Review: Macbook Pro â€“ Advantages Over the Regular Macbook
The Macbook Pro is the most powerful laptop offering from Apple. It features many of the same specs as the Macbook, plus a few extra, and is a hugely popular choice with a wide range of computer users. A few of the features the two devices share in common include: * Built in iSight camera, * Multi-touch glass trackpad, * Magnetic power cable, * The same USB ports, plus extra thunderbolt, firewire and SDXC card slot on the Pro, * CD/ DVD drive, * Up to 7 hours battery life, * Wireless and bluetooth connection built in, * Included software such as iPhoto, Mail, iMovie and Garageband. What The Macbook Pro Has That The Macbook Doesn't Aluminum Unibody Enclosure: The enclosure is made from one piece of aluminum. It feels sturdy yet is thinner and lighter than other types of laptop, for that sleek design that Apple always aim for. Processor: The newest Macbook Pro models now feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (depending on the exact model you choose). They are designed to work twice as fast as the previous generation Macbook Pros, and faster than the original Macbook. Data Transfer: The new thunderbolt port means you can now transfer data to and from your Macbook Pro at lightning speed. You can transfer data 12 times faster than with a Firewire 800 port. Keyboard: One of the main things you'll notice on the Macbook Pro is the backlit keyboard. This looks great, but is also practical when using your Macbook Pro in low lighting conditions. The Benefits Of Choosing A Macbook Pro One of the main differences in the design of the original Macbook and the Pro is that the latter comes with aluminum casing. Many people prefer the way it looks, and the fact that it's far less prone to damage and scratches. Own a Macbook for a few months and you'll find it near impossible to prevent dirty marks, scratches and even chips. The Pro, on the other hand, holds up a lot better. When you're spending so much on a laptop, the way it looks is undoubtedly important! The Macbook Pro also benefits from much more powerful processors than in the past. This means they will generally perform faster, which is especially important if you use intensive applications such as demanding graphics programs. The Macbook Pro also has the option of a solid state drive for better performance and slightly less battery usage. Reasons Why You Might Not Want A Macbook Pro If you're looking at the cheaper scale of the Macbook Pro models then you'll find there really isn't much in it when compared to the original Macbook - except a more expensive price tag! If there's no specific reason why you want the Pro model, then it's likely that the Macbook will do everything you need it to. You'll also find that the Macbook Pro is less portable, weighing more than the original Macbook. When you get to the most expensive Pro versions you'll find that they weight around 1 and a half times as much as the standard Macbook. Most people can put up with this, but it could be an important point to note for those who really want something portable. There's also the argument that says you may as well take your $1000+ and spend it on a non-Apple laptop with far more powerful specs. This argument is always brought out in regard to Apple, products, but Apple definitely have high standards when it comes to quality and longevity of their products.