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Apple MacBook Pro MB471B/A

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      16.07.2009 00:02
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      Brilliant machines

      Having only used windows before I was unsure whether, like many people, whether I was willing to make the jump to apple, a totally different operating system. However, having bought the macbook I have never looked back.

      Firstly, the macbook pro range all look brilliant - the aluminum case being both stylish as well as durable. Whilst it is not the main reason, if you are paying a lot for something it is nice to have something which is aesthetically pleasing.

      Also, the mac is so well thought through, there are so many shortcuts, which mean that you can do more in less time. In addition to that, all the software that is apple made such as the "ilife" (film/photo/music programs) and "iwork" (word processing/spreadsheet/presentation programs) integrates brilliantly and is very simple to use. I have used garage band to record some of my own music and within 15 minutes had got to grips with all the functions of it.

      In the past, apple computers have been seen as being more expensive than that of windows. This is true to some extent, however a dell of similar features to a 15" macbook pro, is approximately 100 pounds cheaper. This may seem a large difference however if you consider windows vista operating system, which i found harder to use than mac os x, it seems worthwhile. Also on the cost side apple offer a 15% discount for students which is very good as it reduces the cost significantly, that added to the fact there is student discount to be had on things such as applecare (extended hardware warranty) and rebates available make the apple very tempting.

      Of course the only problem is that there numbers are far less than that of pc's so many games are not available on them or are more expensive, however they are more than able to cope with the newest games released. And the promised 7 hours on the new macbook pros is somewhat dubious, however they still get a got 5 hours of normal use.

      In short, the apple macbook pro range are very fast, reliable and cleverly thought through. For me they provide a strong alternative to windows laptops and i think that personally they are better, just more simple to use and simpler the more you use them.

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      21.03.2009 09:42
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      suggested for the corprate world.

      We are very much familiar with the word 'laptop'.They are visible almost everywhere, more often in movies and TV advertisements. And this Apple's MacBook Pro is very much synonymous to it.This Apple product is much apple in itself.With a minimal design and perfect finish, this Book claims a lot more than just an attention.
      The new new Pros is heavily inspired by the MacBook Air casing and some internal changes. New graphics chips, completely new motherboard design and a radical new trackpad.The great news about the product is its budget oriented price and the method of its production. The MacBook Pro is carved out of a solid block of aluminum, making it yet lighter, stronger, smooth and the top of all more environment friendly machine.

      Although the MacBook appears to be very slim and vulnerable. But i would suggest people to change their mind immediately, because its really as tough as shown in advertisements.And this can be easily felt while pressing the keyboards.
      The glass coated trackpad adds its beauty with a perfect style. The trackpad is forty percent larger than the old ones and works even better.The in-built mouse buttons are smooth enough to handle.And its not all, the trackpad comes with a privilege of four finger swipe, just like the multi-touch enabled iPhones.Isn't this great...

      The stunning bright 17" LED- display sports a shiny,piano black colour, much like the iMacs. Right now we have only one choice of glossy,which suffers from glare in brightly-lit places, and is downright irreverent for most graphic designers.
      The latest updates of the hard wares have been installed under the hood and genuinely much improved.Core2 Duo processor and faster internals overall with faster memory and a faster front-side bus are just capable enough to handle all that a user crowds.It integrates two graphics Nvidia processors- and integrated chip that is also used in the new MacBook and MacBook Air, and an Nvidia 9600M GT with 256or 512 MB of discrete video RAM.The two chips are provided for better performance. The laptop works on the integrated chips by default, which can be switched by the user to the more powerful 9600M GT, if more graphics clarity is required.

      Its very handy with high-configuration-requiring soft wares.With this model, Apple also made it easier to access some of its internal hard wares. So a user has future option of upgrading with drives and memory as well.
      The battery life depends on its usage. If less power hungry graphics card is used, then the system gives a satisfactory and double performance than the more power hungry one.

      Now time for the conclusion,

      The price isn't attractive enough for people with nominal budgets.Its meant for the well-heeled people.'''A missing Blue-ray drive could have claimed its expensiveness'''. The new addition of mini Display Port isn't much success to it, since Apple failed to bundle an adapter for the conventional DVI along with the accessories.'The model is also heavier than the usual models.
      The Apple MacBook Pro can be a right choice for those who don't need extra graphics card and smaller screen.

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      Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch,
      2.40Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo,
      2.4Ghz Hi-res 160gb 7200 rpm,
      4Gb Memory,
      160Gb Drive FAST 7200 RPM drive,
      17" HI-RES 1920 x 1200 WIDE SCREEN,glossy display.

      You can also read my review on ciao.com

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      The latest Intel processor, a bigger hard drive, plenty of memory, and even more new features all fit inside just one liberating inch. The MacBook Pro has the performance, power, and connectivity of a desktop computer. Without the desk part.