I have been using Apple MacBook Pro 13″ early 2011 model since late 2011; and I have been enjoying using it daily more than any other laptop computers that I’ve used: brands like Dell, Sony, Toshiba, NEC, HP. Unless work related requirements demand, I will continue to purchase Apple MacBook Pro for my future computer needs. Apple puts the hardware and software together nicely, thus I feel more natural when using the Apple Mac than any other Windows computers.
I quote some points from the following quoted article titled “Review: Apple’s early 2015 13″ MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad” By Sam Oliver, Friday, March 20, 2015, 09:08 pm PT (12:08 am ET) here. The entire article is on this web page: http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/03/21/review-apples-early-2015-13-macbook-pro-with-force-touch-trackpad.
. 3.48-pound frame
. 2,560-pixel-by-1,600-pixel Retina display
. The Force Touch trackpad doesn’t move [meaning: pressing down for the click and up to the original position], and its haptic feedback mechanism won’t respond until you turn the machine on.
. a 2.7-gigahertz dual-core version of Intel’s Broadwell Core i5, 8 gigabytes of 1866-megahertz RAM, and a 128-gigabyte PCIe-based solid state drive ($1,299); Each of these parts is configurable upward, maxing out at a 3.1-gigahertz dual-core i7, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1-terabyte solid state drive ($2,699)
. Battery: Apple’s word on the rated 12 hours of power for iTunes movie playback
. CPU: Intel’s new Broadwell architecture
. LPDDR3 RAM; LPDDR3 is an ultra-low-power, architecturally divergent variant that was originally designed for use in smartphones and tablets.
. A force-sensing trackpad provides haptic feedback to the fingers.
*** My added note: Apple’s online specifications for MacBook Pro 2015 is on this web page https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/. I quote the Connections and Expansion section here:
- MagSafe 2 power port
- Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps)
- Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
- HDMI port
- Headphone port
- SDXC card slot
- Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately)
- Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)