“This latest third revision to the MacBook Proline follows quickly behind the updates to the regular MacBook; speed and memory. It’s more of the same here with a processor upgrade from 2.33 to 2.4Ghz, an nVidia 8600m GT graphics processor replacing the ATI X1600 and a switch to Intel’s new “Santa Rosa” mobile chipset offering 800Mhz front-side bus and support for 4Gb of RAM,” Michael Thwaite reports for MobileTechReview.
“The MacBook Prorange includes 15″ 1440×900 resolution and 17″ 1680×1050 resolution display units with the LED only available on the 15″ at the moment. Processors have jumped to 2.2 and 2.4GHz on the 15″ and 2.4Ghz only for the 17″… New is the option for a higher resolution (1920×1200) display on the 17″ – worth it in my opinion,” Thwaite reports.
“Did you know that the insides of the MacBook Proare all cast aluminum? No, it is, the hard disk is held in place, not by plastic moldings, but by little rubber cones that suspend the hard disk in air, touching nothing… And you wonder why you can’t hear it? That’s quality, quality that makes you feel that your investment was worthwhile,” Thwaite reports. “There’s loads of that stuff like that in the MacBook Proand the latest version just adds more.”
Thwaite reports, “To sum up, it’s an incremental step forward; advancing an already top flight system, if you have a MacBook Proalready, enjoy it, it’s a very nice piece of hardware, if you don’t have one, well, Apple have just given you another great incentive. Buy it.”
Full article, including benchmarks, here.