MacBook Pro 13 review: Apple’s pure essence

Although they don’t stir the same noise in the media as other products, the new MacBook Pro has just been presented in society by Apple. In this event the "forgotten" MacBook returned to life, as well as the new MacBook Air, of which we will keep you informed promptly. But undoubtedly the star product was the new MacBook Pro 13 with Retina display, fully loaded of very interesting features.

It maintains its essence

It may sound counterintuitive, but to analyze a change it is important to remember what came before and what elements remain in the new MacBook Pro 13. For this reason, we will make a brief tour of what features are not there, so you can differentiate this new MacBook Pro from its predecessor.

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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inches mid 2014

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By the end of July 2014, Apple carry out an update of Its portable MacBook Pro with retina screen, an update that focused on include faster processors, doubling the memory in the two configurations of range input (without a doubt, something that thanks a lot) and offer a slightly better price for the highest 15 inch model of the family.

After this update, anyone that is going to buy an Apple laptop, only will have to opt for the MacBook Air line, which indeed is crying for an upgrade, or for a MacBook Pro with a 13-inch model and "normal" screen, three equipment of 13 inch with Retina screen and two of 15-inches also with Retina screen.

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In total, clasping both MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in its different versions, Apple simplifies its offer with ten laptops, a great idea that makes it much easier to make the right decision.

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MacBook Air 13-inch Real User Review (2013 Version)

MacBook Air is Not “the best laptop for everyone” – but the best and best selling single model in the $1099-1850 price range – that’s entry level to fully optioned out. I infer “best selling model” from a) Apple’s small number of SKU’s and length of time between models and b) from the fact that Apple has 90% market share in the $1000 and up price category.

MacBook Air 13-inch

Battery life is a bigger deal to me than “retina resolution” – I’m perfectly happy with the 1600×1200 monitor on my desktop and can deal with 1440×900 (though I think that that or even1080p might have been achievable with say, 10.5 hours of battery life and I would have gone all “yaay.”)

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My opinions about Macbook and Sony VAIO

I have never owned a Mac in my life, but I acknowledge their superiority over most PC laptops. Back in college several years back, I was a laptop junkie, buying a new laptop every six months and selling the old. I went through 7-8 laptops from multiple brands in a span of a few years. I was never a mobile user, usually leaving them at home or at most moving them around the house like a modern tablet user would. The thing is, they ALL would start falling apart after a month or two or use with very little handling of the chassis. The hinges weren’t so sturdy anymore, the lid would creak and give, the bezels and palmrests would depress, the keyboard would flex more, the entire thing would feel looser and flexier, and the heat produced around the palmrests would create ugly sweat stains on the plastic. I stopped wasting money on laptops from then and just bought a rock solid desktop. I had a partially metal Asus that survived the best, but the brushed aluminum was very scratchy and half of it was still plastic. I’ve mostly transferred my need for bleeding edge tech to smartphones now, buying and selling them ever six months.

Macbook and Sony VAIO

I’ve always been smitten by the rock-solid unibody, seamless, and clean aluminum builds of the macbook line. But I was never an Apple person and didn’t know much about the OS and the price was prohibitive. But I’ve played with those owned by friends quite a bit and really, they are the best. The body always feels extremely sturdy with no give and you can one hand it or flail it around and you won’t have to worry like you have to with other laptops. The metal is so smooth and luxurious feeling to boot. Every time I go to Fry’s and check out the other laptops, there are SO many Macbook ripoffs from Toshiba, Lenovo, etc. but the metal is never as seamless or as smooth and premium. The trackpad is also another thing I can’t understand why Windows laptops can’t get right. Does Apple own their trackpad tech or what? You would think a trackpad from synaptics or 3m or whoever that was really great would become the standard instead of laptop companies having to struggle, but it seems EVERY laptop has their own quirky and finicky touchpad made by yours truly, or they keep on implementing a third party one wrong. From sand paper surfaces to dimples to soft rubber, there was never a really good one. The trackpad on the macbook line just WORKS and is super smooth and clean and LARGE. Why is it taking so long to copy that?

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MacBook Pro is the best Windows Laptop

The IT service Soluto has published a ranking of Windows notebooks, the least likely of problems, including crashes, blue screens and trailer, are afflicted. Number one while the MacBook Pro comes with 13-inch display.

Soluto is a provider of software that can be maintained and controlled by the Company from the remote devices. This software also provides data on crashes, hangers, blue screens and the number of running background tasks are collected. Soluto has the data for the first quarter of 2013 evaluated and a ranking of the best notebooks running Windows released, which is led by an Apple device.

At # 1 the 2012 version of the MacBook Pro 13-inch display with lands. According to data from the MacBook Pro crashes from 0.88 times per week, has hanger 1.08, 0.01 blue screens and 60 tasks run in the background. According to Soluto the good performance lies in the statistics because Macs do a clean install of Windows is required. The manufacturers of other notebooks and Ultrabooks deliver their devices with bloat or crapware – ie pre-installed programs that can provide for conflicts.

Soluto but also mentions that the MacBook Pro is the second-most expensive notebook in the top 10 – more expensive is just the MacBook Pro Retina in 6th place In addition, a version of Windows must be purchased and Apple’s dual-boot Boot Camp software to be set up. Also the keyboard layout is not designed for Windows, and there could be driver conflicts.