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June 12th, 2012
12:48 PM ET

The Number: Apple's new MacBook Pro, is it worth it?

On Monday, Apple kicked off its worldwide developers conference. Among the announcements:

More features for its operating system, mountain lion, the unveiling of IOS 6, which includes new maps, upgraded Macbook Pros, and Siri coming to the iPad. Siri gets a bigger brain and promises to answer some real-time questions like active sports scores.

Apple unveiled a Macbook Pro with retina display. Like everything apple builds it's pretty. But it's also pretty expensive: The base level is going to cost $2,199.

We were curious, is there anything like the Macbook pro? We asked Joel Santo Domingo of PC mag.
He said the only thing that might come close is the HP Envy 14 spectre series,  which has a smaller screen and does not have the retina display.
So we checked it out. We gave it the closest equivalent specs as the new pro.
And the cost?

That's our number tonight: $1,985


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  1. Morris Metaxas

    There have been three separate designs of the MacBook: the original model used a combination of polycarbonate and fiberglass casing that was modeled after the iBook G4. The second type, introduced in October 2008 alongside the 15-inch MacBook Pro, used a similar unibody aluminum casing to the 15-inch Pro, and was updated and rebranded as the 13-inch MacBook Pro at the 2009 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2009..`*.

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  2. J

    -I bought the first edition aluminium Mac Book Pro in CDN for approx. $2,200.00; added upgrades for work and have found the capacity of the machine outweighs even what I thought it could do. The thing is absolutely a charm and up dates on it are always timely _and_ the right things you need for proper upkeep of the machine. They said they wanted to build machines that could last and you'd be proud to own. Well, "Here's to Apple: 'Boys, Keep Up The Great Work.' "

    June 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply

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