Apple Retina MacBook Pro Buying Guide

Apple Retina MacBook Pro Buying Guide

This Buying Guide provides a product overview for the Apple Retina MacBook Pro, including a history of updates to the product so you know if you are buying at the beginning, or near the end of the update cycle.

GearBuyer provides recommendations regarding current product cycles, and a summary of customer reviews and pros & cons for the Apple Retina MacBook Pro.


Customer Rating:  

Customers have given the Apple Retina MacBook Pro line of laptop computers the highest rating possible. Review the Product Update History to determine if now is a good time to purchase this product, or if you should wait for the next update.

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Product Update History

Next Update?
 
days since last update
Feb 2013
 
113 days:: 2nd update
Oct 2012
 
134 days:: 1st update
Jun 2012
 
Product Release

Updates usally include better performance specifications. View the update history, and the Wait | Buy Now Meter to determine if now is a good time to purchase this product.

Pros

Retina display (2880×1800 pixels)
Two Thunderbolt ports.
HDMI & USB 3.
Fast performance.
Excellent speakers and dual mics.

Cons

RAM, hard drive, and battery not user-upgradeable.
FireWire & Gigabit Ethernet require adapters.
Expensive.
Keyboard can get hot.

Product Purchasing Information


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