Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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If you’re ready for higher learning, chances are good you thought of nabbing yourself one of the Best Laptops for college. And one we highly suggest considering is the Apple Macbook Pro i7 15”. For starters, its Intel Core i7 has six cores. It also has a Radeon Pro 560X because all work and no play make Johnny a dull boy.

Why We Like It – Apple Macbook Pro i7 15.”

The Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” is the perfect blend of work and play, equipped with a 6-core Intel i7 for multitasking and a Radeon Pro 560X for solid gaming performance when your work is done.

  • 9th Gen 6-core Intel Core i7
  • Radeon Pro 560X w/ 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Retina display is sharp & vivid
  • Limited selection of ports

Power & Performance

The 6-core Intel Core i7 fitted inside may not be as fast as an 8-core Intel Core i9 or the new M1 seen in the Apple Macbook Pro M1 13”, but it’s well-equipped for multitasking. It runs at 2.6Ghz, and 4.5Ghz with Turbo Boost. The Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” does have a bit of a gaming streak too. It is the Radeon Pro 560X that sets it up to play titles like League of Legends and Fortnite.


The Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” has a slightly weaker battery than the Apple Macbook Air 13; 10 hours and 12 hours, respectively. That’s still quite good and will last for an entire workday.

Ports & Expandability

Since this is an Apple Macbook, the prospect of upgrading the internal storage or RAM is practically impossible without replacing the entire logic board. It’s the same with the Apple Macbook Pro 13 Inch. What you order initially is what you get, so if you set your eyes on the model with the quad-core Intel i5, you’ll be stuck with it. Also, you only get four Thunderbolt 3 ports and an audio jack. If you want a  laptop that’s not a Macbook, try the LG Gram 14 Touch Screen with a diverse port selection.

Build Quality

There’s no question about it: the Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” is sleek, strong, and of premium quality. The all-aluminum chassis is fantastic and by far one of the best aspects of a Macbook.


Usually, we’d say most Macbooks are a bit overpriced. All that glamour is nice, but performance matters first and second. However, the Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” is an interesting beast because it lends a hand to performance, not just in terms of CPU, but also a nice piece of graphical hardware. It can be your workhorse and entertainment device during your free time.

Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” Wrap Up.

The Apple Macbook Pro i7 15” provides just enough performance under the hood to justify its price tag. Its fast Intel CPU has six cores for a boost to multitasking and a GPU that lends itself to a fair amount of gaming. You have to get past the fact that it has only four Thunderbolt 3 ports and an audio jack.

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