Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3" - Core i5 - MacOS X 10.7 Lion - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD

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Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3" - Core i5 - MacOS X 10.7 Lion - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD

MacBook Pro is machined from a single piece of aluminum, an engineering breakthrough that replaced many parts with just one. It's called the unibody. ...

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Review of "Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3" - Core i5 - MacOS X 10.7 Lion - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD"

published 23/07/2011 | addgraph
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Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 2.3 GHz - 13.3" TFT

Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 2.3 GHz - 13.3" TFT

A lot of people talk about how great macbook pro's are. I have one and their average in my opinion. It all depends on what you want to use it for. If you want something that will keep your organised and allow you to surf the web, watch films and perform the most remedial tasks then i'd say go for it. But for that £1000+ price tag you often wonder what your paying for. Like most apple products you pay for the name and the look; nothing more than a fashion statement at the best of times. The battery life is absolutely terrible and it heats up very quickly if you use it a lot. Also expect to go through your fair share of chargers and gadgets; what you'll really end up spending is £1300. The operating system is great and has many little settings that you'll fall in love with; Its like a fantastic car with a rubbish engine. I'm an artist and this machine does not have the power that I need, my pc cost me half the price of my mac. I'd shop around for another laptop unless someone else is paying for it; in which case i'd say get it. One thing that apple does have over most other machines, is that when the battery goes flat the machine starts up exactly where you work and you don't use your work; love this feature.

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Product Information : Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3" - Core i5 - MacOS X 10.7 Lion - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD

Manufacturer's product description

MacBook Pro is machined from a single piece of aluminum, an engineering breakthrough that replaced many parts with just one. It's called the unibody. And the first time you pick up a MacBook Pro you'll notice the difference it makes. The entire enclosure is thinner and lighter than other notebooks. It looks polished and refined. And it feels strong and durable - perfect for life inside (and outside) your briefcase or backpack.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3" - Core i5 - MacOS X 10.7 Lion - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD, Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3" - Core i5 - MacOS X 10.6 - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: MacOS X 10.7 Lion, MacOS X 10.6

Processor: Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz / 3 MB Cache

Memory: 4 GB DDR3

Storage: 320 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD-Writer DL

Display: 13.3" LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000

Networking: 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet

Battery: Up to 7 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 32.5 cm x 22.7 cm x 2.4 cm, 32.5 cm x 22.7 cm x 2.41 cm

Weight: 2 kg, 2.04 kg

Localisation: English, Swedish, French, Dutch, Polish, Czech, German, French, Danish, German / Germany, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese / Portugal

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: MC700B/A, MC700S/A, MC700LL/A, MC700FN/A, MC700PL/A, mc700mg/a, MC700CZ/A, MC700SM/A, MC700DK/A, MC700D/A, MC700N/A, MC700Y/A, MC700F/A, MC700T/A, MC700H/A, MC700K/A, MC700PO/A

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple MacOS X 10.6

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L3 - 3 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Features: Hyper-Threading Technology, integrated memory controller, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Memory

RAM: 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 8 GB

Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Speed: 1333 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 204-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:

Storage

Main Storage: 320 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) - fixed, DVD±RW (±R DL) - fixed - slot-load

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW)

Display

Type: 13.3"

LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: Glossy

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 3000

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0, Dynamic Video Memory Technology

Max Allocated RAM Size: 384 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution: 1280 x 720

Sound: Stereo speakers, subwoofer , microphone

Input

Type: Trackpad, backlit keyboard

Keyboard Layout: UK, Swedish, English, Belgium AZERTY, Polish, Czech, Swiss QWERTZ, Danish, German, Dutch QWERTY, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese

Features: Multi-touch touchpad

Communications

Wireless: 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet

Battery

Technology: Lithium polymer

Capacity: 63.5 Wh

Run Time: Up to 7 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Output: 60 Watt

Connections & Expansion

Interfaces: LAN ¦ FireWire 800 ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 ¦ Thunderbolt ¦ Headphone/microphone/SPDIF combo jack

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card )

Software

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Apple QuickTime, Apple iTunes, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple iLife, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Front Row, Photo Booth, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine

Miscellaneous

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), aluminum enclosure

Included Accessories: Cleaning cloth, power adapter

Localization: English, Swedish, French, Dutch, Polish, Czech, German, French, Danish, German / Germany, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese / Portugal

Case Material: Aluminium

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 32.5 cm

Depth: 22.7 cm

Height: 2.4 cm, 2.41 cm

Weight: 2 kg, 2.04 kg

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 0 - 90%, 0 - 90% (non-condensing)

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