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
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
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: 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
Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) 2.66GHz Core i7 review
18 May 2010
Summary: Not only is the MacBook Pro 15in the best constructed notebook computer you can find, itâ€™s now also one of the very fastest. In fact, itâ€™s the most powerful laptop weâ€™ve ever tested. There are alternatives with more powerful graphics systems, but none that maintain such a good balance between performance and extended battery life.
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.