The Apple MacBook Pro MC374LL/A was released on April 13, 2010. In this Apple MacBook Pro MC374LL/A review, we will tell you whether it is a machine that you should consider purchasing.
First off, let’s talk about the aesthetics. When you receive this new Apple MacBook in the mail as I did, you will immediately notice how solidly constructed and elegant this little machine is. Often, when you receive the laptop equivalent in a PC, you can tell it is not all created in a unified manner. MacBooks simply feel extremely well-constructed and this MacBook Pro MC374LL/A is no exception. It is a sturdy machine and you can tell this from the first touch.
But, when we purchase a laptop, aesthetics are certainly not enough. So, let’s take a look under this beautiful exterior and see what this new MacBook contains.
This Apple laptop features a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor which is extremely fast for a laptop of this size. The previous model contained a 2.26 GHz processor so this machine executes a small bit faster.
The screen on this laptop, a 13.3 inch LED-backlit display with 1280-by-800 resolution, is impeccable. Many people want larger screens in their laptops but it is amazing how this 13.3 inch screen serves your needs. I did not find myself wanting more screen real estate. Plus, for my uses, I want my laptop to be extremely portable and the smaller screens make for increased portability. Since this machine comes with an HDMI type adaptor, you can always connect laptop to TV when you want a larger screen.
And for portability, we also want long battery life as we find in many of today’s top rated netbooks. The MacBook Pro MC374LL/A provides just that with battery life lasting for a good 9 to 10 hours, an improvement over last years Mac and much better than many PC laptops out there, except for the ASUS laptops which achieve that and a little more.
Now, as we investigate the memory and storage of this machine, we will be left both satisfied and wanting.
The machine comes with 4GB of DDR memory which allows us to have many applications comfortably running at the same time. If we want to expand in the future (which we probably will), the MC374LL/A is expandable to 8GB.
The storage space-the size of the hard drive-is the one area we found wanting for more. With this machine, you only receive a 250GB hard drive. In today’s media rich environment, this is slightly less than we need. Here, there are two options. One, we can do an upgrade of the hard drive ourselves. Or, two, we can order a large external drive which is available for less than $100.
So, how do I sum up this Apple MacBook Pro MC374LL/A review?
It’s an amazing little machine that packs a lot of punch. At a current price of just over $1,100, Mac enthusiasts will certainly love this machine. However, if you are a PC person, you can get a machine with similar characteristics for about half the price.