“Apple’s new MacBook Pro 13-Inch (Retina Display) ($1,999 list) gives the insanely picky visual artist a new, more portable sidekick. The MacBook Pro has been redesigned with many of the features that made the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) so attractive to the graphics arts set,” Joel Santo Domingo reports for PC Magazine. “If you absolutely must have a display with greater-than-HD resolution and you need to take that show on the road, you want this laptop. It’s pricey to be sure, but it is the most portable machine for those with projects (or egos) that need all those pixels on the screen and the powerful components to back them up. It’s our new Editors’ Choice for high-end ultraportable laptops.”
Santo Domingo reports, “The screen is crisp and bright, boasting 300 nits brightness and a 178-degree viewing angle due to its IPS display. It has a 2,560-by-1,600 resolution and qualifies as a Retina Display. According to Apple, this means that most people won’t be able to see the individual pixels from a normal viewing distance. Incidentally, 2,560-by-1,600 is also the native resolution of 30-inch LCD panels, so you’ll be happy using the MacBook Pro if you’re used to working on 30-inch panels at your office. Photos and videos look excellent on the display, further cementing visual artists’ relationships to the Cupertino company.”
Read more in the full review here.
Apple introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display – October 23, 2012