Product Type: Apple laptops
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Apple MacBook Pro (MD322B/A)
Member Name: TobyD
Apple MacBook Pro (MD322B/A)
Advantages: Battery life, speed, looks, operating system and screen.
Disadvantages: Some programs don't work on mac osx.
The 15.4 inch macbook pro is one of the best laptops on the market and has power, style and versatility. It can be bought for around £1600 and is a high end laptop from apple.
I love the look of most apple products and this is one of the best looking so far. The macbook is made from a unibody aluminium body so it not only looks incredible but is very stung and durable. The laptop is thin and is a good size to fit in a bag if you want to take it anywhere. The apple logo on the back lights up when the screen is on and completes the professional look of the laptop. The good looks continue to the screen and keyboard. There is a full size chic lit keyboard that is black in colour. It looks great as it contrasts with the aluminium body, it is also backlit so you can use it in the dark. The screen is one complete pane of glass and look elegant and professional. It also has an hd camera on on the top of the screen which is almost unnoticeable and it blends in with the black bezel surrounding the screen. This is the best looking laptop i have ever seen and is on par with the macbook air.
This laptop has good enough specifications to act as a primary computer and the screen is big enough to satisfy that purpose aswell. This laptop has a 750gb HDD and that is being enough for music, videos and applications. You can configure this macbook so it has an sad drive which makes booting almost instantaneous along with opening applications although the HDD is still very capable. This laptop comes standard with 4gb of ram which is great for most tasks and can be configured to have up to 16gb if necessary. The screen is one of the best components and has a magnificent LED backlit display with a resolution of 1440 by 900. This resolution makes it excellent for any professional. Photo and video editing are a joy to do on the screen and the colours really pop. It has lots of connectivity options for example usb 2.0 Ethernet and thunderbolt along with built in bluetooth for wireless accessories. The graphics cards are also good enough to handle games and rendering. It comes with a HD radeon 6770M and an intel HD 3000 which it switches between depending on the tasks you are doing. That is the features as hardware is concerned. This is also packed with cutting edge software. Mac osx lion has too many features to talk about in this review and is one of the best operating systems that is out there for professionals. All these features make the mac a joy to use and this is a perfect computer to replace a desktop as it is bundled with huge amounts of power in a laptop form factor. The battery also gets 7 hours of battery life! This is incredible for a laptop and apples claimed battery life is true if you are browsing the web or doing other not particularly intensive tasks. The battery life decreases if you are playing games or editing videos as the batter is needed as the mac needs more power. Saying this you still get a good few hours whatever tasks you are doing.
I bought this laptop so i could perform all the tasks that i could on a desktop but in a laptop form factor. This means i can carry it around as it is not to heavy for a 15inch laptop. However if you are commuting a lot i would recommend getting 13inch macbook pro or a macbook air as they are tailored for portability and also have lot of power. But if you are willing to carry the extra weight this machine is perfect for almost every task you can throw at it.
This will probably be the shortest section as this is a great laptop. However nothing is ever perfect. The program compatibility if the main problem as mac osx does not support some programs for example sony vegas. This can be fixed by installing widows on your mac through bootcamp or parallels so this is only a problem if you are not willing to install windows on your mac. The next problem is gaming but macs are not designed for gaming so i won't get into that too much. However if like me you are a casual gamer the macbook pro is great and games run smoothly at high fps's due to the good graphics card. The price is always a downside but you are paying for the design and also apple use the money to make better products. Also macs retain there resale value which makes the price seem less daunting.
This is pretty much portable desktop as the power is huge but the mac can still be taken to work and this makes it great for professionals who want an unbeatable experience when computing.
Summary: Great for someone looking for power and portability.
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