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Can MacBook Pro justify £1,900?

Rating: 3.0.

Last updated on April 5th, 2010 at 09:41 am

On Wednesday morning, Apple unveiled its brand new, 17″ MacBook Pro with a pricetag of £1,900. KitGuru was on hand to see if its worth taking that much damage to your wallet/mortgage/marriage.

So what does your money buy ?  To be honest, on paper, not much. Intel’s Core2 Duo processor was launched back in 2006 and has now been superceded by the Core i3, i5 and i7 series. The MacBook Pro is supplied with just 4GB of DDR2 memory and  a relatively small 500GB hard drive. It’s graphics capability is also several generations old – using the 512MB 9600M which doesn’t support DX11 – but that won’t matter because none of the latest games will run on the Mac OS.

The weird thing is that it works. The system is scarily fast and responsive. The Apple screen might only be 17″ across, but it has a cinema-like quality that’s sadly lacking from most of the PC monitors we review.

KitGuru says: Whether it’s for work or ego, if you need the very best Apple Mac out there – and money is no object – click one of our buy links and order it now…  We’d buy it with our money!

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Rating: 3.0.

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