Thursday, August 18, 2011

Apple MacBook Pro Winter Review

After a period now usual rumors, leaks, and anecdotal evidence, a new generation of Apple laptops MacBook Pro arrived. And while these new models may look the same as those they replace, the changes under the hood are some of the most ambitious in the history of the brand MacBook Pro.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro moves based on the original core of Intel processors and the latest series of the second generation chip, code-named Sandy Bridge. Not only that, you can forget to see the Intel Core i5 15 inches (or 17 inch), MacBook Pro - using high-end quad-core Core i7 now. Our step-up Review Unit $ 2,199 was 2.2 GHz Quad-Core i7 4 GB of RAM and a huge 750GB hard drive (5400 rpm only, however).

The lowest cost 15-inch MacBook Pro is still $ 1799, after the usual opening of Apple keeping prices stable, but adds quickly, more powerful components. While we are still waiting for the most frequently requested enhancements such as HDMI, Blu-ray, and 3G, the speed and power of these new quad-core CPU Core i7 are very impressive, and leaves even more recent MacBook Pro in the dust.

Specifications Apple MacBook Pro Winter (2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch) :
  • Processor : 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core
  • Memory : 4GB, 1,066MHz DDR3
  • Hard drive : 750GB 5,400rpm
  • Chipset : Intel H67
  • Graphics : AMD Radeon HD 6750M / Intel HD 3000
  • Operating system : OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard
  • Dimensions (WD) : 14.4x9.8 inches
  • Height :0.95 inch
  • Screen size (diagonal) : 17.3 inches
  • System weight / Weight with AC adapter : 5.5/6.2 pounds
  • Category : Mainstream
  • Price : $2,199
Aluminum monocoque construction is an emblem, like the large glass trackpad multitouch. Most ports and connections remain the same, with the addition of new remarkable. When the Mini DisplayPort used to be, now a port of the same size that is marked with the icon of a flash.

That's Thunderbolt, new Intel high-speed technology power port for transferring data and sample. Ray technology is seen as a kind of unified future successor USB, FireWire, and DisplayPort, which allows devices to 10 Gbps of data and video (the video above, which may have been a slip and said Mbps, but meant Gbps).

The biggest surprise is a 15-inch MacBook Pro graphics card. Instead, Nvidia 330M can be found in these previous systems, the GPU from Nvidia came from a long time rival AMD. Base 15-inch model is the AMD Radeon HD 6490M, and our review unit was still faster than 6750M. Best Intel integrated graphics card is a 13-inch model, this means that Nvidia has completely ousted from the line MacBook Pro

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