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Apple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 510 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 2.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Weight5.0   average
Price4.7   above average
Speed4.7   above average
Power4.2   above average
Quality4.2   average
Packaging4.0   below average
Battery3.9   average
Windows3.8   above average
Connection3.3   above average
Port1.2   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The clarity of image on the retina display is amazing and the build quality is still high, but not having access to the battery is a real disappointment."
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"If I put it on a couch or anything similar chances are the plug will rock right off of the port on the computer and leave me with dead battery."
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"The most important thing is battery life, which is good compared to windows, but if you apps that is not design by Apple, then the battery life is terrible."
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"With my HP I ran into several problems, such as battery life and losing files but since I have switched I have not had any of these problems at all."
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"I work for a small company and we use 100+ laptops manufactured by the company that starts with D. Never had a single battery problem."
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"The battery will get you from LA to NY no problem."
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"The workspace feature, the gestures, fast SSD, USB 3, the keyboard, battery life, lightweight, all great."
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"Great battery life, but honestly its not worth the cost."
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"But if battery life is not a problem, the devices are nice, and the OS is great."
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"Came from Windows, best choice, better OS, great battery life, screen retina quality great."
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"I love this laptopPros: Light Weight AMAZING SCREEN Fast Battery is top notchCons: Would of went with a 15 incher but that is WAY too expensive, I can live with 13 inch"
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Connection

Connection:
"The smallest thing touches it and the magnet is too weak to really keep it connected to the computer."
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"Here are just a few of the issues I've had (that could not be solved after 10+ phone calls to Apple, and 3 genius bar appointments):1) Connection Timeout - when multiple people are connected to Wi-Fi my MacBook was unable to connect at all."
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"Took several trips to the Genius Bar to diagnose the problem, which I could have told them (stress on the circuit boards causes a weak connection to fail, made worse as the computer heats up in the minutes after you turn it on)."
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"fantastic laptop you really do get what you pay for this retina MacBook pro with dedicated gpu 750m was worth every penny it runs flawlessly the amount of apps available for mac app store is very impressive and some really god quality apps out there and not app apps have to be installed from the app store there is quite a few none app store apps that work great like the old gfx swithch app , this rmbp boot really fast and has the blade ssd with read speads of 730MBs and writes of 725MBs so no slouch , it also runs bootcamp windows 7 very well its so easy to install windows via bootcamp apple have made it so simple and free upgrade to windows 10 which also runs perfect on this mabook and by installing steam it plays most games well not at top max setting but medium they look stunning on the retina even when turned down dying light plays very well killing floor 2 looks stunning with high setting and runs great el capitain is supposed to bring metal to the mac which is from iso and is supposed to l improve gaming on the mac side which already runs well with batman arkham city, bioshock infinite , and dirt 3 from steam or mac store borderlands also avalible via both store as well anmd lots of other including black ops and zombies , mac OS X yoshimite runs well and includes lots of useful features and combined with apps from mac app store really make this machine fly as well as being able to hover the mouse over the top of the screen to be able to see the wifi internet connection speed and lots of other useful info whilst using your mac without ever leaving the page your on ."
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"No problems connecting to computers."
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"I might have preferred that the Thunderbolt Ports had been placed on BOTH sides of the computer, but there are DVI Adapters that allow the DVI Port to be used for other than its primary purpose (thus effectively adding a Thunderbolt Port to connect a second display to the computer), and right-angle USB 3.0 Adapters that make connecting easy and out-of-the-way."
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"I used the monitor power plug for my older MacBook, connected both computers to the wireless network, and seamlessly ported data and picture files from the old to the new MacBooks."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"But this laptop packaging was just damaged and the laptop and all the acessories were new."
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"My roommate is a huge mac fanboy but would always complain about having trouble with packages."
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"Fast delivery, packaged great! "
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"well packaged."
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"---The packaging for the MacBook Pro is typical pretty Apple and looks great!"
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"My advice - buy the extended warranty packages as well."
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"Seller was awesome, great packaging and received earlier than expected."
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Port

Port:
"Finally, the MagSafe power port was not compatible with the MagSafe plug coming from the monitor."
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"I failed to notice that there was no RJ45 Ethernet port and no DVD RW drive."
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"My initial plan was to use my external keyboard, mouse, and 24 inch monitor I used with my older MacBook, but in my haste, I failed to carefully take into account the available ports on the MacBook Pro."
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"Since I did not need my MacBook Pro immediately, I had plenty of time to remedy my port problems."
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"If I put it on a couch or anything similar chances are the plug will rock right off of the port on the computer and leave me with dead battery."
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"I am also really missing the Ethernet and FireWire 800 ports, and I HATE how expensive Apple marks up their little adapters for everything."
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"I might have preferred that the Thunderbolt Ports had been placed on BOTH sides of the computer, but there are DVI Adapters that allow the DVI Port to be used for other than its primary purpose (thus effectively adding a Thunderbolt Port to connect a second display to the computer), and right-angle USB 3.0 Adapters that make connecting easy and out-of-the-way."
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"The power cord is too delicate, the rubber used to coat the cord doesnt hold up well if you are on the go, and the adapter head is bulky and easily knocked out of the port."
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Power

Power:
"Finally, the MagSafe power port was not compatible with the MagSafe plug coming from the monitor."
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"One of the power cords broke when it was still under warranty and the second one shortly after."
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"this has to be one of the best laptops ever made looks stunning runs so smooth and fast and after 7 months of use has never had one problem or slow down at all and ive used and installed all sorts of apps and programs on both OS X and windows 7 10 very impressed and very happy I went with this model as was waiting for 2015 model at first glad I didn't considering apple went with an older rebadged amd gpu supossedly a faster gpu but amd overheat like hell and last macbooks with amd didn't seem to last as well as none amd gpus these are the ones that always seem to have the most problems especially with a shorter life due to overheating and board gpu failers .so i suppose its user preference and a gamble on if amd gpu will last as well as nividias gpu for that extra performance and force touch either way I'm happy with the 750m that I have now and if I want more power will build an Egpu to upgrade the gpu,s abilitys at least this is an option with macbooks with thunder bolt now and thhe Egpus work even better with no dedicated gpu macbooks so could be better option for thoses that need this"
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"Unbeatable.+ Light weight (for the power it has)+ Relatively stable and easy to use software+ Awesome hardware software supportCons:- Very pricey for the hardware."
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"I really like the laptop its easy to use, it powers up faster than my desktop pc."
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")Frankly, OS X Yosemite has some great features, its the key to harnessing the power of the CPU, and it integrates better with iOS than the revisions before it."
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"While this isnt the biggest issue in the world given you can easily replace the power cord, its still a pain and a replacement isnt cheap (like $60-80."
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Price

Price:
"A lot of people complain about macs being overpriced, because of the hardware you could get in another laptop for a similar price, or even cheaper, but I broke ways with mac for a few laptops, and I found myself disappointed in all the others."
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"The issue of not being able to upgrade after bothers me a little, in the epoch of purchase I did not have enough money to get a better setup and now I will not be able to add more RAM, that's too bad."
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"Terrific price on this particular unit."
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"decent price."
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"Good price."
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"Bought from an Amazon Warehouse Deals and got a good discount in the original price, although the computer had some minor issues with noise in the right fan and as an used product, the warranty is less than one year."
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"Well worth the money! "
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Quality

Quality:
"If you're someone whose looking for a computer with great editing featuresI would greatly suggest this one for youIt's really helpful during editing and the best part for me is that it has a great battery lifeAlso the size is what really interestsIt's not to big and not to small, just the right sizeI would greatly recommend this for youIf what you're looking for in A computer is great editing qualities, not only that but other amazing featuresWell this will be the one to go withThe flaw I would say about thisIs that it kinda overheats a little bitSo you should be giving it time to cool off"
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")Like other MacBook Pros, the backlit keyboard is an absolute pleasure to use (that now I cant live without), the speakers do very well for laptop, the quality of the cosmetic fit & finish is top-notch for a mass-produced manufactured product, and the engravings markings are consistent."
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"The Mid-2014 MacBook Pro does no disappoint... Retina screen, solid build quality, weight, fast processor and the reliability of the Apple brand."
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"The quality of the MacBook laptops I experienced is horrible."
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"fantastic laptop you really do get what you pay for this retina MacBook pro with dedicated gpu 750m was worth every penny it runs flawlessly the amount of apps available for mac app store is very impressive and some really god quality apps out there and not app apps have to be installed from the app store there is quite a few none app store apps that work great like the old gfx swithch app , this rmbp boot really fast and has the blade ssd with read speads of 730MBs and writes of 725MBs so no slouch , it also runs bootcamp windows 7 very well its so easy to install windows via bootcamp apple have made it so simple and free upgrade to windows 10 which also runs perfect on this mabook and by installing steam it plays most games well not at top max setting but medium they look stunning on the retina even when turned down dying light plays very well killing floor 2 looks stunning with high setting and runs great el capitain is supposed to bring metal to the mac which is from iso and is supposed to l improve gaming on the mac side which already runs well with batman arkham city, bioshock infinite , and dirt 3 from steam or mac store borderlands also avalible via both store as well anmd lots of other including black ops and zombies , mac OS X yoshimite runs well and includes lots of useful features and combined with apps from mac app store really make this machine fly as well as being able to hover the mouse over the top of the screen to be able to see the wifi internet connection speed and lots of other useful info whilst using your mac without ever leaving the page your on ."
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"The clarity of image on the retina display is amazing and the build quality is still high, but not having access to the battery is a real disappointment."
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"Very happy with quality and Dell support."
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"Pros:+ Amazing build quality+ Great screen+ Great hardware."
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"Came from Windows, best choice, better OS, great battery life, screen retina quality great."
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Speed

Speed:
"I have plenty of other computers to store files, and because it has SD slot (like my Lenovo has), it can be optional to buy a large 256 GB Class 3 or 4 card, which is expensive enough, but the faster write speeds on such a massive capacity would be cost-prohibitive, and may fail prematurely, and disk read write speed is not as important, as that is just for storage."
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"Unfortunately, the MacbookPro 15 I bought was part of the 2011 group of Macbooks which have failed by the thousands due to environment friendy but performance unfriendly solder that fails and causes the whole computer to die."
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"The only issue I have with the video player is that it is hard to fast forward by clicking the play bar and I find myself going farther than I want sometimes, but it is probably something I have to get used to."
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"It's obviously going to be very easy to run most of my old Windows programs (I got Parallels 9 to help with this and when I later had to call their support with a a printing problem, was very impressed with the speed and effectiveness of their solution).I also bought Panasonic UJ-265 (Silver) Slim Slot In External USB 3.0 3D XL DL TL QL Blu-Ray DVD CD Drive Burner Writer Player SuperDrive for Apple Mac iMac OS X Windows PCHaving started to play with my new toy I was anxiously awaiting guidance about all the new jargon, where things go when you click on them, how to download, and more."
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"This one is much more stable, fast, and I love the retina display."
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"fantastic laptop you really do get what you pay for this retina MacBook pro with dedicated gpu 750m was worth every penny it runs flawlessly the amount of apps available for mac app store is very impressive and some really god quality apps out there and not app apps have to be installed from the app store there is quite a few none app store apps that work great like the old gfx swithch app , this rmbp boot really fast and has the blade ssd with read speads of 730MBs and writes of 725MBs so no slouch , it also runs bootcamp windows 7 very well its so easy to install windows via bootcamp apple have made it so simple and free upgrade to windows 10 which also runs perfect on this mabook and by installing steam it plays most games well not at top max setting but medium they look stunning on the retina even when turned down dying light plays very well killing floor 2 looks stunning with high setting and runs great el capitain is supposed to bring metal to the mac which is from iso and is supposed to l improve gaming on the mac side which already runs well with batman arkham city, bioshock infinite , and dirt 3 from steam or mac store borderlands also avalible via both store as well anmd lots of other including black ops and zombies , mac OS X yoshimite runs well and includes lots of useful features and combined with apps from mac app store really make this machine fly as well as being able to hover the mouse over the top of the screen to be able to see the wifi internet connection speed and lots of other useful info whilst using your mac without ever leaving the page your on ."
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"this has to be one of the best laptops ever made looks stunning runs so smooth and fast and after 7 months of use has never had one problem or slow down at all and ive used and installed all sorts of apps and programs on both OS X and windows 7 10 very impressed and very happy I went with this model as was waiting for 2015 model at first glad I didn't considering apple went with an older rebadged amd gpu supossedly a faster gpu but amd overheat like hell and last macbooks with amd didn't seem to last as well as none amd gpus these are the ones that always seem to have the most problems especially with a shorter life due to overheating and board gpu failers .so i suppose its user preference and a gamble on if amd gpu will last as well as nividias gpu for that extra performance and force touch either way I'm happy with the 750m that I have now and if I want more power will build an Egpu to upgrade the gpu,s abilitys at least this is an option with macbooks with thunder bolt now and thhe Egpus work even better with no dedicated gpu macbooks so could be better option for thoses that need this"
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Weight

Weight:
"Its very light weight i can easily take this with me when i travel or want to be on my computer from different place."
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"The workspace feature, the gestures, fast SSD, USB 3, the keyboard, battery life, lightweight, all great."
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"Lightweight and a pleasure to use."
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"Unbeatable.+ Light weight (for the power it has)+ Relatively stable and easy to use software+ Awesome hardware software supportCons:- Very pricey for the hardware."
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"I love this laptopPros: Light Weight AMAZING SCREEN Fast Battery is top notchCons: Would of went with a 15 incher but that is WAY too expensive, I can live with 13 inch"
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Windows

Windows:
"Got so tired of windows glitches and popups."
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"I stick to USB 3.0Summary:I am a Mac and Windows user, both have their strengths and their weaknesses but as far as Apple however, their strengths definitely outweigh their weaknesses."
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"- If some software hangs during the shutdown process, force killing it isn't as easy as Windows."
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"With more support of several apps including Microsoft office, it makes Windows Laptops just useless as far as reliability or issue free is concerned."
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"Used Bootcamp assistant and formatted my USB thumbdrive, then when rebooting to install Windows and about half way through the install, it stopped with an error."
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"I love it this is my first mac and it works great its hard to even think about going back to windows computers"
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"fantastic laptop you really do get what you pay for this retina MacBook pro with dedicated gpu 750m was worth every penny it runs flawlessly the amount of apps available for mac app store is very impressive and some really god quality apps out there and not app apps have to be installed from the app store there is quite a few none app store apps that work great like the old gfx swithch app , this rmbp boot really fast and has the blade ssd with read speads of 730MBs and writes of 725MBs so no slouch , it also runs bootcamp windows 7 very well its so easy to install windows via bootcamp apple have made it so simple and free upgrade to windows 10 which also runs perfect on this mabook and by installing steam it plays most games well not at top max setting but medium they look stunning on the retina even when turned down dying light plays very well killing floor 2 looks stunning with high setting and runs great el capitain is supposed to bring metal to the mac which is from iso and is supposed to l improve gaming on the mac side which already runs well with batman arkham city, bioshock infinite , and dirt 3 from steam or mac store borderlands also avalible via both store as well anmd lots of other including black ops and zombies , mac OS X yoshimite runs well and includes lots of useful features and combined with apps from mac app store really make this machine fly as well as being able to hover the mouse over the top of the screen to be able to see the wifi internet connection speed and lots of other useful info whilst using your mac without ever leaving the page your on ."
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"this has to be one of the best laptops ever made looks stunning runs so smooth and fast and after 7 months of use has never had one problem or slow down at all and ive used and installed all sorts of apps and programs on both OS X and windows 7 10 very impressed and very happy I went with this model as was waiting for 2015 model at first glad I didn't considering apple went with an older rebadged amd gpu supossedly a faster gpu but amd overheat like hell and last macbooks with amd didn't seem to last as well as none amd gpus these are the ones that always seem to have the most problems especially with a shorter life due to overheating and board gpu failers .so i suppose its user preference and a gamble on if amd gpu will last as well as nividias gpu for that extra performance and force touch either way I'm happy with the 750m that I have now and if I want more power will build an Egpu to upgrade the gpu,s abilitys at least this is an option with macbooks with thunder bolt now and thhe Egpus work even better with no dedicated gpu macbooks so could be better option for thoses that need this"
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"I love this computer i will never go back to windows."
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