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Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch Notebook Intel Core i7 2.7GHz 4GB (2x2GB) 500GB WXGA TFT DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW LAN WLAN Bluetooth Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel HD Graphics 3000)

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  • Intel Core technology performs twice as fast as the previous generation
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics for professional editing and other intensive applications
  • Thunderbolt technology for multiple streams of uncompressed HD video at lightning speeds
  • FaceTime HD camera for crisp, widescreen HD video
  • Multi-Touch glass trackpad--the most natural way to interact
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Technical Details
BrandApple
Item Weight2 Kg
Product Dimensions22.7 x 32.5 x 2.4 cm
Item model numberMC724
Screen Size13.3 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i7
Processor Speed2.7 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X
Lithium Battery Energy Content63.5 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight370 grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB004P8JCZC
Best Sellers Rank 35,897 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.1 Kg
Date First Available23 Feb 2011
  
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stuart Walton on 20 Mar 2011
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Having been a recent convert to Apple with the iPad, I decided to buy the new Macbook Pro as my current laptop is laggy and slow. The Macbook is in a different league in terms of build quality, speed and ease of use.

Pages and Keynote were easily and cheaply downloaded from the App Store and these are as user friendly as Word and Powerpoint. There were some initial issues with flash videos and youtube on Safari but a quick download of Mozilla has sorted this. It took no time to connect to wifi router and printers.

The interface of a customisable dashboard is impressive, as is the sound quality (with or without headphones). The touchpad mouse is very intuitive - an issue now is when I use non-Apple laptops the mouse seems odd. Keyboard shortcuts are initially confusing - but google has all the answers. Photo booth and iphoto are excellent.

The screen quality (HD) is excellent and just discovered the pinch and zoom facility via the touch pad. My ten year old son got his hands on it for the first time last night and his verdict: "Brilliant".

What impresses me most though - after Windows - is the 15 second start up and shut down and the instantaneous waking from "Sleep" mode. When cameras and other devices are connected, it does not go through the palaver of "installing drivers". I'm very impressed.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Nick D. on 7 Mar 2011
Having bought a 13" MacBook Pro when they first came out in 2009, I've just replaced it with this model.

The Dual Core 2.7 Ghz i7 chip is a significant step-up from the previous Core 2 Duo. Indeed, many computer magazines are saying that this latest generation chipset represents a much more significant increase in processor power than previous speed bumps. You'll notice that programs run significantly faster. I went for the MacBook Pro with the i7 chip, which is the slightly more expensive of the two 13" models, because i wanted a visible upgrade in computing power. I wasn't disappointed. This thing is lightning fast when running MS Office programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. While speed has gone up, the price of this model has remained the same.

The new generation of Intel chips used by Apple (codename Sandy Bridge) now has Intel's own graphics processor onboard instead of a third-party one. (if you want a discrete graphics processor, then you'll need to get the larger and more expensive 15" MacBook Pro.) Many magazine reviews criticise Intel's HD graphics 3000 GPU, because they say it's inferior to the NVidia graphics chip used in the previous 13" MacBook Pro. While it may be a lesser chip, most people simply won't notice any degradation in video or video game performance. I certainly don't think it is anything to worry about. Besides, the overall gains in primary processor performance more than compensate for this.

This machine comes standard with a 500 Gb hard drive, which is probably the minimum size you should have, especially if you like to download movies from iTunes. Battery life is also improved.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sapiter on 11 April 2011
I have always used PC's and never saw the point of Apple. My daughter is into video editing and has wanted one for ages. When the MacBook Pro was updated in Feb 2011 I decided to give in and get this model. I am a complete convert! This is so fast in every way, start-up from a full reboot, in and out of sleep. It takes a second once you open the lid to be surfing wirelessly, no PC can do that... Battery lasts forever, again a lot better than any PC laptop I've ever had. The software you get preloaded is excellent, especially Garage Band and iMove. iMovie has loads of special effects build in, like Chroma Keying (green screen) and the speed of the i7 dual core means no waiting. I did purchase Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac as nothing comes supplied that give you the same apps. Very expensive but worth every penny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dean L Smith on 22 Dec 2011
I'll try to break the review down into seperate parts for ease of reading.

Performance -

I decided to move from a dual core Windows PC to a Macbook Pro, as I didn't feel I required a desktop for the tasks that I used it for. Being a keen photographer I wanted it to run Photoshop smoothly so opted for the faster Dual Core 2.7 GHz i7 processor. It doesn't sound like much of an upgrade, but the new sandybridge chips really do increase the efficiency and speed of the processor. The only program it seems to struggle with is Aperture...although everyone seems to be struggling with that so hopefully that is due to the software.

Design & Build -

The Macbook Pro really is a thing of beauty. There isn't a single part that looks like it was rushed or not thought through correctly, even down to the laser engraved hole for the LED light next to the Face time HD Camera. The build quality is as good as everyone has come to expect from Apple, it feels very solid (not too heavy though) and built to last.

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The 500GB hard drive which is standard is a perfectly good size, especially for a Laptop. Unless you record or download lots of HD movies I can't see it ever filling up. I've had a look and in the future I may consider removing the DVD drive and replacing it with a SSD to store all programs on. My brother has a new Macbook Air and I believe the SDD provides a significant boost in speed to programs to warrant changing it. The screen is very clear, the colours are lovely and I don't have anything else to say about it. A slight niggle is the reflections seen in the screen, these are seen everywhere even when in a dark room away from any windows.
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