Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Should I get this ?

Details :
Apple MacBook Pro 15.4”
Specifications:
• 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Santa Rosa)
• 4MB shared L2 Cache running at full processor speed
• 800MHz frontside system bus
• 2GB (2x1GB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM- (PC2-5300) supports up to 4GB
• 120GB Serial ATA; 5400-rpm HDD
• Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Graphics with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and Duallink DVI
• Built-in iSight camera, Full-size, Illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor
• 15.4 - inch (diagonal) LED TFT widescreen display, 1440 by 900 resolution
• One FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 ports
• Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)
• Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR ( Enhanced Data Rate) module
• Apple Remote, 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithiumpolymer battery
• One year Warranty
Included Software:
Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, AddressBook, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools) iLife !06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, Garage Band) Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWorks (30-days trial), Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, OmniOutliner, and Apple Hardware Test.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds nice except for the HDD speed (assuming you're concentrating more on performance than on portability and life)
and the warranty (3 years is safer and usually worth it).

6/19/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Manoj M said...

I thought the speed was good considering it was a SATA? Anyway go for it, no better machine can you get :).

For your high performance graphics stuff, Parallels is going to support heavy graphics games soon in 3.0 I heard.

And definitely go for 3 year Applecare. Everyone I checked with (non apple folks) said it was worth it.

6/19/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger aadis said...

As a laptop, Macbook is one of the best I have ever used. Everything just works, from wifi to power management.

I'm using a TP T60+xp today, and it just feels so clunky :D

I'd say vmware fusion is the vm app to watch out for. It can already support DirectX games inside the VM.

Or do you want to wait for the next hardware revision along with Leopard (Oct?). As always take a look at http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro and don't buy in India!


All said, highly recommended.

6/19/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Moonjungle said...

Why Not?

6/20/2007 07:13:00 AM  

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