“Nearly a year has passed since Apple released its updated 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a unibody aluminum construction, SD Card slot, and a longer-lasting lithium ion battery,” Michael A. Prospero reports for Laptop Magazine.
“Now, the Cupertino-based company has incorporated a few important upgrades under the hood to supercharge this elegant machine (starting at $1,799; $2,199 as configured),” Prospero reports. “These enhancements include the long-awaited Intel Core i7 processor, capable of overclocking on the fly, and automatic graphics-switching technology that makes moving from integrated to discrete graphics mode all but invisible to the user.”
“Best of all, even with the jump from Core 2 Duo to Core i7, Apple has managed to deliver all-day battery life,” Prospero reports. “These are collectively welcome improvements, but are they enough to justify the premium? Yup.”
Prospero reports, “Apple has once again produced a well conceived and well designed notebook that smartly integrates the latest cutting edge technologies in a way that is unique. Not only is the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro powerful, but it lasts a long time on a charge… If you want a big screen, excellent battery life, and plenty of muscle in a compact package, no other system comes close.”
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