In the spring of 2015 Apple has brought us a new laptop! The 13-inch MacBook Pro had my interest from the very announcement, since the previous generations of MacBook Pros has been very dear to me.
Still, only minor changes in the overall specifications have happened with the MacBook Pro and I knew that the basic aluminum unibody chassis will be still there, so I was eager to see what Apple had to offer this time. Other premium laptops have by this time have mainly undergone various changes regarding their bodies, touchscreens, hybrid hinges and new graphic cards and even 4K displays. That being said, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air have pretty much kept their look and feel the same for the past years. But, I was still excited about the latest edition.
The Apple Mac version released in the spring of 2015, kept the same body and high-resolution Retina Display as before, it had some spec upgrades though. The Intel’s fifth-generation Core of the i-series chip has been replaced by Broadwell – which came as a disappointment. The performance jump was way too small, and it was supposed to give the battery a boost in its life time and boost the speed of the laptop – both of which I failed to experience as a user, even though perhaps the improvement is there it is certainly not as significant to be objectively seen as a user.
The price did not surprise me, the same $1,299 (which is the starting price) has also remained for the MacBook Pro, as well as the name and the fact that the manufacturer is Apple.
Moving on to trackpad, it looked and felt like many of Apple’s standard trackpads, but it had a new click-free design that managed to mimic the feel of a pad that could be physically pressed.
My concern with Apple is why would they even put out a laptop that basically has all the same components and performs actually almost the same as the previous one in their Apple laptop lineup, and this is something I encounter too much in the tech world. The potential customers are actually denied of any improvement in the laptop and they believe they are getting the latest premium-priced laptop. The exterior is the same and the interior of the Apple mac is pretty much the same and the only reason why Apple is distributing new premium-priced laptops is to attract customers to spend more money. While I understand that it is necessary for their company to make money, I disagree that as a potential customer I should spend money on a toy I do not need. Therefore, if you have a premium-priced laptop, I would rather wait for some significant changes that readily change my laptop right away when the latest edition is distributed.