Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 14:45 UTC
Apple The only review that matters - as detailed and in-depth as ever. "I'm giving the MacBook Pro with Retina Display our bronze Editor's Choice award. Making it the first Mac to ever receive one. It would have been a silver had the software story been even stronger (iWork, Mountain Lion, Office and Photoshop being ready at launch would have been a feat worth rewarding). And it would have been a gold had Apple been able to deliver all of that but without sacrificing end-user upgradability." The device has performance issues which Mountain Lion will address (to a degree), but for the rest, AnandTech's review details - without being pro or anti-anything - just how good this new MBP really is. As a sidenote, Windows 8 on the retina display further confirms the classic desktop is dead to Microsoft: it still can't handle high-DPI displays properly. With the desktop going the way of the dodo, why would the company make it so?
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I humbly think the impossibility to perform simple substitutions, such as changing the RAM, or swapping the SSD for something standard to be easily purchased on the market - as opposed to chips using proprietary, non-standard connectors - are shortcomings that shouldn't be eclipsed by the achievings in the fields of display crispness and ultimate portability.

Hard to disagree with that. On the other hand, if I traveled a lot for business and needed something as light and portable as I could get, I might be willing to sacrifice the upgradability of the thing, especially if I had a lot of money and upgrading it every few years didn't hurt the pocketbook that much.

That is about the only instance I could see this machine being acceptable to anyone.

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