Hello. Today I want to introduce you to the MacBook Pro 15 Retina 2014 laptop. In this review, you will find out all the pros and cons, and is it worth overpaying for this laptop, if you can buy, in fact, the same, but 2 times cheaper? Let’s go!
Equipment. A laptop is supplied with documentation, branded stickers, micro fiber i-cloth and power adapter with optional extension cord. The latter worsens the portability of charging, so its necessity, subjectively speaking, is doubtful.
Design. Computers Apple change their design quite rarely and not very significantly. And this is especially true for laptops.Pro 15 is a clear example of this. Therefore, I will not dwell on the design in detail, because everyone probably knows what the famous laptop looks like.J
Most of the body parts are milled from aluminium. The precision of the parts is very high, resulting in a perfect fit and exceptional build quality. The laptop is very resistant to dirt and scratches. With proper care, the device will retain its pleasant appearance for a long time.
Despite the fact that the design of laptops has not changed for a long time, the device does not look old-fashioned, especially since competitors are just starting to introduce design solutions that have long become commonplace in the MacBook series.
One of the unsuccessful technical solutions is the use of an all-glass panel that covers the display. It’s more to do with the black edging that picks up fingerprints.
The dimensions of the laptop are 358.9 by 247.1 by 18 millimeters with a weight of 2 kilograms. With such weight and size indicators, the device is on the verge of the concept of “ultrabook”.
On the left is a mini-jack connector, Usb 3.0 and a branded magnetic power port, which is much more convenient and practical than competitors’ solutions. The front is empty. On the right is “sd card reader, HDIM and one more usb 3.0. Above, as always, there is an apple, the glow of which is not only an indicator of the operation of the device, but also a proprietary feature of all computers Apple.
The laptop lid is difficult to open. To do this with one hand is generally unrealistic. Perhaps such a step is a precautionary measure.
After opening the lid, our view is provided with a display, a light sensor and a camera with an operation indicator. Below is the keyboard, “touch pad” and 2 perforation zones, behind which the stereo microphone and audio systems are hidden. There are cooling systems in the lid hinge.
Keyboard. It is very comfortable here, the key travel is low and soft. Extraneous sounds during work are at least, which is especially felt when you work at night. Then the built-in keyboard backlight comes to the rescue. Its implementation, as always, is on top, and the ability to fine-tune leaves behind all competitors.
“Touch pad” Made of frosted glass, works very well. There are a lot of gestures that make it easier to work with a laptop.
Display. He is represented ips- a matrix with a diagonal of 15.4 inches and a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. At the working distance, no dots are visible at all, and the interface and programs look fantastic. The picture is very clear, soft and beautiful, the color reproduction is pleasant.
The brightness range of the display is universal, it allows you to work both in the dark and outdoors on a sunny day. Viewing angles are good too.
Iron. It is represented by a 4‑core processor intel core i7.16 GB of RAM, and ssd- 512 GB storage.
Video performance in application applications is quite high. The performance of the laptop in games is very good, everything goes smoothly, without brakes and “lags” at maximum settings.
Heat. During everyday tasks, the computer does not heat up at all. During more complex processes, the working surface becomes evenly warm and the cooling system turns on.
autonomy for complex tasks, low — about three to four hours in games, or during editing. During less resource-intensive processes, the situation changes dramatically. When I work with text and a browser, the laptop lives for more than five hours on half the battery.
Sound. Here he is, in headphones, good, but not perfect. But from the speakers it is beautiful, it is loud and of high quality.
Laptop running on operating system ios 10. The update brought a new design, optimization and interaction with the mobile platform. The operation is clear and simple.
The work of the eco-system, which unites all devices into a single whole, deserves the most attention. For example, from a laptop, you can answer an incoming call coming to the iPhone.
Conclusion. What do we get for such “small” money? The answer is simple — an uncompromising work machine with powerful hardware, a good display and a nice body. Convenient controls, decent autonomy, and an excellent operating system. The only major downside to the MacBook Pro 15 Retina is the price, but if you’re looking for a work machine, you can be sure it will pay for itself pretty quickly.