“Apple has turned around its fortunes in computer sales with its latest line-up of laptops. While its market share in terms of hardware has been tiny in the last two years, this year has seen it grow massively, to the point where almost 20 per cent of all laptops sold in the US are Designed By Apple in Cupertino, California – and Jobs’ firm is well on the way to catching HP and Dell in the sales stakes,” Wil Harris reports for TrustedReviews.
“You’d be hard pressed to argue that the 17in MacBook Pro isn’t the best-looking, slickest large-screen notebook out there. All the ports you could possibly need are included, with three USB, a Firewire, Firewire 800, Ethernet, dual-link DVI and line in and out, as well as ExpressCard,” Harris reports.
“Many people consider OSX to be the ultimate OS for multi-tasking – with Expose and Spaces making it a cinch – and the latest Pro laptop really packs the hardware to deliver that potential. Now you might argue that it’s no faster than a top of the range Windows notebook, which is quite right – but you never really get to unleash that power on Vista in quite the same way,” Harris reports.
“The weight is also impressive at just three kilograms, and this makes the MacBook surprisingly light to lug around for its size,” Harris reports. “The 17in MacBook Pro is really a fantastic machine for creatives and anyone else looking for a high-powered, high-style laptop with a large screen… this kind of hardware specification demands an OS to match up, and OS X does the job far better than Vista.”
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