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MacBook Pro 2011 13-Inch Unboxing

by Jon Rettinger | February 27, 2011February 27, 2011 2:08 pm PST

Curious what the MacBook Pro 2011 13-inch model has in store for you? We’ve been itching to get our Buffalo hooves on the newest generation MacBook Pro’s since their release on Thursday.  In our labs now, is the most affordable ($1,199) of the line, the entry level 13.3-inch sporting the latest Core Intel i5 processor, Apple’s new Light Peak super-port dubbed Thuderbolt (Full Thunderbolt explanation) and a return to Intel’s integrated graphics (ditching NVIDIA).  Over the next few weeks we’ll be putting this guy through a series of tests including gaming prowess, video encoding performance, and a battery of general usage tests to see if it’s worth your hard earned laptop dollars.  If there is something in particular you want to see, drop a comment down below.  If enough Buffalos agree, we’ll be certain to show it.  In meantime, mash play to get your unboxing on.

If you’re feeling especially saucy, compare this video to my very first YouTube video ever, which coincidentally was also a MacBook Pro.

MacBook Pro 2011 13-Inch Specs

  • Dimensions: .95-inches (h) x 12.78-inches (w) x 8.95-inches (d)
  • 4.5 pounds
  • 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel core i5 processor, 3MB L3 chache
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 348MB DDR3 SDRAM (shared with main memory)
  • 4GB 1333 MHz SDRAM
  • 320GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1280 x 800)
  • 1 Thunderbolt port
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 FireWire 800 port
  • SDXC card slot
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
  • 8X SuperDrive

Is the newest round of MacBook Pro’s what you have been waiting for?  Are you squarely in the Windows camp?  We want to hear from you.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...