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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2528 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and portability are generally positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity.

performance, usability, screen, portability, price

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The design and price also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the keyboard and energy efficiency.

performance, price, design, portability, usability

reliability, energy, keyboard

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MJLQ2B/A, 15.4" Intel Core i7, 256GB Flash Storage, 16GB RAM (UK Model - UK Keyboard)Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MJLQ2B/A, 15.4" Intel Core i7, 256GB Flash Storage, 16GB RAM (UK Model - UK Keyboard)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG) 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 design and screen. The price and usability also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the portability, while many are critical about the sound.

performance, usability, price, screen, design

sound

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MJLQ2LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (256 GB)Apple MacBook Pro MJLQ2LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (256 GB)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015 (MJLQ2, MJLT2, Z0RF, Z0RG) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price.

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MJLQ2LL/AApple MacBook MJLQ2LL/A

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (Mid 2015) Review

 

Expensive pleasure. More performance, a new Force Touch TrackPad as well as longer battery runtimes are supposed to make the reworked MacBook Pro 15 even more appealing – and therefore justify a retail price far in excess of the 2000 Euros (~$2252)...

flawless aluminum chassis, triple-stream WLAN, 2x Thunderbolt, excellent input devices, great application performance, excellent display, silent with light workloads, long battery runtimes

only 2x USB 3.0, extremely high price, poor maintainability and upgradeability, limited Windows operation, only 12 months warranty

This time, we want to start our verdict with the negative aspects, and there are some despite the final rating of 88%. We cannot understand the decision to launch a device with Haswell processors at this time. The new quad-core CPUs from the Broadwell...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2015) review

 

Apple's MacBook Air and Pro lines have remained steadfastly rock-solid in their look and feel for several generations. Each year brings a handful of tweaks and updates, typically only to internal components, from better hard drives to faster Wi-Fi to...

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has a brilliant Retina Display, powerful processor and new graphics card options, plus faster flash storage and a new Force Touch trackpad.

It offers only the most minimal upgrades over last year's version, despite a very high starting price. The new AMD graphics don't do much for gamers.

Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2015) Review

 

Strong graphics and CPU performance; Stunning Retina display; Attractive and slim design; Handy Force Touch features

Same ports and 4th-gen processors as 2014 model

With AMD graphics, an innovative Trackpad, nine hours of battery life and one of the fastest hard drives we've ever tested, the 2015 MacBook Pro is a force to be reckoned with.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

15" Retina MacBook Pro (2015)

 

Apple's refresh of their portable big Mac, the 15 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was minor if you're interested in the base model with integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics. But the next step up with dedicated graphics has piqued interest because...

Sleek and chic as ever, light and slim yet powerful. Excellent display, Force Touch trackpad

Very expensive! Dedicated graphics good for pro apps and some gaming, but it's not a gamer's laptop

The 15" Retina MacBook Pro isn't for everyone given the high price tag, and it's hard to deny that the "Mac tax" is alive and well here, while the 13" Retina MacBook Pro actually offers good value for the money. That said, it's one of the best put...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2015) review

 

Apple's MacBook Air and Pro lines have remained steadfastly rock-solid in their look and feel for several generations. Each year brings a handful of tweaks and updates, typically only to internal components, from better hard drives to faster Wi-Fi to...

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has a brilliant Retina Display, powerful processor and new graphics card options, plus faster flash storage and a new Force Touch trackpad.

It offers only the most minimal upgrades over last year's version, despite a very high starting price. The new AMD graphics don't do much for gamers.

Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2015) review: Tiny tweaks for the biggest MacBook

 

Apple's MacBook Air and Pro lines have remained steadfastly rock-solid in their look and feel for several generations. Each year brings a handful of tweaks and updates, typically only to internal components, from better hard drives to faster Wi-Fi to...

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has a brilliant Retina Display, powerful processor and new graphics card options, plus faster flash storage and a new Force Touch trackpad

It offers only the most minimal upgrades over last year's version, despite a very high starting price. The new AMD graphics don't do much for gamers

Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: lolitastad (cnet.com)

The best one!

 

The best laptop which as I have ! Highly recommended !

Just liket

I not have any problem

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Timmy (bestbuy.com)

Great Computer

 

This laptop is very good and has all of the features I need.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: athmaus (bestbuy.com)

Loving the PC!

 

I have been a window's person most of my life, but this machine as so many great features on it, and love the airplay that makes it really fun interacting with my iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: tregli (bestbuy.com)

Apple for photos

 

I love my apple to help with making videos and working on my pictures.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:99.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):99.5
Battery life (max):9
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

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:300
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
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:85

Graphics

CUDA: No
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M370X / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xD26
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / Swiss
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: No

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
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

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:USB
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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
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:85

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:N / No
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4770HQ / i7-4870HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.7 / 4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Crystal Well
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4770HQ / i7-4870HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83504 / 83505
Processor code:SR1ZW / SR1ZX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / Pages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nFotos\niMovie\nGarageBand
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.72 / 9.73
Height:0.709
Weight:4.5
Width:14.1