Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro - 1st Gen 15" and 17" (2006-2008)
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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Review
1 June 2012
Summary: At Rs.1,04,900, it makes a very tempting buy if you're looking for both battery life and solid performance, which let’s face it, is very difficult to find on a Windows-based notebook. The refresh continues the legacy of the MacBook Pros before it, by delivering excellent build quality, good performance and really good battery life. There’s no point comparing this to a Windows-based notebook, since it’s not targeted at the average joe anyways, so let’s not even go there.
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core i7) Review – Early 2011 w/ Thunderbolt (video)
4 April 2011
Excerpt: The new Apple MacBook Pro models released in early 2011 include the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i family of processors , AMD graphics and a superfast thunderbolt connection. We’ve examined every inch, almost literally inside and out, for our MacBook Pro 15-inch early 2011 review and come to one conclusion. The new Sandy Bridge powered MacBook Pro is fast!
Pros: Fast!, Handles multimedia creation and average gaming with ease, Great keyboard and trackpad, Bright beautiful screen with wide viewing angle and true color in most situations, Sound is good especially when using external quality headphones or speakers, OS X is a powerful operating system that is easy to use, Excellent add-on software like iLife, Time Machine, and Preview, Sturdy build, Potential of Thunderbolt accessories excites us, Stable, Handles heat well, Upgrad...
Cons: Glossy screen is difficult to view in very bright light, Cost, Battery life not as long as advertised, iTunes is terrible for media organization, Fan can get noisy, Stock hard drive is too slow, Not enough USB ports and no USB 3.0
Excerpt: Recently, Apple updated its lineup of MacBook Pro laptops with Intel’s latest Core processors and more powerful discrete graphics. While the design and aesthetics haven’t changed much since the previous uni-body slick MacBook Pro machines, it's the hardware upgrade (change) that had our attention most.
Summary: Core Update. Apple's 17 inch aluminum notebook has also been upgraded and now features a Core i5, Intel graphics and even an automatically switching GeForce GT330M. The performance benefits from this update greatly, but there is a catch under maximum load.
Pros: Excellent case, Light and mobile for a 17" notebook, Very good display, Excellent input devices, Very quiet, The unibody aluminum enclosure.
Cons: Few interfaces, Adapter too small - thus throttling in maximum CPU and GPU load, Intel HD Graphics OpenGL drivers not perfected, Throttled GT 330M, Sharp front edge, High price, Warm case, Ports and a lower price.
MacBook Pro Review Series: Intel Core i7 Processor Benchmark
4 May 2010
Excerpt: The new MacBook Pro I purchased a couple of weeks ago is by far the best Mac I’ve ever owned. There’s a lot to like about this machine, including the fact that it’s much faster to work with multimedia content than my old MacBook Pro. I ran Geekbench, a benchmarking tool, on the new MacBook Pro and was very impressed with the results. My new 15″ MacBook Pro is the top-end model offered at Apple retail stores. It came with an Intel Core i7 processor that runs at 2.66GHz.
Excerpt: Last week I bought a high-end 15″ MacBook Pro and have been very pleased with it so far. It’s significantly faster than my last MacBook Pro and I love the new display. However, there are a few things missing that should come as standard equipment on any notebook that’s priced over at more than $2,000. As I wrote earlier this week, my new MacBook Pro cost $2,34 9 and came with a nice 2.66GHz Core i7 processor, high-resolution anti-glare display and 500GB hard drive.
Summary: By changing a few key components and optimizing them for its software, Apple has managed to once again drastically improve the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Not only does it perform much better than the previous version, its battery life has seen an impressive boost. If you're looking to save a little money, the ASUS U30Jc-1A ($899), which has automatic switchable graphics, offers similar performance, but 30 minutes less battery life and a heavier chassis.
Summary: Apple has once again produced a well conceived and well designed notebook that smartly integrates the latest cutting edge technologies in a way that is unique. Not only is the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro powerful, but it lasts a long time on a charge. However, while this machine is among the most portable notebooks with a 15-inch display, 5.6 pounds is a fair amount of weight to carry around.