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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12495 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 (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 659 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 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the connectivity.

price, performance, usability, portability, keyboard

86% 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)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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 1895 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 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

design, performance, price, usability, portability

83% 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)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the portability and durability. The reliability and screen also get good views. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

performance, screen, reliability, durability, portability

price

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

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

 

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,...

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 is mostly an incremental improvement over the previous model, with even faster disk speeds and stronger graphics, along with the same comfortable keyboard, slim design, long battery life and stunning screen. The...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, late 2012)

 

Look down the aisles at any Apple launch event, across the laps of dozens of journalists liveblogging or in some other way documenting the goings-on, and

Thinner and lighter than the other 13-inch Pro ; Near-comprehensive selection of ports ; Great I/O performance

Thicker than 15-inch Retina Pro ; No discrete graphics ; Price

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook with a Retina display effectively crosses the divide between Air and Pro, but at a premium cost.

Oct, 2012

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

Editor's Choice

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.

The MacBook 12-inch is also equipped with a power-sipping Intel Core M processor, which is inherently slower. The MacBook Pro's connectivity and Intel Core i5 processor make it a much better choice for the traveling professional. The Apple MacBook Pro...

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 : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review

 

A review of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display so closely following a review of the 15-inch model has many layers. In isolation, the 13-inch Pro is just a smaller version of its...

Stunning display ; Solid battery life ; Impressive size and weight

Strained performance ; Smaller usable screen area than MacBook Air at Retina setting ; Only 128GB of storage

A tantalizing glimpse of the future limited by the reality of the present

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice!

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

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display)

 

Apple's new MacBook Pro 13-Inch (Retina Display) ($1,999 list) gives the insanely picky visual artist a new, more portable sidekick. The MacBook Pro has been redesigned with many of the features that made the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display)...

High-resolution Retina display. Includes two Thunderbolt ports. Standard 8GB of memory. Good battery life. Supports Power Nap

Pricey. Requires Retina-optimized apps for best user experience

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) is the best way to carry the pixels of a large-screen monitor with you on the road. It's ideal for people who make their living with visuals.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch) review:

 

By adding a high-res Retina Display to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the odd man out of its MacBook line -- the previous 13-inch Pro -- and turned it into a sleek, modern laptop sitting at the midway point between slim ultrabook and...

The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display adds a screen that's nearly as high-res as the 15-inch version, making for incredibly crisp text and images. The slimmer body feels much more modern, and the excellent keyboard and trackpad remain.

Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.

While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2015)

 

The outside remains the same, but inside, the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display feels like it's a league ahead of last year's model. Not only does the new MacBook perform better and last longer on a charge, but it also has an innovative touchpad...

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

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
Front camera signal format:720p

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 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:50/60
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 / Hungarian / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65 / 79
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:No / 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 / 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 Content

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

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:50/60
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 / 4
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 / Intel Core i7-xxx
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

Cable lock slot:N
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