Thursday, November 28, 2013

MacBook Pro 2013 Review: Haswell-Powered Laptop By Apple With Core i5 Processor & 11-Hour Battery Life Renders Speedy Performance For Users

MacBook Pro 2013 review: The highly anticipated MacBook Pro 2013 with Retina display comes with iLife and iWorks and two Thunderbolt ports, plus a higher than 1080P HD screen. But what would impress the future user with this new model is not only the longer battery life thanks to the upgraded Haswell chipset it possesses, but that it also is one speedy machine.

According to PC Mag’s Joel Santo Domingo, the MacBook Pro 2013 uses Intel’s Haswell-based Core i5 processors, which gives future power users a system that could last up to 12 hours which continuous use. The MacBook Pro just weighs over three pounds and can still process graphics and scientific tasks quickly, noted the PC Mag reviewer.

Priced at $1,299 from Apple’s online store, the new MacBook is 0.04 inches thinner than its predecessor. The aluminum and glass system has become a smidge lighter at the new weight of 3.37 pounds, .20 pounds less than its previous version. PCMag noted that the backlit chiclet stle keyboard is comfortable to use and is as wide as the multi-touch trackpad.

Under the hood, the MacBook Pro has a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-4258U processor, Intel Iris 5100 graphics, 8GB of memory and a 256GB Flash Storage module. In a performance tests done by PCMag, the MacBook Pro 2013 was able to complete the Handbrake test in a short 1 minute 9 seconds and the Photoshop CS6 test in 4:27.

Comparing it with other high-end laptops, the Sony VAIO Pro 13 has a Handbrake of 1:34 with its CS6 at 5:07; Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus’ Handbrake and CS6 test were 1:23 and 5:51 respectively and systems like the Acer S7-392-6411 has a 1:01 Handbrake and 6:01 CS6 test. Acer was the only one that was able to bit the new MacBook Pro 2013’s Handbrake by eight seconds but still lagged behind the CS6.

As expected, the new MacBook Pro 2013 is faster than its previous models and does have the specs that will allow it to become one of the best laptops in the market today

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