Apples to Oranges: The Apple MacBook Pro Outshines Laptop Brands

Apples to Oranges: The Apple MacBook Pro Outshines Laptop Brands

Posted 08.08.2012 in Articles by Neil-Denny

Sculpted to perfection and engineered for maximum efficiency, Apple has set the bar so high, you'd think these laptops were handed down to us from outer space. Alien technology or not, the MacBook is here, and with the release of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, we can take a wild guess and say Apple will be here to stay. From its nearly flawless design, to the added appeal of one-on-one Apple training, we've shined the spotlight on the Apple MacBook Pro family, a constellation of out-of-this world computers that is without question burning bright.

If the devil is in the details, the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a gift sent from heaven. The seamless design makes all screws practically invisible. The magnesium chassis makes the Retina Apple MacBook Pro look like a piece of modern art. Thermal engineering minimizes noise no matter how hard your working. And when you think Apple has just about every angle covered, they throw in the ingenuity of a magnetic cord. Though a subtle detail, it eliminates the nuisance of fumbling with the powercord just to plug it in or make it stay on. Granted, the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina doesn't have the strongest specs, but in the laptop arena, very few models can match its capability. With 2880 by 1800 resolution, the Retina Display has 3 million more pixels than an HD TV, allowing you to view videos, movies, and video games the way they were meant to be experienced. Though smaller and lighter, the Retina Apple MacBook Pro has a handy amount of ports, more than most laptops. In a word, the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is extraordinary.

Though the Retina Macbook Pro is the newest kid on the block, we musn't forget the brilliance of its two older siblings: the 13” and 15” MacBook Pro. These MacBook Pros are slightly bigger than the Retina MacBook but come at a cheaper price. The 13” features a powerful 2.5 to 2.9 GHz dual core Intel processor, with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 to 3.6 GHz. The 15” MacBook Pro is configurable to 1680 by 1050 resolution. Although not as visually stunning as the Mac with Retina, it blows other laptops out of the water. Both the 13” and the 15” are configurable to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory, with up to 750GH 5400-RPM hard drive, and come standard with OS X Mountain Lion, iPhoto, iMovie, and Garage Band.

With Apple products you can have your cake and eat it, too. They not only give you all the goodies, but offer to teach you how to master them as well. Apple One-to-One training is one of the strongest selling points for getting an Apple MacBook Pro. Pay an extra $99 and for a whole year you can get one-on-one training for any Apple Program, one full hour of uninterrupted work any day you come in. This deal is phenomenal if you consider company training for a PC program can cost a couple hundred bucks for a single session. Apple One-to-One starts by setting up your email; tranferring photos, music, and files; and syncing all Apple devices with iCloud. The rest of the curriculum for the entire year is completely up to you, with tutorials available for iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, Bento, Final Cut Pro, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Aperture, Motion, Logic Pro, Mail Contacts and Calendars.

With the Apple MacBook Pro lineup, Apple teaches the world a lesson on what a laptop should be. With Apple One-to-One tutoring, they apply that sentiment quite literally. As the name implies, any model from the MacBook Pro family will get you a pro of a laptop that can make almost any given PC look like an amateur.

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tendo85
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Apple One to One
Reply #1 on : Mon October 15, 2012, 12:24:39
Love my MacBook Pro 15" but seriously considering Retina Display. I heard Apple One on One is only offered if you buy a new comp, but people i know love the sessions so it sounds worth it. Hate that it's only offered if you buy a new comp though.

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