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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure to Use and Ready for the Future, 23 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual Core 2.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Intel HD, OS X) - Silver - 2011 (Personal Computers)
This is my second Mac computer and has proved to be yet another impressive tool. Boasting the Intel Core i5 processor running at 2.3 GHz, it is appreciably faster than the old Intel Core 2 Duo. The FaceTime camera and software is equally slick. The principle difference between the old iSight camera and the FaceTime HD camera is, yes you guess it, high-definition viewing at 720p.

In shape and form the MacBook Pro 13-inch i5 is identical to its predecessor with Intel Core 2 Duo. Beneath the bonnet however we find a few important differences namely; processor; the Intel Core i5 Sandybridge processor with integrated HD 3000 graphics built into the processor itself, a larger HDD drive with 320 GB, the afore-mentioned FaceTime HD camera, SDXC SD card reader reading cards up to 64GB and the revolutionary Thunderbolt interface which is also the same MiniDisplay port offering great potential for future high-speed storage devices. The data transfer rate is said to be 10 Gigabits per second making FireWire 400/800 almost redundant. Curiously, battery power is less than what the predecessor offered but still very good compared to what other models offer.

This computer is an excellent choice for those migrating from PC to Mac, the entry-level professional or "prosumer" and the Mac OS X devotee. I use mine to run UNIX® programs through MacPorts ( Mac OS X is a certified UNIX® operating system at its core based on BSD UNIX) and Linux distributions in a virtual machine. if you're looking for something fast, well-made, beautifully designed for general aswell as creative/productive computing; the MacBook Pro isn't a bad choice.
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