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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

2054 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2054 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 208 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 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The durability is also mentioned favorably, whereas 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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Dec, 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

Dec, 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: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (15-inch, 2014) review: Still the best higher-res laptop, but the competition is catching up

 

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: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (15-inch, 2014, 512GB)

 

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: 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

Consumer review by: Guachapori (bhphotovideo.com)

More than happy with this purchase

 

The machine itself is great, as expected from a top-of-the-line MacBook Pro. But what's got me excited is the great deal I got from BH, the only difference being from the current topo modle the ForceTouch functionality. A well wirth trade-off for the...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xD26
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

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

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Crystal Well
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:83504
Processor package size:37.5

Storage

Flash drive interface:PCI Express