Macbook Pro 2011 15 Inch Review

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The rumor mill ran wild following the highly anticipated Macbook pro refresh. Liquid metal, standard SSDs, higher-res, updated design were among the false reports. What has changed however are the internals. Questions like: is this model worth upgrading to, or should I wait for the new model, will be answered in this article. Let’s start with the changes.

Hardware

The model under the microscope is the high-end 15″ model, which contains a 2.2ghz Sandy Bride quad core i7 processor, 4gb ram and a 6750m from AMD. That’s a big upgrade from the previous generation. I’ve also opted for the high-res screen, which is a given in my (mac!)book. *pun intended*

Apart from the high-end 15″ Macbook pro, Apple also offers two 13″ models and a single 17″ machine. Across the board each model enjoys a faster processor, faster ram and thunderbolt.

The latter is very interesting and a first for any laptop on the market! I’m actually not going into too much detail about it but basically it’s Intel’s answer to USB. The connection is capable of transferring video, audio and data, all simultaneously at very high speeds. That means that a DVD movie will transfer to external storage in about 6 seconds once supported hardware comes out.

When deciding between models realize that the 13″ models all share an Intel HD 3000 graphics as sole provider. This is a source of frustration for gamers out there because the chip is pretty weak for modern games. The smaller models also use the gaps between the keys as speaker holes and lack a subwoofer; expect a slightly more tin sound.

The 17″ model has a 1920×1200 display and similar specs to the 15″ Macbook pro. This is both a good and bad thing. The good thing is that you’ll have slightly more screen real estate but gaming on native resolution will definitely struggle.

Body

As noted Apple has retained its famous unibody design for this generation of Macbooks. I don’t consider this a bad thing. Built from a single piece of aluminum, this laptop is very scratch resistant and clean looking. My previous Macbook Pro (same design) definitely withstood the test of time. (not a single scratch!)

In my view this is the best looking laptop apart from the Macbook Air. Its design is very symmetrical. Everything is exactly where you’d expect it to be. Like how the speaker holes match the vertical space used by the keyboard keys. The width of the hinge also perfectly matches the horizontal keyboard space. Using a combination of black and silver, Apple managed to create something very aesthetically pleasing. However I’d have loved to see some Macbook Air elements take over. The battery indicator for one seems unnecessary to me and the DVD super drive is bound to disappear. Guess we can expect those changes in a redesign later on.

Still the Macbook Pro 2011 is among the sturdiest and best looking laptops out there, a real winner!

Display

The 15″ model comes standard with a resolution of 1440×900. This can be upgraded to 1680×1050, something everyone should do. Apple uses a high-end TN display, so still no IPS unfortunately.

The viewing angles are decent. It’s possible to read text and distinguish details at any angle. However, inevitably, the screen washes out from the sides, especially grays become yellowish; notice the app store panel lines. I also noticed that the screen has a weak-spot for lower and upper angles. Even at a small degree colors started to fade. This is why we want IPS panels, they’re just noticeably better at this. Still the Macbook Pro has one of the better screens out there. Colors really pop and the pixel density feels just right. People looking for ultra-realistic color reproductions will have to look at production screens, what else is new?

For the first time ever Apple managed to jam a HD facetime camera into the glossy display. This is a logical step in the evolution of video calling between Apple devices. To test this I called my laptop using the iPhone 4 and configured the facetime app.

Calling is easy and direct. Simply click a phone number or e-mail in your contacts and the system will attempt to set up a facetime call. This process can sometimes take a little longer depending on the network, but after the initial process it’s usually a smooth ride. The image is crisp and pleasing; but without being overwhelming. The image is still soft, and comparable to Logitech solutions at best. Still for such a small camera that’s a solid achievement.

The Truth About Carbon Copy Pro – Is This Business Legit Or Not?

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I started taking a serious look at the Carbon Copy Pro system some time ago. I did my due diligence as you are doing now. I surfed YouTube, I read article after article; I had even asked some of my co-workers who had recently been accepted into the CCPro community. They had their own opinions and seemed to be excited about them, however what they had to offer me in terms of information of what and how this system really works; didn’t really give me anything to make an informed decision. I was already doing OK working a couple of MLM home based businesses I mean, I wasn’t becoming a millionaire but I was doing alright. And so as time went on wouldn’t you know it i lost 35% of my income due to this economy and that’s when I began to take a serious look into internet marketing.

Needless to say I started spending a lot of time building my MLM businesses I was doing everything my sponsor asked of me, my family and friends didn’t want to hear about my businesses anymore; they were either recruited by me or using the products themselves so I literally felt as if I was climbing up the rough side of the mountain and was getting nowhere fast. I needed help!

So having come face to face with what it takes to really earn a couple hundred extra dollars a month I turned to YouTube, Google, and Bing just to name a few to searched for Carbon Copy Pro reviews. I was really and truly searching for the facts that would allow me to make an educated decision about the Carbon Copy Pro.

It wasn’t easy at first I had to sift through a lot of sales pitches, sales pages of people who was affiliates of CCPro who were looking to get me to their landing page. Maybe you’ve already gone through those steps and if so then this review is for you.

Pay attention this is going to go quick! But first here is the disclaimer;

I’m building a pretty successful business with Carbon Copy Pro and I coach/mentor others just like YOU to do the same.

I remember what I was searching for when I began to take a serious look into Carbon Copy Pro. So my intent is to help those of you are in the same boat that I was in. This review will provide you with the exact information you need to make an informed decision. So if you have time, read this entire article.

If you feel like reading another article about Carbon Copy Pro after reading this one; then you are probably not ready to commit to CCPro because everything that you’ll need to make an informed decision is right here.

So, after you have finished reading this entire article, my bet is that you’ll be ready to make an informed decision to join and start or expand your internet business with the Carbon Copy Pro community. And if you decide that this is not for you; and continue your search for whatever it is then that’s fine by me and i wish you all the luck.

Hopefully I’ll see you at the top, and not from the top!

Carbon Copy Pro “The Company”

Carbon Copy Pro was launched in late 2007. It is the brain child of Jay Kubassek and Aaron Parkinson. It must be noted that Kubassek and Parkinson had to climb up the rough side of the mountain in this industry, losing thousands of dollars because the lack of knowledge and support. But they stuck to it and really began to isolate the problems and the reasons why they existed, and then they began to develop ways of not just getting around them but eliminating them altogether. So by trial and error, months of research they began to understand what works and what doesn’t. And in that time a lot of Carbon Copy Pro principles were developed. So as time would have it before the launch Kubassek had been using the same principles of CCPro, in fact he was teaching them to his friends who in return were achieving great success with them. It was then; he knew that with the right vehicle of opportunity, a keen level of focus, and some knowledge of internet marketing; he could turn a beginner to internet marketing into an advanced internet marketer.

Of course when CCPro was launched the hatters in the industry began to cast doubt over Kubassek’s brain child because of its immediate exposure as being an advertising incubator for any business; be it a brick and mortar or online business. Carbon Copy Pro quickly became the leader in the internet marketing industry.