“I’m writing this on my new MacBook Pro. If you’ll recall, a week or so ago I took you through my thinking process in determining which Mac notebook to buy,” David Gewirtz writes for ZDNet. “I wound up deciding to buy the middle-of-the-road 13-inch MacBook, which is powered with a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. Of particular note is the Retina display, which makes working on a relatively small 13-inch display a pleasure.”
“I’ll give you a quick survey of my experiences, but I’m not going to bury the lead: this machine has completely unexpected, insanely fast storage performance,” Gewirtz writes. “1098.3 MB/s write, and 1049.8 MB/s read. Holy Mother of God, that’s fast. That blows away the specially configured 1TB of flash storage in my maxed out iMac and just leaves it in a puddle. I did not expect this, but I’m thrilled. I’m always about storage performance and yowzah-bowzah, that’s fast!”
“This is not a Bill Clinton-era display. The Retina display on the MacBook Pro is clean and crisp, and well worth the added costs over a non-Retina MacBook Air screen. It’s clear (pun not intended) that Retina in terms of how it feels to my eyes was the right choice,” Gewirtz writes. “The haptic feedback in the touchpad is spooky. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that I was clicking and moving the touchpad surface, when the reality is that it’s rock-stable and not moving at all. The haptic in the touchpad give a feeling completely and totally indistinguishable from an actual press and click.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s haptic touchpads really are spooky cool. If you’ve stumbled here via Google et al. and you have a non-Apple laptop: You’re missing out big time, regardless of which model or family of MacBook you choose. Compare Mac models here.
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