Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Macbook Pro 2011 Models are here!! Benchmarks showed EXTREME improvement

Click HERE for more details from apple!

I was really expecting a Macbook Air Form factor (paper thin) but it seems like other than the improved internals the MacBook Pro series retain the same look and shape. Okay so they put an improved i5 dual core on the basic 13 inch macbook pro model, but the battery life drops down to 7 hours?? They also introduced the 'thunderbolt' technology which supports up to 10Gb/s speed, damn! Once they make good external hard drives supporting this, this would probably be a good idea!

Aniway, this new update seems really worthy, the entry level macbook pro 13 is now on par with previous year's top of the line i7! Wow!!! Whoever bought the top of the line i7 Macbook 15 inch must be pretty upset right now hahaha

The mid-level Macbook Pro 13 inch boasts a 2.7Ghz i7 dual core, 4GB DDR3 Ram and 500 GB Hard Drive! - now this is something that is guaranteed to run Traktor with 4 decks, all effects on and minimum latency!

If you are in the market for a new MacBook - Go for it now!!! The best price & performance pick would be the 13 inch with 2.7Ghz i7 - this sure will be a popular choice among digital DJs with its uber-fast i7 and 500GB of hard drive space!

EDIT  Feb 27th 2011:

According to the benchmarks found HERE , the 2011 Macbook Pros are WAAAY faster than the 2010 models, in fact the cheapest 2011 model (13 inch macbook pro, i5 2.3Ghz) Rivals 2010's top of the line (15 inch i7!!)

so there you go, the extreme performance gains seem to justify upgrading to the new model if you have the really really old macs or are looking to get your first mac. Those who just bought the Macbook Pro last year? I suggest you wait till next year before rushing off to sell your 2010 model, the 2012 Macbook Pros are expected to be even better than 2011's one!

Also, a good review by Engadget of the 2011 model HERE , check it out!