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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.16GHz

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    When Apple introduced the MacBook in May, it bumped the processor speeds on its 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The top-end MacBook Pro now features a 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from 2GHz from the...

At a Glance

When Apple introduced the MacBook in May, it bumped the processor speeds on its 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The top-end MacBook Pro now features a 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from 2GHz from the original configuration. Other than that -- and an optional glossy widescreen display -- the specifications remain unchanged from the high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro we reviewed in the May 2006 issue of Macworld.

Price when rated: $2,499

Pros

  • Classic design
  • Runs Universal applications quickly
  • Integrated iSight camera
  • Bright screen
  • Improved wireless range
  • Comes with Front Row application and remote
  • Innovative MagSafe power connector

Cons

  • Optical drive inferior to PowerBook G4
  • Non-native apps can run slowly
  • Intermittent processor noise on some systems
  • No FireWire 800 port
  • Screen slightly shorter than PowerBook
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