The Apple Macbook Pro 13″ Retina is truly fast. When they say x2 faster SSD they were not lying to us. A speed test was able to test 1.2GBs this is just insanely fast, add this with google fiber there would be no delay anywhere!

The specs on this machine are perfect for just about anything.

Intel i5 2.7GHz 5th Gen

8GB 1867MHz RAM

256GB SSD with 1.2GBs read and write

Retina Display

Having all this plus the new trackpad (which I do feel takes some time to get use too) is just an awesome buy. I do think it is a little crazy they are still selling this machine at $1299 for only a 128GB SSD. The 256GB model is most definitely the way to go.

 

UPDATE: In the end I was able to save $500 by picking up a used 2013 model off eBay. Honestly for the price difference you don’t really notice the speed difference.