Pros It's a great computer. The power is really impressive, for a laptop. The video, audio and screen are all top notch.
Cons The price ! Two grand is a ton of money for a computer.
Pros Unadulterated gadget porn. The screen can only truly be appreciated after seeing it. Sturdy. Blazing fast. Whisper quiet. HDMI out.
Cons Obviously, the price. It is rather hefty.
Summary This is the *it* gadget for a reason. I had to wait 4 wks for mine to ship and this is my first mac. I. AM. BLOWN. AWAY. Just go to an Apple store and play with one and you'll see what I'm saying.
Couple of things: there is no way this computer gets 1 star reviews. I've read them and they are either trolls or don't understand what they are talking about. I'm no mac fanboi, I just hate trolls.
Other things of note that don't really effect me:
- no ethernet (dongle)
- 2 thunderbolt + hdmi means you can run FOUR displays if you wanted to.
- Battery life is good, but at full brightness and regular use I get about 5 hours on a charge. imo 10 would be nice!
- There's no Kensington Lock hole. so beware at coffee houses!
- You get free upgrade to OSX mountain lion.
It's not cheap, but it's the best out there. Don't listen to the haters.
Pros - Long Battery Life
- Retina Display
- Doesn't get hot
- Very thin
- Very powerful
- High resolution, so I can fit multiple windows in the same space
Cons - Price, I think it's worth it though
- You can't upgrade the RAM or HD yourself
- Can't replace the battery yourself
- Doesn't have a hard drive, but dont' use it anyway
- Missing one more USB port
- No ethernet port
Summary Nothing is perfect, but with the portability and power combined, I think this is an amazing laptop for the type of work I do. I definitely think it's a bit pricey for the normal user, but for professionals that need a lot of power and quality, I think it's right on the money!
I've owned Sony, HP, Acer, Dell and all the Apple line of computers and I've very happy with this one. I'm a developer/designer and work on high res files as well as doing development running a number of different programs while surfing the net and the MacBook Pro does this all with ease. I ended up getting the the 750GB SSD with 16GB RAM, just because I couldn't add more myself, since it's all soldered together. The first thing I notice is the display, it's incredible! The battery life was the 2nd, no matter if I'm working, watching video's, it's got a long battery life. The other thing I noticed, usually when I work on the couch, is it doesn't get hot at all. I had buyers remore when I dropped 4k on it, but now I feel pretty happy. Definitely highly recommend it!
Pros Screen: Simply amazing & must be used for 48 hours to fully appreciate it
Form factor: Thin, light, but study
Performance: Lighting fast!
Wi-Fi: Strong connectivity
Cons New mag safe: The connection is not as strong as its predecessor and thus easily falls off when using the MacBook while charging.
Not upgradeable: I don't fully understand Apple's reasoning behind such a decision.
Summary This is my 3rd MacBook Pro (late 2008 13" & 2010 15"). I loved my prior MacBook Pros and used them everyday. This MacBook is simply the very best machine I have ever owned. It is about the same weight as my 13" MacBook with a 15" screen. It feels great to use, super fast, and the amazing screen is why I upgraded. It is well worth the money. Remember, MacBook Pros hold their values. I have been able to sell my prior MacBooks for around 60% of their original value several years later. If I had children, I would simply pass them onto them since MacBooks are made to last for many years (unlike their PC counterparts).How do you write a "review" if you don't own it? Al the reasons you gave for not purchasing are 100% not accurate.
I gave this 4.5 stars. I had to penalize Apple for making this machine non-upgradeable. But otherwise, it is near perfection.
Updated on Jul 4, 2012
Pros Speed, Specs, Display, Weight, Thinness
Cons Price, but that will come down as the price of SSDs come down.
Summary First let me state that I am by no means an Apple fanboy; I own Android phones and would own a Windows Phone before an iPhone. That being said, I do love my Macs. My last Mac was a 15" MBP 2.93 Core2Duo 8GB of Ram, 320 GB 7200 RPM HD, and 512 MB NVDIA Switchable graphics. That was the best laptop that I had ever owned and this one blows that one away by a country mile. First my specs, 15" MBP with Retina Display, 16GB Ram, 2.3 Corei7, 256 SSD, 1GB NVDIA. This Mac boots in 10-12 seconds, unbelievable. Shutdown is back to instantaneous, first time since Leopard. Every application is snappier and faster, no comparison. WI-FI seems to run more consistent. The actual body is just beyond compare. Extremely light, and thin. Like a 15" MacBook Air without the hardware compromises. The Retina display is as advertised. Not sure what the complaints I am reading about some apps looking bad on the new display because they are not ready for the newer resolution. Keep it set at "Scaled for Retina Display" and things are fine. The speakers are also better than on my previous MBP. This unit also runs cooler than any of my other 3 previous Mac laptops. Apple had better keep an I on price though, Windows will be nipping on it's heels next year I am sure, with likely made and speced units at lower prices. Using my wife's education discount, I was able to get mine for $2179.One last con. Apple care needs to cover accidental damage like every other computer company; come on Apple get with it!
Updated on Jul 4, 2012