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The base model includes a quad core 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 chip, 8GB moncler outlet of RAM and a 256GB flash drive for storage. In addition, the notebook is also equipped with 802.11ac Wi Fi, a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a full size HDMI jack and an SDXC card slot.

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Moreover, the web is now increasingly Retina friendly too, thanks to the proliferation of HiDPI tablets and smartphones. Some elements, including website favicons, still stick out as being unoptimized, but support has improved remarkably over the last 12 months.

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With the 15 inch rMBP, Apple is using Intel’s latest Crystalwell chipset, which combines the Haswell processor with new Iris Pro integrated graphics. We’ll talk more about Iris Pro below, but the idea is that you can get discrete graphics performance from an integrated solution.

The addition of Haswell means that the battery performance on the 15 inch MacBook Pro with Retina is better. Coupled with OS X Mavericks, Apple promises nine hours of battery life.

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As with the 2013 MacBook Air, both rMBP models now include PCIe solid state drives (SSDs). This is considerably faster than the SATA connection used before.

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When using disk heavy apps such as Photoshop Creative Cloud as well as Apple’s Final Cut X and Aperture, I really noticed the performance improvements on the disk. I never felt as if I needed to wait for anything to load on the 15 inch rMBP.

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