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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Early 2015)

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)

 

The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro brings faster performance and longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen and comfortable keyboard. This time around, though, Apple also traded in its already-best-in-class trackpad for a new,...

Gorgeous screen ; Long battery life ; Good graphics, even faster SSD speeds ; Comfortable keyboard

New trackpad takes getting used to; Force Touch gestures aren't that useful ; Discrete graphics still not an option on the 13-inch Pro ; The machine isn't any thinner or lighter than it was a year and a half ago

The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro is mostly an incremental improvement over the previous model, with even faster disk speeds and stronger graphics, along with the same comfortable keyboard, slim design, long battery life and stunning screen. The...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's older MacBook Pro is still here if you hate dongles

 

The smaller MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets a new CPU in 2015, faster flash memory and a new trackpad, but it's still only a minor update from the past few editions.

Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports.

The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and lighter.

While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this 13-inch system gets a handful of updates to remain a top choice for combining power and portability.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

MacBook Pro (2015) review: welcome to Force Touch

 

Apple is rolling out a major new hardware feature this year with the introduction of what it calls Force Touch. It is a catch-all term for a combination of pressure sensitivity and haptic feedback...

The best trackpad gets better ; Retina display is never anything short of sublime ; Unmatched combination of battery life, performance, and build quality

The thinner MacBook Air does most things just as well ; Force Touch applications are still in their infancy ; USB-C port would have been a nice addition

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2015)

 

Although the fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and Force Touch trackpad are minor updates, this year's 13-inch Retina Apple MacBook Pro is still an easy top pick for high-end ultraportables.

More than 11 hours of battery life in our tests. Brilliant Retina display with higher-than-1080p resolution. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports. HDMI port. Comes with iLife and iWork software suites.

Only upgradable at time of order. Base Flash Storage capacity is just 128GB. Glossy screen. Ethernet requires adapter. Force Touch trackpad takes a little getting used to, and is of limited use right now.

The MacBook 12-inch is also equipped with a power-sipping Intel Core M processor, which is inherently slower. The MacBook Pro's connectivity and Intel Core i5 processor make it a much better choice for the traveling professional. The Apple MacBook Pro...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 2015 (13-inch, 128GB)

 

For spring 2015, the 13-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same body and high-resolution Retina Display as before, while adding some spec upgrades that run from minor to meaningful. As expected, the system moves to Intel's fifth-generation Core i-series chips,...

Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports.

The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and lighter.

While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this 13-inch system gets a handful of updates to remain a top choice for combining power and portability.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review

 

A review of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display so closely following a review of the 15-inch model has many layers. In isolation, the 13-inch Pro is just a smaller version of its...

Stunning display ; Solid battery life ; Impressive size and weight

Strained performance ; Smaller usable screen area than MacBook Air at Retina setting ; Only 128GB of storage

A tantalizing glimpse of the future limited by the reality of the present

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display)

 

Apple's new MacBook Pro 13-Inch (Retina Display) ($1,999 list) gives the insanely picky visual artist a new, more portable sidekick. The MacBook Pro has been redesigned with many of the features that made the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display)...

High-resolution Retina display. Includes two Thunderbolt ports. Standard 8GB of memory. Good battery life. Supports Power Nap

Pricey. Requires Retina-optimized apps for best user experience

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) is the best way to carry the pixels of a large-screen monitor with you on the road. It's ideal for people who make their living with visuals.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch) review:

 

By adding a high-res Retina Display to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the odd man out of its MacBook line -- the previous 13-inch Pro -- and turned it into a sleek, modern laptop sitting at the midway point between slim ultrabook and...

The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display adds a screen that's nearly as high-res as the 15-inch version, making for incredibly crisp text and images. The slimmer body feels much more modern, and the excellent keyboard and trackpad remain.

Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.

While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2015)

 

Bright display; Fast hard drive speed; Innovative Force Touch trackpad; Very long battery life ; Not as thin and light as competition; SD Card sticks out ; Blazing speed, an innovative new touchpad and super-long battery life put the updated 13-inch...

Not as thin and light as competition; SD Card sticks out ; Blazing speed, an innovative new touchpad and super-long battery life put the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in a class of its own.

Blazing speed, an innovative new touchpad and super-long battery life put the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in a class of its own.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Louie Tran (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display Review

 

Is a screen with a greater-than-1080p resolution enough to justify the $1,499 price tag on the 13-inch MacBook Pro? Keep reading to find out.

Beautiful screen ; Excellent backlit keyboard ; Perfect size for portability and power

Noticeable Display Lag ; Non-Retina supported apps look terrible ; No dedicated graphics card

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is just a beautiful device in general from how it is designed and the quality of images the high-resolution display produces. Everything that is physically good from Apple’s line of notebooks will be found on this one but...

Apr, 2013

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