Next gen MacBook Pro with retina display is hogging the limelight. Its retina display is one aspect that has kept the reviewers and MacBook Pro users glued to the recently launched new generation Apple laptop. Though it is very costly and its base price begins at $2190 reaching to as high as around $4000, there are hundreds of thousands of people trying to get these high end laptops.
The base model of MacBook Pro that cost at least $2190 comes with great specifications including 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory, 256GB solid state flash drive of storage, 15.4″ diagonally, 2880 x 1800 native resolution screen and it weighs 4.46 pounds.
Meanwhile the whole world seems to have been impressed with the retina MacCook Pro. Jeff Carlson of Seattle Times while praising the display of the latest Apple laptop says, “…the Retina model squeezes a display that measures 2880 x 1800 pixels. That’s more than 5 million pixels to render text, photos, videos and other elements sharper than you’ve seen on a computer. Increased resolution, however, usually makes everything tiny. Text and icons appear smaller on the 2010 MacBook Pro I own, which has a high-resolution anti-glare screen (a build-to-order option) measuring 1680 x 1050 pixels. Fortunately, adding more than 3 million pixels doesn’t render all items microscopic”.
Anand Lal Shimpi of Anandtech is very impressed with the new Apple machine. He says that he has used the new Apple laptop for two weeks and he is very impressed. He goes on to say that it is the best laptop that Apple has ever manufactured. “While I never really liked lugging around the old MBP (and it always made me feel like the old fogey at tradeshows where everyone else had something 13-inches or smaller), carrying the rMBP is a pleasure by comparison. Pictures really don’t do it justice. The impressively thin display assembly or overall chassis thickness look neat in a photo but it’s not until you actually live with the rMBP that you can appreciate what Apple has done here. I carry around a 15-inch MacBook Pro because it’s my desktop, and as such it’s incredibly useful to have with me when I travel. For my personal usage model, the Retina MacBook Pro is perfect”, Shimpi goes on to say.
Others too are equally as impressed as Shimpi or even more. Chris Foresman of Arstechnica calls the retina MacBook Pro as sharpest and highest resolution display among all Apple laptops. While writing in Arstechnica, Chris Foresman says, “…This isn’t a stripped-down machine with ultra low voltage processors. The new MacBook Pro differentiates itself from the Air by packing in a quad-core Ivy Bridge processor built on Intel’s latest 22nm process. It includes Intel’s HD4000 integrated GPU, which isn’t quite the pixel-y sloth that past Intel IGPs used to be. It also packs in a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M mobile GPU with 1GB of dedicated DDR5 memory, and you get at least 8GB of DDR3 RAM standard…All this hardware pumps 5.1 million pixels to the 2880×1800 pixel Retina display”.