Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15 inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Review
New MacBook Pros feature faster Penryn processors and better graphics
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Pros: Better battery life, supports trackpad hand gestures, double the video RAM of previous models on two high-end models
- Cons: Apple remote no longer free, trackpad a bit narrow for multi-touch hand gestures.
- Price: £1,299 (2.4GHz, 15in)
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Macworld Buying Advice
If you’ve been waiting to buy a new Apple laptop, or hesitating about upgrading, wait no longer. The new MacBook Pros are Apple’s speediest laptops ever. The higher-end models are loaded with both system and video RAM and better L2 cache capacities, which directly affect performance. It’s disappointing that the Apple remote now costs extra, but on balance, £15 is not a high price for something many people rarely use. While the 2.4GHz model is fine value for the money, the higher-end 15in and 17in models are outstanding top-of-the-line models for any professional, artistic, scientific, or scholastic application.