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First thing i will say is that there is no slicker design out there then the macbook pro, it feels on another level in terms of design to anything else out there. It feel robust and worth it's value. That is backed up with Excellent battery life, a strong Core i7 performance, automatic switchable graphics, an adjustable comfortable backlit keyboard as well as the smartest touch pad out there with inertial scrolling. What looks slightly intimidating at first, but is actually incredibly helpful and gives the laptop its own mouse language. There are a few minor things that are to be noted. The laptop run warm, it has limited ports, with the firewire 400 missing from its previous models and also the fact that there are laptops out there that can beat the price easily, however you get what you pay for, and what you have here is a quality product that will last a lengthy amount of time.
I started uni last September made the decision to buy a new laptop. After much thought I decided that a macbook would be the way to go. Having used a windows operating system for many years I was slightly apprehensive about changing to a Mac, however it was one of the easiest computer based changes that I have ever had to make. The Macbook itself is stylish, small and light weight (weighing just 2.5kg) which makes it ideal for using on the go as well as at home. The battery life lasts just over 4 hours which also makes it great for longer journeys. The screen itself delivers fantastic quality which is a brilliant feature for those who regularly watch videos or look at photos on their PC. As for the software on the Mac, Pages, Keynote and Numbers (Equivalent to Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel) did take some getting used to having previously been a windows user. I have found that Keynote is capable of producing better, more professional looking presentations compared to powerpoint, however Numbers did not match up to Excel. One of the best features of the laptop is the trackpad which allows the user to effortlessly scroll through pages, zoom in or out of the page and go back and forward through web pages which is far easier than the track pad on traditional laptops.
I have had this laptop for a few months now and I think its great. It was bought for using with photoshop and so on and runs them brilliantly. Its an upgrade from one of the original macbooks I own and is ten times better, its fast and I have found it very reliable. The screen is large and very clear, even when you set the text to be tiny it is very readable. I have found the battery lasts ages so I can use it away from the power supply without worrying I'd say it does last about 4 hours before it turns off! I have painful hands and I find the keyboard easy to use the keys are pleasantly spaced out and only need to be lightly touched. Once you get used to the touch pad it is great to use, except sometimes it zooms in or out without intending to but this is easily rectified using command and the + and - buttons. over all I think it is a great little laptop, although I would advise against storing it on its sides as it strains the top making the lid ill fitting the magnets closing it aren't strong enough.
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.
|Product Description:||Apple MacBook Pro - 15.4" - Core 2 Duo - MacOS X 10.6 - 4 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD|
|Operating System:||MacOS X 10.6|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz / 3 MB Cache|
|Memory:||4 GB DDR3|
|Storage:||250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm|
|Optical Drive:||DVD-Writer DL|
|Display:||15.4" LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA GeForce 9400M|
|Networking:||802.11 a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet|
|Battery:||Up to 7 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||36.4 cm x 24.9 cm x 2.4 cm|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|