My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
13 Inch 2011 MacBook Pro vs 2012 13 Inch MacBook Pro Retina
After some “fun” with UPS missed deliveries I have my 13” MacBook Pro with a Retina screen in my hands, this is a quick hands-on set of photos for anyone considering an upgrade.
My reasons for the upgrade were as follows;
- I replace my Mac’s annually – and they hold their 2nd hand value so well it’s cost-effective to do so (compared to HP, Dell etc.)
- I wanted the higher resolution screen, that is the only thing I didn’t like about my 2011 13” model
The only down-side is that I upgraded my 2011 model to 16Gb RAM (see this link) and the maximum in the 2012 model is 8Gb, upon reflection most of the lab VMs I now run live on my vTARDIS lab so I am less dependent on running large sets of VMs on my laptop, a MacBook Air doesn’t quite cut it for me in the amount of available storage and CPU but the 13” MBP is perfect.
Here are some side-by-side photos incase you were wondering what the difference is..
The 2012 model is slightly smaller in all dimensions..
Hope that is useful.