Mmmm…MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It’s a keeper, that’s for sure. Apple pulled out all the stops when putting together their latest, greatest notebook, with an unbelievably sharp display, super-slim design and top-notch hardware updates that include SSD storage and both Thunderbolt AND USB 3.0 connectivity options.
If you could afford its whopping price tag, you’re probably on the market for some accessories to pimp your machine out with even further, too. From cases to extra storage, we pick out ten worthy accessories every Retina-packing MacBook Pro owner should consider.
By Gerald Lynch | June 25th, 2012
Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo 6TB Desktop External Dual Drive
It's great that the new MacBook uses solely the super-fast SSD storage technology inside. It makes for faster boot and application loading times, and is far more reliable than HDD technology, what with the moving parts inside them that are prone to breaking. However, SSD technology is expensive, and unless you've splashed out for a custom-configured 2012 MacBook, you're only going to get 256GB of storage built in. That's hardly enough for an iTunes library, let alone the RAW files that creatives will be using. Supplement it with one of these Western Digital External RAID drives, adding an extra 6TB to your storage set-up, with the ridiculously fast transfer speeds allowed by Thunderbolt connectivity. £464.28 from Amazon