MacBook Pro 13-15-17 inch core i5-i7 Laptops Unveiled! | Specs and Review

Posted on 15 April 2010 by author

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After going through a hibernation, Apple has finally blessed their MacBook Pros with a dash of core i5 and i7 spell, available on their new 15-17 inch laptop – except for the 13 incher macbook. The Cupertino based company promises that these new macbooks will not only be faster, have a better graphics card but will have a longer battery-life as well.

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Like us and the other enthusiasts out there who aren’t so pleased with this unveiling, there are still many users who are happy with this release, mainly because they’ve been waiting for this core i5-i7 update for a long time now – Well not for us, you see the price of these new laptops aren’t that for d’ average joe.

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The 13 inch – packing with Nvidia 320 M Graphics card, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram and 250GB hard drive will have a tag of $1,199 – add 300 USD if you want to make it run 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 320GB hard drive.

The price on the 15 inch gets steeper – You can get the 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 320GB hard drive package at $1,799. While the one running with 2.53 GHz Intel Core and 500GB hard drive will land at 2,000 USD; And the premium one with 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 with same storage capacity will cost $2,199 .

Ironically Apple didn’t provide a core i7 consecration for the 17 incher macbook – Making it run only on 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive for $2,299.

If you’re a practical person, it would take a hypnotic persuasion before you buy these laptops. I will take Alienware M11x anytime of the day than the 13 inch Macbook or choose an HP Envy or Asus Core i5 – i7 series laptops instead of the 15-17 inch Macbooks. But of course, that’s just me. I’m sure some users would still buy this Macbook series  for the reason of being ‘class’ and to bring their social status up.

Here’s a quick unboxing video from Ubergizmo

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. “ – The fruit was an Apple.


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  1. jeffro (Reply) Posted on April 15th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Great. Yet another biased PC user reviewing apple computers. When are you people going to realize that we don’t by macs for status or self righteous coolness factors? I have a mac that is 11 years old that still runs like a top and, my other macs do the same. These things are built and run better than a cheap PC. There’s an old saying: “You get what you pay for”

  2. Mac Man (Reply) Posted on April 16th, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I agree with jeffro, I recently converted from PC to Mac and will never go back. I bought the 13″ Macbook Pro listed above and feel as though it is the greatest computer ever. It is better built than any PC I have ever used and runs wonderfully. I plan to replace my desktop with an IMac soon as I want to put quality over price, and yes you get what you pay for.

  3. Joe (Reply) Posted on April 19th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I agree, once you own a MacBook, you will never go back. Until early 2009, I only owned PCs. After my brand new top of the line Dell XPS laptop crashed for the third time in three months using the horrible Vista system, I took the Mac plunge. I was blown away by the unibody built and quality. But once I got familiar with the Mac OS, I was kicking myself for taking so many years to convert! Now I own two iMac s (older 20″ and the new 27″ models) plus the recent iPad. I am trading up my 13″ MacBook for a 15″ MacBook with i5 processor. Yes, they are a bit more expensive but I am finding out hold their trade-in values well! I will never own another PC!

  4. Lee K (Reply) Posted on April 23rd, 2010 at 2:45 am

    “You get what you pay for” Jeffro said it all. Every day I go to work I’m reminded why I have a Mac at home.

  5. Klockers (Reply) Posted on April 23rd, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Agree with all comments on here and while you’re discussing prices the HP Envy is at the same price range.
    And when you bring up alienware you won’t get a computer built in metal, great battery life, a stable system, a sleek form factor etc. Some computers are made for gaming, that is not Apple’s target audience while it is Alienware’s.. That’s like a mountain climber saying a GPS phone is 10 times better than an Google nexus one.


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