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The 2012 Retina MacBook Pro [Review]

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The Retina MacBook Pro
The Retina MacBook Pro is the best Mac Apple has ever made. But is it the best Mac for you?
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The new 2012 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro marks an evolution of the Mac: it’s the first of presumably the entire Mac line-up to get a Retina display, just like the iPhone and iPad.

Unlike the iPhone or iPad, however, the new Retina MacBook Pro is not aimed at the mass market. This is a professional machine, through and through, and has a price to match, starting at $2,199.

The beauty of the Retina MacBook Pro’s display can’t be overestimated: it’s like living print. Likewise, the Retina MacBook Pro is the most powerful all-in-one professional notebook you can buy off the shelf: it makes every Apple notebook before it look archaic.

It’s a Mac that has been designed by Apple for the first time as they would have it: completely without compromises, using cutting-edge technology that it will take at least a year for the competition to catch-up with.

But is it the Mac for you?

Table Of Contents

Page One: Introduction & Table of Contents
Page Two: Retina Display
Page Three: Design
Page Four: Performance & Feel
Page Five: Experience
Page Six: Should You Buy One?
Page Seven: Conclusion

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