Pros

  • FireWire 800 port
  • Bootable SD card slot

Cons

  • No matte screen option
  • No video adapters

At A Glance

Apple's retake on the 13-inch laptop sees a boost in power, drop in price -- and the return of FireWire.

Manufacturer’s Description

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible. And it's exactly how the new MacBook Pro was created. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, it's a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB990LL/A
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2260.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 9400m
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 160.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 885909296552
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 7.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Mini DisplayPort
Bluetooth Yes
Slots SD Card
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.78 inches
Depth 8.94 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software iLife
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Built-In Microphone
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 99.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:50:27 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 252.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 240.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 401.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 629.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 538.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 37.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 30.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 33.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 26.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 17.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 41.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 33.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 44.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 314.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0