Answers to your Retina MacBook Pro questions

By Roman Loyola, Macworld |  Hardware, Apple, iTunes

There is no Kensington lock slot on the Retina MacBook Pro.

From @calebzierke: Are both ports USB 3?

Yes. They are also compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

From @chadkirchner: I’m assuming the USB 3 ports don’t have a blue inside like on PC?

You assumed correctly.

From @MikeTRose: Did they include the FireWire 800/TB adapter?

Apple does not include any connectivity adapters with the Retina MacBook Pro. You’ll have to buy the Thunderbolt-to-FireWire 800 adapter separately, but as of this writing, it’s yet to be available from the Apple Store.

From @kevinstates: Do you think HDMI is a sign towards an Apple TV? Or is that crazy talk?

Hmm, that’s an interesting point...

From @alexleiphart: Is the ‘MacBook Pro’ lettering on the display?

No, the only lettering you see when you open up the Retina MacBook Pro are the letters on the keyboard. The MacBook Pro label is actually on the underside of the laptop.

From @einmaleins: How’s the wrist-placement? I love the way the Air slants, but the old Macbook Pro cut into my wrists while typing.

The design of the Retina MacBook Pro is virtually the same as the regular 15-inch MacBook Pro, the major difference being the thinness of the Retina MacBook Pro, which measures 0.71 inches along the edge. By comparison, the regular 15-inch MacBook Pro is nearly an inch tall. Your wrist will still cut into the edge of the Retina MacBook Pro, but the angle won’t be as steep, so it might not cut into your wrist as much as it would on the regular 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Reptitive stress and related injuries shouldn’t be taken lightly, and everyone’s comfort level is different.The best thing to do is visit an Apple store and try typing on a Retina MacBook Pro for several minutes.

From @mzuvella: Weight compared to a 13inch MBA?

The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro weighs 4.46 pounds. The 13-inch MacBook Air weighs nearly 3 pounds, so the difference is significant and noticable.

(Image Caption: MagSafe 2 (left) and MagSafe.)

From @jonathanhuber: How likely will debris get into the air intake ports in the bottom?

In my opinion, I think it’s an eventuality that debris will get into the air ports along the bottom of the Retina MacBook Pro. As someone who frequently likes to work at coffee shops, I can imagine a few loose crumbs from my morning coffee cake finding their way into a vent. We haven’t taken a Retina MacBook Pro apart, so I can’t say if debris that slips into the slot falls further inside the laptop, or it rests in a area between the vent and case.

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