Sunday, December 17

Are Macbook Pros Worth The Money?

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Now let us dive in a take a look at some of the features.

1. Design

Apple’s line up of MacBook Pros is undeniably the hottest laptops around. Its stunning aluminum, uni-body design is definitely eye-catching. However, MacBook Pros really start to shine when you pop open the cover. You are greeted with a stunning, glossy, LED display, which immediately turns on, with no wait time. Apple also allows you to choose a hi-res glossy screen, or a hi-res anti-glare for a little more cash. Another feature is the MacBookPros’ spacious keyboard and large track pad. The keyboard not only is full size, its keys are spread out to make your fingers more comfortable. Another feature of the keyboard is that it is back-lit. It has ambient light sensing technology, which detect the lighting of the area. If it is dark, the keys become back-lit, which comes in handy during presentations. The track pad has a glass surface, which reduces friction. The track pad is huge and allows for touch gestures, such as, pinch and zoom, swipe, rotate and much more, this allows for a much better experience while doing everyday laptop tasks. Something that may not be as noticeable is the i-Sight camera. This small camera located on top of the laptop, allows for video and photo taking and chatting. One more thing, everything on the MacBook Pro is recyclable, from the LED Screen; to the uni-body structure, all can be recycled.

2. Operating System

Apple’s operating system “Snow Leopard” is considered the most advance OS. The Mac OS X has an easy to use interface that includes the dock, the desktop screen, menu bar, and various search tools. The system also incorporates many basic programs such as iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, which allow for an easy multi-media experience. If you miss the Windows operating system feel, no problem. A feature on the all Macs, called boot camp, allows you to run any windows operating system. You can also use software such as Parallels or VMware Fusion.

After using the Mac OS, system for over 5 years I have to say it is very easy to use and easy to adjust to. The best part is the price! The new Snow Leopard OS cost only 35 dollars! Bill Gates, you should be taking some notes here.

3. Hardware

Apple’s MacBook Pros come in 13 inch, 15 inch, and 17 inch models. You can find the specific tech Specs on their website. I will just be looking at the similarities. One of the features that stood out to me the most was the battery life. All three laptops have a battery life of 10 hours. Which is great when you are flying, or on a long road trip. The battery can also be recharged up to 1000 times, which is three times more than the average laptop! The Storage space you can get can be up to 500 GB but is typically around 250 to 320 GB. The Memory is 4 GB but can be upgraded to 8 GB, impressive for a laptop. On the side of the MacBook Pro you can see a variety of ports, such as USB, Fire wire 400 and 800, an SD card slot, the Magsafe port, an Ethernet port, and much more. The new MacBook Pros are also full of raw Processing power, with the new Intel core i5 and i7 processors. Apple claims these processors are twice as fast as the previous core 2 duo processors. If you look up any other laptop with these specs you get a laptop that can cost of to $3000 dollars!

4. Convenience and Customer Services

Apple is commonly known for its geniuses. You can find these people at all Apple Stores. These people help people with their tech issues; they help transfer data over computers, answer questions, and give product demos. You definitely will not get this kind of service anywhere else. These people make getting and switching to a Mac a lot easier.

So are MacBook Pros worth the money? Yes… but lightly. If you are more comfortable using your PC and you are not really having hard-core virus or technical problems then you can stick with your PC. However, it would be a great decision to choose a MacBook Pro the next time you buy a laptop.

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