The MacBook Pro is a line of notebooks released by Apple Corporation at the start of the year 2006 at the Macworld Conference & Expo, in the United States, a special exposition dedicated exclusively to the MacIntosh products, as a replace of PowerBook G4, a notebooks line sold between 2001 and 2006.
MacBook Pro was produced under the MacBook’s family range, along with the consumer-focused notebook and the ultra portable thin notebook, MacBook Air , being positioned at the high- end part of this line.
First model of MacBook Pro was a large and heavy notebook, using just like as his second version, aluminum. There are, in this moment, 3 available models of MacBook Pro and they have different measures like 13″, 15″ and 17″ .
The first model, the 13″ one,was released on January 10, 2006,Â and was criticized because from its components were missing the IEEE 1394 interface and the Separate Video ports. These parts was added on the later models, 15″ and 17″. Also, this models was upgradedÂ with a type of webcams, developed by Apple Inc. , both external and internal, named iSight and a MagSafe connector, a connector which is held magnetically in its slot.
The MacBook ProÂ Special modelÂ have an impressive configuration which contains a Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.5GHz, a 17″ display, available in 2 types, mate or glossy, widescreen. It have one of the best graphic cards from the market at this moment, represented by a nVidia Geforce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM . Its hard drive can support almost 5400 rotation per minuteÂ and have a capacity of 320 gigabytes, with a Serial ATA slot.Â Contains also and 2 GB RAM memory split in 2 boards.
Like all the models from the MacBook Pro family, this one has the left side of the case shifted and the optical drive slot removed from this part and integrated on the right side. Also, Â the DVI, a high-quality video interface for digital displays, wasÂ replaced with a miniaturized version of the standard digital display interface, named Mini Display Port.
The MackBook Pro model is stylish and lightweight, in contrast with its predecessors, using an unibody construction, but deeper and wider thanks to its widescreen. The touchpad was also been enlarged making the scroll and interacting with it, method also known as multi-touch, more easier and attractive. The keyboard is back lighted and arranged in a QWERTY system, the most used keyboard layout in these days. The hard drive is located in the battery compartment at the 15″ model and under the bottom panel on the MacBook Pro model, characteristic that makes it irreplaceable, requiring a entirely disassemble of the device.
Its battery also has an unique design because the designers wanted to use all the free space and didn’t used the classical round cells inside of it. The material used to create them it is the best from the market, the lithium-ion polymer, used to create rechargeable batteries, that helps to extend the battery’s durability. On the experiments it was proofed that the MacBook Pro has an 8 hours life and can be recharged up to 1000 times.
Also, even it is looking perfect, the MacBook Pros have some problems with the wireless connections like the third part routers connectivity. It is loosing frequently the signal and have problems with the IP requiring part. The users, and even the Apple’s experts report problems when they tried to access a secure network but the solution of this it will be a simple turning off and on of the AirPort.
To improve the quality of the MacBook Pro, the experts elaborated some solutions for these bugs, but there are pretty hard and uncomfortable like deleting the wireless network and re-make it or rebooting the entire system for one minute.
Even if it has some little problems with these aspects mentioned, the MacBook Pro one of the best notebooks from the market and will let every user perplexed every time he or she will use it. Also, it is impressionable that finally, the Apple Inc. putted a SD Card slot, a massive detachable storage,Â in one of its products.
The MacBook family are very popular line andÂ this high-end product, the MacBook Pro, made on every single user a good impression and never disappointed.