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Just upgraded from 2012 13 i7 MBA to 13 i7 rMBP,
This review is from: Apple MacBook Pro MD212LL/A 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION) (Personal Computers)
I just upgraded from a 13 MBA with Core i7, 8gb, 512 ssd to a similarly equipped rMBP. In real life the rMBP has superior battery life while creating documents, doing email, and surfing the web. It lasts about an hour longer with screen at about 50% then the 2012 13 MBA. The retina display is phenomenal, just like the difference from an iPad 2 to iPad 3 with retina. The retina display allows for resolutions at either stunning retina standard, or all the way up to 1650 x 1050 or something like that. It is awesome for spreadsheets or video conferences or other multitasking activities when you want multiple things on the screen. Huge productivity advantage. There is zero lag or other problems, and it runs faster than the Core i7 MBA in real life. The weight is so similar that it barely matters in real life. One other detail is the keyboard. The rMBP keys have more travel and I can actually type faster with less fatigue than in the MBA. Another small difference from a daily business user.
So as someone that currently owns both loaded model rMBP and MBA, ignore those that complain about the spec sheet. The rMBP is a great upgrade from the MBA. Is it expensive....yes indeed...but the display is what you look at all day and is your interface to the computer for hours and hours. I would not change a thing. FYI, I did not think that you could make a better computer for my business needs than the loaded MBA....but apple did.
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Initial post: Apr 7, 2013 9:02:19 AM PDT
Yang Lu says:
How did you update your SSD, CPU? Did you replace them by yourself or pay for the service by apple?
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