Lisa Gade reviews the 13” Retina MacBook Pro released in early 2015 with Intel Broadwell inside and Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad. ** Read our full written review here: www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/13-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2015.htm
The design and casing are identical to the last gen model, as is the 2560 x 1600 IPS display. What’s new here are Intel Broadwell Core i5 and i7 CPUs, and as per usual, the 13” Pro gets 28 watt CPUs that are faster than Ultrabook 15 watt CPUs. It has Intel Iris 6100 graphics for a boost over last year’s model and the SSD storage is twice as fast. The Mac starts at $1,299 for the 2.7GHz Core i5-5257U with 8 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage. All models have dual band WiFi 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a backlit keyboard.