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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD)
alaScore 90

1941 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1941 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The durability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability and usability.

design, durability, price

usability, portability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MGXA2 / MGXC2 / Z0RC / Z0RD) 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.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina DisplayApple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Phillip Michaels (laptopmag.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina Display (15-inch, Mid-2014) Review

 

Gorgeous display; Powerful performance; Responsive and accurate touchpad; Long battery life

Integrated graphics not as robust as those of rival laptops; Some people may want to wait for 5th Generation Core upgrade

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is a great choice for those who demand outstanding performance and a display to match.

May, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch, 2014, 256GB

 

Already this year, we've seen processor bumps and price cuts for the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air , a new lower-cost entry level 21.5-inch iMac all-in-one desktop, and now similar component upgrades and price cuts to the MacBook Pro line.

The 2014 15-inch MacBook Pro offers excellent performance and a better-than-HD screen, plus a boost to its specs for the same price as last year's model.

There's very little new here beyond minor component upgrades, and the entry-level 15-inch Pro is the same price as before, even while several other MacBooks have seen $100 cuts. Higher-resolution screens are no longer a unique feature.

While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.

Aug, 2014

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

Blink and you'll miss the small tweaks to this year's MacBook Pro

 

For anyone complaining that Apple has not released any new products in the first eight months of 2014, we point you toward a series of underplayed but important updates to the Mac line of laptops and desktops.

The 2014 15-inch MacBook Pro offers excellent performance and a better-than-HD screen, plus a boost to its specs for the same price as last year's model

There's very little new here beyond minor component upgrades, and the entry-level 15-inch Pro is the same price as before, even while several other MacBooks have seen $100 cuts. Higher-resolution screens are no longer a unique feature

While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com.au)

Apple Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2014)

 

Last week, Apple updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, and while the new models are identical on the outside to their 13in and 15in predecessors, released late last year, the ‘mid-2014′ models feature processors that are just a little bit faster. As...

With beautiful high-resolution screens, fast PCIe-connected flash storage, Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and USB 3.0, Apple’s latest MacBook Pros with Retina display are fantastic machines. And while the changes to the latest models are modest, they...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: A-man (bhphotovideo.com)

an awsome laptop

 

i use the computer as a daily tool. work and private computer. its a perfect allarloud computer that can handle basic work as paying your bills but also playing demading games.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Mogapu (bhphotovideo.com)

So far, pretty pleased.

 

Purchased this 'new' MacBook Pro and have been enjoying it. It has made a sort of grinding sound a couple of times but, while a bit scary, it hasn't recurred in a while. My old MBP was showing its age so this is a nice, relatively inexpensive replacement.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Alias3800 (bhphotovideo.com)

Perfect value for the money!

 

I bought this computer mainly to be able to edit my RX1 (24MP files) in Lightroom with ease. I do not edit photos professionally but I aspire to and want to keep that door open. This computer allows me to do that.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Rob T (bhphotovideo.com)

Beauty meets function

 

This machine is simply gorgeous, and at the same time it is a triumph of functionality. I moved up at last from a six+ year old MacBook Pro, which I still like, but this machine is just so markedly better. The Retina display is still blowing me away....

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Curtis (bhphotovideo.com)

Super Deal

 

Very very fast computer gives the best of both worlds. Bootcamp into windows 1o and you've got it all. I thought it was going to be necessary to go back to a windows notebook until finding this. Now it's windows when needed and life is good with Mac....

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Leo (bhphotovideo.com)

My first MacBook

 

I was PC fan up until windows 2008 and 2010. Both programs buggy and poorly put together. My two PC computers became useless because of them.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / WQXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 750M / HD GPU / IRIS PRO 5200 / Radeon HD 6750M

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:L3
Processor Number:I5-520M / I7-2670QM / I7-4770HQ / I7-4870HQ / I7-4980HQ / I7-860 / T9300