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Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch)

Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch)
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Samsung Chromebook Series 3

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Price $223 to $287 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 28 reviews 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date October 24, 2011 October 18, 2012
The Bottom Line A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there's not a better choice (there are, however, some close ties) for an all-around powerhouse that will work in the home, the office, and in between. The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.

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Product Description MacBook Pro Fall 2011 - 15.4 in - 2nd Gen Core i7 - Apple Mac OS X Lion - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
Apple MacBook Pro HDD
Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Software Included Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Spotlight
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple iLife
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Photo Booth
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple Versions
Apple AirDrop
Apple Auto Save
Apple Resume
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Battery up to 7 hour(s)
2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
System Type Notebook
Chromebook
Display 15.4 in
LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
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Operating System Apple Mac OS X Lion
Google Chrome OS
Storage 500 GB / 5400 rpm
HDD
16 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.3 in x 9.8 in x 0.9 in
11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
Weight 5.5 lbs
2.4 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
802.11n None
Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
None
Processor Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 2.2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
Memory 4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
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