Apple - MacBook® Pro - 15.4" Display - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Silver

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The MacBook Pro with Retina display is the ideal notebook for enthusiasts and professionals looking for fast performance in an

incredibly compact and light design. The Force Touch trackpad, powerful Intel Core processors, high performance graphics, faster PCIe-based flash storage, outstanding battery life, and a stunning Retina display take the MacBook Pro to a whole new level of performance.

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Overview

What's Included


  • MacBook Pro - 15.4" Display - Intel Core i7
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • 85W MagSafe 2 power adapter
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4676 out of 4760)

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Features


Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors

2.2GHz quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache

16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory

256GB PCIe-based flash storage

Intel® Iris Pro Graphics

Dual display and video mirroring

720p FaceTime HD camera

802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Native Mini DisplayPort output

HDMI video output

Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps)

Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)

SDXC card slot

Up to 9 hours of wireless Web or iTunes movie playback*

*Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.

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Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.1

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pro at Everything !!!

    Posted
    BadwolF
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    I have been using this same MacBook Pro for my office work for last 2 years. Over the years, the MacBook has kinda grown on me due to its interface, responsiveness and performance. I have also worked on the new MacBook Pro (with touch bar) and I would say this old one is far better than the newer one. Since I was working on MacBooks for last couple years now and liked the MacBook so much, so planned to get my first personal MacBook and had no doubt in my mind to go for this old version over the new MacBook Pro. Plus the BestBuy flash sale made the decision instant. Here are some pros and cons of this older version of Mac (with some comparisons to the new one). Pros - Performance: Right out of the box, started developing some heavy softwares and used around 13 GB memory and all cores to max (and still do the same after 2 years) and this Mac takes it all. Does not crash on me and does not behave sluggish. However, the fan starts to work in hyper drive and during winters you can get some warm hands that way :) - Keyboard: The keyboard is very silent and have a springy nature which I personally like. The new MacBook's keyboard feels like as if I am pressing on hard cardboard. - Trackpad: Trackpad functions the way it is supposed to function, is of appropriate size and is responsive to all gestures. The new MacBook increased the size of the trackpad which is counter productive as you need to make sure you are not pressing on trackpad while typing. - Ports: Perhaps the biggest reason of sticking to this version of MacBook Pro was the wide array of ports. I hate to carry a hub or 10 different adapters for 10 different needs (which does not work with chaining i.e. Mac-C -> Hub-C -> Adapter-C -> Adapter-HDMI/LAN/VGI etc.) which makes no sense at all. The weight of my MacBook is less than the weight of adapters you would need to carry. This one has all the necessary ports I would need and would just have to carry either one or max 2 adapters. - Backlit Apple Logo: This is a personal choice (not a generic pros). I like the backlit apple logo which is missing in the new MacBook Pros. - Power extension cable included in the box (which is missing in new MacBook pro box). CONS - So far none. very happy with the MacBook till now. Will update the review if there is any problems. All in all, I would recommend not to go with the newer version just for sake of newer version. Analyze you needs & budget and then decide one suits you. Be mindful that the manufacturing year would be late 2015 or early 2016.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MacBooks a little overpriced but worth it

    Posted
    argohater
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    Excellent laptop in every regard. Keyboard and Force trackpad are simply unmatched. OS X is delightful, yet it is powerful enough to run Windows 10 and Linux virtual machines if you must. I am a highly experienced IT with in-depth knowledge of Windows and Linux. I still dislike Apple policies and processes and refused to pay more for the same (Apple maintains a strict 30%+ profit margin). The last and only Apple device I owned before this MBP was an original iPod, because there were simply no better alternatives. That being said, I love this MacBook Pro. Due to an upcoming long-term business trip, I decided to get a new laptop computer in the 13-14" form factor. I had been eyeing the Dell XPS 13 and the Razer Blade Stealth. Dell and Razer have excellent laptops in many ways superior to this dated MBP design but also suffer from quality control problems, and lackluster keyboards and trackpads. After careful consideration and with full knowledge that a new MBP is expected in a couple of months, I decided to buy this laptop. Again, I love it. I just couldn't find a better alternative when it comes to quality. This thing feels solid throughout. Typing is a breeze. With every laptop I owned, I had been forced to rely on an external mouse when trackpad after trackpad failed to deliver an intuitive and reliable experience. That is not the case here. The Force Trackpad is marvelous. After the easiest setup process ever, I have migrated all my important data, set up my wireless devices, set up automatic backups, and smart card compatibility. Let me tell you, the praise for OS X is not overstated. It is so simple. The more I learn about it the more I realize it just works! The transition from Windows to OS X was no big deal. I have been using Windows 10 for over a year. Before that, I pushed through 8 and 8.1, and really missed 7. 10 is the best Windows out there. Microsoft really stepped it up and delivered. However, there are still bugs, blue screens of sadness, and all that jazz. There are still incompatible drivers, broken applications, and malware. You know, the things I have yet to experience on my short time driving OS X hard. With the use of Parallels, I created the Windows 10 and Linux (Kali) virtual machines I use for work. The integration between OS X and Windows Parallels is amazing. I have tons of experience with virtualization: VMWare, Citrix, Microsoft, and Oracle flavors. They all have their strengths, but for productivity between Windows and OS X, nothing matches Parallels VMs in Coherence Mode. If you must use other OS as well, this is the way to go. Keep in mind, the MacBook Pro line is due for a significant refresh. Apple is expected to release more details shortly and there are rumors that the new devices will be up for sale between FY16 Q3 and FY17 Q1. Not only is a refreshed design and a slimmer form factor expected, but also newer, faster, and more efficient processors, upgraded memory, replacement of F-Keys with an OLED display, and almighty Thunderbolt 3. If you can wait, you definitely should. If you can't, you can take a chance with the other manufacturers, or go for the solid and proven MBP line. I bet you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect....

    Posted
    winmac3
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    I wanted to write another review as I've had this bad boy for just about a year now and overall, I'm pretty satisfied. There are a few things that are irksome but the pros outweigh the cons. I'd definitely recommend this laptop, even if it was just for the ports alone. There was definitely a learning curve as I was coming from Windows XP/7/10, and I'm still learning new stuff all the time (at least it's not driving me crazy like the Windows environment did). Performance, display and reliability is top notch (so far). Keyboard is excellent. No real issues with wifi or bluetooth, though I wasn't able to connect to a Windows 7 laptop through direct wifi. Couldn't connect my old ipod touch through bluetooth either but that was only because it still has ios 5 (I just use it as an alarm clock and mp3 player so it's no biggie but it still connects through the cable). One weird thing about connecting an Android phone: my LG V20 and Samsung J3 Prime won't connect through the usb cable but bluetooth connections work fine. I also couldn't use my old Samsung printer because Apple had discontinued support for my specific model (it was an old laster printer; no issues with my new Samsung printer). Another thing that was really annoying was the fact that I couldn't add anything to my external hard drive (had no idea about the different format). You can copy stuff from the hard drive but can't add or change anything on the hard drive (you need to use special software for that). There was one hiccup with the screen saver: one of the active screen savers kept blasting the cpu fan so the laptop got really hot. Apparently that specific screensaver is a known issue to cause the fan to blast like crazy. Took me a week or so to figure it out but once I switched to the normal picture screen saver, no more heating issues. As for anti-virus/anti-malware software, yes, you do need it because it was infected about two weeks after I bought this. Soon as I installed both, got rid of all of that and hasn't given me trouble since. Besides those 'flaws', it hasn't given me any trouble. Battery life is good most of the time but it really depends on what you're doing (I'm averaging anywhere in between 6 to 9 hours on a charge). As I mentioned at the beginning, having all those ports, it's a necessity. I use my usb drive and sd card all the time so I can't imagine how much more money I would have spent getting the usb type-c adapters (one less headache I have to deal with). Can't say anything about the Thunderbolt 2 port as I don't have any Thunderbolt equipment yet, and same goes for the hdmi port. If the lack of ports aren't an issue for you, get the newer Macbook but if they're vital to your daily needs (like me), get this while it's still available because I don't think Apple will ever go back to the old ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop, Just a bit pricey

    Posted
    runnermelanieo
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    I needed to replace my previous laptop, from 2009. I was looking for another Apple laptop, but didn't know which one. I decided to make this purchase at Best Buy since there aren't any other options in my area for Apple products and I would otherwise have to wait for shipping. I already drove 1 ½ hour just to get to Best Buy to get my old laptop looked at. So I researched which laptops I was considering, then looked at Best Buy's inventory to see if any matched my needs. I was drawn to the MacBook Pro for its specs, but I wasn't leaning towards getting the Touch Bar because of some things I've heard about it. I'm just not sold yet, at least not to pay so much extra for it ($300). However, I was disheartened a bit that the max HD size they had in-stock in this configuration was 256 MB. I really wanted the 512 instead, but I had to make a decision. I knew I had the iCloud storage, so despite having tons of photos, I knew at least I could rely on that instead of having to store pics locally on the laptop. I didn't know if that would be the only change I'd have to make (my old laptop had a 1 TB drive but it wasn't an SSD; it was after-market, replaced in 2014). But I have a Time Capsule, so I knew all my data was backed-up and if I went with this laptop, I'd just have to find out whether or not all the data would transfer. Not only that, but going with the 256 versus 512 saved me $200 or $300. Paying $379 for Apple Care on top of an already expensive laptop for its age (already 2 ½-years-old coming off the shelf), paying hundreds more is not appealing. So I decided to go for it so I could walk out of the store with a brand new laptop. When I did the data migration, it turned out I had over 400 MB that would be transferred if I had the available space, so I had to deselect photos and movies in order to make it fit. With that, I'm already up to 170 MB being used of the 256 capacity. So, that could become an issue over time. I just don't know yet. There is a bunch of old music that I burned off CDs years and years and years ago that I can go in and delete, which would free up a lot of space. As for the laptop itself, I am thrilled. I cannot express how happy I am about its speed, after getting used to how long everything took on the old laptop. I barely have to wait for anything. Things happen super fast. The color (display) is beautiful. The use of the laptop is wonderful. I enjoyed the seamless transition between the laptops. I am so happy to have the updated tech that now does certain compatibility things along with my iPhone. It's just a lot of fun and I'm so happy to have my first laptop with an SSD hard drive. Because it was an early-2015 model that I was buying in late-2017, I wished that it was more discounted because I feel like $2,000 for a laptop that old is too much, but I was willing to accept it because it met my needs and I knew it'd be great. Overall, I'm super happy with this laptop and with my purchasing experience at Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get it before it's gone!

    Posted
    winmac3

    Overall, it's a great computer. It's got great hardware and is easier to use, once you understand the layout and hierarchy of the Mac OS. The only bad thing is that since it's not windows based, some peripherals can be a bit tricky. I have an old Samsung laser printer that worked fine with the new Samsung laptop with a universal driver for windows but no such luck for Mac environment (gave up after a week long exhausting search). While the apple service was great, I was kind of bummed out since I can't use my printer with this computer. I also didn't realize that my external hard drive was read only on macs but there's software to fix that. I love the magsafe power port but the shape/size of the power supply is ridiculously big (and kind of awkward depending on where you plug it). Only reason why I'm giving it 3 stars is because the transition from windows to mac os was kind of a pain. You also need to get a USB hub because while 2 usb ports are better than none, it's still stretching it with the peripherals. Battery life is good, depending on what you're doing but it's better than most. I bought this after returning a Samsung Notebook 7 spin laptop (16gb version with 128gb ssd, 1tb hdd and nvidia graphics card) and have mixed feelings about it so I'll compare it to that. That was an awesome notebook and was on par when it came to specs and hardware. This mac is built like a tank, that Samsung was like a totally armored humvee. It was just the windows 10 that ruined it for me, otherwise I would have kept that. I'm not saying this mac is bad by any means, just not quite what I was expecting. The retina display's good but it's not spectacular. I'd say the Samsung screen was pretty much equal in terms of quality, at least to my eyes. They're both fast computers but the usb 3.0 transfer speed is much faster on the Samsung (keep in mind the samsung's a 2016 model so not an equal comparison). Browsing speed is similar as well. Where the mac rules is on battery life, trackpad and speakers. When it comes to ports, weight, dual storage drives, upgradeability and flexibility (since it's a tablet notebook), Samsung wins hands down. When it comes to the keyboard, i'd say it's a tie. While the feel is fantastic on the mac, the samsung's not bad and it comes with a number keypad with a function lock button (and additional buttons). Don't think for a second that you don't need an antivirus/anti malware software on a mac. About a week into setting up my computer, it got infected with malware. Fortunately the anti malware software i used cleaned all that up. Safari's features are great but when it comes to security and privacy settings, there are better browsers. If you're sick of windows, I say give it a try but be aware that there are limitations and some things just won't work like it does on windows. What you do get is an intuitive software (with some quirks, of course) that won't frustrate you as much so it's definitely worth it, for me anyway. I've always wanted a Mac and though it isn't quite how I expected it to be, it's a good computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Update after over a month of use.....

    Posted
    winmac3
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    So it's been over a month I've used this Macbook Pro (replacing a Windows 10 laptop that I recently bought) and while some things are great, there are still some shortcomings. Performance wise, it's been fantastic, I have no complaints. Browsing and downloads are super fast and there hasn't been any program freezes or crashes. It was briefly infected with malware (because I didn't think I'd need it on a Mac, which I was wrong about) but 3rd party software solved that and haven't had an issue since. Boot up time is nothing short of amazing. Battery life has been overall decent, though that pretty much depends on what you do. Speakers are great. Could use more USB ports but that's easily solved with hubs. Some of the issues I've experienced are mostly software related. If your'e coming from a Windows environment, it'll definitely take some time to get used to (keyboard, OS layout, etc.,). Two really annoying things that still bother me is that I still can't use my older laser printer because Apple doesn't support it anymore and there's no workaround unless you know how to use Mac's console program (and even then there's no guarantee; only Windows has a universal driver for my model but no Mac version). Another thing that's annoying is that if you have a Windows based external hard drive, you can only read it and download files to your mac but you can't write, meaning you can't delete it or move it. There's a software for that and there's pretty much no way around that. The magsafe power cord is awesome but the power supply shape really gets in the way sometimes when I'm trying to plug it into a power strip/surge protector. The display sometimes shows a line when I'm closing down some programs (mostly Safari) so I don't know if that's just a software thing or a hardware issue. It's not often so I'll just have to see and wait what happens. Most of these are minor issues but issues nonetheless. I don't regret getting this laptop but do your research before buying it, if you're switching from Windows. I probably would have kept my Windows 10 laptop, had I known about these things but I have to say the rock solid performance and reliability (so far) does make up for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Money i spent on a laptop

    Posted
    Fredo
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    Best laptop i purchased for the money and still running GREAT without any issues (almost a year later). I am a power user and definitely put this laptop through the grinder (in terms of workload - Still looks brand new as a laptop!). Okay let's get right to it. PROS - As a programmer, I use the laptop strictly for programming languages running multiple programs, Citrix environments, Parallel Desktop program . Along with simultaneously streaming musics, podcasts and streaming movies without a hitch. - For personal use, I do quite a bit of photography as a hobby using PhotoShop and iPhoto along with streaming and it still runs quietly and hardly without much revving up of the fans. Yes, i know the architecture on it is bit older than what I would like for it to be, BUT for what I used it for. It's no slouch and I still HIGHLY recommend it. - For functional use, i still prefer the Force Touch trackpad with multitouch gesture support that is available on this model. I get the the reasoning behind the 'Touch Bar' and i use the newer model at work, but it is still not enough of a reason (for me personally) to make that jump to the newer model. It will eventually get there... CON - Sorry Gamer's, any high-resolution, high intensity games such Tomb Raiders: Underworld OR Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor GOTY, sound like a freight train with an F-16 strapped to its side as the power supply revs up to keep up with the high-demands of those games. Good luck trying the play those games without waking the wife and dog up! From what i read you could make modifications to your MacBook to allow those games to play but this is not the reason why i made the purchase. If that's one of the primary reasons why you are looking to make the purchase? Macs are probably not your the best option. Maybe the newer ones can but I still would not recommended it. - Office Product. Does not come with any Apple product and you will need to purchase it separately or look for one of the free programs out there comparable to it. Overall, I would make this purchase, again, in a heartbeat as it has been a great investment and look forward to many years of good use from my MacBook! Hope this helps some of you as well!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bit the bullet and bought the Macbook Pro 15.4 ...

    Posted
    RebelShadow
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    I am so glad I took the leap!! I'm pretty good with computers, learning my way around them and fixing them (although I learned that through trial and error with no formal schooling) when they go down BUT, it got to the point with Windows based operating systems, that I was totally fed up with all of the crashing and blue/black "screen of death"! I got very tired of having to continually wipe out my entire hard drive, losing pictures, programs, important files etc.. and start over from scratch! I specifically went to BestBuy in order to purchase the Macbook Pro 15.4" with retina display. However, when I purchased mine, it had a CD ROM Drive installed, and it cost me the same as what they are selling these for now WITHOUT that feature. It saddens me that Apple would charge the same price and make consumers have to purchase this integral, yet very basic, component separately! My husband knocked mine off the counter and broke it. Since it was already broken, I decided to put my skills for fixing PC's/laptops, to the ultimate test and attempt to fix this very unfamiliar device. Well, it took me about 8 hours (after about 2 hours the screaming, yelling, slamming things around and cursing very loudly, kicked in, BIG TIME!) BUT, emerged victorious! This was no small feat for me, since I have ZERO computer repair training! I was so happy that I was able to get it running again and didn't have to part with another $2,500 right on the heels of paying this one off! I will purchase another, without a doubt! But, for now, this one is alive and kicking! I LOVE my MAC!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about touchpad, performance, battery and screen. Editors are less positive about connectivity. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
  • cnet.co.ukRating, 4 out of 5Dan Ackerman on June 10, 2015
    Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2015) review
    Apple's MacBook Air and Pro lines have remained steadfastly rock-solid in their look and feel for several generations. Each year brings a handful of tweaks and updates, typically only to internal components, from better hard drives to faster Wi-FiFull Review
  • NotebookcheckRating, 4.4 out of 5Till Schönborn on June 4, 2015
    Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (Mid 2015) Review
    Expensive pleasure. More performance, a new Force Touch TrackPad as well as longer battery runtimes are supposed to make the reworked MacBook Pro 15 even more appealing – and therefore justify a retail price far in excess of the 2000 EurosFull Review
  • MobileTechReviewRating, 4 out of 5Lisa Gade on May 28, 2015
    15" Retina MacBook Pro (2015)
    Apple's refresh of their portable big Mac, the 15 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was minor if you're interested in the base model with integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics. But the next step up with dedicated graphics has piqued interestFull Review



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