Yesterday, my Late 2008 Macbook Pro, Fujibayashi Kyou was on its last legs after I went to lunch. Unfortunately, the nVidia Geforce 9600m GT I was using started to malfunction with the system freezing and part of the screen flashing while most of it remained black. When I placed the HD that came with the system, it froze at startup. I brought it to the Apple Store at Willowbrook and they offered me a replacement since I have three major repairs (excluding the wireless card). Now I got a current model Macbook Pro that has a:
- Intel Core i5 520m Processor at 2.4Ghz. TurboBoost up to 2.99 GHz with 3MB L3 Cache.
- 4GB DDR3 RAM at 1066 MHz
- 320 GB Seagate 5400 RPM HD. This is taken out and replaced with the already used WD 500 GB Scorpio Blue 5400 RPM HD.
- nVidia Geforce GT 330m with 256 MB GDDR3 RAM with on demand switchable Intel HD Graphics.
- SD Card Slot
- Sealed Battery that supposed to last 9 hours.
Overall, the system is more responsive than the old system considering that my old one has a Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM.
When I boot to the Mac OS X partition, it worked without messing with anything. With Windows 7, I didn’t have to reinstall, but I had to reinstall the BootCamp and nVidia Drivers. This is what I got for the Windows Experience Index.
Hopefully this computer will give me less problems than the last one… and I did not name this one a tsundere since I know how that turned out. Instead, I named it Nanoha Takamachi from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha… Loli magical girls are cuter. :p
Lastly, this computer came with a drop-in disc for iLife 11… Sweet!