When you look at the latest Apple MacBook pro 15 inch 2010 version and you look at the older version, you can’t see anything different about them unless you go into details. The outer sleek design may be the same, from the left side of the chassis where the specifications are located;
1. Ethernet jack
2. Fire wire 800 port (backward compatible w/ fire wire 400,200,100)
3. 2 USB 2.0 ports
4. Mini display port connector
5. Head phone port
6. Micro phone port
7. SD card slot
The right side is also the same as the previous, where the following specifications are located;
1. Security lock slot
2. Dual layer DVD burner and player, but unlike the previous models, unfortunately this DVD can’t support blue ray discs
Its size is an inch thick when it’s closed.
The start of the changes happens once you open the lid and notice that there is a slight change of design of both keyboard and the trackpad. The newly improved key board comes with backlit keys that can perfectly respond whenever the user types, while the trackpad no longer has a mouse button. The touchpad can also be the mouse button, if you want to right click, just top the trackpad using 2 fingers. Another new feature of the trackpad is that when you use 1 or 2 fingers to swipe up and down, you will continue to scroll until it reaches top or bottom just like how I phones or pad works. While watching
DVD or video streaming you can pinch or pull the trakpad in order for you to toggle in and out of full screen mode.
Great full sized keyboard
The multi touch trackpad, that functions like and iPad or iPhone.
Like the previous Macs, a four finger swipe can show you your desktop, view all open windows or change any programs you that you like. The units resolutions itself can be upgraded. The built in resolution of this book is 1,440 x 900 and it can be upgraded to 1,680 x 1,050 with a glossy or an anti flare finish, depending on what you like.
There are other changes you can see from the version 2010;
1. Power adapter –
Another change that you can see from the version 2010 is the power adapter, from a rectangular design; it has been change to a circular design.
2. Switchable graphics –
Unlike the previous Macs, this version can automatically change its graphics. Whenever you are playing a game or editing a photo that requires higher graphics, the 2010 version can automatically change its graphics without you even knowing it. But if you are just watching a video or doing light tasks, it does not change.
3. Upgradable SSD’s–
With this unit you can upgrade the SSD, though it may cost you, but the performance that this laptop will perform will be better. Its speed performance in downloading will improve once you upgrade without sacrificing the battery life.
4. Battery life improved –
The lights indicate how much battery you still have.
This is basically one of the reasons why Apple MacBook blows other competitors. The battery last up to 6 hours and 55 minutes whenever you are using it while playing games or other heavy stuffs, while competitors battery lasts up to 2 hours and 16 minutes – 4 hours.
This unit also offers one year limited warranty and 90 days free of telephone support. An extended warranty can be given; you just have to ask the person in charge of your unit.