Pros Awesome Design
The Trackpad is made from magic
The display is vibrant
Cons Price, thats it
Summary Well, Im on my second one now and no complaints (I just felt like upgrading to the 2012 model) everything about the laptop (besides the price) is top notch. Now with USB 3.0 I can look at all of the USB 3.0 devices I dont have and wish they were USB3. The graphics card is definitely a step up. And I cant emphasize how fantastic the trackpad is, it really does feel like the OS is a part of it. If you whine about the weight then you need to go workout more. Honestly 4.5lbs is nothing. I carry this thing everyday. Other than the lack of value, this thing is utterly fantastic.
Pros - Design
- Mac OS X
- Easy to use
Cons - AntiGlare display
Summary I have an older unibody 15" MacBook Pro. It is excellent, but I am disappointed with my AntiGlare display. It already died once and my new one is faulty too, the colors look bad and it is hard to clean compared to a glossy display. But 5 stars for the glossy version.
Pros The price is really convienient for most people, impressive power, a true work tool, w multiple share options including CD/DVD Burner.
Cons The weight
Summary I had the chance to use the retina display and this one, for a week before buying it, and the money to buy the one i wanted. If you don't need a huge resolution, this is your laptop for a cheaper price...
You have the option to make it similar to the retina display, except of course for the resolution, and the ram. the computer works flawlessly and won't disappoint no one. Unless you do video editing for living you don't really need to have the retina display, you can save $2000 aprox. for the fully loaded version and get the DVD Burner.
The ram if you really need it, is possible to upgrade it to 16Gb., the difference is that apple won't do it for you, but any apple certified technician will do it. I don't think is needed tho. if you want a higher resolution get the antiglare version which offers a resolution in between both (the retina and this), and it will still be cheaper.
Pros I/O calibre that's hard to find.
Cons Maybe, it could lose a half a pound, the next time round.
Summary The MacBook Pro 15 brings together a combination of I/O, the stadards of which are hard to find on any one laptop.
The keyboard is as comfortable or more than those found on Lenovo ThinPads. The trackpad provides just the right smoothness and is not slippery. The speakers acoustically match up to the build quality of the laptop, which exceeds laptops in general. The screen though having the same resolution as its predecessors, offers colour density which I think users will find appreciable. It's more than just about pixel density, it's also the quality of glass that covers the screen which works very well.
I bought the 2.3GHz version. I did upgrade the RAM to 8GB and the hard disk to 7200rpm, which I understand will enable one to leverage the throughput of the i7 processor.
I chose this over he Retina, as I understand there are issues with the screen, including a yellow tinge and the screen's adaptability to Internet web sites which are not made with the Retina in mind. Furthermore, I also came across people who had USB connectivity issues with the Retina. I think we need to wait for Apple to refine the Retina, unless you are into professional artwork, video editing or photography.
Pros Its fast, responsive, and it has loads of features!
Cons it doesn't have hdmi but i can live with it. and it doesn't have mountain lion on board but other than that its a great laptop!
Summary This is my first mac and i gotta say its fast! i don't think I'll ever be going back to Windows. i would recommend this to anyone who's is thinking about buying it.