« Apple's flagship laptop »Publié le 06/06/11 à 04:12
The machine itself is extremely sturdy thanks to Apple’s patented unibody aluminum design. The laptop is carved out of one solid piece of aluminum to provide strength and stability that most other laptops seem to lack. Everything is clean on the laptop, including the closing mechanism. It’s actually a hidden magnet that helps keep the lid locked shut. The keyboard has been upgraded and is now a special chiclet key style keyboard to aid in typing.
The coolest feature that this laptop has is the ability to toggle between the graphics cards. When doing normal day-to-day tasks, the Intel graphics card does the brunt of the work. This helps save on battery life and allows it to run cooler. When it’s time to run a heavy graphical program or game, the computer will switch to the AMD Radeon HD 6750M for maximum power. This sucks the battery life faster, but it gives a huge boost in graphical power.
The 15’’ is probably one of the best models in the entire lineup as it’s not too small, and it’s not too big. The 13’’ is a bit small for certain tasks, especially when you start using the professional applications such as Logic Pro. The 17’’ has some nice extra screen space, but I find it’s a huge pain to travel with given its bulkier size. If you’re in the need for a new Apple laptop, I highly recommend picking up this model.