Lab tested: Ultimate 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

By James Galbraith, Macworld |  Hardware, laptops, MacBook Pro

But its not all lollipops and roses for the ultimate 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $2199 15-inch Retina MacBook Propriced the same as the high-end 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with the $200 processor upgradewas 25 percent faster overall than the BTO 13-inch MacBook Pro. The 15-inch model has a quad-core 2.3GHz Core i7 processor and discrete nVidia GeForce GT 650M graphics. The 15-inch laptop finished the CineBench CPU test 41 percent faster than the ultimate 13-inch laptop, and displayed more than twice as many frames per second in our Portal 2 timedemo.

The $2799 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro costs just $100 more than our ultimate 13-inch laptop and was 34 percent faster overall. The 15-inch Retina laptop was also 65 percent faster in our MathematicaMark tests.

The Macworld Lab is always hard at work. Check back soon for benchmarks and full reviews of the new Mac minis. As always, test suggestions are encouraged in our comments section.


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