Apple MacBook Pro MC375B/A reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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8.8 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Apple MacBook Pro MC375B/A with Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 2.66 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Mac Os X. DVD drive, 10 hours of battery See full product description

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David, Manchester Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Battery life is amazing. Screen size not that different to my old 15" Mac Book Pro. Perfromance is excellent for what I do.
Bad points:
Reflective screen in bright light is impossible ot read. Sound from speakers is not as good as my old Mac Book Pro.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
many Mac freatures unavailable on PC. Unlike PC that load every programme that they have, Macs just seem to do what they're asked and very quickly. Very few Mac viruses
Bad points:
Cost about twice the cost of a PC
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2010

alexandra, plymouth General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
not windows
very intuitive
great if you dont have oodles of patience
Bad points:
disturbing vibration when plugged in when hands are just touching the metal parts.
tinny sounding speakers.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast, lovely attractive design, excellent software
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
key board very nice to use needs only a soft touch.
Design is why I bought it - slim good looking - very easy to use from 1st switch on
Bad points:
On a PC I have a delete button which works its way forward as well as back space delete. Not sure that I have that on teh MAC.
MAC used same qwert kepyboad as every other hard ware why can't it put the @ in the same place!
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2010

chris, kilburn, derbys General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
does everything it says on the tin
Bad points:
none so far
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Aug 2010

Tim, London Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Not a secret that Apple makes perfectly designed gadgets, everyone is aware of this and I will not go into details here. Also liked that the laptop is very quiet and heats up within reasonable limits.
All the sleek features come at a price, however (look in What’s Bad section).
Bad points:
I probably need mention first of all that I intended to use Windows7 on my MacBook Pro as a primary OS for many reasons of my own. And here's where the problems come up. Apple claims that you can use full functionality of Windows, which is a big lie. Many Windows keys are just missing on the keyboard (like Delete key), even after installing all drivers from the BootCamp, there was no sound from headphones, video was freezing and at times laptop just froze! If you turn off the screen back light using the function buttons and then laptop goes to standby, you won’t be able to turn the back light back on to enter the password to log back in again! The battery life in Windows is only 3,5 hours, which is something any laptop can provide (works longer in Leopard OS though). The number of ports is VERY limited. I am using a top model wireless laser Logitech mouse and never had problems with it before, but with Mac I do, its freezing at times! It’s relatively fast, but apart from video converting and similar tasks my 4 year old HP top model seemed to work just as fast! The HDD is too small for a modern laptop of this price range!
The bottom line is: it’s an overpriced great looking and not so great working device with limited functionality (read VERY limited if you are a Windows user)... will consider Envy14 instead.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Mac Os X
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P8800
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.66
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 10
Weight (kg) 2.04
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 320M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 256
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 32.5
Release date 2010-04-13
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Manufacturer's Description

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. Its a partnership that makes innovation possible. And its exactly how the MacBook Pro was created. With its patented unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, its a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

Until now, all notebooks were designed the same way.
By assembling multiple pieces to create a single enclosure. But once you include all the necessary parts, you add size, weight, complexity and more opportunities for failure. Solving a problem like this required more than an incremental change. It required a breakthrough. To create the MacBook Pro, the design and engineering teams devised a way to replace many parts with just one. That one part is called the unibody a seamless enclosure carved from a single piece of aluminium.

Of course, building only one part creates its own set of challenges. When you have multiple parts that are fastened together, tolerances dont need to be perfect. You have wiggle room, both literally and figuratively. But when one part is responsible for many functions, its critical to manufacture that part with absolute precision, down to the micron. Every time. Millions of times over. There was only one way to achieve this level of precision: mill the unibody from a solid block of aluminium using computer numerical control, or CNC, machines the kind used by the aerospace industry to build mission-critical spacecraft components.

When you pick up a MacBook Pro, you immediately notice the difference. The entire enclosure is thin and light. It looks polished and refined. And it feels strong and durable perfect for life inside (and outside) your briefcase or backpack.

The thickness of a notebook display depends on the technology inside.
LCD displays typically use cold cathode fluorescent lamps, or CCFLs, to create light and project a picture onto a screen. But that poses two problems. First, these lamps require more space, so the display can be only so thin. Second, just like the fluorescent lights in your home or office, the ones inside a CCFL display take time to warm up before they reach full brightness. Thats a lose-lose situation. And its why Apple engineers chose LED backlight technology for the MacBook Pro.

An LED backlight creates the same amount of brightness in less space. So you can make the structure that houses an LED display much thinner. And unlike fluorescent lamps, an LED backlight reaches maximum brightness instantly.

Look at the MacBook Pro display and youll see another big difference. Glass. That edge-to-edge, uninterrupted glass display does more than look good. It also adds structure to the LED display beneath it.

The trackpad has no button because it is the button.
That means theres more room to track, more room to click left, right, centre and everywhere in between and one less part. Apple designers and engineers spent countless hours considering things like sensitivity (how much pressure triggers a click?), audio feedback (what does the click sound like?), and friction over the smooth glass surface (what does it feel like?).

And thats just the hardware. Apple software engineers had a large part to play in the development of the trackpad, too. They incorporated Multi-Touch gestures including swipe, pinch, rotate and four-finger swipe and even more natural inertial scrolling. The result is the largest, smartest, most ergonomic MacBook Pro trackpad ever. Its one of many details considered and reconsidered during the design process.

Theres a story behind each part.
Take the thumbscoop, for example. Its the indentation that allows you to open the display. If the scoop is too deep, you put too much pressure on the display to open it. If its too shallow, you struggle to open the display. It may seem incidental, but if the thumbscoop is well designed, it makes the difference between a bad experience and a good one. The challenge of the thumbscoop was to create a crisply machined scoop that was still comfortable to use. The designers at Apple worked on hundreds of versions of the thumbscoop even examining them under an electron microscope to get it right.

Then theres the sleep indicator light. An indicator is functional only when its indicating something. Look to the right of the thumbscoop. You see nothing. Until you close the display and your MacBook Pro goes to sleep. Then an LED glow appears from inside the enclosure. How? During the CNC process, a machine first thins out the aluminium. Then a laser drill creates small perforations for the LED light to shine through. These holes are so tiny that the aluminium appears seamless when the light is off.

The marriage of electronics and mechanical design makes the MacBook Pro as advanced on the inside as it is on the outside.
The internal architecture has been reengineered from the silicon up, with a cutting-edge logic board, chipset and graphics architecture.

The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models now deliver the perfect combination of graphics performance and long battery life, thanks to automatic graphics switching. For everyday tasks like email and surfing the web, MacBook Pro uses integrated Intel HD Graphics. But for graphics-intensive 3D games and applications like Aperture and Motion, MacBook Pro automatically switches to the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics processor for amazing performance. Theres no need to log out or restart: The transition takes place behind the scenes, based on the applications youre running. So you dont have to lift a finger.

Because Apple designs both the hardware and the software for the MacBook Pro, its easier to improve things like energy efficiency. Software tells the hard drive to spin down when its not in use. It tells the display and battery indicator lights to dim in low-light conditions. And it helps decide whether the CPU or the graphics processor would be best suited to the task at hand. Thats the kind of smart, integrated design that sets MacBook Pro apart from other notebooks.

Top-to-bottom integration also makes MacBook Pro greener than ever.
Complete control over how the MacBook Pro is designed, how its manufactured and how its packaged gives Apple an environmental edge. Take the MacBook Pro display, for instance. Conventional CCFL displays use mercury to create a backlight and arsenic to prevent irregularities in the glass. The LED-backlit display on the MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is both mercury- and arsenic-free. LED backlight technology also conserves energy: This display requires up to 30 percent less power than a CCFL display.

Many computer manufacturers have only pledged to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their enclosures and circuit boards. Apple is removing not only PVC and BFRs, but all forms of bromine and chlorine throughout the entire MacBook Pro.

Just how green is the MacBook Pro? Every MacBook Pro model is ENERGY STAR 5.0 compliant, which means it meets the government standard for energy efficiency. All models have also earned EPEAT Gold status, the highest standard for environmental performance in the electronics industry.* And every MacBook Pro is shipped in packaging thats 34 to 41 percent smaller than the original generation. That translates to fewer trees used for boxes and less fuel used to transport more systems on fewer planes. And at the end of its long, productive life, you can recycle almost all of your MacBook Pro.

Only Apple could make a notebook like this. Hardware and software. Design and engineering. Production and manufacturing. Theyre all part of a single process at Apple. When you start using your MacBook Pro, youll discover what that means. The light and sturdy unibody protects the components inside. The LED-backlit display along with the graphics processor that helps power it gives you faster games and a brilliant canvas for your photos, movies and more. The glass Multi-Touch trackpad feels as good as it functions. From the smallest detail to the biggest engineering breakthrough, the MacBook Pro truly is the next generation of notebooks.


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