Apple MacBook Pro The new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a faster third-gen Intel Core i5 processor, and USB 3.0 ports.
But, Not much else has changed: the price, battery life, and older, thicker appearance, however well designed, remain the same.
The bottom line: While the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a well-built laptop, it's fallen behind the MacBook Air and Retina Display MacBook Pro in design, lacks higher-end upgrades, and feels too expensive compared with the competition. Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5 2.5 GHz ( Dual-Core )( 3.1 GHz )
Memory4 GB/ 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive500 GB - 5400 rpm- Serial ATA-300
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Display Type13.3 in
Max Resolution1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Optical DriveDVD±RW (±R DL) Price;$1,199 VS Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T Samsung’s ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T hybrid is a fast, full-powered Core i5 tablet, has a 1080p screen, comes with its own keyboard base, and includes the pressure-sensitive S-Pen that’s very accurate and responsive.
But, Battery life isn’t great for a tablet; it lacks laptop-style features like Ethernet and a standard SD card slot; plus, it’s even more expensive than the Surface Pro.
The bottom line: The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T walks the line between ultrabook-level laptop and tablet, but doesn’t truly excel at either. Specifications
Processor3rd Gen Core i5Intel i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory4 GB / 4 GB (max)
Hard Drive128 GB - Serial ATA-300
Operating SystemWindows 8 64-bit Edition
Display Type11.6 in
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Optical DriveNone Price;$1,179.00 to $1,231.98