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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.0GHz

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

    Macworld Rating

A worthy successor to the PowerBook G4, the MacBook Pro is particularly attractive if most of the applications you use are available in Universal versions, or are relatively low-power programs running in Rosetta. However, if you rely on programs that won't run in Rosetta or you rely on resource-intensive software, you should delay your purchase until Universal versions of those programs become available.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    When Apple introduced the MacBook in May, it bumped the processor speeds on its 15-inch MacBook Pro models. This model sees its processor jump to a 2GHz Intel Core Duo chip from 1.83GHz. Other than that change -- plus a glossy screen option -- it's the same model we examined in our May 2006 review.

    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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