While I was dealing with the bulging battery on my Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch laptop last week, a brand-new MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop with the new LED screen was winging its way to me from Shanghai, China.
Those few days arguing with Apple over a battery and tracking my new MacBook online as it wended its way through the world to me was the utter definition of a Love/Hate relationship!
I am in total love again.
My new 15-inch MacBook Pro is divine. It is twice as fast, three times
as good and 100% better than my original, first generation, MacBook Pro 17-inch monster.
used to think Bigger Is Better — when it came to computers — and now
that I have a 15-inch LED MacBook Pro from Apple, I realize that
compact and fast are much better in a laptop than huge and slow.
My new MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop is well-built. It has a certain
sturdiness in the screen hinge, keyboard and trackpad that are missing
from the 17-inch version.
I purchased the fastest processor with the
most video RAM and packed 4 gigs of memory into the machine.
The new LED screen is killer! The screen is bright and lively and when
the screen dims in preparation of sleep, a single touch instantly
brings the screen back to full and luscious luminosity.
The hard drive is faster.
Surfing the web is faster.
Adobe Creative Suite CS3 screams now.
I still like and admire my MacBook Pro 17-inch even though the screen,
even at its fullest brightness, is half as dim as my MacBook Pro
That dimming could be due to use at fullest brightness for
18 hours a day for a year — that’s around 6,500 hours of “on” time —
but still, the lack of a strong and bright screen in the 17-inch is
It’s also interesting I can see so much better on the 15-inch LED
screen than the traditional 17-inch screen.
The fonts are of a more
behaved size and shape at 15. At 17, fonts either seemed to be
ridiculously large or alarmingly tiny. At 15, fonts are uniform and
entirely readable in all circumstances.
If you’re looking for a superfast laptop that will serve you well in
all aspects of your online and private life, it’s hard to find a better
machine for hat collaboration than the new Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch