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MacBook Pro Reviews: Apple Laptops Make Most of Haswell Upgrade

AAPL upgrade of MacBook Pro with Retina Display to Haswell CPUs pays off in battery life

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Apple’s (AAPL) MacBook Pro line of notebooks has long been a favorite of professionals, those who want a premium laptop and, of course, Apple fans. The Retina Display models are at the top of the chain of Apple laptops. In its latest MacBook Pro review, CNET calls Apple’s line of aluminum-clad, portable OSX PCs a “favorite premium laptop for power-users.”

macbook-pro-review-aaplBut for much of 2013, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was at a disadvantage compared to competing laptops from Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and other PC manufacturers, as well as Apple’s popular (but less expensive) MacBook Air. It lacked the latest generation Intel (INTC) processors.

Apple finally rectified that situation at its October iPad event, where the refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina Display was unveiled and quickly reclaimed the throne among Apple laptops.

Here’s what you can expect from the latest version of the most powerful Apple laptop available, the 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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