While historically Apple has taken a bit of heat
for producing notebooks that weigh in at a hefty price premium compared to their PC counterparts, it's becoming more apparent that Apple
has seen the light and is now offering a few more competitively priced models for the "laptop hunters" out there this back-to-school season.
As such, today we're taking a closer look at Apple's 13" Macbook Pro
The 13" Macbook Pro features Apple's uni-body enclosure that is carved from a solid block of aluminum for added durability. The machine also features a LED-backlit screen with a higher color gamut than most notebooks, a backlit keyboard, and a 7 hour battery that actually lasts about 7 hours, which reaffirms Apple's reputation of advertising realistic battery life claims. A number of other features like a built in iSight webcam, a Superdrive (CD/DVD reader and writer), a Magsafe power adapter and for the first time for Apple a built in SD card reader--all in a package that's about 4.5 pounds--make this one heck of an attractive little notebook.
The one we tested was the lower end model equipped with a 2.26GHz Intel
Core 2 Duo processor with 1066MHz frontside bus and 4GB (two 2GB
SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 memory. Come check it