“As it’s one of the biggest decision-making factors when considering whether to buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro, we’ll start by taking a closer look at the display,” Ashleigh Allsopp writes for Macworld UK. “The non-Retina MacBook Pro’s display is 1280 by 800 pixels. That’s disappointing, as it doesn’t match the 13in MacBook Air’s 1440 by 900 pixels, and is far from the 2560 by 1600 resolution of the 13in Retina MacBook Pro. It’s still not a bad display, by any means, though.”
“Plus, the MacBook Pro also supports dual display and video mirroring with full resolution on the laptop screen and up to 2,560 by 1,600 pixels on the second monitor,” Allsopp writes. “While much as been made of the extreme viewing angle of the Retina model – and all the accolades are true – we were nonetheless impressed by the wide viewing angle of regular MacBook Pros as well.”
“The non-Retina MacBook Pro has a lot going for it. It’s powerful enough for most general users, it looks gorgeous with its unibody form factor and design, it’s upgradeable, and it’s the one remaining Mac with an optical drive,” Allsopp writes. “However, what the Retina MacBook Pro can offer for just £100 more (a significantly improved display, a slimmer, lighter design, flash storage, Thunderbolt 2, better battery life and more), it’s difficult to fight the non-Retina MacBook Pro’s corner.”
Much more in the full review here.
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