Many people are very intrigued by the success of most Apple products. Well, Apple’s ace in the sleeve is the simplicity and performance. These two elements of American strategy could not miss from the top product’s recipe. We are talking today about the MacBook Pro 15 (version with i7 processor at 2.0 GHz).
MacBook Pro 15 Finish and design
Apple’s choice years ago, to use aluminum for housing in many of its products was very inspired. Of course, if the case of MacBook Pro 15, the use of aluminum further strengthens the idea of high-end product, gives a specific sobriety of the Pro-premium segment.
MacBook Pro 15 is a premium laptop, which is currently approaching launch price of $45.000. In terms of design we believe that no one can comment on anything, no matter how grumpy they are. MacBook Pro does not shock through its design, but it’s special especially through its simplicity.
MacBook Pro 15 Display
The 15.4-inch display used by Apple sparked quite a few comments from its launch on the laptop market. It is a glossy type screen which occupies the entire surface of the panel, compared to mat one, used by Apple in previous models. Yet, there would be nothing to blame towards Apple in this chapter because the brightness is excellent.
MacBook Pro 15 Hardware
If the aesthetic of the MacBook Pro with a15.4-inch screen thrills at first sight, the hardware components should impress even more. Apple has added to the MacBook Pro 15 (model in early 2011) the powerful Intel Core i7 processor at 2.0 GHz, a quad-core with excellent results in benchmark tests and 4GB DDR3 RAM. In tests conducted with Novabench, MacBook Pro got a score of 893, just under the Pro Model launched in the second half of 2011. The part that is unsatisfying is the HDD, which won only 16 points and is not the fastest storage environment that Apple could choose for the MacBookPro.
MacBook Pro 15 Specifications
Intel Core i7 with 2.0 GHz; Memory 4 GB RAM (2x 2GB);
Video AMD Radeon HD 6490M (dedicated) – 256 MB GDDR5 RAM + Intel HD Graphics3000 (shared);
HDD – 500 GB; Display – 15.4-inch LED with 1440/900 pixels resolution, 16:10;
Optical Drive – DVD RW;
Connectivity – 2 USB 2.0, Thunderbolt port, Firewire, SDXC card reader, network connector, 2 audio jacks line in and headphone jacks; Stereo speakers;
Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.7.3; Weight: 2.45 Kg.
MacBook Pro 15 Audio
MacBook Pro’s sound is clear and "full" than most notebooks in its category. The two speakers placed on the keyboard side offers a very good audition. Apple MacBook Pro comes with a webcam capable of HD. This doesn’t necessarily mean that video calls over the internet are of great quality.
MacBook Pro 15 Autonomy
Even if the MacBook Pro weighs 2.5 pounds, yet we are talking about a laptop. Therefore, the autonomy provided by the battery is also very important. With simple tasks, like browsing the Internet (Wi-fi), text editing, etc. the MacBook Pro battery provides a range of over 6 hours. However, the battery performance is significantly changed by applications that you run, the screen brightness and Wi-Fi.
Apple should announce this summer (in June, most likely) the next generation of MacBook Pro. Prices of the new generation will be somewhat larger than are currently for MacBook Pro 15, Generation 2011, but new Apple products will probably provide a significant upgrade and notebook design and restyling. While we can only recommend buying the MacBook Pro 15 for those who can afford such a premium device, however we advise to wait until the announcement of the new generation Pro to make a real comparison and to decide what to buy next.