MacBook Pro with Retina display review by PING! Magazine
The MacBook Pro is Apple’s latest laptop available in 13” and 15” and now both versions offer Retina display. The MacBook Pro with the added Retina display has the same design as the previous few models from Apple. Slightly lighter and thinner, the 13” model is 18mm thick and weighs 1.57kg as compared to 19mm and 1.61kg of the 2012 model. This laptop carries the signature Apple logo with silver aluminium metal finish and the chiclet keyboard along with the glass trackpad. The 13” Pro is available with a 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with turbo boost speeds up to 2.9 GHz, 128GB of flash storage and 4GB of memory for £1,100.
The MacBook Pro Retina offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 – the exact same as the model of 2012. The resolution is crisp and pleasing to the eye. It is particularly useful to photographers for accuracy. Video and picture editing can also be done with ease.
Pro does not have the issues with applications and software that earlier existed. The Mavericks operating system looks amazing and most of the major apps have also been upgraded. Intel’s Haswell leads to significantly better power performance. The processor of Intel Iris provides battery life that lasts for a good day but not as long as that of the MacBook Air. Nonetheless, it is still very good.
Thunderbolt 2 has been included. Transfer speeds are faster and the range of connectivity is more. The product is great for using at home.