MacBook Pro Details and Images
As more retailers and users get their MacBook Pros, more images and details are coming out about Apple's first Intel-based laptop.
- OtherWorldComputing posts the requisite disassembly photos, showing the innards of a new MacBook Pro. iFixit offers a disassembly guide for adventurous MacBook owners. The disassembly reveals that the MacBook Pro's Core Duo processor is soldered to the logic board rather than socketed. This is unlike the Intel iMac which houses a socketed processor, allowing users to swap out the processor.
- O'Grady posted some early benchmarks from the 2.0GHz MacBook Pro vs the 1.5GHz PowerBook G4, both running Photoshop CS. Readers should note that Photoshop CS remains a PowerPC application so is run under emulation on the MacBook Pro. As expected, the 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 beats the 2.0GHz MacBook Pro on these tests.
- OWC posts more extensive benchmarks but you must click on older models to compare the MacBook Pro to their processor upgrade options.
- Meanwhile, the quest for Windows on an Intel Mac continues with some progress launching Windows under Linux on an Intel iMac by using VMWare.
- With the MacBook Pro finally shipping, Apple has officially End of Life'd the 15" PowerBook. Apple had previously stated that the 15" PowerBook G4 would only continue to be sold "while supplies last".
- Finally, another boot test video comparing a MacBook Pro and Powerbook G4 boot times. (The MacBook Pro wins)
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