hey everyone this is chad and in this videoiâ€™ll be giving my final thoughts on the mid 2014 13 inch macbook pro. iâ€™ve beenusing it every day for the last two weeks for editing, browsing the web, word processing,and even a little gaming and completely honest, iâ€™m thouroughly impressed. the configuration i opted to purchase wasthe base model which will run you $1299 and it comes with a 2.6ghz dual-core intel corei5 processor , 8gbs of ram , a 128gb ssd, and intel iris graphics. and when comparingthe specs to the price, this might not seem like a great value considering what you canget with a windows laptop. but when you purchase a mac or any apple product, youâ€™re purchasingthe experience.
part of this experience comes with the stunningquality of the retina display which holds over 4 million pixels and delivers a resultionof 2560 by 1600 which is absolutely incredible. be warned though, once you get used to thepixel dense display of the macbook pro, itâ€™s going to be tough looking at anything under4k resolution. pushing all of those pixels requires a lotof power, especially when it comes to graphic intensive tasks like video editing, but thembp handled everything like a champ. it certainly got a bit warm during long editing sessionsbut no where near the smoking hot temperature my old 2012 mbp would. the video export timeswere truly incredible, whole projects would export in under a minute where they wouldtake at least fifteen or so minutes on my
older mac. the only issue i can see with thethirteen inch model is the ssd filling up in space really quick since itâ€™s not expandable.so if you do plan on getting this size i would recommend 256gbs of flash storage. if youâ€™reinterested in specific benchmark scores then iâ€™ll have a link to my benchmark test whichyou click on screen right here or you can find it down the description. the battery life is also really solid. itwould easily get me through two days of usage which includes basic web browsing, word processing,and several hours of video editing. i kept the brightness at about 75% and could definitelyhave used it at 50% and made it last even longer if needed.
with the great job apple has done with batterylife, the display, and powerful internals, it would be logical to think they slackedoff in the portability and thickness of the macbook pro, but they didnâ€™t. in fact themid 2014 mbp measures only 0.71 inches thick and weighs 3.46 pounds. the build qualityis stellar with the whole kit being carved out of a single aluminum unibody and it justdelivers a great user experience. this ranges from the clicky backlit keyboard all the wayto the responsive trackpad. taking a look around the pro, on the leftyouâ€™ll find the magsafe 2 power port, two thunderbolt 2 ports , a usb 3.0 port, a hedaphonejack, and dual mics.and on the right youâ€™ll find find the second of two usb ports, anhdmi port, and an sd card slot.
you might be surprised to see the absenseof an optical drive and thatâ€™s missing to save space. like all apple products the macbook pro isa serious eye catcher that combines good looks and aesthetics, powerful internals, a stellardisplay, and solid battery life. where it lacks is in the price department. before yougo out and shell out top dollar for a macbook pro you need to seriously ask whether itâ€™soverkill for what you need it to do. this 13â€ model is a great product for anyonelooking to get into any type of graphic or video work, and i thoroughly enjoy using it. if youâ€™re interesting it purchasing thismacbook pro iâ€™ll link you guys to the lowest
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