Macbook Pro

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The MacBook Pro sees Ap­ple suc­cess­fully square the cir­cle of porta­bil­ity and per­for­mance. While its 13-inch mod­els with Retina dis­play step things up from the less ca­pa­ble MacBook, cast your glance at the re­cently re­freshed 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina dis­play if you want the power of a desk­top on the move; its quad-core pro­ces­sor may be an older gen­er­a­tion (Haswell), but it still de­liv­ers com­pa­ra­ble per­for­mance to the 5K iMac.

The MacBook Pro’s flash stor­age is ex­cep­tion­ally quick, and graph­ics per­for­mance is also de­cent, with the top-end model sport­ing an AMD Radeon R9 M370X chip with 2GB dis­crete mem­ory.

Ap­ple’s even man­aged to eke more life from the bat­tery at the same time as boost­ing per­for­mance – in our real-life tests, the 15-inch model lasted for over six hours, which isn’t far short of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. And while it’s twice the weight of the en­try-level MacBook, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is still svelte enough that you’ll be able to carry it around.

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