There are sales, and there are $ALE$. This is the latter. Today and tomorrow only, you can get a retina MacBook Pro—13-inch or 15-inch, two configurations each—for $200 off at Best Buy. Have a valid .edu email address? Make that $300. And that's just for starters.
Apple just cut the price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. You can now pick one up for $1,500—$200 less than the original starting price of $1,700.
If Google's web crawlers are correct, there will be a new Retina display 13-inch MacBook Pro announced today. The Apple Store is currently down, so we can't follow the link, but a Google search for "13-inch macbook pro" returns results at the official Apple site referring to the new model.
A couple of months ago, I had a life-altering experience: I bought a new iPad. I use the term "life-altering experience" because before that day, I was a staunch opponent of all things Apple. I was a devout Linux and Android devotee, and I only really used Windows because I had to, and because I would never, ever be…
Apple's retina MacBook Pro may well be the platonic ideal of a portable computer. It's fast, it's thin, it's brilliantly realized. Oh, and as iFixit has discovered, it's a gigantic—and expensive—pain in the ass to fix yourself.
Owners of Apple's latest and greatest laptop, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, say that they're having issues with image persistence, where screen ghosts are popping up on white backgrounds for as long as five minutes after the image initially appeared. Cnet says that Apple has exchanged a few laptops already, but…
At this point, we've gushed and slobbered about the Retina MacBook Pro enough (until we review it, that is). Today we learned that in addition to being an engineering marvel, it's a DIY black hole. Does that matter?
OK, so you're buying a retina display MacBook Pro. Let's look past the fact that a maxed-out MacBook Air is probably enough for most regular people, or that if you order a new retina MBP today you'll have to wait a month until it arrives. Let's figure this thing out!