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15-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.66GHz

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and keyboard. The value for money and design are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the battery and screen, while there are some mixed comments about the usability.

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Review: 15-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.66GHz

 

As far as upgrades go, the top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro's makeover is far from extreme. But we're not going to complain if Apple chooses to gently goose the processor speed a little bit without expecting a dime more for the effort.

Thin, rounded design ; Ecologically conscious ; Retains FireWire port ; Great new keyboard ; Easy to service and upgrade ; Large trackpad with numerous multi-touch gesture choices ; Faster top-of-the-line 15-inch model ; Gorgeous bright glossy screen

Disappointing battery life compared to the last model ; No choice of screen finishes ; Trackpad button can be hard to press ; Some multi-touch gestures more difficult to maneuver than others ; Bottom Line ; Essentially a replacement for the 2.53GHz...

When comparing just the rated processor speed specification, the new 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor is a little more than 5 percent faster than the 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo. That's almost exactly the difference in Speedmark scores between the new and old...

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15-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.66GHz

 

As far as upgrades go, the top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro's makeover is far from extreme. But we're not going to complain if Apple chooses to gently goose the processor speed a little bit without expecting a dime more for the effort.

Macworld’s buying advice. Except for a minor boost in processor speed, the new 15-inch 2.66GHz MacBook Pro is identical to the 15-inch 2.53GHz MacBook Pro it replaces. The minor speed boost, without a similar boost in price, can only be good news. And...

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