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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.16GHz

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

    Macworld Rating

    Apple swapped out the processors on its MacBook Pro line, exchanging the original Core Duo chip for a next-generation Core 2 Duo processor. In addition to boosting performance while mantaining battery...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Apple swapped out the processors on its MacBook Pro line, exchanging the original Core Duo chip for a next-generation Core 2 Duo processor. In addition to boosting performance while mantaining battery life, the Core 2 Duo also doubles the amount of L2 cache to 4MB. What's more, Apple bumped the processor speeds on the MacBook Pros; this low-end model now runs at 2.16GHz, up from 2GHz. Also, Apple added a FireWire 800 port to all MacBook Pro models; previously, only the 17-inch offering had the FW 800 port.

    Pros

    • Classic design
    • FireWire 800 added
    • Gorgeous screen
    • Ample RAM and hard drive capacity
    • Fast performance
    • Faster SuperDrive supports double-layer burning

    Cons

    • No internal modem option
    • Pricey
    • Few cards available for ExpressCard/34 slot
    • No PC Card slot

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