Until Sunday retailer JB Hi-Fi hasdiscounted its entire Apple notebook range by 10%, and while Dick Smith has the same sale it won't reveal when it expires. Huh? While there’s many interesting bargains on offer for Apple enthusiasts one worth a closer look is the Apple MacBook Pro 13in (MD313LL/A) for $1,256.40.
Although Ultrabooks are lighter, the 13in MacBook's 2.04kg weight still makes it far more portable than your average laptop.
A full-voltage 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 gives this MacBook plenty of power to get through all your common computing tasks , and there’s also a high-speed Thunderbolt port which is faster than the already very quick USB 3.0 ports found on Wintel laptops, although peripherals that take advantage of it are still thin on the ground . The integrated DVD burner is a convenient feature for those who want a very light laptop but are unwilling to carry around an external USB powered optical drive.
The MacBook has a 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2435M (2.4GHz), a mid-range processor that can easily run productivity applications and most intensive software. It can burst up to 3GHz using Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology if a particularly demanding program is running.Graphics
It has an integrated graphics solution called Intel HD Graphics 3000. It’s on par with a low-end dedicated graphics card, and is sufficient for modern games at the lowest settings.RAM
4GB of RAM is enough to run several programs at once smoothly and will result on good system performance. Storage
It has a 500GB hard disk drive, which is an average size for laptop drives.Screen
It has a 13.3in (1,280x800 resolution) gloss screen in the typical MacBook 16:10 aspect ratio, which differs slightly from the 16:9 aspect ratio of Wintel notebooks.Portability
The MacBook is very portable, thanks to its weight of 2.04kg and thickness of 24.1mm.
The MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt port, a new connectivity standard developed by Intel that allows for exceptionally high data transfer speeds.See the Apple MacBook Pro 13in (MD313LL/A) in the Notebook Hunter database.
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