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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12925 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 731 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the connectivity.

price, usability, performance, portability, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MF839B/A 13-Inch with Retina Display (Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, OS X Yosemite)Apple MacBook Pro MF839B/A 13-Inch with Retina Display (Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, OS X Yosemite)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2249 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The price and portability also get good comments.

design, portability, price, performance, usability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MF839LL/A MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB)Apple MF839LL/A MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Early 2015 (MF839, MF840, MF841, Z0QM, Z0QN, Z0QP) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People really like the portability and durability. The reliability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the price.

performance, screen, reliability, durability, portability

price

60% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) NEWEST VERSIONApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) NEWEST VERSION

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (preview)

 

The new slimmer, lighter 13-inch Mac notebook gets a high-res display

Ultra high-res Retina Display ; Updated processors ; Fast flash storage

No option for 1TB storage ; No discrete graphics ; No removable memory or hard drive

Apple’s Retina notebook display comes to its 13-inch MacBook Pro, as does a processor update and the introduction of flash-only storage. The portable Mac powerhouse does get harder to tinker with after you’ve bought it, though.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012, 13.3-inch)

 

Great screen ; Apple's usual excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Dual thunderbolt and USB 3.0 gives decent port flexibility ; Good battery life ; HDMI

The base near the monitor gets quite hot during heavy tasks ; Still waiting for everything to be high DPI compatible ; Weight will make some consider the Air instead

There's absolutely no doubt that the MacBook Pro Retina 13 has a beautiful display. Some will be phased by the weight and go for the MacBook Air, others will deem it to be worth it. We just wish it came with discrete graphics.

Dec, 2012

Recommended

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display (2015)

 

T he new 13in MacBook Pro looks identical to last year's model, down to the last millimetre. But looks can be deceiving: this updated laptop quietly debuts Apple's brand-new Force Touch trackpad.

Light, powerful, and with excellent battery life.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (bit.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina display reviewed

 

While all eyes were on the new iPads at Apple's autumn keynote, the company also revealed an update to its 13in and 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display models. It heralded the arrival of Intel's Haswell CPUs, but the big surprise was the price cut,...

It’s incredibly tough to find fault with the new MacBook Pro. There’s power aplenty, great battery life, a class-leading display and – thanks to Intel’s Iris GPU – the graphics performance the Retina display always deserved. Gram for gram, we can’t...

Jan, 2014

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display

 

Apple squeezes an eye-pamperingly gorgeous Retina display into its 13in MacBook Pro, but at a staggering price.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (bit.com.au)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display

 

With the Apple 13in MacBook Pro's metal unibody chassis shrinking to a mere shadow of its former self, and a Retina display cramming in more pixels per inch than any laptop we've ever seen, Apple has rung the changes.

This isn’t a MacBook for the average buyer - the Retina display is overkill for most people, and the price premium is substantial.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display review and new Force Touch trackpad

 

PROS: Faster processor, excellent sharp display, Force Touch trackpad.

Faster processor, excellent sharp display, Force Touch trackpad

Pricier than a similar Windows laptop

The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display ticks all of the boxes and adds ticks to boxes you didn’t realise existed with its new Force Touch trackpad.But add on top of that the flawless design, knockout Retina Display screen and even faster...

Expert review by (macworld.com.au)

Apple 13in Retina MacBook Pro

 

Faster integrated graphics; much improved battery life

RAM not user upgradable

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Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

What can I say? Beautiful looking laptop somewhat let down by a buggy operating system.

 

I have a love-hate relationship with Apple and their line of laptop and desktop computers. Our family has the works - the iPhones, the Apple TV, the Airplay receivers, the Mac computers, the lot. The thing about Apple products is that everything has...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Worst Purchase Ever. Everything failed after 18 months

 

Very disappointed in this product which is a complete rip off. Purchased for my son for high school. Told it would last the full 5 years. Issues started after 1.5 years. Apple unwilling to assist but finally did after contacting ACCC. Then a year later...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2 / 3

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):49.2 / 54.5 / 74.9
Battery life (max):10 / 12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Swivel webcam:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:1.60:1 / 16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):900:1
Display brightness:300 / 500
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 16
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 11.3
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B / 0x1927
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Czech / English / Finnish / French / Hungarian / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65 / 78 / 79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / USB Type-C
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Combo headphone/mic port:N / No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4
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 power:60 / 61

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.4 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 2.90 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5257U / I5-5287U / i5-6267U / I7-5557U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA 1356 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0 / K1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:84985 / 84988 / 84993 / 91166
Processor code:SR26E / SR26H / SR26K / SR2JK
Processor package size:40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / 510 x 570 x 900 / Headset. Notebook/PC converter cable. User’s guide. / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.9 / 212.4 / 219
Height :1.8 / 14.9 / 18
Weight:1.37 / 1.58
Width:304.1 / 31.4 / 314