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AMAZING!!!(dont listen to the haters!),
This review is from: Apple MacBook Pro MD212LL/A 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION) (Personal Computers)
After extensive research as to weather or not I wanted to get the 13.3 inch rMBP or the 15 inch i decided on this little guy. I am VERY happy with my purchase decision not only is the resolution absolutely stunning, but performance-wise this notebook still screams. I experience absolutely no lag what so ever when viewing videos doing some light photo editing and even casually playing recent games. I find the integrated HD4000 has more than enough power to drive the gorgeous display and the 8gb of ram standard is a big help. Now for those of you that are complaining about it not having discrete graphics....buy the 15inch. I don't need all that extra processing power thank you very much and this laptop is an excellent middle ground between the less expensive but not quite as powerful macbook air and the 15 inch retina. Also people who complain about the processors not being quad core......How many of you out there really use programs which fully utilize 4cores? i doubt very many....get a desktop if youre looking for that raw kind of power not a portable computer. Im sick of people calling me an "apple fan boy" I purchase apple products because they are dependable with a high build quality are very eco friendly and recyclable, they hold their value FOREVER, and the customer service is top notch. Instead of being jealous and knocking on people who choose to spend their money on quality and trust me im not rich i saved for this, then go buy your less expensive shoddily built pc based notebook that you'll probably get rid of in like a year. As for me i bought this because i know ill be using it for a long time. Thanks APPLE! I love this notebook!