"Apple redefines the laptop category!"5.0 starson by mikedgolf40505
Pros: Speed, Specs, Display, Weight, Thinness
Cons: Price, but that will come down as the price of SSDs come down.
Summary: First let me state that I am by no means an Apple fanboy; I own Android phones and would own a Windows Phone before an iPhone. That being said, I do love my Macs. My last Mac was a 15" MBP 2.93 Core2Duo 8GB of Ram, 320 GB 7200 RPM HD, and 512 MB NVDIA Switchable graphics. That was the best laptop that I had ever owned and this one blows that one away by a country mile. First my specs, 15" MBP with Retina Display, 16GB Ram, 2.3 Corei7, 256 SSD, 1GB NVDIA. This Mac boots in 10-12 seconds, unbelievable. Shutdown is back to instantaneous, first time since Leopard. Every application is snappier and faster, no comparison. WI-FI seems to run more consistent. The actual body is just beyond compare. Extremely light, and thin. Like a 15" MacBook Air without the hardware compromises. The Retina display is as advertised. Not sure what the complaints I am reading about some apps looking bad on the new display because they are not ready for the newer resolution. Keep it set at "Scaled for Retina Display" and things are fine. The speakers are also better than on my previous MBP. This unit also runs cooler than any of my other 3 previous Mac laptops. Apple had better keep an I on price though, Windows will be nipping on it's heels next year I am sure, with likely made and speced units at lower prices. Using my wife's education discount, I was able to get mine for $2179.One last con. Apple care needs to cover accidental damage like every other computer company; come on Apple get with it!
Updated on Jul 4, 2012
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