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A Review of MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4 Inch Laptop with Retina Display

Updated on July 28, 2016
Apple's MacBook Pro Review and Buyers Guide
Apple's MacBook Pro Review and Buyers Guide | Source

Why Mac Computers?

For a long time; I have been a strong fan of windows, starting with the longtime old companion windows XP to the latest windows 8.1. Windows has been my brainchild until very recently when I discovered the competence of the Apple's MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4 inch with retina display.

Of course; the Windows Vs Mac computers is a war that no one wins. However, the bitter truth is that Mac has a fast and intuitive operating systems when compared to windows OSs on the same technological environment.

Another interesting observation that I have made over the period that I have used Mac; is that Windows based operating systems; especial windows 7 & 8 can perform much faster on a Mac computer than they can do on a Windows-based PC with the same specifications.

As such; since the performance of a given operating system also depends on other hardwere aspects such as the processor; this is an indication that Mac computers use powerful processors than the counter part's windows computers.

Still on the plus side; Mac computers can run a Linux and Windows operating systems simultaneously for free on the same platform; providing two or more computers for the price of one PC. For some reasons; this is not possible with Window-based computers as they can only run Windows operating systems; not mentioning file-format issues with Windows-based systems.

Another advantage of Mac over Windows PCs is on graphic display: I am really loving the excellent graphic display that comes with the MacBook Pro 15.4" laptop. The capability of image and video display is far much out of my expectation as compared to what I have experienced with the latest Windows 8.1.

And finally; what am bout to confirm about Mac is the alleged low maintenance cost and resistance to virus attack. I would love a Mac computer that is reliable and easy to maintain; as opposed to Windows PCs, which are very expensive in the long run due Copyright purchases and are more vulnerable to malware attacks.

The low cost of maintenance on the side of Mac PCs automatically off sets the high initial cost of buying Mac systems: This means that in the long run; Windows computers may still be expensive when compared to Mac computers.

Review & Buyers Guide: Why MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4 Inch Laptop with Retina Display?

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A High Speed Intel Core i7 Processor

Speed is always one of the most important factors to consider when buying a computer system. Mac computers are known to be faster due to the powerful fourth-generation Intel core processors that they utilize. The Apple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4-Inch with retina display uses an Intel Core i7 processor with a speed of 2.2 GH; which makes it powerful, fast and reliable throughout both the simple and technical computer processing tasks.

The power of the processor utilized in this Apple's MacBook Pro also contributes to the excellent and faster graphic display, high-performance flash storage device that exceeds the speed of conventional hard drive, and an impressive entire MacBook user experience.

Anyone who needs a high-performance computer for different usage like building a website, surfing the internet, graphic designing, video editing, image editing, data or word processing and more should get this MacBook and work without limits.

5 stars for Apple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15.4"

Intuitive OS X Mavericks Operating System

OS X Mavericks operating system is definitely the world's most advanced operating system. Ideally; an operating system is what makes a computer a computer. A poor operating system means poor user experience and computer performance, since the OS is what runs the entire computer system.

OS X Mavericks is designed with users in mind; and it has an intuitive interface that is easy to use even for users new to Mac computers and Mac's operating systems. Moreover; this Apple's OS has a number of advanced in-built technologies that assists in saving the battery life; and the system can be in use for quite a long time (a minimum of 8 hrs) before running out of power.

Finally; the OS X Mavericks works extremely well with the iCloud online storage program, such that it's much easier to work together with other Apple products including iPhone, iPad, and iPhone touch using the MacBook Pro Retina.

Powerful and Innovative Apps

If you are into designing, music, video editing, or data analysis industry; MacBook Pro 15" retina is designed just for you: Just like any other MacBook, MacBook Pro retina 15 inch comes with a number of in-built apps; including iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, GarageBand, Numbers and Keynote; which make Mac users creative when editing photos, movies, music, documents and other presentations that involves data analysis.

On the other hand; this impressive MacBook also comes with a number of web-based apps that enables its users to send and receive emails, surf the internet, send texts, and make calls.

Portable MacBook Pro
Portable MacBook Pro | Source

A Thinner, Lighter, and Powerful MacBook Pro Retina

A bulky system means lots of space and difficulty in carrying around. Apple MacBook Pro designers packed lots of powerful internal components to maximize performance and minimize its size and consequently the occupied space; making this device thinner and lighter to carry around and yet more powerful with just a weight of 4.46 pounds only.

If your job requires lots of movements from one place to another with your PC; this is the right option as it will be more easier to carry around than other laptops that are bulky and have a lot of weight issues.

Over 5 million pixels for a clearer display
Over 5 million pixels for a clearer display | Source

Retina Display

The MacBook Pro 15" comes with over 5 million pixels: This gives the MacBook a perfect and clear images and photos display capability. The stunning retina display with numerous pixels also allows for the editing of HD movies with a clear focus and graphics that brings a real sense of touch. This system also supports an Intel Iris Pro Graphics card; which further gives it an impressive display capability that cannot be found with any PC.

On the other hand; browsing the web and editing documents is made much easier and better than ever with a razor sharp text display feature. Clearly; if you are into photo, movie, research and word editing; this amazing MacBook Pro with retina display is the best choice to go with for an innovative user experience.

Storage and Memory

Apple's MacBook Pro 15 inch with a retina display comes with an impressive storage features; including a 16 GB DDR3L storage slots and an internal 256GB PCIe-based flash storage. Also available is a 512GB PCIe-based flash storage MacBook Pro, which is configurable to 1TB flash storage depending on the memory requirements.

The adjustable memory feature makes this MacBook pro the number one choice when a large amount of data, video, music, or photo files are to be edited and stored in a PC.


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    • Barack James profile imageAUTHOR

      Barack James 

      5 years ago from Green City in the Sun

      Ok goatfury:) Hope Apple team eventually does that to slash the prices further!

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      Andrew Smith 

      5 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Interesting. We just spilled coffee on our Macbook pro. It's probably time for an upgrade, regardless.


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