“The newest version of the MacBook Pro’s… iconic unibody aluminum construction remains, as does its large glass multitouch trackpad (in fact, from the outside, the new MacBook Pro looks identical to its predecessor), but the revamped internal components are much more than a simple spec upgrade,” Dan Ackerman reports for CNET.
“The 15- and 17-inch Pro models have moved to Intel’s newer line of Core-i CPUs, from the older Core 2 Duo models (the 13-inch Pro, unfortunately, still uses a Core 2 Duo CPU),” Ackerman reports. “Both mainstream Core i5 and high-end Core i7 versions are available.”
Ackerman reports, “Our Core i7 MacBook Pro blew past previous MacBooks, as well as other Core i5 and Core i7 systems in our multitasking benchmark test… In anecdotal use, the system certainly felt extremely fast and responsive–although you’d probably need a heavy workload to really feel the difference between last year’s version and this one. The Core i5 versions are probably more than adequate for most users.”
Full review which renders the verdict of “Excellent,” here.