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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1955 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid 2014) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

 

A faster processor for some models, plus RAM boosts and price cuts for others, but no major overhaul.

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.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

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

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display (2014)

 

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro represents a slight upgrade to the best system mobile Mac power users can buy. And while the Windows competition is breathing down its figurative neck, it's still our top choice for high-end desktop-replacement laptops.

Brilliant Retina display. Higher-than-1080p HD screen. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports. HDMI. Almost nine hours of battery life. Intel Iris Pro graphics performs like a discrete GPU. 16GB of system memory is standard. Comes with iLife and iWork software suites.

Glossy screen; no matte option. Ethernet requires adapter. Older apps can look blocky.

Essentially, the new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro is a very incremental upgrade to the model released late last year, and if you already have the 2013 model, there's no need to make the move. The Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2014) is still...

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 : 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 (macworld.co.uk)

Lots of reasons to buy the 2.2GHz 15in MacBook Pro, but hang on for the new model

 

There are lots of reasons to buy the 2.2GHz 15in MacBook Pro, but hang on for the new model

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

Apple's 15in Retina MacBook Pro review: find out why you should be cautious about benchmark results

 

Apple has dropped prices, boosted processor speeds, and added extra RAM. We review the new range of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with Retina displays.

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 (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 (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

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