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Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)
  • MacBook Pro MC723B/A 39 cm 15.4" LED Notebook - Core i7 i7-2720QM 2.20 GHz (1440 x 900 WXGA+ Display - 4 GB RAM - 750 GB HDD - DVD-Writer - Intel GMA HD 3000, AMD Radeon HD 6750M - Bluetooth - Thunderbolt - Webcam - Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - 7 Hour)

Sullivan McIntyre

March 4, 2011, 7:10 pm

"An addition we’re not particularly enthralled with, but which might be of interest to some buyers is the new FaceTime HD camera. As the name suggests, this constitutes a 720p sensor, in the same place as every previous MacBook Pro had its standard definition one. A small mercy is that new MacBook Pros come with FaceTime installed, saving you the £0.99 cost owners of older Macs are subject to. Suffice to say that this works, and looks good, but that we’re not inclined to use it."

What's this about? Not 'enthralled' with; what's wrong with it? Do you not like laptop webcams generally, that specific one, or just the fact they call it FaceTime? How does it actually perform? Is there something that is not better about it; this seems like a perfectly good upgrade to me. I'd look forward to using it with Skype. That paragraph seems a little odd.

Andy 10

March 4, 2011, 10:03 pm

"it's on par with any equivalent PC based laptop"

Does it mean Windows based laptop?

Hans Gruber

March 5, 2011, 12:42 am

FaceTime pre-installed at no extra cost!

Saving a whopping 99p from an overall spend that's going to be pretty close to £2K by the time you've properly configured it? Are you kiddin' us? :/

BOFH UK

March 5, 2011, 2:31 am

Just a quick one on pricing before the inevitable tidal wave of complaints: yes, it's expensive. Yes, you can get more bang for your buck in performance terms elsewhere. No, just because YOU wouldn't pay that much doesn't mean that the design, OS, user experience etc isn't worth it to somebody else. Just something to bear in mind...

Anyway, very nice update from Apple and the performance figures are superb. What will really be interesting is if / when they stick Sandy Bridge into the Mac Mini line, that could end up being a stealthy powerhouse if they do it right.

Gk.pm

March 5, 2011, 5:20 am

@BOFH UK
Yep, a Mac Mini with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt will be great!

Ironduke

March 5, 2011, 12:28 pm

its a pitty the mac mini will get the horrible intel gfx

kaworu1986

March 7, 2011, 6:58 pm

How ergonomic is the high res option? I am about to buy one of these bad boys myself and am wondering if text will be too small to read comfortably at 1680x1050 on a 15 incher.

Gk.pm

March 7, 2011, 10:32 pm

@kaworu1986
If text becomes too small you can just use the expand gesture in the touchpad in many applications to increase text size, or just temporarily zoom via the Universal zoom ctrl+wheel forward combination.
I would go for higher res every time :-)

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