Top of the food chain
04 Nov 2014
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: When people think of MacBooks, the first word in their minds is 'overpriced'. After all, aren't there bigger, better laptops out there for roughly the same price?
Well, you're both right and wrong.
See, it all depends on preference. If you want a laptop which is a gaming beast, with tons of fans, cool lights and hardware which, though inefficient, will give you ultimate gaming performance and don't mind having a machine that's more of desktop than a laptop, this isn't the PC for you. That's not because the MacBook is slow. On the contrary, it's a powerhouse that can roll with the best out there. However, Mac games are few and Bootcamping for Windows is not a hassle everyone is ready for.
However, if your main concern is a powerful computer that comes with Mac OS X, be it for creative work like FinalCut Pro or just because you're entrenched in Apple's ecosystem with an iPhone/iPad of your own, this is the best out there. Games which do run on OS X, like the critically-acclaimd Arkham City, run perfectly, especially when the laptop is charging-something that lets the laptop run at full power. Seriously, you have to look beyond specs to realise that the software lets this laptop run so efficiently that it doesn't need an 800-series graphics card to give great performance. The software suite is awesome, with Yosemite available as a free upgrade and Continuity allowing you to connect with your iPhone in ways that you'll have to read professional reviews to understand. But you know what's the best thing? Even with performance that puts it up there with the best laptops in the market, the MacBook Pro is less than an inch thick closed and weighs around 2.02 kg.
In short, that's more portable than an ultrabook with the power of a gaming laptop.
So, is this laptop for everyone? Hell no. If you need pure, unadulterated power and don't mind an absolutely monstrous thing that makes tons of noise that you can't carry everywhere, you'd be better off looking elsewhere. However, if you need the best all-rounder out there and accept that you'll need to relearn a few keyboard shortcuts to make full use of OS X, this is the laptop for you.
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