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13″ MacBook Pro

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June 19, 2009 by brian

MacBook ProThe search for a new laptop is over.  I’m now the owner of a beautiful new MacBook Pro.

When I first read a rumor about Apple converting the 13″ unibody MacBook into a Pro model, I was worried, assuming that meant the price point would be going up. Surprisingly, the price dropped!  Within 7 hours of last week’s announcement mine was on order.

It should go without saying, but I love it!  It was well worth the wait.  This thing feels so solid and has some great features.  The glossy screen actually doesn’t bother me, but I was already accustomed to a glossy iMac and Samsung TV.  I’ve also quickly gotten used to the multi-touch trackpad.  For the first day or two I kept wanting to use my thumb to click, but now I have the new gestures and click methods down.  Also, the battery lasts a surprisingly long time on a single charge (Apple advertises 7 hours which seems to be quite accurate).  It’s also supposed to have a longer life, which would be much appreciated.  I know my iBook battery got pretty bad by the end.

I bought an Incase Neoprene sleeve for it (thanks to Devin for the review). This way I’m able to reuse my excellent Brenthaven bag that was intended for the 12″ iBook.  I found that the 12″ section collapsed quite well after I removed some padding from inside the bag.

Now I just need to think of a name as good as iTramp


1 comment »

  1. Nick says:

    2009, eh? About time to get a new MacBook Pro. =)

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