2b, apple mjlt2b, disney mjlt2b, apple mgxc2ba, apple mjlt2ba, disney mjlt2ba
Barcodes 00888462031240, 00888462109161

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