Remember I mentioned I tried and returned 2 Retina MacBook Pro 15″? Here is one of them. I didn’t keep the hardware, I only have the photos of deboxing it in my photo library to share. I still think it is a pretty damn good piece of hardware considering it cost the same as my current Retina MacBook Pro 13″. However, moving from a MacBook Air, the 15″ MacBook Pro is too big of a difference in size and weight for me to be happy with it. So here I can only share photos of the machine I didn’t keep with you.
As always, the minimalistic packaging.
Under the MacBook Pro lies the power adapter and some documentation.
The power extension is standard. I also found the power adapter very bulky compared to that of the MacBook Air. But I guess to power a quad core CPU, you need a lot more power!?
Before unwrapping the clear plastic sheet.
Here it is, looks very thin :)
Great port options on the left-hand edge (it is the same on the 13″ version). I don’t have a thunderbolt device to test out the functionality and speed.
Back of the computer is just as sleek.
The right edge of the computer has even fewer ports.
An SD card reader, HDMI and USB 3.0 are all welcome features.
The display is very fine and at 15″, it is almost comfortable to use 1920 x 1200 resolution.
What do you think this picture is? This is actually the icon inside the About screen. This is how good the retina screen actually is.
And the little circle buttons are exceptionally clear.
If it weren’t for the weight and some screen defects I experienced, I really would have kept it.