Review: MacBook Pro with Retina
August 7, 2012
When the MacBook Pros with Retina display were first announced, I figured we’d never buy them at work because they were more expensive. As it turns out, if you take a non-Retina MacBook Pro and add 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD which makes the system specs identical to the Retina Pro (sans screen), the Retina is actually cheaper. Something to keep in mind if you are trying to decide between Retina and non-Retina. So we ended up getting a few of these new new Retina Pros and I’ve been using one as my primary machine since the day they arrived. Jon like.
Review: MacBook Air 2012
July 17, 2012
Well it’s 2012 (in case you haven’t been paying attention for the last several months), which means there is a new MacBook Air to review. The new version has been out for about a month now and I just got my hands on a couple to play with. This year’s review of the MacBook Air is going to be much shorter than last years. While I normally don’t summarize my findings in the first paragraph, I’ll break with tradition and say it now… The 2012 MacBook Air is a MINOR revision at best.
$800 in Apple Tax?
September 13, 2010
Yesterday I stopped by Digg, which I don’t do much these days since they went Spam-Point-Owe. I did catch a few interesting things, once of which was an infographic titled “Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Mac”. The author took a picture of the configuration screen for a Mac desktop and annotated the parts with what they would cost elsewhere. It was an interesting view, something I had not thought to try. It peaked my curiosity as to how it would apply to me. So I thought what better test then to spec a 15” MacBook Pro against a Dell Precision M4500 (15”), which are as close to identical machines as I can find from Apple/Dell.