MacBook Pros (13-inch, Mid 2009)
Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:11 AM
All in all, a nice machine. Good feature set, firewire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 N, all hard to find in a Windows laptop. A pity my MacBook, an early 2008, white, 2.4 GHz, is still plenty for my needs.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:16 AM
When is someone in the Macworld community going to comment on the fact that for as along as I can recall, the unibody Macbook is the ONLY Macintosh computer to have a feature removed (firewire) only to have it resurrected when the computer is re-labeled a MacBook Pro 9 months later?
I guess I am now the proud owner of a collector's item. No other Macintosh, from the Mac Mini to the top-of-the-line Mac Pro has ever not been with the feature of firewire.
Apple realized their mistake, and customers like me are left in the dust.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:36 AM
I guess I should amend to say that no other "Macbook" or even iBook (at least back to the G3 version) has been without firewire.
Thanks for calling me out on that.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:37 AM
So I looked back at the review from 2006 - http://www.macworld..../mbookmain.html
It scored 154 in SpeedMark 4.5, which (comparing with another couple of MacBook reviews where the 2.16GHz C2D MacBook was tested with SpeedMark 4.5 and later with SpeedMark 5) seems to equate to 140 in SpeedMark 5. So a nice benchmark improvement.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:06 PM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:27 PM