Pros

  • Better battery life
  • Faster flash storage

Cons

  • No discrete graphics

At A Glance

While the $1999 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro offers a nice boost in battery life and fast flash storage, its lack of a discrete graphics processor prevents it from being all that it can be.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook Pro with Retina display changes the entire notebook experience. What you see onscreen is unbelievably sharp. And now it's even faster with the latest-generation Intel processors, high-performance graphics, PCIe-based flash storage, and Thunderbolt 2. So if you can imagine it, you can create it.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Storage
Drive 1 size 256.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Thunderbolt 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Storage Media
SD card SDXC Card
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)