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Apple MacBook Pro MA896B/A

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      18.05.2008 13:09
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      A very unique and stylish laptop

      The Apple Macbook Pro is an extensively popular laptop, Apple have sold many of them and it is number 1 on many of the laptop charts in various computer magazines. Unlike other laptops, its features a completely different operating system and very unique looks. Are all of the brilliant reviews justified?

      The operating system, Mac OSX, has been made extremely popular and therefore made the laptop more popular because it is incredibly simple and easy to use. It comes built in with many programs that would cost a lot of money if bought on a standard windows laptop. I also think that it looks fantastic, Apple also always manage to choose a really good background to go with it.

      The whole laptop is covered in metal. Not only does this look great, but it also gives it extra protection to in the case of an accident. There is one problem though with these unique looks, it will tend to scratch a bit too much. Other than that they are great.

      In terms of specs everything performs as well as they should. There is 2gb of ram on board, which is plenty. Also a new nvidia graphics card as been fitted in with these models, it can run many games, but unfortunately without windows not many games are compatible, a few are though. There has now been a multi touch trackpad fitted on to this range, it's brilliant and I enjoy using it with iphoto.

      The screen is great for watching movies on. Its 15 inches big which is an average laptop size. But the screen has a very high resolution and contrast ratio. It looks stunning in comparison to those on screens of other laptops, really high quality.

      Overall for a high end laptop this is really nice. Many people enjoy the use of windows laptops but if you want something a little bit extra and easier to use, this is the one for you.

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        05.02.2008 18:30
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        If its too heavy go to the gym the buy it

        Hello all,
        I work at several large computer superstores and have access to them all on a daily basis. I Have not purchased these laptops but I instead work with them in order to bring you the highest quality consumer based reviews. I sometimes ask the opinions of my staff and also of customers to bring you up to speed.
        So without further interuption here is my review on the MacBook Pro with 17" display.


        DESIGN

        The MacBook Pro is one of my favourite laptops and if I could I would go out and buy one right now. The design is hard to improve and has such stye and elegance. It does sound silly to say this about a laptop but it's true. Not only is it very astetically great it's also functional aswel and is very sturdy. The thing is made from sturdy alluminium and in my opinion this adds to the laptop.
        When you open the MBP all you can see is this huge glossy screen. Its breathtakingly good and is very easy to look at.
        There is also the added touch of a slot loading Disk drive and all the ports are located along the sides only to add to the look.
        Now many people complain about the weight of this machine I being quite a strong guy I cant understand it. I could EASILY carry this with me all day long and although something like a MacBook Air is much better for this sort of thing some power uses might need a much more powerful computer.
        If you are a business user and feel as if you would strugle carrying this machine on a daily basis. I would reconsider and go to the Gym instead because it really is just a great laptop.


        SCREEN

        Now I thought that the huge 17" screen deserved an entire section to itself so I'm gonna give it one. THE SCREEN IS AMAZING especially the glossy one. Its LED backlit and much better than some plasma televisons I have seen. The screen is extremely sharp and Im pretty sure its close to High Definition. It also has very bright colours and can be very very bright at times.


        POWER AND PERFORMANCE

        Not only is this a superfast at running Mac OSX with its dual core processer and two gigs of ram I hear that it runs Microsoft Vista faster than an actual PC which is an acheviement in itself. I personally have spent many hours designing advertisments on this laptop using Adobe Creative Suite Master CS3 (which is a huge program) and it runs it with so much ease its fantastic for creativity and work. This is the ulitmate desktop replacement.
        I Liked this laptop so much I even borrowed one for awhile, so I removed it from its seat atop the display cabinet (dont worry we have two on display) and unpluged the cabole from the connector and it lasted 2 3/4 hours before I had to return it which in my opinion is great for such a powerful laptop. This was with full screen brightness and wifi blazing so Im sure it could last so much longer. The speakers on the MacBook is also much better than ive heard on many laptops. It also stays realitivly cool even on battery.
        Ive also tried several games on this laptop and they all run flawlessly. The settings werent on full but they handled anything I could throw at it. This is due to the 256mb dedicated graphics card but the powerful processer and ram work together aswel creating magnifience.

        CONCLUSION

        The best laptop ever!! Okay slight exageration but it certainly comes close. If you use large memory sucking applications on a daily basis and dont require too much bettery life you will be so happy with this laptop it truly is a desktop replacement and it is really quite portable. If this laptop suits your needs BUY IT

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        Powered by the most advanced mobile processors from Intel, the new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro is over 50% faster than the original Core Duo MacBook Pro and now supports up to 4GB of RAM. The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT delivers exceptional graphics processing power. Featuring 802.11n wireless technology, the MacBook Pro delivers up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of previous-generation technologies. Quickly set up a videoconference with the built-in iSight camera. Control presentations and media from up to 30 feet away with the included Apple Remote. Connect to high-bandwidth peripherals with FireWire 800 and DVI. Innovations such as a magnetic power connection and an illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor put the MacBook Pro in a class by itself.