“Our MacBook Pro was ordered with the optional 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo CPU and the optional 7200RPM 100GB hard drive in order for it to be as fast as possible. We are still looking for a ‘Book that’s fast-enough to replace our Power Mac G5. From all reports, the new MacBook Pro just might be the one. Of course, it will also drive our 30″ Cinema Display,” Bill Fox reports for Macs Only! “We ordered a third-party 1GB RAM chip so that our new MacBook Pro would have 2GB of RAM and saved $100 off the Apple price.”
“We think our MacBook Pro is the best notebook we’ve ever used. Fortunately, the majority of applications that we use routinely are either Universal already or run very well in Rosetta emulation (e.g. Adobe GoLive CS2, SimpleFTP, NetNewsWire, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0). Even the latest 3-D games run well on the MacBook Pro, though non-Universal ones will need to be run at lower quality to get an acceptable frame rate. But Doom 3 is already Universal and so is Quake 4. With Call of Duty on Aspyr Media’s to-do list and our MacBook Pro running our 30″ Cinema Display just fine, our Power Mac G5 Quad may soon be on the market,” Fox reports.
Fox examines the MacBook Pro’s “Look & Feel,” “Speed,” “Heat,” and “Battery” in his full review (with MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz vs. iMac Core Duo 2.0 GHz vs. Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz benchmarks) here.
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Apple: expect MacBook Pro shortages – January 19, 2006
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