|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Processor||2.26 GHz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||160 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce 9400M|
|Wireless Type||802.11n, 802.11bgn|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7 hours|
Apple MacBook Pro MB990LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop
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I've spent two weeks with this machine now. If I had written this review after one day, I would have probably stated that I regretted the switch to Mac. After getting more proficient with the machine and realizing how well it works, I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
This review is going to be a mix of my impressions of both the hardware and the Mac operating system from a new Mac user perspective.
The only difference between my machine and the one on this product page is that I ordered directly from Apple and upgraded the hard drive to 250GB (from the 160GB base option). I am using 2gb of ram and the lower-end processor.
My Mac OS impressions:
The biggest thing I missed from Windows at first was the task bar. Mac uses the "dock" to replace the task bar. The dock is kind of like the quick launch toolbar in Windows spread out across the entire bar, with large icons. Having used windows with a task bar for the past 13 years, I missed the ability to see all open programs and switch between them with the task bar. The dock has a tiny dot below the icon on running-programs, but nothing else to separate it from other program and folder icons. The dock is not nearly as useful for multitasking as the task bar.
The saving grace that rescues the Mac from awkward app-switching while multitasking is called expose.Read more ›
Are there things this computer lacks? Yes, there is no Blu-Ray player, which would have been nice, but for me was not a deal-breaker. I suspect that the next-gen MBP's will phase out the rotary hard drives and switch to solid state as the standard, and will all have Blu-Ray players. Until that time, this little laptop is more than sufficient.
If I had to come up with a gripe about this computer, there is really only one- and this is true for most of Apple's products- the iPod, iPhone, and MBP's- I wish that they would not coat portable products with textures that are so easy to scratch. It is apparent that after a few months of toting this to class, it is going to have some scuffs on it.Read more ›
Fingers glide easily over the large, glass trackpad. The trackpad also operates as a mouse button -- it takes a small amount of pressure to click it. Other trackpads I've used often register a click just putting my fingers down -- the MacBook Pro's trackpad gives physical feedback which reduces those mis-clicks.
Multiple-finger gestures make it a snap to navigate through documents and websites. Pressing with two fingers instead of one performs the equivalent of a right click. Swiping with 2 fingers scrolls the current window. Spreading fingers apart zooms in; pinching zooms out (similar to the iPhone). Swiping 4 fingers exposes the desktop or switches between applications. These gestures are intuitive and it is hard going back to the Windows laptop after getting used to their convenience (I am really hooked on the 2-finger scrolling).
The keyboard automatically lights up as the room light dims. This isn't an essential feature (especially for touch typists), but is helpful for picking out the correct function keys after dark. It's little touches like this that make the MacBook Pro a pleasure to use.
Apple put a lot of thought into the design of their power supply. It has a special connector that attaches magnetically to main body -- so it connects easily and won't cause your laptop to crash to the floor if you trip over it. The connector even has a light that shows it's connected and charging (turning green when the battery reaches 100%).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am not even going to attempt to write a lengthy review on an apple product, there are many geeks that do that. Read morePublished 9 days ago by My wife the Amazonholic
Very satisfied with my purchase from wegener media. Pictures show what i recieved. Excellent hardwarePublished 22 days ago by Jen B.
I love apple products and I always prefer them over everything else. It came refurbished and the screen kept bending backward. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Baylien12
it came with a lot of deep scratches in it and the battery only has a 10min charge if you wanna use your computer you better have a place to plug it it if you look at the pic i... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scott Bruce
I love it...the last owner took good care of it. I work at a University and the students said this is the latest thing to have..... and now i have one!Published 3 months ago by Antoinette Johnson
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