The Register reviews Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display: ‘Very much at the top of its class’

“The main difference between the previous 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and this year’s update is simply that the 2013 model gains Intel’s new Haswell processor along with some housekeeping updates such as the inclusion of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2.0 and a PCI Express (PCIe) interface for the solid-state storage,” Stephen Dean writes for The Register.

“The external design is essentially unchanged and there’s still no denying that the screen remains its outstanding feature,” Dean writes. “Its resolution and 220 pixels per inch dot-density ensure that it remains one of the sharpest, brightest and most colourful displays I’ve ever seen on a laptop.”

Dean writes, “There are always cheaper PC alternatives, of course, but if you’ve got the cash to splash then the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is still very much at the top of its class.”

Read more in the full review here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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  1. The article has some rather typical Register silliness:

    Stephen Dean says:
    My one complaint here is that the glossy screen coating remains annoyingly reflective, causing distracting glare in broad daylight – as well as making it darn difficult to take photos of the screen.

    My reply:
    STFU and take a professional studio photography class, dummy. Then you’ll be able to take effective, quality photos of glossy anything AND you’ll at last comprehend the reason why glossy displays are required in the modern world.

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