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Thunderbolt port for a little future proofing.
High-def FaceTime camera records 720p video in iMovie.
FireWire is still around.
Stylish And Sturdy Design.
Long Battery Life.
Intel Sandy Bridge processors with HD 3000 graphics.
Solid aluminum unibody skeleton.
Fast overall performance.
Excellent keyboard and touchpad.
Robust software package.
Excellent internal upgrades from previous model.
At 1440x900, 13-inch MacBook Air has a higher-resolution display.
Built-in battery canít be removed.
No matte display option.
Display Panel Offers Below Average Resolution.
Thunderbolt Adapters Not Included.
Solid state drives not included on standard package (128GB SSD can be purchased for additional $250).
Only upgradable to 8GB of system memory.
Less graphics performance than predecessor.
No Blu-ray drive.
Even after all these years, some business software is not compatible with OSX.
By Expert Reviews on July 21, 2011
A new processor and Thunderbolt connectivity brings the MacBook Air bang up to date; now that performance is in line with the rest of the industry, there’s no question that it is ultimate ultra-portable....
By PC Advisor on July 11, 2011
Other than a relatively small hard drive, it’s difficult to find fault with the entry-level Apple MacBook Pro 13in – a powerful, versatile and well-constructed laptop for work and play. One standout feature for all Macs is that you can now...
By ConsumerSearch on May 01, 2011
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has made substantial performance improvements thanks to the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors. The 13-inch Pro laptops come in two models, differentiated by their CPU and hard drives, but reviewers say performance is similar...
By NotebookCheck on April 17, 2011
The high-quality case and price have not changed. While the quality of the case serves as an example, the high price to pay for this premium quality should come as no surprise. Among other highlights are the comfortable and conviently backlit...
By Mac|Life on March 25, 2011
The MacBook Pro is a dream laptop, delivering more power than the Air and more bells and whistles too—the FireWire and Ethernet ports the Air lacks completely, plus that fancier FaceTime camera, and our personal favorite, the backlit keyboard....
By Canadian Reviewer on March 22, 2011
The Apple Macbook Pro line has recently been completely revamped from the popular and highly-totable 13-inch MacBook Pro to the larger but more powerful 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro models.We tested the new 13-inch MacBook Pro ($1249) which now sports a...
By About.com on March 15, 2011
Mar 9 2011 - Apple's MacBook Pro 13 certainly made some major performance changes in their 2011 refresh. With the new Core i5 processor, this is one of the fastest 13-inch laptops available on the market. This combined with Apple's outstanding...
By PCPer on March 11, 2011
Final thoughts After a little over a week with my new MacBook Pro, I can honestly say that I'm happy to be back on the Apple bandwagon again. My last Macbook I owned was in 2006, and they have made many performance improvements along the way. The...
By ZDNet Australia on March 04, 2011
Despite retaining the same price and look as last year's model, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU and fantastic battery life make it one of the top laptops we've reviewed, provided you can live with passable integrated...
By CNET UK on February 28, 2011
We have a few gripes with Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro for spring 2011, but we can't deny that it's still the slickest, coolest and most enjoyable laptop money can currently...
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