The new MacBook Pro with Retina display is not just the cheapest MacBook yet, but also the most powerful laptop on the market today.
But what’s the point of the extra £2,000 if it’s just an upgrade from a regular MacBook?
Computer engineering and technology expert Michael Abrash has an opinion.
“If you’re buying this laptop because it’s going to be the most expensive MacBook yet it’s a great price for it,” he says.
“It’s going for about £3.00-4.00 more than the standard laptop.”
If you have an existing MacBook Pro and you want to upgrade, this is the one to buy, as it has an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and is £1,000 cheaper than a regular $1,299 MacBook.
“It’s the best value laptop in the market right now.”
The MacBook Pro comes in two versions, the 13-inch MacBook Pro 13″ and 15-inch.
Both models are about the same price as the 13″ MacBook Pro model but feature a slightly different screen.
The 13-incher costs £1.2 million, but if you’re shopping in a UK market, the 15-inchers price is closer to £1 million, says Michael Abreash.
“For a lot of people, this laptop is an entry-level laptop for about a $1k,” he explains.
“They’re probably looking for an entry level laptop for under £200, or even less.”
I think people who are in the $2k-$3k range are going to find this laptop very, very attractive.
“As a consumer it’s not as appealing as, say, a $2,999 MacBook Pro, but it’s very attractive.”
For people looking for a premium laptop, the 17-inch and the 15.6-inch models are also the best deals, with the 17″ offering the highest battery life, faster performance and the best display.
Michael Abrish says you could also consider buying a high-end laptop for $1.9 million, and the 17.3-inch model will be the one that you’d most likely end up with if you are looking for the best laptop in your budget.”
These laptops are the best bang for your buck,” he adds.”
The $1m price tag is going to get you more than anything else in this market.
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