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
Summary: Apple has once again created a winning notebook. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is considerably faster than its predecessor yet lasts over 8 hours on a charge. We also like the new FaceTime HD camera and look forward to seeing Thunderbolt-enabled peripherals that take advantage of the new port. Gamers and other users who want more graphics power will want to look elsewhere. And the 13-inch MacBook Air offers a higher-resolution display in a much thinner and lighter package.
Pros: Superb battery life, Fast overall performance, Sturdy luxurious design, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Robust software package
Cons: Less graphics performance than predecessor, Lower resolution than 13-inch MacBook Air, Bottom torward the rear gets very warm
Summary: Unfortunately owing to the outdated processor, this Mac Book could not keep up with the 15-inch Mac Book Pro of the same generation. The GeForce 320M doesn't seem to be a solution for a casual gamer. Our tests show it to be no faster than the 9400M solution found on earlier models. At an MRP of `89,900, the latest Mac Book Pro 13 inch is not for everybody. But its a rugged, highly functional piece of equipment.
Summary: Excellence aside, Rs. 1,29,900 is a colossal chunk of dough to dish out for a notebook...any notebook. However, the Mac Book Pro 15 inch is not just any notebook. If you can afford the premium and must have an Apple notebook, look no further. It has a beast of a configuration, that will serve for anything except hardcore gaming. A great display and ergonomics are other pluses. That it can survive being used as a weapon is a fringe benefit!
Pros: Exceptionally sleek looking and well built, Great usability and ergonomics - Apples trackpad is magic, Reasonably powerful configuration
Cons: Very expensive, Aluminum makes it heavy, We expected at least a 128 GB SSD for the price
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.
Summary: The Camera Connection Kit is one of the most important accessories for iPad toting photographers. The kit is easy to use, accommodates standard files, and provides a few pleasant surprises with additional, although unpredictable, USB device support.
Pros: Easy to use, Affordable, Supports JPEGS plus raw and movie files, Fast upload, May work with other USB devices too
Cons: Imported photos must live in All Imported album, No way to separate raw and JPEG files on import, Movie files are placed with pictures in the Photos app