I wrote reviews of Apple products including iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc. There is one major device which I didn’t write about – Macbook. Review of the new 13 inch Macbook Pro with Retina display spend me a lot of time and efforts, you know, it’s one of the best laptop series around the world.
Let’s get into the subject. In isolation, the 13-inch Pro is just a smaller version of 15 inch retina display Macbook, and so it’s easy to set expectations. But more broadly, the new 13-inch Pro is much more than that: it’s a logical endpoint for a number of Apple and tech industry trend lines and the start of a new wave altogether. A little smaller size changed a lot, you can use it like a real mobile device.
It’s much thinner than previous Macbook Air, comparing to 13 inch Macbook Air, it’s a little bit thicker, but very close.
The backlit keyboard and glass multitouch trackpad are up to Apple’s usual high standards, although if you’re coming to the Pro from an Air you’ll notice the increased key travel Apple employs on Pro machines. Around the left side you’ll find the new thinner MagSafe 2 power connector, two Thunderbolt ports, a USB 3.0 port, and a headphone jack. On the right, there’s another USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot. It’s a nice improvement over the previous arrangement that had all the ports crammed up on one side, and the HDMI jack is particularly welcome — it’s the first industry-standard video connector Apple’s built into a laptop in years, and I’m hoping it supplants VGA… sometime. And you can obviously still use mini DisplayPort cables and adapters with the Thunderbolt ports if you have an existing display or projector.
When I was reviewing 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, I was thinking about Macbook Air. It’s unbelievable to make bring the extremely thin shell on Macbook pro, Apple engineers did a great job beyond my imagination, and I believe beyond your any bold imagination.