This laptop is pretty much perfect. First the laptop is extremely reliable, it never glitch or crashes. This is a good laptop to bring when traveling. The weight is not too bad but slightly heavy. The display quality or the screen resolution is probably the best, all pictures are clear and all details are refined. The sound system is brilliant, the range of the volume is very wide, the volume is easy to adjust and the sound quality is grand. The keyboard is great because the keys are strong and hard. The touch pad however is like all Apple computers and laptops, the cursor is extremely hard to move, although you can constantly control is but it really hurts your finger when using the touch pad long. The design is amazing, the material used is some kind of metal or one or more metal mixed together. This makes the laptop look sleek and the laptop is not fragile. The size of the screen is very good and the edge and side is thin. So this makes lots of room for the screen. I also thought that the weight is a bit heavy, I think it's probably because that the base is a bit thick. So on design wise, I still prefer to use a MacBook Air because it's a lot lighter. Overall the laptop is great, there's no much to complain about. The price might be a bit high comparing to others, but the quality of the product is very high. So I would recommend this laptop to everyone.
The laptop has a simple sleek look, is light, has a great screen, very easy to set-up (even for a non-computer whizz such as myself), and overall is very user-friendly. The is cheap and a bit bland-looking, but its powered by a class Intel processor, with a high-resolution screen so you can see clearly .The Battery time is great, and it has an on-screen reminder of when to plug it in for charging or to plug out the battery when full charge is reached. I would say this laptop would be perfect for someone who mainly needs it for browsing the internet, watching movies or playing games, or simply office work. The … feels solid, and packs a nice keyboard and a fair amount of battery life (up to 6 hours). You will obviously need Wi-Fi connection; the Laptop runs a Microsoft browser-based Windows OS, and while the operating system has come a long way your options are still limited once you're disconnected.
The is based on the cheaper end of the spectrum. It is made out of plastic and weighs at a total of 1.2kg, which is not bad for a laptop; its definitely not heavy in my hands or when carrying it in a bag, so very good. You could say the laptop is stylish too: there's a shiny little finish bordering the track pad, and the keyboard buttons are arrange in a modern style to give you that eccentric look and feel when using the laptop
The island-style keyboard is the same as seen on the last several generations of MacBook.
It's perhaps because this model has best kept up with the changing laptop landscape. The current Air models are held back by aging designs and low screen resolutions, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro has not received the same updates or new trackpad, and is simply too big to lug around more than once or twice a week (although it's great for a desk-bound system). The classic non-Retina-Display MacBook Pro is surprisingly still hanging on as the last MacBook with an optical drive, but it has little else to recommend it. There's a lot of buzz around the new 12-inch MacBook , but its low-power Intel Core M processor, lack of ports and low-res webcam mean it likely won't be the workhorse that other Macs are.
That leaves this 13-inch Pro as the best balance of performance, battery life, portability and expandability in the current Apple laptop lineup, and one of the first places you should look if you're looking to buy a premium-priced laptop.
Over the past couple of generations, we've noted that Apple's MacBook Pro line has received only minor spec updates, while keeping the same basic aluminum unibody chassis. Other premium laptops have shaved ounces and millimeters from their bodies, and added touchscreens and hybrid hinges, new graphics cards and even 4K displays, while the MacBook Pro, like the MacBook Air, looks and feels the same as it has for the past few years.
For spring 2015, the 13-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same body and high-resolution Retina Display as before, while adding some spec upgrades that run from minor to meaningful. As expected, the system moves to Intel's fifth-generation Core i-series chips, also known by the code name Broadwell. The performance jump from this is small, but the battery life gets a modest boost, and Apple's soldered-in flash memory, similar to the solid-state drives (SSDs) found in other laptops, gets a speed boost as well.
Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports.
But the most notable update is the addition of Apple's new Force Touch trackpad. This new design looks and feels a lot like Apple's standard well-regarded trackpads, but trades the top hinge and clickable surface for a new click-free design that mimics the feel of physically depressing the pad by way of haptic feedback.
That new trackpad is also coming to the highly anticipated new 12-inch MacBook, where the extra-slim body will truly benefit from the thinner, click-free design. In the 13-inch Pro, it's more of a party trick, and aside from some contextual pop-ups offered when you press down hard, you may not even notice the difference.
I wanted a beast of a machine but for everything other than gaming. With that in mind the 15" Retina display with 16GB Memory is perfect. the 250GB of storage is more than adequate as lets face it, all large files such as movies will be on an external HD and my 2TB 3.0 Seagate HD works a treat with that (supports both MAC and Windows so sharing files between is easy).
The browsing, user experience and productivity with this machine is superb. The first thing you notice is the flawless design and breathtaking display. Download some free retina display wallpapers off the bat... there are literally hundreds. Then take an hour and watch a couple of youtube videos on how to use Mac with Yosemite - PCclassesOnline was very helpful.
After this you will get a real appreciation of how great this machine is for whatever you want to do.
For me the main question I ask is, Is what I am doing quicker, more efficient and better than when I do it on windows? In almost every instance the answer is YES. This is how:
1) The looks and design - Nothing competes in this department. The constant reminder of supreme quality is clear from the moment you open the lid of the macbook to when you close it and even while your walking away from it.
2) The display - Retina.... what more needs to be said.
3)** The easy of use - Coming from always using windows, I thought this would take time to get used to and be a long process. I picked up pretty much everything needed from the videos I mentioned on youtube and all the extras in the first hour of using it. The word simplicity does not even do the software justice its that easy!
4) The Experience - All the above attributes, make this machine just an absolute pleasure to use. If you are a professional, a tech enthusiast or simply someone willing to take a chance on changing from Windows, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Every aspect of this machine will be worth it. The only person I would suggest that might be better suited to sticking with windows is someone wanting a high level gaming experience. You will get a better windows based machine with a higher end graphics card for the same price. But for everyone else, you can't beat this.