MacBook Pro (early 2011) Hands On
So after working a long hard day at school, I took off up to the local Apple Store with the intent of having a good look at the new macbook pro models.
Even after only spending about ten minutes with a 15″ core i7 model I can say that this update is quite and improvement. Unfortunately I was not able to check out the Thunderbolt I/O connection, due to the lack of peripherals available today, however all other aspects of this mac seemed to be an equally large improvement.
What I found incredibly interesting and thought I just must try was the 720p iSight camera. It definitely lived up to expectations, however I am left wondering how much better it would look than your average iSight camera when used over Facetime or iChat. As for power the Sandy-bridge i5 beast inside this machine was running at blistering speeds, and I was impressed. I will look more into this with later testing however with the limited time I had I wasn’t able to properly suck this machine of all it’s power, however even with basic things such as opening up large applications, getting movies playing, etc this thing was going really well.
As I said before I was not able to completely test this thing out in the short time I had available, however the difference I could notice was incredible, and I’m sure there’ll be more to notice with further testing.