Apple 13" Macbook Pro Video Review

Apple 13" Macbook Pro Video Review


Synopsis: 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.

Apple 13" Macbook Pro
Specifications and Features
2.26GHz MacBook Pro (MB990LL/A)
2.53GHz MacBook Pro (MB991LL/A)
Precision aluminum unibody
2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 cache
3MB shared
System bus
2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB
4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB
Hard drive4
160GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
250GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
Slot-loading optical drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital output/headphone out with selectable analog audio line in
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)2; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
Hardware accessories
60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
Limited warranty and service
Your MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.
Apple and the global environment
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and processes. The Apple Product Environmental Specification details the environmental attributes of our products.
Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.


Apple 13" Macbook Pro Image Gallery

  • 7 Hour Battery Life
  • Good Looks
  • Backlit keyboard
  • High Color Gamut LCD
  • LED Backlit Display
  • Over-sized Trackpad w/ Gesture Recognition


  • No Firewire 400 Port
  • Flat Key-Caps
  • Battery Not User Replaceable


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