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Spec-Mac-ular! - MacBook Pro Review
Apple MacBook Pro (MD102B/A)
Member Name: AdamChipperfield
Apple MacBook Pro (MD102B/A)
Advantages: Great free programmes such as iMovie
Disadvantages: Not much. Might be some disadvantages for long term windows users as it's a big leap.
After years of saving and pleading the parents, I finally received my MacBook Pro which I bought out of some prize winnings a few months ago.
I have been extremely pleased with my MacBook which I received a few months ago. The box I received the Mac in was neat and taken care of well in it's self. From the moment of opening, you see the Mac in it's plastic coverings and padded well by the black foam stuck to the top of the box. The box is laid out well with different compartments for each content. The box included the MacBook Pro it's self, Apple stickers, cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide and product guide. The charger/power cable for the Mac came in a separate compartment in the box but neatly wrapped and folded. On the note of the charger, it is rather short however within the same compartment is an extension lead to give extra length to the charger. This is very handy extra for people of whom have desks or awkward power sockets.
Right from when you hit the 'on' button on the Mac you get a proud Apple logo followed by a short start tone (of which I am greeted by whenever I turn on the Mac) and the welcome video played gives a real welcome from Apple themselves.
The set up is fairly easy, an apple ID is optional however I used it to allow syncing with my iPad Mini a lot easier. The Mac more or less sets it self up and gives you full use of the OS straight away.
Before the Mac I was a Windows user on my Toshiba laptop but the switch was pretty easy. However having cousins that own an iMac I did know the works of the OS. The switch should be easy enough for skilled users but would not recommend it for older users of whom have had a long time using Windows. There are a few things like the CTRL key on a Mac is now a CMD key but I got used to this fairly quickly. There is still a CTRL key which is used for simple things like word check online etc.
The model it's self is slick and beautiful. The Apple logo on the back of the screen lights up when the Mac is on and can be dimmed as the main screen is dimmed. The keyboard has it's own back light which can also be dimmed using keys placed to the right of the screen dimmers. The mouse pad has finger sensitivity all over the pad (Yes, even on the clicker!) and instead of a left and right key there is only left which is spread across the bottom of the pad.
The disc drive (which is only available on MacBook Pro's without Retina Display) is easy and simple. You can simply slip the disc into the drive and it just sucks it in. The eject button is placed just in the top right corner of the keyboard which is easy and accessible. The USB ports or easy and accessible and the charger input is great. Placing the end of the cable right next to the input will allow it to magnetically attach it to the computer. This is helpful as it is harder to pull out by accident but easy to pull out on purpose.
Overall, the MacBook Pro is an amazing laptop which I would recommend to anyone who is confident with a change of computer/laptop/PC and is happy with a new keyboard layout.
Summary: Great laptop that would recommend to anyone who is confident with a change of computer/laptop/PC and
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