[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Been counting the days? Good news, the wait is over and the new MacBook is now in stock at MelroseMAC in color options including Space Gray, Gold and Silver. But what if, like a lot of other fans out there, you’re still on the fence over which MacBook is right for you? Apple may be adding a great new machine to the line-up, but that hasn’t necessarily made the choice simpler. If you’re unsure whether the new 12-inch Retina or the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the best suited to your needs, consider these pros and cons.

12-inch Retina MacBook

As we all know, newest technology equals initial high cost and the 12-inch is no exception. Once Apple is able to trim the costs, though, this is the machine most likely to replace the Air. Besides its great features and ease of transport, the new MacBook is also the one that ups your cool factor and wows your friends and enemies alike.


Weighing in at just two pounds, other features you’ll love are its thinness – about half an inch (think original iPad) – and, of course, the Retina display of 2304 x 1440 with 226 PPI.  There’s no fan, which means it’s completely silent. Battery life is good, with up to nine hours of web browsing, putting it on par with the Pro. Features that may be cons for some are the single port, the slower processor and graphics when compared to the Pro, and its smaller screen.

13-inch MacBook Pro

No doubt about it, the Pro is the dynamo when it comes to graphics and processor speed. If you use Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X and/or Photoshop on a daily basis, then the Pro is probably your best choice. Are you a serious gamer? Answer yes to that and, again, your choice should be the Pro.

The Pro also gives you all the extra ports, but it weighs three and a half pounds compared to the MacBook’s two, making it a bit less travel friendly.

In the end then, think of your choice as one between portability and power. The Retina MacBook is, of course the newest technology with the latest form factor and it’s ultra-light, making it perfect for travel.  The MacBook Pro is the go-to machine for serious app usage, gaming and just about anything else you’re inclined to throw at it.
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