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Latest processor technology, Excellent battery life, Good value.
Speedier processor. Thunderbolt port for a little future proofing. High-def FaceTime camera records 720p video in iMovie. FireWire is still around.
Stylish And Sturdy Design, Excellent Keyboard, Long Battery Life
Intel Sandy Bridge processors with HD 3000 graphics, Latest Thunderbolt technology standard on all MacBook Pros, Solid aluminum unibody skeleton
Core i5 processor is a long time coming. Gorgeous Unibody enclosure. Thunderbolt is in its early stages, but it looks promising. Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app. Backlit keyboard. Glass Clickpad has no equals.
Superb battery life, Fast overall performance, Sturdy, luxurious design, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Robust software package
Phenomenal battery life; excellent internal upgrades from previous model; impressive performance
Apple takes meticulous care to ensure a quality experience on their machines.
Intel graphics are a step down from prior models, No Bluray drive, No highresolution display option
At 1440x900, 13-inch MacBook Air has a higher-resolution display. Built-in battery can’t be removed. No matte display option.
Display Panel Offers Below Average Resolution, Glossy Screen Hard To Use In Certain Light, 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, No antiglare display option on 13" version (option available on 15" and 17 versions)
Pricey. No improvement in graphics performance. Higher screen resolution not available.
Less graphics performance than predecessor, Lower resolution than 13-inch MacBook Air, Bottom towrads the rear gets very warm
Thunderbolt cable not included; no Blu-ray drive; glossy screen produces glare; non-user-replaceable battery
Even after all these years, some business software is not compatible with OSX.
By Bare Feats on July 22, 2011
Yesterday we got our hands on a 2011 MacBook Air Core i7 with 4G of RAM and a 256G SSD. We ran some preliminary benchmarks and, in the graphs below, compare it to last year's top...
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 PC Authority on June 20, 2011
The new MacBook Pros have beautiful design and now feature Thunderbolt technology. But as our review reveals, only the 13in looks like genuine value...
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 Digital Arts Online on April 19, 2011
Apple’s MacBook Pros are the laptop of choice for many creatives – sometimes purely thanks to the sleek aesthetics. Nothing has changed design-wise in the new models, and there’s still much to like if you want maximum power on the...
By NotebookCheck on April 17, 2011
The powerful Core i7 version of the MacBook Pro 13" from early 2011 reveals various qualities in review. the high clock-rated Core i7-2620M pushes the cooling system to its limits, especially in Windows. Compared to the 2010 MBP 13, the model here...
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 Gadget Guy Australia on April 11, 2011
The 13 inch MacBook Pro has been similar in spec to the less-expensive white polycarbonate MacBook, but Apple’s recent upgrade has delivered a more pronounced – and long overdue – point of difference. While the inexpensive white...
By PC Advisor on March 30, 2011
The MacBook Pro 13in (Early 2011) is very much a swings-and-roundabouts revision to the smallest of Apple’s metal-bodied notebook line. Overall performance is higher – by exactly 15% in our WorldBench 6 test – but graphics performance...
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