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The latest range of Apple MacBook Pro may not offer any significant improvements such as those witnessed on February 2011, but none the less still very noteworthy as they remain to be one of the best laptops that money can buy.
The new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro comes with a set of very powerful specs and feature that is designed for the power user, or anyone who is looking to buy a state of the art laptop without the need to upgrade it every other year. The power and performance of this laptop is sure to meet your computing needs for many years to come.
Design wise, the new 15-incher retains the classical Apple unibody design with its smooth edges and edge-to-edge display. It measures at 14.4 x 9.8 x 0.95 inches in dimensions and weighs in at about 5.5 pounds. The gorgeous 15-inch screen has a 1440 x 900 resolution that is sure to make HD viewing a delightful experience on this laptop. As if it is not enough, you can even opt for screen upgrades for a small fee.
- Intel core i7 2.2Ghz Quad Core Processor
- 4GB DDR3 Ram
- 500GB Hard Drive (5400 rpm)
- Intel HD 3000 / AMD Radeon HD 6750M Graphics Card
- Mac OS x 10.7 Lion OS
- 14.4 x 9.8 x 0.95 inches
- 5.5 pounds.
A notable new feature on this new Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop is Intel’s new Thunderbolt port. It is a high speed port that can serve both as a data transfer as well as a display port. It is capable of transfers speed of up to a blazing 10Gbps. Although this makes a nice addition to any laptop, there are not many computers accessories out there that come with this type of connectivity.
Specs wise, this 15-incher comes with an Intel Core i7 quad core processor (2.2Ghz), 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. For graphics there is the AMD Radeon HD 6750M and the Intel HD 3000 graphics card. This set of specs is perfect for those looking for high computing needs and also for the average consumer that is looking for a laptop that can be used for many years to come without the need to upgrade it every so often.
With that said, we should now talk about some of its shortcomings for the sake of fair discussion. Interestingly enough, the biggest con of this 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro is not found within itself, but in the form of its slimmer sibling, the MacBook Air. MacBook Air laptops today have come a long way where they have specs that rival those of some MacBook Pro laptops. Unless the optical drive is an absolute must for you, the MacBook air is actually a very viable and cheaper alternative to a MacBook Pro laptop.
Either way, the new Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop is a very decent computing machine on its own and would make a delightful addition to any home or workspace or on top of a laptop computer desk stand. If you have just that little extra cash to spare and are looking for a powerful full-featured laptop, this 15-inch computing marvel remains to be a very good choice.