Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

Competition in the world of laptops is quite heated, and to be on top of the game, laptop manufacturers are always improving their products to attract more customers. Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a great example of such a product. This laptop is a market changer and will definitely raise the bar in this industry. With great features and performance, it is a system that everyone from the most tech savvy to relative novices will want to get their hands on thanks to amazing features.

Retina Display

Apple made the Retina Display on this laptop a priority, and making it better than the display on their 3rd-generation iPads tells it all. With 2880 x 1800 pixels, users can enjoy photo editing using applications such as Photoshop and Aperture, which are designed for the high-resolution. Apple definitely made the MacbookPro with precision and reduced glare by 75%. The laptop has a 178-degree view which makes it a perfect companion for presentations. It is possible to make out content when viewing the screen from the extremes. Apple has also optimized some of their applications for the Retina Display to ensure everything is working perfectly. Albeit the MacBook Pro has great display, it is not one of the brightest, as it has 223 lux, which is below the average 258.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Ease of typing and well-lit keys is the main focus when it comes to laptop keyboards, and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display took this into consideration. Even though the Delete and Return keys are rather small, using the Macbook Pro is easy especially because of the vast palm rest. There are direct action keys at the top, allowing quick access to features like volume control, Mission Control, Launchpad activation, and brightness control. Advanced users can enjoy using the trackpad to fire up the launched with a simple pinch by using their thumb and three fingers. Another amazing feature, though not a surprise, is the easy two-finger scrolling and smooth zoom through pinching.


MacBook Pro has a HD camera with 720p that scored well in the testing. The camera delivers a great, sharper picture that is better than most laptops in the same environment and conditions. Under fluorescent light, the images will appear dim, but the good part is that they are clear. For a laptop with amazing display, a great webcam complements its performance.

Heat & Noise

Without a close inspection, you will not notice the vents on either side of the MacBook Pro aimed at ensuring the temperatures are kept safely low. Though Apple has made efforts to reduce the heat on the MacBook Pro, some areas such as the space between the H and G keys will get hot beyond comfortable levels (105 degrees). Other parts such as the touchpad will remain cool even when the system is fully engaged in different tasks. Apple did a great job when it comes to noise. They made all efforts to ensure that no noise was coming from the system when working. With asymmetrical blades, the frequency is evenly spread and consequently reduces the whirring significantly. It is difficult to hear the system even when it is working on rather demanding tasks.

Battery Life

Apple was able to squeeze in a larger battery by getting rid of the mechanical hard drive and replacing it with flash memory. With continuous internet surfing and brightness set at 40%, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display can last an amazing 8 hours and 2 minutes, a time that betters the competition.


With all the above features and more, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a great tool for those who demand class and performance. While not the most economically priced notebook available, it is a great option for many, and it is a system you should consider for your next notebook purchase.

Written by Frederick who is interested in Macintosh products, social networking, mac how, books and music

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