After nearly four years of using my trusted old late-2008 MacBook Pro, I finally upgraded to the much-talked about MacBook Pro Retina Display.
To be fair, it is a work laptop so doesn’t technically belong to me. However, I have admin access so can install all the apps I have bought. The Retina Display is amazing; the text renders amazingly and if designed to retina-compatibility, icons and graphics are crisp and sharp. You feel good just writing a simple text document on it and reading is so much better. On the flip side, now websites not designed, this site included, for retina display appear so crappy; WordPress is compatible though.
To top that, it has 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD hard drive that makes things super fast. It does lack an optical drive so I haven’t been able to install my statistics software on it . Although it is the same OS as on my old Mac, having a new machine just feels…better.
- SAS will have to be run remotely off the Windows machine at work [↩]