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PC Mag Reviews 15" MacBook Pro (Penryn)

updated 08:20 am EDT, Mon March 31, 2008

PC MacBook Pro Review

Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro, based on Intel's latest Penryn processor, earned high marks from PC Magazine. In a recently published review, Editor Cisco Cheng took the new model for a test drive, benchmarking performance and feature enhancements. His conclusion - MacBook Pro is a winner. Cheng called it "one of the fastest laptops I've tested". That's high praise indeed, coming from a publication devoted to Windows PCs.

Intel's Penryn processor offers a number of significant advances to performance and battery life, as the review indicates. Battery life has improved by as much as 15%, and application performance has increased, making this MacBook a plausible upgrade option for new or first generation MacBook Pro users.

MacBook Pro didn't walk away unscathed in this review, unfortunately. Chang aptly points out that its design is beginning to show its age and is due for a refresh, though he does add that Apple still holds the crown for overall best mainstream laptop design.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MBP Review

    Nice to see an intelligent PC user. But as far as redesign, ..uhm, how about any PC laptop? They have looked exactly the same for the past 10 years..ugly, fat, heavy and big. MBP what would you redesign?

  1. macbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Laptop redesign

    Apple has evolved pro laptop design with the MBA.

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