MacVoices #13194: The MacJury Renders The Verdict on the New MacBook Pro Retina Laptops

Is the new MacBook Pro with Retina display really worth the money? That’s the latest question taken up by The MacJury, all who have opted to go pro with their laptops. Which configurations selected and why, some diverse experiences in migrating to the new machines, observations on performance, and what they are doing with all that power are covered by the panel of Don McAllister, Tom Merritt, Allison Sheridan  and host Chuck Joiner.

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Don McAllister  is the host and producer of  ScreenCastsOnline, a weekly video tutorial service, designed to help people get the most out of their Macs, iPads and iPhones. He also publishes his training videos in the SCOtutor series of apps, blogs at  The Mac Screencast Guy, and can be found on  Twitter.

Tom Merritt anchors the award-winning daily tech  news show Tech News Today as well as the cord-cutters show Frame Rate  on the TWiT network. Tom also co-hosts Sword and Laser, a science  fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He  also hosts several other independent podcasts.

Allison Sheridan is host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast hosted at The NosillaCast is a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias! She’s been doing the NosillaCast every week for over 8 years (which is around 127 in human years.) She loves technology in general and everything about the Mac so she really can’t help herself. She has a particular fascination with accessibility tools, especially those for the blind, and even did a Tech Talk at Macworld while blindfolded, demonstrating how to use a Mac and an iPhone when you can’t see. She’s been a speaker on the Mac Mania cruise line, and she supports her local (and not so local) user groups by presenting there as well. She loves to present to an audience, so she even creates her podcast live on video every Sunday night at 5pm Pacific Time at As she likes to say, she’s not always right but she’s always entertaining.