Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" review: specs and price

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs1.93MP
  • RAM speed
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    1866MHzvs1735.01MHz
  • Weight
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    1.58kgvs2.01kg
  • Battery life
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    12hvs7.94h
  • Pixel density
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    227ppivs147.04ppi
  • Internal storage
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    1000GBvs530.25GB
  • Thickness
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    18mmvs22.45mm
  • Maximum memory size
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    16GBvs14.62GB

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

Buy used:

$906.27

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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$624.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
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$840.84
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM...New Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Silver
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$2,499.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i5-5257U X2 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB, Silver (Renewed)
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$635.69
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash ...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash Storage - 8GB LPDDR3 - 13.3in with Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz (Renewed)
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$593.12
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 51...Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Space Gray (Renewed)
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$1,220.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 256GB Wi-Fi Laptop 13....Apple MacBook Pro 256GB Wi-Fi Laptop 13.3in with Intel Core i5 MF840LL/A - Silver (Renewed)
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$575.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF841LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MF841LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 512GB 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, Mac OS X) Silver (Renewed)
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$644.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (...Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
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$1,679.92

Design

1.weight

1.58kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

1.resolution

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
6.has an IPS screen
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.CPU speed

2 x 2.9GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Battery

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

Buy used:

$906.27

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$624.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$840.84
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM...New Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Silver
Amazon logo
$2,499.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i5-5257U X2 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$635.69
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash ...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash Storage - 8GB LPDDR3 - 13.3in with Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$593.12
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 51...Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,220.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 256GB Wi-Fi Laptop 13....Apple MacBook Pro 256GB Wi-Fi Laptop 13.3in with Intel Core i5 MF840LL/A - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$575.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF841LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MF841LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 512GB 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, Mac OS X) Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$644.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (...Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
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$1,679.92

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