All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

I’ll be doing an in-depth review of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with the 2880 X 1800 Retina display, with any eye to photographers in particular.

Order the new MacBook Pro through my links, thank you!

That’s 26% more screen real estate then my NEC 30" display, which is “only” 2560 X 1600. Wow!

Of course, most apps will be pixel-doubled until they are updated to support the new resolution, but Photoshop CS6 is reportedly due for such an update.

Regrettably, the new MBP is due to deliver one day after I leave for a trip! So it will sit for a week before I can review it.

Retina display

The new display isn’t just huge in terms of display area, Apple claims that it has 75% less reflection and 29% higher contrast, with a 178° viewing angle. Surely this will be one killer machine for field-use for photography.

CPU

I ordered mine with the fastest 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, which should pack the punch of the current 6-core 3.33 GHz Mac Pro, or at least come close (see my review of the Apple quad-core MacBook Pro, this new model is faster, how much as yet is unclear).

Memory

Finally Apple offers 16GB officially. Too bad it’s not up to 32GB. Probably not upgradeable at all.

Storage

It’s unclear whether one can upgrade the storage later.

Ordered: MacBook Pro with retina display, 2.7 GHz, 16GB memory, 512GB storage
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 92 min unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$3199 SAVE $200 = 5.0% $99 FREE ITEMS Canon EOS R Mirrorless with 24-105mm in Cameras: Mirrorless
$199 SAVE $100 = 33.0% $30 FREE ITEMS Dracast 728B LED Panel in Lighting: LED
$1632 SAVE $700 = 28.0% $165 GIFT CARD LG C8PUA 55" Class HDR UHD Smart OLED TV in Electronics: Televisions
$3097 SAVE $200 = 6.0% $77 FREE ITEMS Nikon D850 DSLR in Cameras: DSLR
$1797 SAVE $200 = 10.0% Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR in Cameras: DSLR
$998 SAVE $400 = 28.0% Sony a7 II Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$1798 SAVE $200 = 10.0% Sony a7R II Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$3998 SAVE $500 = 11.0% Sony a9 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$5987 SAVE $1839 = 23.0% ZEISS Loxia 5-Lens Bundle in Lenses: Mirrorless
$11594 SAVE $3157 = 21.0% ZEISS Otus ZF.2 3-Lens Bundle in Lenses: DSLR

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__