Starting Price: $1999
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Pro Sturdy construction and elegant design
The MBP has an all-aluminum body that looks great and is sturdy enough that worries of accidentally damaging are mostly alleviated. It has a robust lid, well-spaced back-lit keyboard with speakers on each side of the keyboard and an excellent button-less trackpad.
Pro Great battery life
Battery lasts up to 9 hours.
Pro Very thin and reasonably light
It's 0.71" thin and weighs just 4.46 pounds.
Pro Accurate display
MBP has a high quality 15.4" IPS 2880x1800 display. It's bright at 286 nits, has great viewing angles (viewable at up to 178 degrees) and capable of displaying 87.3% of sRGB color gamut.
Pro Great performance
The 15" MBP has Intel's HD 5200 "Iris" GPU and a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core i7 with 16 GB of RAM that together provide a significant performance output. Additionally, since Apple's OSX, unlike Windows or Linux, has limited amount of hardware to keep in mind, it can be optimized to get a lot more out of its hardware. Overall, unless it's used for hardcore gaming, it can handle almost anything thrown at it.
Pro PCI-E flash storage makes PS more responsive and loading/saving quicker
MBP comes with 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of SSD storage. SSD storage is faster than HDD storage. Additionally, PCI-E SSD storage is faster than typical SATA SSD storage.
Pro Can run up to 2 external monitors and output 4K
With 2 Thunderbolt (DisplayPort) plugs and 1 HDMI, it can feed up to 2 external monitors. It's possible to stream 4K via HDMI.
Pro Great backlit keyboard and trackpad
The MBP has a well-spaced, back-lit keyboard and best-in-class button-less trackpad.
Pro Power connector is hard to accidentally damage
All Macbooks use a MagSafe power connector that is held in place via a magnet. It means that if the power cord is accidentally pulled, it doesn't damage the laptop or the power connector, but instead simply disconnects.
Pro Very silent
Most computers are loud, but this MacBook Pro 2014 isn't. It's very rare to hear the fans working, only in extreme heat cases, caused either by very high ambient temperatures and/or a lot of 'heavy' programs running.
Pro Thunderbolt 2 is faster than USB 3.1
Thunderbolt 2 has a bandwidth capacity of up to 2500 MB/s, while USB 3.1 can reach 1250 MB/s.
Con No Ethernet port
Ethernet requires an adapter.
Con Glossy screen
Reflections might be an issue in a bright environment.