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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The SSD is on a connector similar to how the macbook air is. Companies did come up with 3rd party SSD's for the Air, so I expect there will be upgrade options for these too. The soldered ram is disappointing. There was a news article I read last week that quoted Tim Cook as saying that there may be upgradeable ram in a future minor revision of the Mac pro. I hope that is true.

Overall, I am far more disappointed at the demise of the 17" macbook pro. I love my 17" mbp at work. I like a lot of actual desktop space, not just crisp detail. It has been so much lighter to haul around than the dell equivalent I had prior to it.

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jptros Member since:

I haven't read the review in this article but I did read the review on ars the other day which talks about the different resolutions you can achieve with the retina display. You can get 1920x1200 albeit it might not be that usable on a 15" display. Doesn't negate the soldered ram, just saying it can achieve a pretty big workspace.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

That connector was designed by Toshiba, not Apple.

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