Finally after a long wait, which was also a good thing as the MacBook Pro line got a total refresh that is truly significant than the last one. New processor, new graphics card, bigger RAM and storage, the new technology for 10GB transfer called Thunderbolt. Plus some Facetime Â HD which records in 720p HD.
I got my MBP last Saturday at Power Mac Center at Trinoma. I actually tried preordering it on a local reseller here in Pampanga particularly Switch in Marquee Mall since last week of Feb, but everytime I make a followup their staff seems clueless and gives excuses that it maybe 2 to 3 months before it arrives etc. So decided to search for contacts numbers for Power Mac Center and when it was available we hurriedly made a short trip to Manila.
I got myself 13 inch as I feel this is more portable and lightweight, I had a chance to use the 15 inch(2008) Â edition and it was pretty lumpy.
Here are the specs of my 13inch MBP.
|2.3GHz MacBookÂ Pro
|2.7GHz MacBookÂ Pro
|Enclosure||Precision aluminum unibody|
|Processor||2.3GHz dual-core Intel CoreÂ i5||2.7GHz dual-core Intel CoreÂ i7|
|L3 cache||3MB shared||4MB shared|
|Memory||4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB|
|Hard drive6||320GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm||500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm|
|Slot-loading optical drive||8x SuperDrive (DVDÂ±R DL/DVDÂ±RW/CD-RW)|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5|
|Video||FaceTime HD camera; Thunderbolt port with support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)|
|Display||13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution|
|Expansion||One Thunderbolt port (up to 10Â Gbps), one FireWire 800 port (up to 800Â Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480Â Mbps), SDXC card slot|
|Audio||Stereo speakers with subwoofer, omnidirectional microphone, combined headphone/line in (supports digital output)|
|Networking||10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n specification)2; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology|
|Hardware accessories||60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord|
|Your MacBookÂ Pro comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase theAppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computerâ€™s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visitÂ Apple support or call 800-823-2775.|
|Apple and the global
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|Recycling||Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization.Â Learn more about how to recycle yourÂ Mac.|
And took some unboxing photos:
Total Verdict: It was worth the wait, Â still expensive as it gets for a laptop Â but personally for quality, slick design, all aluminum case Â form Â and now with the extra juice bump from core duo to core i5 plus the other goodies it’s totally worth every penny. With just having it for a few days, I can say that it is superfast.