“The MacBook I used for years was flagging and in need of replacement. I originally ordered a MacBook Air but cancelled the order since the Chromebook Pixel spoiled me for a Retina Display,” James Kendrick writes for ZDNet. “The 13-inch MacBook Pro arrived 45 days ago and has become my primary desktop system. It has already served me well and I am happy with the purchase.”
“The model I ordered has a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor paired with 8 GB of memory,” Kendrick writes. “The 256 GB solid-state disk (SSD) has enough free space to keep me comfortable for a good while. This configuration is faster than I thought it would be and it handles all tasks with ease.”
MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s flash storage will do that for you.
Kendrick writes, “The 13-inch Retina Display is simply gorgeous and I am so glad I cancelled the MacBook Air for this model. It helped that Apple recently dropped the price $200 to make the switch more palatable… I am very happy with the MacBook Pro and have no complaints at all, which is unusual for a gadget. There is nothing I wish it did differently or better, and I consider it worth the money I paid.”
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