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Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

Carved from a single block of aluminum, the MacBook Pro is a true engineering achievement. Its patented unibody enclosure is the product of precise ma...

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“The Happy Maccy Chappy”

published 28/05/2008

ProHigh speed, gorgeous, and easy to use

ConsPrice, operating temperature

Before I begin, I warn you that I have a lot to say. I will try to be succinct (as always), but there's a very good chance I'll fail. For your information, I am writing this review on my shiny new Mac! I should also warn you that I have exams starting on May 28th, and it's now May 15th (though...

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“Mac > PC?...”

published 27/07/2008

ProBeautiful design, packed with features, light up k...

ConsCan get quite hot

After owning my previous PC for 10 years and performing countless "upgrades" it became bogged down and unable to process mundane tasks such as loading more than one program within the hour. It was then that I began the search for a new laptop as I wanted the flexibility of taking it wherever I...

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Excellent

Proexcellent graphics, design with classic look

ConsPrice is slightly higher

Apple MacBook Pro MB133B/A *** Something about background and history Apple MacBook pro notebooks are most popular available notebooks in the world with its superb graphics and eye catching design and look. Apple has always won the war of IT and computing market by launching superb product time...

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Excellent

“Ideal for photographers!”

published 14/12/2008

ProFantastic screen for working on images. Love the ...

ConsGets hot. Lacks a slot for memory cards.

This laptop revolutionized the way I run my photography business. Before I worked on a desktop PC which was quick and efficient, but I always thought I could work faster. I tried out a friends MacBook and was stunned. I found everything far more intuitive and this made tasks much quicker to...

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Excellent

published 08/03/2008

This MacBook Pro is the computer you need to buy. It pays up to buy the bigger one because it has more USB ports, brighter screen and more memory and GHz. It is an Apple product, so it runs on Mac OSX Leopard (the new operating system) witch I like a lot better then Windows Vista. I refer this Mac to everyone that likes to work on the computer.

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Excellent

ProMost points are advantages, excellent laptop!!

Conscan be difficult with compatibility when dowloadin...

I would recommend this product to anybody looking for a laptop. It's very easy to use, even for somebody who would describe themselves as computer illiterate. It's suitable for both personal and professional uses and the small details such as the built-in camera and the iphoto application aswell...

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Excellent

published 25/09/2008

I have owned this Mac for 8 months now and run parallels on it for the entirety of its life. I upgraded the RAM to 4GB and it has worked an absolute treat whilst running Photoshop and numerous other applications synchronously. The screens do dirty easily but a quality cleaning product does the job. The silver top, where your palms rest during typing have worn slightly but otherwise the silver is very durable. I bought this product on Ebay and had it delivered to me for £5.99 with FreightSearch.com

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Excellent

published 09/11/2007

apple is a relitvly new brand name to the UK, that dont mean you shouldnt trust them. most of their products are very reliable and are priced so that virtualy everyone can afford a geeks best friend which of course it is the apple mac ! dont wait a year until you get the use out of your old mac , why not get one today? you can buy all range of apple equiptment .

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“Laptop”

published 02/01/2009

ProThe computer

ConsMemory card

This laptop revolutionized the way I run my photography business. Before I worked on a desktop PC which was quick and efficient, but I always thought I could work faster. I tried out a friends MacBook and was stunned. I found everything far more intuitive and this made tasks much quicker to...

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Excellent

published 15/07/2008

This is a brilliant little laptop. It not only looks sexy, it does exactly what it says on the tin!! It has all the features of a PC, but is less susceptible to viruses and hackers. The programmes are easy to use and its compatible with Windows, if that's what you're used to. It has a mega memory, so for normal use, there's no need for upgrades. Good battery power time and portability makes this a really useful laptop for anything you need to use it for!! I love mine!

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Excellent

“Mac is the best”

published 20/03/2008

ProSize and weight, Environmental status, Compact and...

ConsNone

I am looking at this machine and thinking hard, but just can not find anything negative. OK may be it might be more convenient if it accept usual headset microphones in the inline plug or display can be opened a little bit further. You see after a week of heavy use, these are the only things I...

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“NEW APPLE IMAC 4GB!!”

published 31/10/2008

ProLove how it loads up quickly

ConsIts for to much money

APPLE IMAC LAPTOPS 15.4 TFT, 2.4 GHz 2 DUO PRO CORE I love the speed of these slim laptops they are fast with a 4GB these Apple Macbook Pro are used mainly for buisness and they load up quick.Also these laptops are 50% faster thean the original Core Duo Macbook Pro. I like the style of these...

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Excellent

“Definately now a Mac fan”

published 19/08/2007

ProGreat looks, great features, great performance

ConsFair dent in bank balance

Great design and amazing speed. I use this for a lot of demanding applications and it has never kept me waiting. Having a several photo and video editing apps running at the same time OSX is still quick and responsive. Programs launch quickly and large files open in the blink of an eye. Wireless...

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Excellent

published 18/03/2008

Bought for me by my dad, wanted one for ages and altho it takes a while to get used to if your used to windows, when you do, there is no way you will turn back! I choose the pro because it had a good graphics card in which is very important because i do like my games. i also download a lot of stuff and store alot of pictures so this had enough space to satisfy my needs.

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Excellent

published 02/09/2008

Simply the best computer I've ever had. This is my first Macintosh, and I will never go back. Everything is just fabulous. I have had it for a year now, and not once, have I had to do any maintenance, or anything annoying as I felt I was doing every day with Windows. Simply, amazing.

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Product Information : Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

Manufacturer's product description

Carved from a single block of aluminum, the MacBook Pro is a true engineering achievement. Its patented unibody enclosure is the product of precise machining. From the thumbscoop to the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't sleep indicator, no detail is unaccounted for. The end result is a notebook that's not only breakthrough, but thin, light, polished, and refined. The unibody also makes MacBook Pro more durable than ever. So you can throw it in your briefcase or messenger bag and pull it out at an airport, at school, at the office, or on location without a second thought. Every MacBook Pro has a pristine LED-backlit display with wide-angle viewing and a color gamut usually seen only on a desktop display. So whether you're watching a movie or making one, you've got the perfect canvas. The ultrathin, seamless glass enclosure makes the display strong and durable. And because it's power efficient and free of mercury and arsenic, this display is greener than ever. Each MacBook Pro comes standard with a large hard drive, so there's plenty of room for your photo libraries, video projects, and files. MacBook Pro also features ample high-speed memory, so you can run more applications at once and quickly access your data and media. Powered by the most advanced mobile processors from Intel, the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro is over 50% faster than the original Core Duo MacBook Pro and supports up to 4GB of RAM. The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT delivers exceptional graphics processing power. Featuring 802.11n wireless technology, the MacBook Pro delivers up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of previous-generation technologies. Quickly set up a videoconference with the built-in iSight camera. Control presentations and media from up to 30 feet away with the included Apple Remote. Connect to high-bandwidth peripherals with FireWire 800 and DVI. Innovations such as a magnetic power connection and an illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor put the MacBook Pro in a class by itself.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple MacBook Pro - 15.4" - Core 2 Duo - MacOS X 10.5 - 2 GB RAM - 160 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: MacOS X 10.5

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz / 4 MB Cache

Memory: 2 GB DDR2

Storage: 160 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD-Writer DL

Display: 15.4" LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 256 MB GDDR3

Networking: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet

Battery: Up to 6 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.8 cm x 24.4 cm x 2.6 cm

Weight: 2.5 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: MA896B/A

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.5

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 4 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 800 MHz

Memory

RAM: 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 4 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 667 MHz / PC2-5300

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:

Storage

Main Storage: 160 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) - fixed

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: 15.4"

LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution: 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: Ambient light sensor

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

Camera: Integrated webcam

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Input

Type: Trackpad, backlit keyboard

Communications

Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n (draft)

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet

Battery

Technology: Lithium polymer

Capacity: 60 Wh

Run Time: Up to 6 hours

AC Adapter

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

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free ) ¦ 2 x memory ( 0 free )

Interfaces: 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital (dual link) ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF input/line-in - mini-phone 3.5 mm / TOS Link ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones - mini-phone 3.5 mm / TOS Link ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

Software

Software Included: Apple QuickTime, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Photo Booth, iWork '08 (Trial), Aperture (Trial), Apple iLife '08, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine

Miscellaneous

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), keyboard light

Included Accessories: Remote control

Cables Included: DVI-VGA adapter

Localization: English / United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 35.8 cm

Depth: 24.4 cm

Height: 2.6 cm

Weight: 2.5 kg

Environmental Standards

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%

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