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9 Reasons For
Apple Has Excellent Laptop Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Apple notebook PCs and specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The MacBook Pro has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this age and type. Most of the MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Has a Front Camera
The Apple MacBook Pro has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Apple MacBook Pro has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The MacBook Pro has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Apple portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an AMD E processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from Intel High End Desktop Processors (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MacBook Pro supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
+4 More reasons for
Quite Big Screen Size
Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro have screen sizes of between 11" and 16", and the average screen size is 14". The Apple MacBook Pro has a fairly big screen size (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The MacBook Pro has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 4.6MB.
802.11b WiFi Standard
The MacBook Pro has an 802.11b WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. MacBooks that came out more than two years ago WiFi standards range from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
6 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The MacBook Pro has a better storage medium than most MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
The best storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is SSD.
Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro is 250MB and the biggest is 2.1GB. The Apple MacBook Pro has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 512 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple MacBook Pro is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
+3 More reasons against
Notebook PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 920g and 2.6kg. The MacBook Pro is one of the heavier MacBooks that were released more than two years ago (2.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
With a height of 24.1 millimeters, the Apple MacBook Pro is one of the thicker MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro amongst MacBooks of this age. The heights of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro range from 13mm to 25mm, and the average height is 19mm.
5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Apple released the MacBook Pro.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.3 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro.
+3 Other reasons
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro.
Average Battery Life
The MacBook Pro has a fairly average battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Intel Core i7
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1440 x 900
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Open GL Graphics Adapter
2560 x 1600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
DVD Super Multi
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Ambient Light Sensor
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mail, Address Book, iCal, Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 10668
0 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-24 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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