Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

The Macbook Pro with Retina Display is a message from Apple that they are still at the top of their game in this industry. Apple has set the bar up high for other manufacturers by making a laptop with amazing features that will leave all tech fans wanting a laptop like this. It is a tough road ahead for Apple’s competitors looking at the thin 4.5 pounds MacBook Pro that is packed with amazing features.

Macbook Pro with Retina Display


If you are looking for a laptop with a great balance between power and performance, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display could be a top candidate with such reputation you can found on Being a super slim 0.71 inches and only 4.46 pounds, it features a unibody aluminum design, which is a huge plus compared to predecessors. The new Macbook is definitely a traveling laptop and offers great features to make it an amazing user experience. The keyboard is well designed making typing an easy, comfortable affair.

Retina Display

It is impossible to talk about the MacBook Pro with Retina Display without actually delving into the display. The display on the MacBook Pro is improved from what you see on third generation iPads. 2880 x 1800 pixels make this laptop a great choice to edit photos and use the different applications designed to make this possible. Putting the MacBook Pro with Retina Display side by side with other laptops will give you an idea of how incredibly and clear the display is.

This laptop scores well in contrast and color saturation, and glare was reduced by 75%. Though you might encounter some reflections, they are not a distraction. Apple went a step further to optimize apps such as Safari, iPhoto, Aperture, Mail, and even iTunes to match the specification of the display. Many more apps will have to be optimized for this display, as some will display jagged text.


Considering its weight and size, you will not find any other notebook that sounds better than the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It is hats off to Apple; the dual speakers are simply a great touch. The all new MacBook Pro will get alarmingly and surprisingly loud, but the sound will remain rich. The sound can fill a room, and you will still make out fine details in songs. You definitely will not be in need of extra speakers when traveling.

The audio perfection was not only on speakers, it was also spread to the microphone which reduces ambient noise by using beam-forming technology. Recording is clear and the fan noise common in other laptops is absent on the MacBook Pro. This makes calls with your computer better and clearer.


Apple has ditched conventional technologies and adopted forward-looking connections that have significantly improved the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. This means no DVD drive, and instead there are two high-speed Thunderbolt ports that will accommodate peripherals. There also is a pair of USB ports on both sides, with the left side housing a MagSafe 2.0 port.
Apple finally included the HDMI port on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. This is a huge advantage to users looking to acquire the new MacBook Pro for presentation purposes. The laptop also has card slot on the right side.


The MacBook Pro is a super work station with a lot of capability, and this includes graphics. Using Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, it can handle 4 streams of video (8-bit 1080p) and raw image editing. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display scores excellently in graphics test making it a leader in the market with great graphics on a stunning display.


All in all, this is an amazing machine. The stunning display, the great graphics, and all of the other amazing features come together into a top, high quality laptop. If you have the money and are looking for a fast, proficient, stylish computer, this is the one for you.

Written by Barbara, a freelance writer who covers webmaster topics, social media, malware, android apps, and other internet trends.

Check out several interesting reviews here:

The Verge’s Macbook Pro with Retina Display review.

The Wired’s Macbook Pro with Retina Display review.

The CNet UK’s Macbook Pro with Retina Display review.

The LaptopMag’s Macbook Pro with Retina Display review.

The Engadget’s Macbook Pro with Retina Display review.

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