Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display: Review for Higher Ed

Uploaded by uwmadisondoit on 03.08.2012

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[Text: DoIT presents Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display: Review for Higher Ed]
>>DANI: When's the last time you used a CD?
Can't remember, can you?
Well, you might just be the right type of person
for Apple's new and evolving line of laptops.
[Text: DoIT Geek Dani]
Here's the confusing part -
a couple of weeks ago Apple updated
their traditional MacBook Pro line and
at the same time released a new line of
MacBook Pros with a retina display.
So, right now there's two lines of
MacBook Pros on the market--one without
the retina display and one with.
Compared to the traditional 15" MacBook Pro,
the new retina display model is 25% lighter,
at 4.46 pounds.
It has about the same thickness as the
MacBook Air at just under 3/4 of an inch.
And you can definitely tell the difference between
the new retina display and the traditional 15 inch.
It has ports on both sides of the machine
and on the right side there's even a dedicated HDMI port.
For the glass half empty types, here's whats missing:
an ethernet port, firewire port and a CD drive.
It has 4 times as many pixels as its predecessor.
We weren't sure if we'd be able to tell the difference
but the retina display is definitely
extraordinarily crisp and clean.
[Looks at monitor.]
Yeah, that's nice.
The missing CD drive is definitely Apple's boldest move.
Apple's been pushing thinner, lighter laptops
without CD drives with their MacBook Air line and,
while the response has been positive, people still tend to prefer
the traditional MacBook Pro with the built in CD drive.
The retina display model is a sign that traditional
hard drives and CD drives might soon be a thing of the past.
Are you ready to give up these
[Holds up two CDs.]
for 5.1 pixels of retina display?
[Tosses CDs over her shoulder.]
Stop by the DoIT Tech Store today and
see the difference for yourself.
We're more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
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