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The Retina MacBook Pro Review. Thud.

Where to begin?

I personally went out and spent over £1300 on a 13 inch “Retina” MacBook Pro. Considering that, I will be judging it pretty harshly, especially considering it is going to be my main laptop for the next few years.

When I went to buy this, I could have waited a couple of weeks and I could have got a 2016 rMBP. But why the 2015? Well, ports. This machine has ports! And I need them at school. I need to be able to read flash drives, connect up external projectors etc. without too much faff or too many adapters. So this was perfect. Two USB’s seems a bit stingy, however 2 thunderbolts, a MagSafe and a HDMI is pretty good. I only need 2 adapters (Thunderbolt to USB and VGA, but whatever).

The whole machine is constructed out of Aluminium and Glass, with plastic keycaps and a plastic hinge. It feels premium, yet it is still pretty light. However, it does have the cold palm syndrome because it is metal.

Now for software. OS X is pretty good in comparison to Windows and Ubuntu.

However, that is to come… Stay tuned 😀