I’m so excited about my new toy! And as a graphic designer I can honestly say that the New Macbook Pro is the best yet! It boasts an 8hour battery life, high-resolution widescreen display, illuminated keyboard, multi-touch track pad, built in wifi and a powerful Intel core duo processor that runs at 2.93Ghz. Basically, to the non-techies out there– it’s bloody fast! Going back to the battery for a minute, as we all know, most electrical items batteries will wear down through charging. The guys at apple have over come this issue by developing a technology called adaptive charging. This involves a microchip in the battery that communicates with the computer to work out the best way to charge its cells, adjusting the current so as not to over charge the system. The result- a lifespan of up to 1000 recharges compared to previously only 200-300. That’s more than 3 times the original lifespan of older models, which is nearly 5 years! With this and the built in wifi I’ve been able to work away from home and buy cosmetics online for my wife for Valentine’s Day at the same time!
Now for the best bit in my opinion – the screen. For the first time on an apple notebook you can now get desktop quality colour, due to the 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution (2.3 million pixels!). That means you can even watch films in High Definition. This is hugely significant if you use macs for graphics and designing like me, as you now have a screen that offers 60% greater colour spec and a 700:1 contrast ratio. It’s perfect for my building wrap and banner stand designs as I know they’ll look as good on screen they will when printed, which is great for my client.
You have to see it to believe it. Even the keyboard is a dream as the keys have been designed to curve perfectly around my fingers! And with the illuminated setting, I can always see what I’m doing in low lighting such as on an aeroplane or in a conference room. The 17inch model comes with a huge 320Gb hard drive, (perfect for all my music, photos and other projects) and 8GB of memory, so I’m always be up to speed when running multiple applications. All of this and more in a durable and sleek aluminium cover, which not only makes the MacBook Pro look and feel good, but it’s also the thinnest and lightest model available at just 0.98 inches thick and 6.6 pounds. It’s great to carry around with me and silently show off in Starbucks!