Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A at glance
I’m writing about this quad-core i7 Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A just after 2 weeks of usage.
I stick to a tactic of replacing my MBP as often as possible, after reselling my old version on ebay.
Due to the great resale prices of Apple’s things, this tends to make certain sense that owning the expensive but best capable and productive machine is totally worthy.
I purchased mine along with the 7200 rpm 500GB Hard drive, 8 gb of 1333MHz Memory as well as the optionally available 2.3GHz processor (arrives with 8MB of L3 storage cache).
Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A battery life
Speaking about the battery life is still quite good, about 4-5 hours.
At this point, it’s really not too important because I mainly use my laptop as a portable desktop instead of a standard laptop.
Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A vs Older MacBook Pro
I am about to limit this overview to the differences I get between this Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A and my former MBP model (the 2.66GHz dual-core i7 with the 8 gb of 1066MHz Memory as well as a 7200 rpm 500GB HDD)
1. Compared to my previous MBP, this machine is about 50 % faster, I noticed this improvement when I encode my videos, especially with the 1080 H 264 video files.
Considering the fact that my previous MBP was no doubt my fastest machines I have ever used, this machine’s overall performance and power is pretty darn good. It is truly the best quad core portable workstation. Much like the former models, this machine is more than a laptop, this is genuinely “portable” desktop.
2. The computer cooling fan rotates up much more conveniently. I reckon that it should, to manage the extra processing performance.
3. Wireless performance and level of sensitivity is actually significantly improved (not really that it has been really poor with the former machine, however this has been very much more very sensitive compared to earlier Macbook Pro 2011 models).
I have been anticipating any kind of major improvement at this point, considering the fact that Apple obviously placed an extra antenna in to this new product. My very best 802.11n speed with 5GHz went way up from 216 to 270Mb/s, and doesn’t differ just as much based on location on the table.
It’s usually reaching 243Mb/s – this really is excellent, since my Time Machine back-ups and also interactions using my several other computer systems require a lot less time.
4. The casing actually feels slightly warmer in standard operations. Because of the more computer power it needs, this is actually not really surprising.
5. Programs start-up and shut down much quicker. This is extremely required to me personally, considering the several applications I work every day. Ms Office 2011 is incredibly fast, I’m extremely pleased with it.
6. This vibrates/resonates a lot less, at least on my small workdesk (whenever working with my previous model, generally there had been some sort of obvious sound whenever the hard-disk has been spinning).
In short, Apple did the good job again with this Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A.