New Retina MacBook Pro Vs Windows Ultrabooks comparison is very timely given the fact that both claim to be the best laptops
Apple’s new MacBook Pro is set to intensify the battle in Ultrabook market. With the arrival of the new Retina Display featured MacBook Pro, Apple can ensure clear domination over the growing Ultrabook market. As of now, we have lots of Ultrabooks that run Windows operating system. But, thanks to the thinner and slighter body, the 2012 MacBook Pro can raise stiff threat to them all. A huge price, however, will be a major hinder for the MacBook Pro 15-inch. As per reports, Apple will sell its new MacBook Pro for a price starting at $2,200. In other areas, the Retina MBP has an edge over the rest of Ultrabooks. Below we discuss the areas where MacBook Pro 2012 and regular PCs (Ultrabooks) differ.
Of course, Retina Display is the most important feature of the MacBook Pro. At the Worldwide Developer Conference 2012, Apple has showed off the feature as the showpiece aspect of the laptop, which will provide great quality images, as a result. The Retina display of MacBook Pro is a LED-backlit screen with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels at 220 pixels per inch. Well, you can enjoy video and graphics at its best on the upcoming MacBook Pro, which will certainly be capable to replace your Ultrabook, if you love the Mountain Lion.
A new operating system
Apple has just previewed the new OS X Mountain Lion with a number of new features. The successor to Lion, which is reportedly set for July 2012 release, combines many innovative features. Among a set of new features, you have dictation as the most important one. The dictation feature is, however, not a replacement to Siri; instead, it is just like a facility for reading voice commands. On the other hand, the current Ultrabooks run on Windows 7 and the new ones will get the imminent Windows 8, which is scheduled for release late this year. In fact, the battle between MacBook Pro and other Ultrabooks will also be a fight between the Mountain Lion and Windows 8, both are not yet released.
Processor, RAM and graphics
The MacBook Pro will be powered by Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors. In addition, the device will have 4GB/8GB RAM options and powerful graphical processor unit from Intel. When it comes to the other Ultrabooks, the same specs augment the experience. New Ultrabooks are slated to come out with Intel Ivy Bridge, better RAM and graphical processors. In short, both the MacBook Pro and Windows Ultrabooks do better in processing, stable performance and multimedia experience.
For Apple fans, high price of MacBook Pro is a huge concern. As we know, Apple is to price its Retina MacBook Pro higher. The starting price may be around $2200 and the premium version may be priced over $4000. That means people can purchase two or more high end Windows Ultrabooks for the price of MacBook Pro. “The base model alone for the new MBP is priced at $2200 for just 256GB of hard drive space and a quad-core 2.3 GHz Core i7 processor. Compare that to the $1500 Asus G75VW gaming laptop featuring the same processor, six times the storage space (hard drive, not flash) and a 17-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution,” says PCMag.
For an Apple fan, the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be a thing of pride. But, when it comes to a regular customer, he/she will mainly look for affordability rather than Retina display clarity. Hence, Apple MacBook Pro will face some challenge in market. However, thanks to the new look of the MacBook Pro and its high performance and Retina Display, there might be a tide towards the flagship laptop from Apple.