So I finally bought a new Mac. My old Macbook Pro was an Early 2008 model and has gotten fairly old (well 5 years old to be precise). It’s still a solid laptop, but with a dodgy power conector, useless battery, unreliable optical drive, and an entire line of dead pixels down the screen it was not worth repairing.
I wanted something more portable than my previous system. At 15″ and 2.6kg it wasn’t the biggest, but it was certainly no Macbook Air. I was torn between the small form factor of an Air or the power of a Retina Macbook Pro.
After tinkering with configuration options on the Apple site, it was clear the 13″ Retina was the laptop for me, and I couldn’t have been more right! It’s a lovely machine, and here’s why. (more…)