“Apple’s newly redesigned 15″ MacBook Pro improves upon the graphics, RAM, and CPU performance of the previous generation while adopting the strong lines and unibody construction of the MacBook Air, the keyboard of the 2006 consumer MacBook, the environmentally friendly design of last year’s iMac, and the iPhone’s headphone mic, resulting a strong package of cross pollination across Apple’s various branches,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.
“AppleInsider spent upwards of 50 man hours on this six-page review of Apple’s new MacBook Pro. Therefore, the report is quite lengthy,” McLean reports.
“The new unibody MacBook Pro is much better built, more attractive, thinner, stronger and more rigid, with a nicer feel to the display lid and easier access to the disk and internals. It chooses a nice balance between weight and performance, using a smaller battery but compensating with greater overall efficiency to retain the same battery life as previous models,” McLean reports.
“The glossy screen will not appeal to some users, but the display itself looks great, and is a significant jump up in quality compared to the smaller MacBook. The new keyboard is great and the new trackpad offers some welcomed improvements, although it also presents some frustrating annoyances due to its differences,” McLean reports. “You’ll have to get used to it.”
McLean reports, “If you’re in the market for a replacement MacBook Pro, the new model makes a great, well rounded upgrade.”
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