“Now that the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Core 2 Duo ($2,499 direct) is here on my workbench, I can confidently say that its excellent performance and features, tied to a very solid operating system, were worth the wait. The new Core 2 Duo-equipped MacBook Pro has earned the Editors’ Choice award in the mainstream laptop arena,” Cisco Cheng reports for PC Magazine.
“Thanks to the MacBook Pro 15-inch’s 2GB of RAM and fast processor, my Photoshop scripts finished in 1 minute 25 seconds in Windows OS. Video editors will get the most out of the new Core 2 Duos, which show improvements of up to 25 percent over the previous Intel Core Duo processors. In the case of the MacBook Pro 15-inch, my video-encoding tests ran their course in 5 minutes 35 seconds, edging out the Alienware m5550 (5:43),” Cheng reports.
“As usual, you don’t have to worry about viruses and spyware with the OS 10 operating system, and you get some of the best bundled software out there with the iLife ’06 suite. The familiar Front Row interface and remote, the magnetic MagSafe power adapter, and your choice of a glossy or matte screen are all still there,” Cheng reports.
Cheng reports, “The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core 2 Duo) offers the performance and features of the best laptops on the market.”
Full article here.
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Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo dissection photos – October 30, 2006
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