First Look Review: New 13-inch Apple MacBook Pros

PCWorld: First Look Review – New 13-inch Apple MacBook Pros

Performance improvements on the 13-inch MacBook Pros are not as dramatic as with the larger format models released at the same time – a scant 10% increase on processor speed tests.

“When Apple announced its latest MacBook Pro laptops, not every model received the same level of improvement and update. While the 15-inch and 17-inch models now feature new Core i5 and i7 processors, new graphics processors, and better battery life, the 13-inch models received comparatively little love. The new 13-inch MacBook Pros do feature new integrated graphics and incremental speed improvements to its Core 2 Duo processors–but as the specs suggest, the subtle changes provide subtle performance benefits.

The two new 13-inch MacBook Pros have the same prices as their predecessors, $1199 and $1499. The new $1199 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, a 250GB hard drive, and 4GB of RAM. That’s up from the 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, 160GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM in the previous low-end model. The $1499 13-inch MacBook Pro has a 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB hard drive, and 4GB of RAM; the previous $1499 model had a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 250GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
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