Is the 13″ MacBook Pro (Retina) a Photographer’s Tool?

A few weeks back, Molly Wood over at C|Net invited me down to borrow a brand new 13″ MacBook Pro (Retina). The idea was that I’d put the machine through its paces — from the perspective of a professional Photographer — they wanted me to find out if it was beefy enough to put up with my abuse get the job done. Could this new machine handle Photoshop, Lightroom, and the other tools of the trade. In a word, yes.

Molly also lent me a GoPro camera with which to capture some b-roll showing how I actually used the computer in my home, etc. (Keep an eye out for the sock shot). I had a blast recording and testing this computer, it worked just fine, and the weight—or lack there-of was refreshing.

To wrap it all up, the C|Net crew accompanied me to a real live model shoot on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, with the beautiful Wanitda Choitsen (aka Nitda Cee). I downloaded the shots on-the-spot and made my selects. All from a machine that neatly fit into my little camera bag.

Watch the review to see how it all went. Spoiler, I loved the machine. So much so that I went and bought one for myself.

 

Wanitda Choitsen

 

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