Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2012 comes with much more improved features than was being talked about prior to its launch. Here is a short review
By Abdul Vahid V (NVONews.Com)
MacBook Pro is Apple’s flagship portable computer since January 2006. Over the years, the company has rolled out three updates for the laptop. As of now, we have just received the third generation MacBook Pros with significant changes for the 15-inch version. The 13-inch and 15-inch models of the previous versions have received only slight modifications. Well, as it was predicted, the 17-inch version has almost been delisted and discontinued by Apple. The outcome is that we will have only 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Pro with the latter being the premium product with a significantly higher resolution Retina Display and other features. The 2012 MacBook Pro is coming with many new features compared to its instant predecessor.
Thinner and slighter body (unibody form factor)
The new MacBook Pro is thinner than its 2011 edition, however, it is equally styled and keeps a unibody form factor. Apple has announced that the new MacBook Pro will have a small and lightweight body so that it can compete with its Windows 8 rivals. Yes, it looks like that Apple has made a slight effort to abridge the gap between the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
Retina Display is the most outstanding feature of the upcoming MacBook Pro. Apple has integrated the high resolution display in the 15-inch version for high clarity visuals. The new display technology will bring MacBook Pro into the frontline of portable computers thanks to its exalted image clarity. The 15.4-inch display will probably have a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels at an aspect ratio of 16:10.
Processor and RAM
The new 15-inch version of MacBook Pro will be powered by a processor of 2.3 GHz (3615QM) quad core or 2.6 GHz (3720QM) quad-core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge, which will feature 6 MB on-chip L3 cache. The premium version will feature a processor of 2.7 GHz (3820QM) with 8 MB on-chip L3 cache, Apple says. It is entirely different from the specs of its predecessor, which has a 2.2 GHz (2675QM) quad-core or 2.4 GHz (2760QM) quad-core Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor with 6 MB on-chip L3 cache. Of course, the Ivy Bridge processor will be the most wonderful thing with the 2012 MacBook Pro. Apple is one of major companies that produce computers using the advanced chips from Intel.
When it comes to the RAM, the 2012 MacBook Pro will come with 1600 MHz PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM with a capacity of 4GB (two 2GB) or 8GB (two 4GB) options. The RAM can be expanded up to 16GB as well similar to its previous version that supports only 4GB of RAM.
The MacBook Pro will mount Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 for increased multimedia and graphical performance. It will be powered by a DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory and Nvidia GT650M with 512 MB GDDR5 memory. The premium model of the device may have far richer options for graphical performance.
The laptop will sport 500GB or 750GB serial ATA on-board storage with 5,400-rpm. It is another area where the new MacBook Pro will outdo its predecessors and rivals out in stores. Thanks to an SD card slot, you can expand the memory of the device.
Apple MacBook Pro 2012 will further feature two USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt port. The device will also have longer battery life. Compared with the previous MacBook Pro, the new one will shine in several areas.
Above all, the 2012 MacBook Pro will run on Apple’s new OS X Mountain Lion, which the company demoed at the WWDC 2012. The new version of the Mac operating system touts more than 200 new features. As a whole, it is sure that the new MacBook Pro will do better than its predecessor in market.