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MacBook Pro 13-inch retina review – Should I buy the MacBook Pro 13-inch retina – Should I buy the new MacBook Pro?

Should I buy the MacBook Pro RetinaThe latest MacBook Pro 13-inch screen boasts a retina display.  That basically means that the screen looks gorgeous. 

Let’s get to the price first of all.  I don’t like to drop a big whammy at the end like game show hosts or car salesmen do.  You’ll be forking over at least $1,699 at the base price.  Not shabby for the world’s best laptop right?  If you don’t know, there is no DVD or CD player that comes along with it.  Why?  Everything is in the cloud now, duh!  Well, that’s where the Apple support world wants your head to be at least!

In regard to specs, you’ll get a 2560 x 1600 resolution screen.  That is admittedly 2x better the resolution than the flat TV in my living room!  The screen is really crystal clear like you’d find in one of those allergy commercials where everything is clearer with Allegra or Claritin.  This model includes a 2.5GHx dual core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, Intel HD Graphics, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.  Mountain Lion is a solid operating system and overall, you won’t expect any Apple computer freezing with its peppy speed.

If you already save files to the cloud, it’s a great choice for you.  But, if you’re a brick and mortar computer support type, the base model of 128GB hard drive space is not for you, or you’ll need to upgrade the hard drive space.  The price is a bit of road bump for those who just want to be up and running on a Mac laptop.  For the $1,199 Mac experience, you can just buy the old MacBook Pro without the retina display.  If you need a lot of power, this model is for you.  Otherwise, don’t feel forced into it if you’re just a light computer user.

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