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I use my MBP 13" for my programming classes (2nd semester of college). I have Windows 7 installed and using Visual Studio 2011. It's running perfect. Alot of people think bootcamp is some sort of emulator like VirtualBox.

All boot camp is really is a utility you run from Mac OS X that makes a MBR partition on your HDD for windows to install on. The Boot Camp you run after installing windows is just a package of Windows drivers (Nvidia Graphics Driver, Trackpad driver, sound driver, etc.)

After installing windows you can even delete the Mac partition completley and give the entire hard drive to windows with no problems, if your unjustified hatred for Mac OS X is so great.
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Closed for cleaning. Not often do I have to do that but this needs to stop.

Edit; re-opened, 116 posts deleted. Next time it's staying locked.
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Closed for cleaning. Not often do I have to do that but this needs to stop.

Edit; re-opened, 116 posts deleted. Next time it's staying locked.
thanks, hopefully the pointless arguements will stop now.
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I use my MBP 13" for my programming classes (2nd semester of college). I have Windows 7 installed and using Visual Studio 2011. It's running perfect. Alot of people think bootcamp is some sort of emulator like VirtualBox.

All boot camp is really is a utility you run from Mac OS X that makes a MBR partition on your HDD for windows to install on. The Boot Camp you run after installing windows is just a package of Windows drivers (Nvidia Graphics Driver, Trackpad driver, sound driver, etc.)

After installing windows you can even delete the Mac partition completley and give the entire hard drive to windows with no problems, if your unjustified hatred for Mac OS X is so great.
I just use the Snow Leopard disk and format my entire drive and install Windows on it. Everybody is like "is that a virtual machine or boot camp?". I'm like no this is Windows installed on a pc. Because that's all it is.
    
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Not trying to dig up an old thread, but Anand posted their very in-depth and thoughtful review. Most people here consider them to be the authority when it comes to reviewing hardware and such.

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We've been working non-stop since the launch on our review of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Despite the lack of fanfare, this is a pretty serious upgrade. Read on for our in-depth analysis!

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4205/t...s-sandy-bridge
 
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The only thing that saddens me is that they stopped using Nvidia GPU's, this means I won't be able to use CUDA acceleration to do rendering and video encoding on Premiere Pro faster

I wish there was a way to do that with ATI GPU's :/
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AnandTech stopped being an authority when it comes to laptops since they have shown incredible BIAS towards Apple products.
This includes:
1. Playing the ignorant when the previous gen MBP had terrible battery life under W7. Culprit= Apple not providing drivers for power management.
2. Not going in depth with statistics for temperatures. Basically because the MBP is unlappable. They just say "it's warmer then the previous generation", not oh btw the CPU can hit 100c+.
3. Forget to mention the low resolutions screens MBP offer compared to higher end PC laptops. I quote from MBP review i5 (previous gen).
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Apple is also offering some nice options including a higher resolution screen for the 15-inch model.
Nice compared to netbooks, sure.
4. Nerfing of tests to reflect good results. For example: Their MBP 15" review battery test reflects the typical manufacturer test which is basically idle.
However for a PC we have a full blown battery test. See Adamo review here (around same time so Anand can't come out saying "oh we changed our battery tests")
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But fair or not, it doesn't make the battery life numbers any nicer to look at. Absolute maximum life is just over 6 hours, and under our heavy load browsing test (usually a realistic measure of daily use battery life) is roughly 4 hours. I usually averaged around 3.5-4 hours when using it, maybe a bit less if I had a movie going. As such, the Adamo ran for just under 3 hours in our HD video playback test (a 720p copy of the movie Jumper ripped in the x264 codec - trust me, Jumper on repeat is just as painful as you think it is; it wasn't my first choice of movie...)
What I have bolded is what one would expect to run the Adamo using a similar test the MBP 15" faced.
Here's the confusing part. They say they were using mp3+browsing/etc yet they say the results shown were what to expect from typing on Texedit or READING a document (MBP 15 review).
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The results here are comparable to what you'd see typing a document in TextEdit or reading documents.
Very interesting, so are they really web browsing or are they messing around idling?
Then to hide it all:
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In our original Arrandale review we found that battery life can actually decrease with the new platform under certain conditions. Our heavy multitasking test shows the same can happen under OS X:
Aka, if you are actually using it expect 4-5 hours for casual use, not the 8 hours AnAndTech seems to be trying to bring to view.
Lastly they put a fair test at last, with decent multitasking. End result 2-3 hours, not very good now is it?

You can find all these kinds of... nerfings and playing the ignorant throughout many of Anand's reviews for Apple products.

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MAC Book Pro 2011 - Manages to play games from 2004?
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MAC Book Pro 2011 - Manages to play games from 2004?
And 2010 with all the console ports
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Sweet! I wonder if Apple will make an AMD-line of Macbook Pro's as a cheaper solution to Intel. Specially Macbook Air with Llaino would be awesome!

And yes, my next laptop is going to be Mac. HP, Dell, Asus, MSI... getting sick of PC laptops
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