Apple MacBook Pro 13in – 2009 Edition (MB990B/A) Review - Performance Results Review

While the upgraded CPU doesn’t have a massive effect on the overall X-Bench score, the CPU, Thread and User Interface tests demonstrate the extra processing overhead, being 11 per cent, 14 per cent and 15 per cent faster respectively. Only in the Disk test is the 2008 MacBook faster, while the current White MacBook and last year’s unibody MacBook are evenly matched.

In our Handbrake video encoding test the new MacBook Pro is comfortably faster than the current White MacBook, which uses a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo CPU.

In this high intensity DVD playback battery test the new MacBook Pro lasts just under 40 minutes longer than the White MacBook.

Trusted Score

Score in detail

  • Performance 9
  • Design 10
  • Value 8
  • Features 9

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