Apple announced this morning that it's cutting the price of its 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro laptop, while at the same time bumping some of its internal specs.
Despite these improvements, the computer still isn't good enough for me to recommend.
The 13-inch Retina now starts at $1,499 down from $1,699.
While price point was definitely a problem with the 13-inch Retina, the 15-inch is still a better buy.
The 15-inch gets you a higher resolution screen (2880x1800 versus the 13-inch's 2560x1600) with more real estate and a quad-core processor. MacBook Pros aren't consumer-first computers, and I'm not sure why a professional would want weaker power, with a 2-inch smaller body.
If you're a professional you can shell out the extra dough (starting at $2,199) for the 15-inch's quad-core processor, discrete graphics, and larger screen. If you're a consumer go with 13-inch MacBook Air, you'll be fine in terms of speed, trust me. You'll also save $300 that can be used to up your RAM (one of the most important computer specs).
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