“The elimination of the optical drive in the new MBPs (Retina) changes everything,” Martellaro writes. “Now we’re looking at at a 13-inch MBA that weighs 2.96 lbs and a 13-inch MBP (Retina) that weighs 3.57 lbs. With all that speed and that beautiful, high-resolution display, I think the technical momentum plus coolness factor has moved back to the MBP line.”
Martellaro writes, “My own feeling is that when I replace my current 13-inch MBA, it’s very likely that I’ll leave the entry-point MBA series behind. Astonishing… But what I really like is Apple’s new thinking about how to make life easier for customers.”
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