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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1809 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, screen, design, portability

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 87/100 = 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 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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Nov, 2017

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 also gets good feedback, but many are negative about the portability and usability.

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usability, portability

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

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Nov, 2017

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.

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Nov, 2017

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, 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.co.uk)

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

 

Editors' note (June 27, 2017): At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference , Apple gave its laptop line a modest makeover. The $1,299 12-inch MacBook and $999 13-inch MacBook Air have been updated with faster, more powerful Intel processors. The new...

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: Wazed (bestbuy.com)

Great product

 

purchase this for my brother.comparing to the price its really good purchase

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: CJFish8 (bestbuy.com)

I should have switched to Mac sooner!

 

Last year I toyed with buying a Mac over a PC...and didn't do it. I wish I had. This Macbook is fantastic! Obviously, you need to learn changes in the OS but the speed and setup of the system is tremendous. Specific to the fact that this was a Geed...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: CKWILLY (bestbuy.com)

Best laptop ever!

 

I can't even describe how much I love my MacBook. I only wish I hadn't waited so long to jump on that bandwagon. It's true what they say - Apple just makes good products. The MacBook is slim, sleek and starts up in less than 30 seconds. My only...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Arod (bestbuy.com)

Excellent Laptop

 

This Laptop is great. I love Mac operating System.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: azrielle1989 (bestbuy.com)

Great Laptop for School

 

This laptop is great for my law school coursework.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:95
Battery capacity (Watt hours):95
Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

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
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
HD type: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 output current:3.42
AC adapter power:85

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
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 / German / Russian
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory: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

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

Other Features

Audio system:Stereo

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: 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
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 output current:3.42
AC adapter power:85

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4870HQ
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 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4870HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor 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

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
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
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):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83504
Processor code:SR1ZX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store\nTime Machine
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X Mavericks

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709 / 9.72
Height:0.0394 / 0.709
Weight:4.45
Width:14.1