A couple of months ago I got the iPhone and hoped to generate enough revenue through Sizlopedia to get a brand new Macbook Pro.
I am very pleased to announce that through kind support of my readers and all the traffic, I have finally managed to get hold of one of the most stylish and powerful notebook computers ever made by Apple.
The Apple Macbook Pro is not over-hyped for nothing. It has got a very stylish look, a very powerful CPU and a high-power GPU which delivers the maximum graphics performance. The base model costs around $2000, though I purchased the model with some little higher specs at a price of $2400 from a local Apple dealer.
Some interesting tech specifications of this beauty are:
- Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
- 15.4 inch Widescreen (1440×900 resolution)
- 2.5MHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Graphics Processor
- 2GB RAM and 250GB HDD Space
- Built-in iSight Camera
- 5 Hours of Charged Battery Life
The fact that I have never used Mac OS X ever before in my whole life made it a little hard for me to adapt to this new operating system. Though learning all the way was quite fun in its own.
Mac OS X file system is quite similar to that of Ubuntu as both are Unix based operating systems but quite different to Windows if compared directly. The dock is the most fun thing to use, much like the taskbar in Windows. Also I was surprised to discover that closing an application actually minimizes it to the dock unless you quit it fully.
Overall the Mac experience has been quite interesting for me. I couldn’t resist to install Windows Vista using Bootcamp. The good thing is that the Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU both make sure I get the best performance and Aero experience just like that of Vista on a PC.
Vista runs as smooth on Macbook Pro as it would run on any PC. Its just the right-click imitation trick on Macbook Pro for Vista that makes it a little hard to use but users eventually get used to it anyway.
Finding applications for Mac OS X is just as easy as for Windows. The installing part is though quite weird as here you don’t have executables (EXE) rather Apple Disk Images (DMG).
One thing they say true about the Macbook Pro is that its not for the average user. Its for elite computing and after experiencing it myself I very well agree to that.
I will be introducing a new category related to Mac here on Sizlopedia where you will be able to read software and tips & tricks related to the Mac. Don’t forget to check it out.
I did all research about the model and prices of my Macbook Pro through Laptopical.com which offers free and unbiased reviews on notebooks and their prices. I recommend everyone to take a look at it before going for a laptop or notebook.