|Product||Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)||Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus||Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro||Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)|
|Price||$1,894.00 to $1,999.99||$1,299.99 to $1,508.12||$999.00 to $1,129.99||MSRP: $1,799.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||5 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.
If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.
A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.
Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.
|Product Description|| |
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD
|Dimensions (WxDxH)|| |
14.13 in x 9.73 in x 0.71 in
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ
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16 GB DDR3L
256 GB SSD
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128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD / 7200 rpm + 750 GB HDD / 7200 rpm
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
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