Sunday, 24 June 2012

Apple MacBook Pro 2012 Review

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 


 Gadgets & Stuff rating

Feather weight
  • Breathtakingly good screen
  • Remarkable new processors
  • New graphics card
  • Astronomical performance
  • Fast USB 3.0 conection

  • Too expensive
  • Few customisation options
  • Upgrades practically impossible
  • No optical drive
  • No Ethernet or FireWire 800

            Here it is The new Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. It takes a fresh approach to the top of the range notebooks market. It’s obviously aimed at photographers, video editors and graphics professionals; the new Retina screen offers an unbelievable 2880 x 1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch. That's over 5.1 million pixels in total, three million more than an HD TV! 

 Its Enhanced applications and software look stunningly clear .Its OS and other Apple packages have already been improved, and third party software will be optimised over time, Photoshop already salivating. The new notebook is certainly thin and light, but a few losses have been made to facilitate this. As you'd expect from a high-end Apple laptop aimed at specialized users, it's very expensive, with prices starting at £1,799 in the UK and $2,199 in the US.

Didn’t Like
With its power and capabilities, the MacBook Pro with Retina display was never going to be cheap. But with the more reasonable 2.3GHz model costing £1,799/$2,199 and the slightly better 2.6GHz notebook priced at £2,299/$2,799,
A few losses had to be made due to the ultra-thin and super-light form factor. There's no room for a hard drive. Solid state storage offers significant speed and battery advantages. There’s no optical drive . There isn’t even enough room for Ethernet or FireWire 800, although there are optional adaptors to use Thunderbolt ports.

Final verdict
Will this be the forthcoming of Apple laptops? I think it might. In a when time solid state drives are getting cheaper, the degeneration of optical drives' and the exceptional versatility and speed  of theThunderbolt ports, it looks like Apple's notebooks will use the thin and ultra-portable format established by the MacBook Air, and now trailed by this high-end MacBook Pro. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is truly amazing. Having unbelievable power, and its screen puts the rest  to embarrassment. It’s a notebook like nothing seen before. The only problem is the price, looks like we’ll just leave it to the experts assuming that there are some out there ..Probably alone …solitaire. 

Battery life
7hrs (claimed)
Operating system
Mac OS X
Optical drive
Intel Core i7 2.6GHz
Screen resolution
2880x1800 (220ppi)
Screen size
USB 3.0 x 2, Thunderbolt x 2


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