Being faithful to Apple takes strong commitment, you want to keep on using their legendary products, but have to wait just under a year before they upgrade. This is the case with the MacBook Pro; it has taken 10 months for the new 2010 model. Everything still looks the same on the outside – but that is not a bad thing.
We discussed in a recent post that Apple has upgraded its 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch Pro range. However, those wanting the smaller 13-inch model are upset that Apple has decided to stick with the Intel Core 2 CPU and not the new i5 and i7 of the larger models.
Engadget has now taken ownership of the new 17-inch version of the MacBook pro and noticed that although there have been a number of upgrades; they are not as much as they had hoped. When looking back at our recent post on its specs, we can see that not only did it get an upgrade to it’s processor, but also its graphics, battery and hard drive.
Apple has done a great job with keeping the balance between performance and energy efficiency. The new MacBook Pro is certainly faster and offers up to 10 hours of battery life on certain models. Engadget believes that Apple has not done enough to warrant an upgrade for those who have the 2009 model. However, if you have a MacBook pro that is a few years old – then now could not be a better time to upgrade. Visit the Engadget website their review on the MacBook Pro Core i7.