Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 Notebook Review

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Apple introduced the MacBook Pro as the successor to the PowerBook G4 in early 2006. These top notch laptops have been continuously improved since their release. Some of the new changes introduced design changes but this year is the year of the Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 notebook and while the design still looks the same as last year, Apple made many unique features that are more than welcome specifically if you have not upgraded your MacBook Pro for the past several years.


The newest MacBooks boast the incredibly fast, second generation Intel Core i processors, produced under the code name Sandy Bridge. The actual Intel Core i5 2620M will be the new engine under the hood of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Even so, the larger designs, at 15" and 17", now run on quad-core processors, which can power even the most strenuous video and graphics editing software programs effortlessly. While 4 GB will be the minimum memory shipped, you can obtain up to 16 GB for an extra cost. Enhancements had been made in the graphics end also with the two larger styles sporting a fast AMD Radeon HD 6490M for respectable gaming. For the most demanding users, the Radeon HD 6750M can be put in as an alternative. Do not worry about losing out on battery life, since the Intel HD Graphics 3000 works very efficiently. By upgrading the new models The Apple company is once more leading the laptop industry in all the performance benchmarks truly worth measuring.

The other considerable change lies in the Mini DisplayPort that is normally used for hooking up an Apple LED Cinema Display or any other supported models. With the Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 notebook, a fairly new type of technology by Intel called Thunderbolt has been implemented which makes the port far more flexible. Finally transfer speeds, that have been enhanced by approximately 1200%, will stop being the bottleneck which has slowed down file transfers to high capacity storage drives. One Thunderbolt channel can work with several devices when they are connected in a chain.

The old iSight webcam was replaced by the FaceTime HD camera, just like those found in the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. Now video speaking can be done in 720p resolution amongst all Apple's latest devices.


With all of these kinds of improvements, the battery life had to decrease and the Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 notebook still uses the same battery as the previous model. Still, with up to 7 hours of power while the wireless is switched on, it is hard for competing multimedia laptops to possess that battery life. The MacBook Pro 13-inch at the same time gets a small downgrade as it utilizes the Intel integrated graphics without an AMD or NVIDIA counterpart. Video gaming performance is a little bit slower though the Intel HD 3000 graphics is far better than previous generations plus, it is just as efficient.


Each and every Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 notebook computer reaches a new level of speed and even the older products are still impressive in overall performance and durability. You can be confident that your new model will be able to run next generation software programs with no strain.

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