Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display: Review for Higher Ed


[Intro Text: DoIT Geeks] [Text: DoIT presents Apple MacBook Pro Retina
Display: Review for Higher Ed]>>DANI: When’s the last time you used a CD? Can’t remember, can you? Well, you might just be the right type of
person for Apple’s new and evolving line of laptops. [Text: DoIT Geek Dani] Here’s the confusing part – a couple of weeks ago Apple updated their traditional MacBook Pro line and at the same time released a new line of MacBook Pros with a retina display. So, right now there’s two lines of MacBook Pros on the market–one without the retina display and one with. Compared to the traditional 15″ MacBook Pro, the new retina display model is 25% lighter, at 4.46 pounds. It has about the same thickness as the MacBook Air at just under 3/4 of an inch. And you can definitely tell the difference
between the new retina display and the traditional
15 inch. It has ports on both sides of the machine and on the right side there’s even a dedicated
HDMI port. For the glass half empty types, here’s whats
missing: an ethernet port, firewire port and a CD drive. It has 4 times as many pixels as its predecessor. We weren’t sure if we’d be able to tell the
difference but the retina display is definitely extraordinarily crisp and clean. [Looks at monitor.] Yeah, that’s nice. The missing CD drive is definitely Apple’s
boldest move. Apple’s been pushing thinner, lighter laptops without CD drives with their MacBook Air line
and, while the response has been positive, people
still tend to prefer the traditional MacBook Pro with the built
in CD drive. The retina display model is a sign that traditional hard drives and CD drives might soon be a
thing of the past. Are you ready to give up these [Holds up two CDs.] for 5.1 pixels of retina display? [Tosses CDs over her shoulder.] Stop by the DoIT Tech Store today and see the difference for yourself. We’re more than happy to answer any questions
you might have. [Text: For more tech reviews and tips: Facebook.com/uwdoit
and @UWDoIT on Twitter.] [Text: DoIT Locations, Tech Store & Help Desk:
Computer Sciences, 1210 W. Dayton St.; Health Sciecnes, 750 Highland Ave.; Memorial Union*,
800 Langdon St. *Help Desk location only. DoIT website: doit.wisc.edu] [Text: DoIT Video Production]

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