MacBook Pro Summer 2009 edition
Made from a solid block of aluminum, heat is spread into the frame to keep the internal components running cool. Solid construction and a good blend of power, the MacBook Pro series laptop will suit the needs of anyone save for a hardcore gamer. While no longer the most current version of the MBP, due to the latest refresh from Apple, this model (Summer '09) is well priced for it's construction and the use it can provide. Using BootCamp, you can install Windows or Linux of any flavor to make this notebook accomidate your needs. With a built in SD (high capacity) card reader, USB2 and Firewire 800 ports, the 15 inch MacBook Pro (MBP) is up for the task.
It lacks blueray support, Light Peak, USB3, PCMCIA, Express Card slots, ESATA and similar things found on many new laptops but its solid construction and powerful Nvidia chipset make it fantastic for nearly ALL computing needs. With a 7 hour battery (4-5 in Vista and 5-6 in Windows7), it's a road warrior capable of long trips away from a socket. With many adaptors, the mini video jack can compliment your every video display need. VGA, DVI or HDMI, there's an adaptor for that. I've taken MacBooks to the beach, mountain climbing and carried it under my arm in a snow storm. The unibody design helps to resist sand, dust and similar particles. The body won't warp, crack or split from humidity because it's all one block. It's the most recyclable design to date, leaving the smallest carbon footprint. Running with DDR3 ram, this laptop is fast to load up programs. It's hard to find fault in the MacBook Pro design. If you can find one for a great price then you're getting a great buy.Read full review