Apple Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Core i5

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Apple Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Core i5

After a long wait Apple has finally released an updated version of the Macbook Pro. Needless to say, expectations were sky-high and with the new Macbook Pro (2.3GHz Intel Core i5) Apple has once again come up with a winner. Here¿s a brief review.


Basic specs

The new Apple Macbook Pro comes with a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 320 GB hard drive and the OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard. It is also equipped with an Intel HD 3000 graphics card, Bluetooth antenna, subwoofers, stereo speakers, Thunderbolt port and Hyper-Threading Technology. Weighing a little more than two kilos with a diagonal screen size of 13.3¿ or 15¿ (TFT active matrix), LED backlight, glossy look and feel and a 1280 x 800 resolution the new Macbook Pro packs quite the punch.

What¿s included?

Apart from the Apple MacOS X 10.6.6 operating system, the new Macbook Pro comes preloaded with a number of Apple software, including Apple iCal, Apple Spotlight, Apple Dashboard, Apple iLife, Apple DVD Player, Photo Booth, Apple iChat, and of course QuickTime and iTunes. Additionally, the notebook comes with a security lock slot, integrated camera (720p HD) and microphone. All of this is backed with a one year warranty.  

The impressive stuff

The new Macbook Pro is amazing in terms of performance. It has an incredible battery life of up to seven hours.  The Intel Core i5 processor is extremely powerful and efficient. You¿ll also be hooked on how beautiful this machine is, with its seamless uni-body ergonomic design, deep palm rests, bigger and better spaced keys and the signature Apple trackpad with multi-gesture capabilities.  

The less than impressive stuff

Every new computer has some glitches and with the Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Core i5, it¿s the graphics quality. The upgrade in terms of processing performance seems to have come with a compromise on  screen resolution, especially when compared to the Macbook Air. Make no mistake; the new Macbook¿s graphics quality is still pretty awesome; it¿s just not as stunning as it could have been. Other drawbacks include the absence of Blu-ray and HDMI, relatively weak speakers, the apparent lack of configuration upgrades and the absence of Home and Delete keys.



Overall verdict

The Apple Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Core i5 is smooth, sleek, superfast, efficient and easy to use. While the quality of its graphics isn¿t as impressive as the Macbook Air¿s, you won¿t even notice the difference unless you're into hardcore graphics. It¿s a lightweight machine and with its superb battery life and aesthetically pleasing yet strong design, the new Macbook Pro will serve you faithfully for many years.






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