"I went to buy it but I didn't"3.0 starson by robrob007
Pros: Screen, light weight for the size, look
Cons: Webpages look pixelated, Price, no numeric keypad, low price/functionality ratio.
15.4 IN is not good enough for a graphic/video editor
Too expensive for home use.
Summary: I'm on the market for a premium laptop, so I even this one was out of my budget ($1700) I was willing to buy it if it really would make an impression on me.
I went to BB and tried, I opened safari and boom, BB website looked pixelated, wow, went to google, the logo looks pixelated. I was like no way, then after reading a little I found out that because the machine has such a high res. apple could just make safari display the websites 1:1 (would be too small), so they zoomed in everything by four times and now every normal pixel is displayed by 4 pixel in the MBP, so it is a high resolution pixelation. The web is not ready for it.
Also besides the 2.2K min, I need to buy a external DVD drive(I use it around 10 times per year but I use it), a VGA adapter to connect it to my TV/monitor (I don't use hdmi), I don't have anything that has a thunderbolt connection, so those ports are useless to me.
I decided to look somewhere else, probably would buy a 1600 Dell Precision M4600 or a 1400 Samsung 7 or a 1300 Sony S. The sony and the Dell have HD IPS screen and they look beautiful, they match the MBP in every spec and have more ports. They all use their footprint and include a numeric keypad.
After reading all reviews, I would consider the new Mac book pro retina a premium Ultrabook.