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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by xune, Feb 24, 2011.
Apple - MacBook Pro - The new MacBook Pro. Huge leaps in performance.
Glad to see they updated the 13" finally with some good hardware.
Sad to see they are up to their usual crap and are being anti-USB 3.0 now just so they can push their "Thunderbolt" port. I understand it's business, but adding USB 3.0 is cheap now, so they wouldn't even have had to change anything really. Too bad they are so stubborn. I'll stick with my Core2Duo for now I guess, maybe I'll look into a new 13" MBP next year.
Lol Get a grip Biker. Usbs are legacy ports now!
Far sadder is the fact it doesn't have a SSD boot drive. Now that would have been sweet.
USB 3.0 is legacy? LOL whatever you say. It's on about every new high end motherboard on the market.
I agree with the SSD comment. I was really expecting that to be included this time around honestly. It sure does look like a sweet setup regardless. If I wasn't getting ready to write my annual check to Uncle Sam I might even consider one.
Install your own SSD. That is what I did to my 13" MBP. Now it boots faster than my iPad.
I know, but holy crap look at the price these things are at. Seems like a SSD could have been included. They look like awesome laptops, but man they should be!
I got hooked on SSD when I did my most recent computer build. I decided to go with SSD, even with the minor negative stuff I've read about them, and it was an excellent decision. I went ahead upgraded my HTPC to SSD and my MBP. Now when I use a regular computer, waiting for the bootup makes me want to throw it out the window.
I guess that makes me a SSD fanboy. LOL.
From a cost standpoint I can see SSD not being the default configuration, but Apple is still putting 5400 RPM hard drives in these things? The cost difference between 5400 and 7200 is a few dollars these days. Nothing like pairing a cutting edge processor with 10 year old hard drive technology.
New MacBook Pros fastest laptops ever tested, Engadget
^ even with the "slow" 5400 RPM drives, the new MacBook Pro's are the fastest laptops Engadget's ever tested:
MacBook Pro review (early 2011) -- Engadget
As Engadget said.. Not too shabby!
Want to make Engadget's fastest tested laptop even faster? Add an SSD. That's like adding a turbo to a Ferrari.