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  • Speed and features I have the 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM to pair with the 2.7GHz processor. That combination makes for pretty amazing speed. great!
  • Design and form factor This is easily the best laptop that I've owned. I don't miss the optical drive or the spinning hard drive. No internal moving parts FTW. great!
  • Battery life The battery life is good for a computer this powerful but it could be better. Haswell processors should be better when they're released in the Macbook Pros. good
  • Display The display is very good, but despite all of the time developers have had to adjust, HiDPI support is still relatively uncommon. good
  • Durability We'll see how it pans out in the future, but not having internal moving parts should really help. My last MacBook Pro had every part replaced at some point. good
  • Expandability What can be said? You can't expand it at all, so I had to splurge a bit to make sure I covered my bases for a couple of years. awful!
  • Noise No comments great!
  • Portability (size / weight) For a computer this powerful, the portability factor is amazing. Compared to my last machine, this one is almost as heavy but half the thickness. great!
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