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The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is equipped with a third generation Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, 256GB of flash storage, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and a built-in FaceTime HD camera. It sports a SDXC card reader, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, MagSafe 2 power connector and a dual Thunderbolt ports.
Retina display (2880×1800 pixels)
Two Thunderbolt ports.
HDMI and USB 3.
Speedy, Thin, Light and Quiet.
Great battery life.
Excellent springy keyboard and trackpad.
Even the cheapest model, with 8GB of flash memory and an SSD, is super speedy.
Ready for Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Excellent speakers and dual mics.
Apps not updated for Retina display can appear blurry.
RAM, hard drive, and battery not user-upgradeable.
FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet require $29 adapters.
The $9.99 MagSafe-to-MagSafe 2 adapter should have been included for free.
Price is hard to swallow - upgrades, addons and accessories can bump the cost up nearly $1,000 more.
Sealed unibody design is impossible to upgrade yourself once you’ve purchased the device.
Keyboard can get hot.
Memory cards stick out of the side.
Limited configuration options for entry model
By TechSpot on September 28, 2012
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By APC Magazine on November 14, 2012
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By Computeractive on July 23, 2012
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By Gadget Guy Australia on July 13, 2012
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By PC Advisor on July 13, 2012
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