T3 reviews Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display: ‘The Apple laptop to beat’

“The first thing you’ll notice is how thin the new MacBook Pro is and at 1.8cm it’s now beginning to encroach on the MacBook Air 2013 which measures in at 1.7cm,” Thomas Tamblyn writes for T3. “To put that into perspective you really have to line the two up together. Taking into account how big the foot rests are on the 13-inch Air it actually reaches the point where they look almost identical in height (the Air’s wedge design notwithstanding).”

“Things get even more impressive when you look at their comparative footprints with the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina fitting comfortably within the Air making Apple’s thinnest tablet almost look wide in comparison,” Tamblyn writes. “The Pro’s Retina display is a joy to behold. Colours are rich and perfectly reproduced and text is pin sharp: Apple has truly created one of the best displays on a laptop.”

“Compare this £1,249 13-inch Pro model with the equivalent spec MacBook Air and you’ll find that by paying an extra £40 you get a Retina display, faster processor and more ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2.0 all in a package that is almost more portable than the Air itself,” Tamblyn writes. “It’s a baffling concept to think that Apple would have beaten its own product in such a way, but to our eyes certainly the new £1,249 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is now the Apple laptop to beat.”

Read more in the full article here.

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