The New MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina Display
Technology has been advancing at a high speed turning out new and better gadgets every now and then. This hold true for the new MacBook Pro 2012 with retina display which is arguably one of the best gadgets for users who need a professional, business laptop, as well as college students.
Short review of the new MacBook Pro 2012
Previously the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air were the talk of the market until they were upset by the new arrival. Most people who have used it declare that it is the “best Macbook ever produced”. The old 13″ Macbook Air and 15″ Pro simply pales in significance when placed side by side with the new laptop. The differences between the previous Macbook versions and the new Macbook Pro 2012 are clear even to a casual observer.
The new 2012 MacBook Pro measures about 1.8 cm thick and 35.89 cm (14.13 inches) wide, its depth is 24.71 cm or 9.73 inches. The older Macbook Air weighs 1.5 pounds less than the new MacBook Pro 2o12, however for the users of the older 15 inch or 17 inch Pro the new laptop certainly feels light. The good news is that not only is the new laptop lighter but also offers higher resolution as well as great performance unlike the older versions. Though the new Macbook Pro 2012 is lighter do not worry about losing most of the important features except for the optical drive. The missing ROM contributes to the new design being thinner while at the same time providing more room for additional batteries to keep the laptop working for longer period with better display.
The new Macbook Pro 2012 with retina display does not have either Ethernet or Firewire 800 ports. The two components have been replaced by Thunderbolt adapters; however the adapters do not come with the laptop hence you will have to purchase them. The laptop has two 3.0 USB ports which are identical since they are the same size. It also has 802.11 radio which provide users with fast wireless connectivity. The keyboard is one of the features of the new gadget that has not seen any changes since it is identical to the older Macbook versions. The keys are well spaced which provides for a great experience when typing. Speakers mounted on either side of the keyboard pack more power unlike those of the older Macbooks.
Macbook Pro 2012 Resolution Settings
In earlier Macbooks you chose the required resolution however Macbook Pro 2012 is different. A slider with 5 positions which range from larger text to more space makes the laptop quite appealing. This means that first time users have an easier time with this laptop unlike the older Macbook versions.
Few words about the performance
Performance of the new Macbook Pro 2012 with retina display has higher speeds unlike anything you have witnessed before. The 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz quad core Ivy Bridge CPUs can handle almost anything at high speeds without stalling. You must be curious to know about the battery performance of the new Macbook. Standard users on video and Wi-Fi at fixed display can get an impressive 7 hours 49 minutes using 2.6 model. Currently the Macbook with retina display runs Lion software with the option of upgrading. The redesigned fan kicks in quietly and smoothly to keep the laptop cool.