It's everything I expected and more
This is by far the best laptop I've ever owned. A 2.7GHz quad-core processor, 16GB RAM and (I opted cheap) 256GB flash storage makes for the fastest, smoothest computing experience I've ever seen! The design is superb, materials are by far the best in any computer, and the overall package blew me away. I've had powerbooks and macbook pros, but this is a whole new level. I love all the trackpad gestures, it makes operating the laptop very intuitive and easy.
Reduced screen glare Top-notch performance Slim and lightweight
The new Retina MacBook Pros represent a subtle refresh to the line of beautiful, ultra-high-resolution portables introduced last year. The price reductions for the 13-inch models make them a better bargain than before, while the 16GB of RAM in the high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro might help take the sting out of the $2799 price tag.
High Resolution, Thunderbolt port, Long Battery Life
MacBook Pro ME664LL/A is an automatic choice for people who looking for Premium Laptop with a lots of Computing functions. It's true that the price is bit high but if you want something high class and high end technology, this should be your choice.
Retina Display is pretty good
There's no doubt that the 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn't the perfect laptop. Now that iPads and MacBook Airs are so popular, it feels a little heavy, it could do with a couple more USB ports, and Apple has removed some features over time, such as audio in and gigabit Ethernet, which, frankly, we'd like the company to put back in.
Having said that, however, this laptop is probably the best high-end general purpose laptop available on the market today.
Very slim, very light, Attractive design
The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D is an attractive 13-inch laptop that is easy to cast as Samsung's alternative to the MacBook Air. However, it shouldn't be dismissed as being all about style. Its combo of low weight, thin frame, a matt screen and SSD storage makes it incredibly portable and convenient. This helps to offset that it doesn't offer a great amount of power for the price.
Stunning and elegant design, excellent matte full HD display, fast and light
You can tell, can't you? I really like the Samsung Series 9 and it's hard to beat as one of the most ultraportable 13" Ultrabooks for style, quality, performance and extreme light weight. The only drawback? It lacks a touch screen, and Windows 8 is easier to use with touch. That said, if you spend most of your time in the traditional Windows desktop UI with Word, Excel, Visual Studio, Photoshop and other Windows staples as your constant companions, you probably won't miss the touch screen.
Keyboard is spacious and comfortable
The Samsung Series 9 2012 is a great laptop with a stunning design. It's not always easy to see how things really "feel" in the real world when all you have are photos and videos, and Samsung should do anything it can to put these in people's hands. It is amazing to see that a 15" laptop can be so light (3.63lbs), and yet feel so well built.
Exceedingly well built
Thin and light computers generally can't be found beyond 14 inches, and with the Series 9 15 inch, Samsung has taken it up a notch, throwing together a fast mobile machine that definitely won't weigh down your shoulders, hands, or back.
For a first effort in a 15 inch Ultrabook-styled machine, Samsung almost nails it out of the gate, with fast components and solid build quality, if it only wasn't for that display which stops it from being amazing.
Strong performance on HD video and 3D
Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any Apple-bound design professional would welcome this new tool in his or her arsenal.
Best touchpad so far, Switchable graphics
To summarize the new MacBook Pro is a brilliantly designed Premium notebook with excellent workmanship, which is to our opinion worth the high price. As in former models the ratio of performance and weight is excellent. Furthermore, Apple could also keep the emissions very low (with usual load).
Disadvantages are once again the mediocre interface equipment and that a matte display is not available, even not as option for business users.
Excellent Keyboard, Long Battery Life
With the latest product releases from Apple, the MacBook Pro 13 is certainly looking like a product that will soon reach the end of its life. The 2012 update has very little change to it other than a new processor with corresponding graphics and USB 3.0 ports. Beyond this, it is nearly identical to last years version. In the meantime, the company improved and dropped the price of the MacBook Air 13. So, why buy this system?
Better integrated graphics, Unibody build
The mid-2012 MacBook Pro is a formidable machine. Like the 15-inch models, the refresh sees it take a significant - if unremarkable - step forwards. The new processors and their improved graphical capabilities give the new releases a considerable power boost over their predecessors, and the USB 3.0 ports makes available a wealth of already-released high-speed storage peripherals.
Lovely design with comfortable keyboard and trackpad.
Equipped with a new Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000, this year's MacBook Pro is a capable machine. Is it the highest-performing system out there? Nah -- and without discrete graphics or an SSD, that's hardly a surprise. This is a solid laptop, even with the entry-level specs, but if you can part ways with a bit more dough, you'll be a happier camper with a Core i7, SSD-equipped configuration.
Impressed with its overall performance
The 900X3B is a worthy successor to the first generation Series 9 lineup in almost every aspect and is without a doubt high-end quality hardware. In fact, everything that the 900X3B offers to users, it does extraordinarily well. Slightly lower battery life aside, Samsung has flattened the already thin chassis of the original while simultaneously maintaining the same level of durability and updating the internal hardware.
Fantastic high-res display, Excellent performance
The Samsung Series 9 is the most well-rounded Ultrabook we've reviewed to date. It gets almost everything right - it even has decent speakers. The 1600x900 PLS display has fantastic picture quality with unlimited viewing angles and an anti-glare coating for better usability. The performance is outstanding; a full boot up takes less than 11 seconds. Our battery test measured almost eight hour of life, which is good for an Ultrabook.
Great looks, Featherweight, Excellent screen
The Samsung Series 9 900X3B is one of the best looking Windows laptops we've ever seen, and one of the most covetable, too.
There are performance issues, arising from its waif-like size, but it's still more than capable of serving most people's needs, while offering head-turning style that few competitors can offer.
Indeed, for anyone who wants portable style, the only decision is this or the MacBook Air - but you won't be choosing this on price.
Best screen we've ever seen on a portable laptop
The Samsung Series 9 900X is not just the thinnest, lightest 13in laptop in the world, but it's also the best-looking, best sounding ultraportable we've come across. Its high-resolution PLS screen offers quality above any other laptop display on the market, its connectivity isn't compromised by its sleek lines, and it's great to use too with an excellent backlit keyboard and large, sensitive touchpad.
Excellent battery life, and a bright matte 1,600x900-pixel screen
If you're looking for a beautifully built, extremely thin, light, and portable ultrabook, the Samsung Series 9 rises above the competition. It may lack a few top-end features, but it's a perfect ultraportable for those who can afford it.
Beautiful, sleek design, razor-thin all-metal body
The 15-inch Samsung Series 9 is even more impressively built and designed than last year's 13-inch model, but this jaw-droppingly thin laptop isn't all that different from a 13-inch Ultrabook; it's just priced higher. If you crave impeccable design and a light luggage load along with a big, bright screen then look no further, provided your bank account can stomach it and you don't mind dongles for Ethernet and HDMI.
Thin, lightweight design, High-quality display
When compared to other ultraportable laptops, the Samsung Series 9 scores almost (or at) the top-of-the-category. It's very comparable to the Dell XPS 13, which we reviewed in March 2012. Most users should find no performance glitches with this laptop, particularly for watching streaming HD video or multitasking. Graphics performance, on the other hand, is definitely lacking due to the integrated graphics, but this isn't meant to be a gaming laptop.
Super thin, Super stylish, Super screen
There's no doubt that the Samsung Series 9 900X3B is a portable PC which will appeal more to style conscious web surfers than power hungry power users.
Not since the MacBook Air have we seen a laptop that's so easy to love, and so easy to covet. The Series 9 packs in desirability and quality engineering to a degree that few manufacturers have been able to match.
Amazingly portable and powerful, with a screen to die for
If I have only one complaint (and I do) about the Series 9, it's the keyboard. 15mm doesn't give you much depth to work with, and the shallow travel on these keys makes touch typing difficult. At $1,400, the price may be an additional concern for some buyers, but I'd happily argue that the design and power of this good-looking laptop merit the extra outlay.
1080p video plays very smoothly
Sony's laptops are always more than the sum of their parts--a sense of style will do that for you. The Sony VAIO E15 is no exception and will undoubtedly turn a lot of heads in the major electronics outlets. It's a great unit overall. Still, it would be even better if Sony offered a faster hard drive option.
Modern, stylish design, Lots of connectivity
The Sony VAIO E15 looks to stand out from the rest of the laptop crowd by having a more stylish design. It also has a competitive price at $650 as well as all the latest in connectivity options and a comfortable keyboard. Performance is good, but we wish a faster hard drive option was available.
Great slimline design, Blu-ray drive
The Sony S Series 13P is a shining example of Sony's ability to craft great laptops and it's practically flawless as an ultraportable business machine.
The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive doesn't stop it being a bit of a let-down when it comes to multimedia, but frankly that's splitting hairs considering the performance and extra features you get out of this machine.
The boxy, executive design might not appeal to all but the usability is certainly up to Sony's usual high standard.
Pleasing keyboard and touchpad
Despite a few moderate changes to the Sony Vaio S, such as a larger touchpad and improved hardware, we're still ambivalent about this laptop. We criticized the previous model for its flimsy display lid, so-so build quality, and small battery. All of these flaws remain. Sony really should have taken this opportunity to redesign the chassis, but they didn't - which puts them behind the market.
Still, there are some nice things to be said about this laptop.
Quality of the case, High-quality display
The MacBook Pro refresh brings a better performance for the same price. However an upgrade hardly pays off for owners of a model from early 2011 as the differences are too small.
To summarize, the 15 inch MacBook Pro is still an excellent laptop, which features high performance in a slim case. The unibody aluminium casing and the input continue to be a good reason to buy. Availability of accessories for the Thunderbolt interface is starting to pick up as well.
Trackpad and gesture controls are still the best of any current laptop
A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there's not a better choice (there are, however, some close ties) for an all-around powerhouse that will work in the home, the office, and in between.
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