IdeaPad S205

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13-inch MacBook Pro/2.7GHz Core i7 (Early 2011)

by Apple

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13-inch MacBook Pro/2.3GHz Core i5 (Early 2011)

by Apple

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MacBook/2.26GHz

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Pros
  • Improved processing speed
  • Increased battery life
  • Improved processing speed
  • Increased battery life
  • Unibody design makes a lighter, more comfortable MacBook
  • Impressive battery life
  • Glass Multi-touch trackpad
  • Support for up to 8GB of 1066MHz RAM
  • Performs as well or better than 2.26GHz 13-inch MacBook Pro
Cons
  • Slower graphics performance compared to previous model
  • Battery not user serviceable
  • Slower graphics performance compared to previous model
  • Battery not user serviceable
  • No IR port
  • No SD card slot
  • No video adapters included
  • No FireWire port
At A Glance

The MacBook benefits nicely from its unibody face-lift: it's lighter and more attractive, and it performs better than the model that came before it. Think of it as a MacBook Pro minus the FireWire port and SD card slot, for $200 less.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 103829U MC724LL/A MC700LL/A MC207LL/A

Processor

Processor type AMD Fusion Intel Core i7 Intel Core i5  
Processor speed 1600.0  MHz 2700.0  MHz 2300.0  MHz 2260.0  MHz
Cache size 1.0  KB 4.0  KB 3.0  KB 3.0  KB
Processor count 2 2 2  
Bus speed       1066.0  MHz

Display

Display size 11.6  inches 13.3  inches 13.3  inches 13.3  inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels

Storage

Drives included 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Drive size 500.0  GB 500.0  GB 320.0  GB 250.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM
Other storage Memory Stick|SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|xD-Picture Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card SDXC Card  
Drive type Hard Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive  

Battery

Vendor Rated Battery life 5.0  hours 7.0  hours 7.0  hours 7.0  hours

Ports and Connections

MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes Yes    
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps  
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0 1.0    
SD/MMC Card 1.0 1.0    
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g 802.11 n/a/b/g 802.11 n/a/b/g  
Video Interfaces HDMI|VGA Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort  
Slots Memory Stick|SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|xD-Picture Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card SDXC Card  
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)   1.0 1.0  
Firewire   1 1  
Available Interfaces   Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort
Audio Interfaces   Digital Optical Digital Optical  
Bluetooth       Yes

Memory

Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz 1066.0  MHz
Memory max   8.0  GB 8.0  GB 4.0  GB

Dimensions

Width 11.4  inches 12.78  inches 12.78  inches 13.0  inches
Depth 7.5  inches 8.94  inches 8.94  inches 9.12  inches
Height 1.5  inches 0.95  inches 0.95  inches 1.08  inches
Weight 3.1  pounds 4.5  pounds 4.5  pounds 4.7  pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.6  pounds      

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo

Storage Media

XD picture card 1      
Memory stick Memory Stick      

Included Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software   Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools), iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools), iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) iLife

Other Features

Docking Station Port No No No No
Devices Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Microphone Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Microphone Built-In Microphone
Input devices Keyboard|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard|Touchpad (multitouch)

General Information

UPC Code   885909437023 885909436705 885909345915

Warranty

Warranty information   1 Year 1 Year  

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset       NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Performance

Power Usage

Idle power usage

Watts

8.4 17.6    
Sleep power usage

Watt hours

0.0 1.4    
Off power usage

Watt hours

0.0 0.0    

Macworld Labs

Speedmark 6 Score

      111
Tested Configuration

      Mac OS X 10.6.1 with 2GB of RAM