The New Macbook Pro- Much Better than its Older Version
The Apple Macbooks are quite popular among videographers, photographers and film editors. They all wait with baited breath for the release of the latest in their product line. Now the question in everyone’s mind is always this- “Is the new MacBook Pro better than the last model released by them?” The answer to this question in the current scenario is a comprehensive “yes”.
The up-gradation of the system from the 8 GB to the 16 GB was expected and so was the Core i7 processor that is much faster than the older version. However, a faster processor doesn’t mean faster performance overall. That said, the Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display is indeed something that you can look forward to own.
Features and design
The external features and the weight has remained the same as the company decided not to tinker too much with it. The connections continue to be first-class, which includes an HDMI port, SDXC card reader, a headset jack, two USB 3 ports and two Thunderbolt ports. The Ethernet port is the only thing missing. The backlit Chiclet-style keyboard consists of the usual superior black key-caps with high contrast alphabets. There is no touch that is not a major drawback, as the Apple iOS is not really optimized for touch.
The IPS display with a resolution of 2,800-by-1,800 is much better than what its competitors have to offer. On-screen elements, such as windows and menu bars, scale to a virtual 1,440-by-900 resolution on its own when used for positioning purpose, though the videos and images within these windows seem to be at full resolution. Text is scaled so it looks ultra fine on the Retina display.
Performance-wise, the base model cleared all the tests with flying colors. It has improved its performance so much that Apple chose to use the Iris Pro graphics on its base model instead of the mid-level discrete graphics found in the older iterations of the MacBook Pro laptop rentals.
Pros and cons
The advantages of this Macbook includes a long-battery life of more than nine hours, a brilliant Retina display and a 1080p HD screen. The Iris Pro graphics performs like a distinct GPU. The drawbacks include absence of an Ethernet adapter, a glossy screen with no matte option.
At a price of $1200, this is definitely a winner. You will find these machines at your nearest computer rentals.