“Our first MacBook Pros arrived yesterday—three 2GHz models bought with our own coin—and the testing started immediately. Macworld Lab has been churning away on benchmark testing, and we’ll post a review with complete in-depth results later this week,” Jason Snell writes for Macworld. “In the meantime, I’ve been using one of the other MacBook Pro systems as my main system for about a day now. That’s right, I’ve taken the plunge—after a wait of a couple of hours while Apple’s Migration Assistant application copied all my files over from my PowerBook. The end result? This shiny new Mac laptop may be packed chock full of hot new technologies on the inside, but it still feels like home.”
Snell writes, “So, in the interest of immediate gratification and in advance of our forthcoming review, here are some notes about the MacBook Pro after 24 hours spent in its thrall.”
Full article with some first test results, including information that “Photoshop is clearly usable on these new systems, but there’s no denying that processor-intensive tasks will take longer to execute so long as a Universal version of Photoshop is unavailable” and “at least in our first test, the battery life of the MacBook Pro seems in line with the battery life on the last-generation PowerBook G4,” here.
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