Apple MacBook Pro (15in with Retina display) review

Apple's 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display is perhaps the finest notebook on the Australian market

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Zachary

4.5

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Pros
Display is overwhelmingly brilliant, the speed is phenomenal, still can't believe that I am getting 7 & 1/2 hours battery from something so powerful yet light. There are just so many good things about it.
Cons
Needs one or two more usb 3.0 ports.
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I've been using a PC since I was 6, when I got given one for Christmas in 2000. I was always a PC fan until the Retina Macbook Pro was launched. The main reason why I purchased it was because it was something so fast yet light and portable. I bought it for University as my old PC laptop died. This Macbook defies the laws of the traditional laptop. I just am overwhelmed by everything about it. I am slightly disappointed by the fact that the Retina Display has only 2 USB 3.0 ports. This is because I use one for a 4G USB modem and I need one for an external drive and one for my iPod. However I don't regret buying it as it is just astounding. It is worth every cent that it costs.

Amit

5.0

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Pros
High end hardware. No compromses on the quality of the unit. Retina Display. Top notch and very fast SSD HD. Blazing fast. Supper thin and portable for a 15" laptop. It is an Apple.
Cons
None what so ever.
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I have been using PC for years, since windows 98 days, I have used every version. I have used notebooks from different manufacturers Sony, Toshiba, Dell. Once this was launched I went to Apple store to have a look in person and the first thing that came out of my mouth was WTF, this thing is a beauty. The screen is so vibrant. I own a not so bad notebook, took along mine just to compare how it fares against this but, within just 2 minutes I was blown away by the responsiveness of this machine. Everything was no crisp and print like, the sites looked super awesome. There and then I decided to leave these crappy PC products for this. I have been using iOS devices for quite a few years now, but never thought of moving from a PC to Mac, but that is it now. I used a my friend’s Mac earlier but, it never changed my mind, but after getting the feel of this notebook, I just don’t want to use the cheap PC stuff anymore, I know I will miss some windows features, but it is just the matter of getting used to the new OS.
I will never look back now.

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