Tuesday, March 1, 2011

These MacBook Pros are fast!

The first reports of benchmark tests on the new MacBook Pros are starting to trickle online. Waitasec, let me pick up my jaw from the floor.

What's the fuss about benchmarking? Well, the Cliff Notes version goes something like this: benchmarking allows you to compare computers running with different configurations by making them do similar tasks and timing them. So you can categorically say if them Apples are faster than them oranges. Click here to see the benchmark scores.

These things are fast. The quad-core Intel Core i7 MBPs are being compared to desktop Mac Pros from a year or two ago, with scores two times higher than last year's MacBook Pros. I want.

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