The release of a brand-new Apple laptop design is rare, and always accompanied by much fanfare. The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is no exception, especially as it introduces a new screen technology to laptops, while pulling in influences from the , , and even the .
According to AnandTech, the brightness of the MacBook Pro with Retina display is actually (339 cd/m2 vs. 401). Apple could’ve upped the brightness, but it would’ve taken a significant battery life hit. 339 cd/m2 is still respectable, though it is well below the latest Asus Zenbooks.
Don’t let the thinness and light weight fool you, there’s a lot of premium features in this beast. In fact, the Macbook Pro with retina display is even more powerful and feature rich than the thicker MacBook Pro lineup.