Licht und Schatten beim neuen Quad-Core-MacBook Pro
«Mac Performance Guide» über Licht und Schatten beim neuen Quad-Core-MacBook Pro, beispielsweise:
Some caution is advised— Apple’s claimed speed improvements for the 15″ and 17″ models all use software programs that the vast majority of users do not use. […] I’m skeptical of the claims for everyday software, but perhaps the Turbo Boost feature will mitigate the 17% loss of clock speed (2.8GHz down to 2.3GHz) and so everyday tasks will run at similar speeds to the 2010 model, hopefully not slower. Note that Apple compares the new models to the 2.66GHz prior model, and not the prior 2.8Ghz model, somewhat disingenuous.
I hope the “longer lasting battery” lasts longer than the pathetic ~2 hours I get on my 2010 model, which was also claimed to last 7 hours. This is a particularly irritating claim having just returned from my trip, where the battery performed miserably, and that’s with a low-power-draw SSD.
Preisdifferenz zwischen 2.2 und 2.3 GHz-Prozessor
Pricey to go from 2.2 to 2.3 GHz, probably not worth it for most users, since it’s only 5% faster for $250 more. One can hardly notice 5%.
Beschränkung auf maximal 8 GB Arbeitsspeicher
Memory remains limited to 8GB. This is a very serious limitation that cripples a quad-core machine for anyone hoping to work on more demanding tasks. […]