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Review of Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Newest Version - MD212LL/A and ME662LL/A)$1412

Review of Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Newest Version - MD212LL/A and ME662LL/A)

Very Good
Rating
4.40 stars
93
Reviews
$1412.79-$1699.00
Price Range
Reviewed on: July 09, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High resolution retina display with 4 million pixels
  • Compact and sleek design
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful, fast and easy to use features
  • Up to 7 hours battery life while on go
  • X Mountain Lion OS with Built in iCloud for anywhere access
  • Includes USB ports, HD webcam, SDXC Card slot, Ultra-fast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
Cons
  • Lacks built-in optical drive

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Newest Version - MD212LL/A and ME662LL/A). The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.40 stars, and the price range is $1412.79-$1699.00.

The Apple MacBook Pro is completely redesigned to set new standards in performance and portability for pro users. One of the highest resolutions for a notebook display with over 4 million pixels (2 million more than an HD television) the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has such a high pixel density that the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance. Advanced all-flash architecture and the latest Intel dual-core processors and graphics make everything amazingly fast. It has OS X Mountain Lion, the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. And the incredibly compact design measures just 0.75 inch thin and weighs only 3.57 pounds. The Mac Book Pro includes two high-speed Thunderbolt ports and two USB 3 ports, enabling you to easily connect to external displays and a wide variety of high performance peripherals, and transfer data at lightning-fast speed. The integrated HD FaceTime Webcam helps easily connect with friends and family and with Apple's FaceTime application, you're not limited to video chats with other Macs but you can now make video calls to iPhone and iPod touch users. You'll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go.

MD212LL/A Configuration - This version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display features a 2.5 GHz Core i5 dual-core processor, 128 GB of flash storage, and 8 GB of installed RAM. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, an SDXC card slot, and an HDMI video output.

ME662LL/A Configuration - This version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display features a 2.6 GHz Core i5 dual-core processor, 256 GB of flash storage, and 8 GB of installed RAM. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, an SDXC card slot, and an HDMI video output.

One thing which users miss in this model is the built-in optical drive but the ports and easy connectivity to external peripherals overlooks this flaw.

Overall, the Apple 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is the world’s highest resolution notebook ever. Featuring the world’s most advanced OS, this compact and light weight device is built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, and it has iCloud built in, so you can access the content you use every day across all your devices. The other advantages include the Multi-touch Mac style feature which makes finding, organizing and sharing files faster. Though expensive, it’s well worth the price for its simple and powerful features and a most desirable device for professionals or Mac lovers.  

Specifications:

  • Product Dimensions: 12.35” W x 8.62” D x 0.75” H
  • Product Weight: 3.57 pounds

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Review Group #: 1
(5.00 stars)
13 Reviews
Ultra-light in weight Superior battery life Easy to use Excellent display Good fast performance Heats up when out of power source
Review Group #: 2
(5.00 stars)
19 Reviews
Powerful and fast Light and slim Looks beautiful Pretty compact Little expensive but worth the price for its quality features
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
21 Reviews
Amazing screen resolution Perfect screen size Easy to look at screen for long periods of time Vibrant pictures and movies quality Fast Wi-Fi connectivity Looks good
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
13 Reviews
Some programs are not compatible with Mac versus Windows Mac has more longevity than PCs Lacks built-in optical drive Solid State Drive is not as fast as expected by some users

Where to Buy

StorePromotionsPriceAdditional Details
Amazon$1412.79
BestBuy$1419.998GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage
Apple$1499.0013-inch: 2.5GHz with Retina display
Amazon$1599.99
Apple$1699.0013-inch: 2.6GHz with Retina display
eBay$1849.00

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