MacBooks have evolved a lot over the years. There have been a lot of improvements and innovations in the generations that have been launched recently. In this article, we will discuss some of those improvements and discuss how they have changed the newer MacBooks.
The MacBook Pro features Apple’s revolutionary unibody design philosophy. The unibody is a laptop shell made from a single block of aluminum with exceptional perfection. The result is a laptop that not only looks great with its brushed finish and clean edges but is also more than capable of withstanding the rigors of life on the go. Apple has also been able to make the MacBook Pro lighter and thinner thanks to the unibody design. This powerful, feature-rich laptop now weighs only 2.49 kg (5.5 pounds) and is 2.41 cm thick at its thickest point (0.95 inch).
The MacBook Pro’s 15.4-inch display is still an LED-backlit glossy widescreen with a resolution of 1,440 x 900 pixels. The fact that these specifications haven’t changed isn’t a reason for alarm because the quality is excellent. Apple has improved it, though, by removing the metal frame and replacing it with a glass front that spans the entire interior surface. The glass has a superior appearance, is more durable, and lasts longer. Arsenic, a poison created when glass is recycled, is likewise absent.
The MacBook Pro’s larger, more adaptable trackpad is another standout feature. The trackpad’s smooth etched glass now has a surface area that is 39% larger than before. This provides your fingers plenty of room to generate each trackpad signal. These signals have evolved as well, and now include several valuable additions. Apple, for example, has developed a four-finger swipe that makes full advantage of the trackpad’s increased size. Application Switcher is triggered by swiping four fingers to the right or left. This gives you access to all of your open apps. Swiping four fingers up or down causes Exposé to display the desktop or all of your open windows. If you prefer to click with your right hand, the trackpad allows you to do so by tapping with two fingers. You can also programme the trackpad to provide you with a specific right-hand click zone.
Current Mac users will notice the disappearance of a button along the trackpad’s bottom. Apple has just turned the entire trackpad into a button to replace this. To put it another way, you can click anywhere on the trackpad’s surface.
The MacBook Pro’s new Mini DisplayPort connector is a tenth of the size of a standard DVI port. It allows you to connect the 24 inch Apple Cinema Display and other devices, such as projection systems, in a simple and straightforward manner. VGA, DVI, and dual-link DVI monitors can also be connected via Mini DisplayPort adaptors.
The new MacBook Pro is perfectly complemented with Apple’s 24 inch LED backlit Cinema Display. If you’re giving a presentation or simply want the benefits of a larger screen, this is exactly what you need. The Cinema Display is also designed to make connecting and using the MacBook Pro as simple as possible. Similarly, you can easily detach and leave with the MacBook Pro at any time. The cable for the Cinema Display, for example, is divided into three connectors. One of these plugs into the Mini DisplayPort on the new MacBook Pro, another into a USB port, and the third is a MagSafe that plugs into the MacBook Pro’s Power Port.
Apple and NVIDIA have collaborated to create an integrated graphics processor that is excellent for professional apps and complex games. The NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor supports dual-link DVI and has 256MB of GDDR3 memory for the 2.4GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro. On the 2.53GHz and 2.8GHz MacBook Pro models, the memory capacity is doubled to 512MB. However, this isn’t the only graphics processor found in the new MacBook Pro. Apple installed the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with the main memory, recognizing that customers will occasionally demand less intensive power. This means that when you’re working, you may save battery life by using the 9400M.
The new MacBook Pro’s storage capacity has been upped to 250GB on the 2.4GHz model and 320GB on the 2.53GHz variant. Both of these hard drives spin at 5,400 rpm, but you can choose to accelerate them up to 7,200 rpm. A 128GB solid-state drive is also available.