The Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011’s design is familiar to anybody who used a MacBook before regardint its shape and size. Composed out of a solid chunk of aluminum, carved down into a shell with support struts. The unibody chassis does have some notable advantages such as its thinness but also solid and flex-free.
The multitouch clickpad-style trackpad is something other laptops have been striving to compete with. The multitouch gestures are very useful and once you’re accustomed to them it’s difficult to go back to a standard touch pad.
For a 15 inch screen , the Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 boasts a higher resolution than most other laptops, having 1440×900 pixel display instead of 1366×768 pixels, and two screen upgrades which can offer a 1680×1050 pixels display for an extra $100 or, 1680×1050 pixels with antiglare for $150.
A significant difference between MacBooks and other laptops regarding connections and ports is the port based on Intel’s Thunderbolt high-speed I/O technology. The Thunderbolt functions as a DisplayPort and gives you the possibility to connect up to six Thunderbolt devices to that single port, but even if it’s capable of 10Gps bidirectional transfer, there are only a few peripherals that can be connected to it.
Notably, the laptop also has a 720 built in webcam that functions with the new Mac version of FaceTime (a video conferencing app that also found on the iPod Touch and iPhone). With a stable Wi-Fi signal
full screen mode was mostly stutter free and clear. Weighing at 5.5 pounds without the AC adapter and 6.2 pounds with it 0.95 inch height, this is a midsize laptop.