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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12354 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 728 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the connectivity.

price, usability, performance, portability, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MF839B/A 13-Inch with Retina Display (Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, OS X Yosemite)Apple MacBook Pro MF839B/A 13-Inch with Retina Display (Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, OS X Yosemite)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2249 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback.

design, portability, price, performance, usability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MF839LL/A MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB)Apple MF839LL/A MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The reliability and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

performance, screen, reliability, durability, portability

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) NEWEST VERSIONApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) NEWEST VERSION

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 Late 2013 Notebook

 

Thank you Haswell. Intel's latest processor generation is finally available in Apple's Retina MacBooks and results in significantly improved battery runtimes. Our in-depth review determines the performance of the new components. ...

Very quiet; Long battery runtimes; Excellent unibody chassis; High-resolution IPS display with excellent OS support; Great input devices

Virtually no upgradeability; Difficult to maintain and to repair because of pentalobe screws; Glossy display; Only 12 months warranty and expensive upgrade to three years

Obviously the MacBook Air 13". Amongst Windows devices high-resolution ultrabooks like the Asus Zenbook Infinity UX301LA (Review), Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Samsung Ativ Book 9 or the Toshiba Kirabook 13.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012

 

Hot stuff. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 is now available with a high-

Slimmer chassis with lower weight; Build quality, fit and feel, overall sturdyness; HDMI and USB 3.0 are on board; Very good input devices, keyboard backlight; High resolution IPS display with 227 DPI; Convincing performance; Speakers sound very good;...

Port selection somewhat limited; No dongles included; System is not expandable; Warranty is only 12 months; Not many BTO options; Display brightness fluctuates; bleeding is an issue

From Apple: MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display for those needing a lot of power, the still available MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 for 500 Euro (~$650) less, or the even slimmer MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 with ULV processors. With Windows: Asus Zenbook Prime...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

 

Encore une fois. Apple's workhorse in the form of a compact 13-inch goes into the next round. An overview of the most important modifications: New Force Touch touchpad, update to Intel's Broadwell CPU including an Iris Graphics 6100, faster PCIe-based...

As far as we can judge at this stage of our tests, we would conclude with "mission accomplished" for now.

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

MacBook Pro (2015) review: welcome to Force Touch

 

Apple is rolling out a major new hardware feature this year with the introduction of what it calls Force Touch. It is a catch-all term for a combination of pressure sensitivity and haptic feedback...

The best trackpad gets better ; Retina display is never anything short of sublime ; Unmatched combination of battery life, performance, and build quality

The thinner MacBook Air does most things just as well ; Force Touch applications are still in their infancy ; USB-C port would have been a nice addition

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)

 

Nope, it's not the new MacBook. That review will need to wait until next month. What we have here is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. For all

Gorgeous screen ; Long battery life ; Good graphics, even faster SSD speeds ; Comfortable keyboard

New trackpad takes getting used to; Force Touch gestures aren't that useful ; Discrete graphics still not an option on the 13-inch Pro ; The machine isn't any thinner or lighter than it was a year and a half ago

The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro brings faster performance and longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen and comfortable keyboard. This time around, though, Apple also traded in its already-best-in-class trackpad for a new,...

Mar, 2015

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2015)

 

Although the fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and Force Touch trackpad are minor updates, this year's 13-inch Retina Apple MacBook Pro is still an easy top pick for high-end ultraportables.

More than 11 hours of battery life in our tests. Brilliant Retina display with higher-than-1080p resolution. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports. HDMI port. Comes with iLife and iWork software suites

Only upgradable at time of order. Base Flash Storage capacity is just 128GB. Glossy screen. Ethernet requires adapter. Force Touch trackpad takes a little getting used to, and is of limited use right now

This year's Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Retina Display ($1,299 as tested) looks the same as the previous model. But inside is neat update, with a fifth-generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 processor and the new Force Touch trackpad, which adds more...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 2015 (13-inch, 128GB)

 

For spring 2015, the 13-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same body and high-resolution Retina Display as before, while adding some spec upgrades that run from minor to meaningful. As expected, the system moves to Intel's fifth-generation Core i-series chips,...

Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports.

The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and lighter.

While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this 13-inch system gets a handful of updates to remain a top choice for combining power and portability.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2015) Review

 

Bright display; Fast hard drive speed; Innovative Force Touch trackpad; Very long battery life

Not as thin and light as competition; SD Card sticks out

Blazing speed, an innovative new touchpad and super-long battery life put the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in a class of its own.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2014)

 

The latest 13-inch Retina Apple MacBook Pro gives you top-notch performance and more than 13 hours of battery life in a beautifully designed laptop. It's our top pick for high-end ultraportables.

13+ hours of battery life in our tests. Brilliant Retina display with higher-than-1080p resolution. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports. HDMI port. Comes with iLife and iWork software suites

Only upgradeable at time of order. Base 128GB Flash Storage capacity is small. Glossy screen. Ethernet requires adapter

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Retina Display (2014) ($1,299, as tested) is the newest base model in the line, with a 2,560-by-1,600-resolution screen, speedy Intel processor, and excellent connectivity, particularly with its pair of 20Gbps Thunderbolt...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review (2013)

 

Standing in a Best Buy is an odd time for an existential crisis. Yet it's an almost certain occurrence, at least when you're there shopping for a laptop. More so than with any other product...

Gorgeous screen ; Excellent battery life ; Thinner and lighter than ever

Relatively small usable screen real estate ; Poor speakers ; Definite graphics restraints

Not quite a perfect mix, but an excellent middle ground

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3

Battery

Battery Capacity:49.2 / 74.9
Battery capacity (Watt hours):49.2 / 74.9
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 61

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.3
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Czech / English / Finnish / French / German / Hungarian / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 177165.4
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / USB Type-C
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 61

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-5257U
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-5257U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84985
Processor code:SR26K
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:7.48 x 3.25 x 1.75 / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / Supervisor Password Utility\nToshiba Assist\nChicony Camera Assistant Software\nToshiba Face Recognition\nWildTangent Games Console\nToshiba Photo Service\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nNero 9 Essentials\nNero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup Essentials\nSkype\nBing Toolbar & Bing Search\nWindows Live Essentials\neBay\nAmazon\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nConnectivity Doctor\nConfigFree / Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 10+
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.36 / 8.62
Height:0.587 / 0.709
Weight:3.02 / 3.48
Width:12 / 12.4