The 50 Best Gadgets of 2012

1. Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Apple loves nothing more than minimizing and removing. With each new product, weight and vestigial features are shed to make way for a more streamlined future. Such was the case with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the laptop that outlined the future of Apple's laptop lines. It was only a matter of time before the company applied what it learned building the MacBook Air to building something for people who needed more processing grunt.

The result is a machine that's changed the game. Not only is it thinner and lighter, it's more powerful than ever before. The real highlight here, however, is the mind-melding Retina Display that needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. Like on the iPhone and iPad, pixels melt away giving creatives and users the best tool for working with images on the go. If you wonder what the future of laptops look like, just walk into an Apple store. 

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