The Pros And Cons Of Apple’s Retina Display Macbook Pro

The latest Apple technology has never been something you could expect to grab at a bargain price and the new retina display Macbook Pro, at $2,199 and up, is no exception.

It does LOOK better than anything on the market, with reduced glare and 2880 x 1800 resolution. That’s four times that of a standard display and more than twice as sharp as a high definition television.

The crazy thing about the laptop, which was revealed at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, is that it has no optical drive. Translation: YOU CANNOT INSERT CDs OR DVDs INTO IT.

They did that for the sole purpose of making it lighter (about a pound) and thinner, almost as thin as the Macbook Air. It’s still a huge mistake and not worth it, in my eyes at least.


  • Highest-resolution computer ever made, with vibrant colors and crisper picture
  • Faster startup time than anything in its class at 15 seconds, according to PC World
  • Thinner, lighter and more quiet than previous models
  • HDMI port


  • No optical drive
  • No ethernet port
  • Not very affordable, espeically for the average consumer
  • It’s the “the least repairable laptop” ever, parts will cost more
  • Only 256 GB of storage on the base model
  • Battery is glued to the case and is not removable (mail-in only)

3 thoughts on “The Pros And Cons Of Apple’s Retina Display Macbook Pro

  1. I think I could do without the optical drive and be okay, but not being able to upgrade the ram/hard drive is bs. Gurrrl. I’d still get one if I had that kind of pocket change in my couch cushions with maxed out configurations.


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