This computer has easily intel best processes that has been made. The processing speed is phenomenal. Battery life is excellent and is long lasting, this would last over 1000 cycle counts before being consumed. The graphics is very good and if you use multiple apple products is compatible with all product. The only downside in terms of hardware is no hdmi port but you can purchase a hdmi to thurderport adapter. Minor issue in software but macOS Sierra has improved a lot.
The Macbook Pro is very easy to use and get used to. I never have any problem with screen lag and the screen quality is masterful. I was a little hesitant to buy it at first due to the price but it has proven itself to be worth every penny. The laptop also charged very quickly, and will have full battery after a couple of hours. I love the style of the device, which looks sleek and powerful, and which is also light to carry. I find the keyboard very easy to use, and the touchpad is very concenient for clicking and swiping.
Despite all of its benefits, it does have a few minor disadvantages. Firstly, the battery drains very quickly and while this is no problem if you have access to a charger at all times, it would be very difficult to use when travelling without access to power. Furthermore, the speaker quality is far from perfect, but that can be fixed by using personal headphones or an external speaker. It is also missing a discdrive, which is annoying, but discs have now been almost completely replaced by software and if you needed a discdrive you could always invest in an external one.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who can afford it, especially those who want something simple and easy to use. The money will definitely be well spent, as it is great for organisation and doesn't slow down siginificantly with use. The minor hitches that I have mentioned do not greatly hinder the performance or experience.
This laptop is probably the best out of all the laptops I have used. First of all, I done see how this laptop has got a bad battery life, nirmally this laptop can last for up to eight hours and I always thought that the screen is amazing. The design is sleek and I love the material they used, it was some kind of metal which made this laptop look neat and modern. The advantages are that the display quality is just amazing, every corner is very fine and everything is clear. The sound system is also brilliant, the range of the volume is wide and they are very easy to adjust, the quality of the sound is magnificent this laptop is very useful for professionals, such as graphic designer or musicians. The keyboard is nice, the keys are strong and hard, so that are not very fragile. And this is one of my favourite thing about this laptop, is that the laptop seemed very strong and they are not fragile at all. The speed of this laptop is very good, not only that it's fast, it can also maintain the speed for nearly a year now and it's very fast. The laptop is surprisingly quiet whereas some laptop can make loud noises. One of the downside is that the laptop is kind of heavy, but I would still recommend this to people who is traveling because this laptop is extremely reliable. Overall this laptop is nearly perfect. I would recommend this to everyone, but it is a bit expensive but the product worth the price.
The small touch pad is the kind of thing I'd normally criticize, but when compared with the Sony Duo 11, which has no touch pad at all, I've decided to take what I can get. This pad is button-free, with the functions of right and left mouse buttons worked into its lower corners. Wide but short, it gives little travel room for doing a two-finger scroll, but I was very pleased to find that a two-finger tap brings up the right-mouse-button contextual menu, much as it does on a MacBook.
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Folded down into tablet form, the Pro suffered from some of the same shortcomings as the Dell XPS 12, the Acer Iconia W510, and other Windows 8 tablets I've tested. The onscreen keyboard, while miles ahead of the versions offered in previous Microsoft operating systems, doesn't always pop up when needed, forcing you to call it up manually through the Charms bar (this was especially frustrating in Google Docs).
Additionally, the motion sensor responsible for shifting the screen orientation between portrait and landscape modes would occasionally get stuck in one position, requiring either flipping the orientation lock on and off, rebooting, or sometimes just waiting for it to start working properly again. This problem is not unique to the Pro; I've encountered it on nearly every Windows 8 tablet I've tried.
The 12.5-inch display has a native resolution of 1,366x768 pixels, which is fine for a sub-13-inch laptop, but also a bit tough to justify for $1,149. The Dell XPS 12, while much more expensive in the configuration I reviewed, does include a 1,920x1,080-pixel screen in a Windows 8 touch-screen convertible starting at $1,199. The Macbook Pro's IPS display looked great from very wide viewing angles, but smudged very easily -- which is especially important, as it's going to be exposed to the elements. There's really no way to even carry the Pro's around without getting palm and fingerprints all over the screen, short of an aftermarket case or sleeve.
It's a huge investment buying a new computer. I converted from Windows to a Mac. Firstly, the hardware - which is just stunning. It's incredibly thin and light, and the 15 inch screen is just gigantic - even if you intend to attach an external monitor for much of the time.
the keyboard is fantastic. Island style black keys - nicely spaced out, and back-lit. There's a set of dedicated keys along the top to control features including screen brightness, play, fast forward and stop, plus sound. Battery life is quoted at something silly - and I ran an entire day of general use (web browsing, videos, mails etc), in the end I got at least 9-10 hours before I started getting warnings - so you should be able to take this on a long haul flight or a long train journey without any problems.
I love the fact the Macs now work well with the iPhone and iPad. That means (for example) you can set a reminder on your Mac and have it automatically appear on your iPhone. Likewise, enter contacts on one device, and they're available on all. You can take a photo on your iPhone and it automatically appears on your Mac (and iPad) without having do do anything. Finally, you can even start a document on your Mac and then continue to edit on your iPad by saving stuff in "the cloud".
On balance - I'd have to say I love Apple Macs - and indeed all Apple hardware (iPhone, iPad included) so it's hard to give a purely objective view. But this is a beautifully designed, well built machine - just buy the biggest, fastest you can afford - or accept you'll be selling it on eBay in two-three years time to replace it.
In terms of this model, it's pretty much top of the range on the CPU processor (2Ghz quad core i7), and should have lots of grunt to edit large video files. Likewise, with 8Gb of memory, you should be able to run a huge number of applications without it slowing up much. However, personally I think the 256Gb SSD is a perhaps a little small on disk size, with (maybe) enough space for videos, music and photos.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display returns for 2015, this time with the power of the Force. This refreshed MacBook sports the company's innovative Force Touch trackpad, which can perform a host of pressure-sensitive commands. It also packs an optional AMD Radeon R9 R9 M370X GPU, which Apple says can deliver up to 80 times the graphics performance as last year's model.
The MacBook Pro continues to be one of the most seamless-looking notebooks in its category, with two subtle stereo speakers flanking the laptop's signature black chiclet keyboard. The MacBook's underside sports a set of barely noticeable vents on either side, with the iconic glowing Apple logo adorning the lid.
Measuring 14.13 x 9.73 x 0.71 inches and weighing 4.49 pounds, the MacBook Pro is pleasingly skinny and fairly easy to carry. Dell's latest XPS 15 (14.6 x 10 x 0.7~0.3 inches, 4.6 pounds) is just a bit heavier and taller than the Pro, while workstations such as the MSI WS60 (15.4 x 10.5 x 0.78 inches, 4.36 pounds) and HP ZBook 15u (14.8 x 10 x 0.84 inches, 4.23 pounds) are slightly lighter but have bigger footprints than Apple's notebook.
There's a reason "Retina Display" is part of the MacBook Pro's full name. The laptop's gorgeous 15.4-inch, 2880 x 1800 screen impresses the second you pop it open, with app icons and images that burst with color, and text that practically looks handwritten.
The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens looked vibrant and detailed on the Pro's Retina Display, from Finn's debris-covered face to the shiny, silver Stormtrooper armor of Captain Phasma.
Second verse, same as the first: The latest 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is identical in design to last year's model, packing the same slim aluminum chassis and black-bordered display that have defined Apple's highest-end notebook for year.
The Apple macbook pro 15!!!!!!?
Oh yes I’m a mac book lover and if you're a Mac person and want a 15" display or a more powerful CPU in your laptop this is the right baby for you anyway.
Let me tell you what’s good about it:
This model is geared towards Pro apps like Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, with a little gaming on the side, I personally use it for editing my video when I’m away from home or when my girlfriend are busy watching TV show I can use it for spare time playing battlefield without latency coming from is amazing 2.8GHz CPU.
What I like as well it's that he is quite thin and light.
HDMI and an SD card slot.
A 720p FaceTime HD webcam and dual mics that are pretty good for skype.
What I don’t like is that the battery doesn’t last longue like they said to me when I purchased it but anyway when it comes to CPU performance he rock!!!!!
But unfortunately the high price tag are not for everyone only if you are really serious about performance and quality!!!! This is a fast machine in terms of computational performance, and it's as fast as any Windows laptop since it uses the same Intel quad core CPUs. If you do serious work with your laptop like editing video editing, photo editing with large files and advanced filters, large programs, or do scientific data analysis or math, again this is your baby trust me is up to you
Me personally I’m happy!!!!!!!!
I have had this macbook for 1 year now and it is absolutely amazing..it runs iOS so i can play games from the App Store and also have a wide range of access to games, films and music. Furthermore it is very fast and also responsive because of the greta processor which has been provide by apple which means that you can preform multiple tasks without having to worry about your laptops performance. The MacBooks have a very sleek style which is pleasing to the eye and also it is very durable since it is built from a frame of aluminium which means it can survive a drop or two because after all every eventually drops their laptop but with the mac you can drop it and almost be certain that it will continue to work without a doubt. I've repeatedly dropped mine and it still continues to work. This macbook also has a clear crisp screen which provides you with amazing viewing experience and great fun when gaming. But what really made me love this macbook and all other MacBooks is the fact that they cannot get viruses because there is no virus which has been created to attack iOS at the moment, which makes it very reliable and will last a long time. The keyboard is comfortable and contains a quick and responsive trackpad but also the mac has a range of features which are there to aid it's user and guide them making it extremely user friendly..i would definitely recommend this to anyone who is considering buying a laptop!!