Criteria Comments Rating
- Speed and features Huge improvement all round over the 2011 model, which wasn't slow.
- Design and form factor Just look at it!
- Battery life Easily delivers the promised seven hours of useful life.
- Display Was great until I saw the Pro with Retina display.
- Durability The case is susceptible to nicks and scratches, purely cosmetic but that matters.
- Expandability I know why, but it /is/ short of ports.
- Noise In normal use it's totally silent. Play a game or build some software and the fan gets surprisingly noisy.
- Portability (size / weight) Fantastically portable - on more than one occasion I've looked in the bag it's in to check if I've even packed it.
The nicest laptop I've ever owned. Simply beautiful, and the fantastic service I got from the Apple Store (they just upgraded my 2011 model which was 17 days old with no questions asked) is the icing on an already rather tasty cake.
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