Costing around $2000, Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display comes with some great specs and a beautiful design. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display boasts a sleek, nice design although it’s not that small with its 15″ screen. You’ll surely want to buy this laptop just for its design, it’s that good! On the hardware side, this laptop has a standard 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz; a powerful and reliable CPU for any kind of work. This laptop, however, can’t do gaming efficiently due to integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics, meant for basic needs.
Memory-wise, Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display comes with 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L, which is a nice addition and will increase overall performance. They could’ve added a RAM with a little higher frequency or DDR4 RAM, but this one is fine here. Apple MacBooks have been known to have SSDs, and here it’s also the case. Apple MacBook also comes with an SSD storage with capacity of 256 GB which isn’t much, but it can be expanded. The battery should last you around 10 hours, depending on the usage, which is a fair number for this price tag and these amazing specs.
|Display Type||LED-backlit retina display with IPS technology|
|Resolution||2800x1800p, 220 ppi|
|Display Features||Retina, Millions of colors, 300 nits brightness, 900:1 contrast ratio, Standard color gamut (sRGB)|
|CPU||2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache|
|GPU||Intel® Iris Pro Graphics|
|RAM||16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory|
|Storage||256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD|
|Primary||No Back Camera|
|Secondary||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|WLAN||802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology|
|USB||Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)|
|Ports||Native Mini DisplayPort output, HDMI video output, Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps), Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps), SDXC card slot, MagSafe 2 power port|
|Capacity||Up to 9 hours wireless web, Up to 9 hours iTunes movie playback, Up to 30 days of standby time|
|Features||Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone, Support for audio line out (digital/analog)|
On the sheets. Macbook Pro might not look like a powerful laptop, but in reality it's completely different. It looks and feels great, but it's too expensive in my opinion. The i7 CPU works great here, but don't do gaming on it as it has an integrated GPU chip.