MacBook Pro Review: Now With Haswell Inside
PC processor upgrades have become evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Unless your use wrings every ounce of performance out of a computer, there’s seldom a compelling reason to buy a new one just because it has the latest and greatest CPU in it.
Intel’s 4th generation Core processors — the Haswell chips — may just be the exception to the rule. You don’t need to read a MacBook Pro review to learn everything the Haswell chips can do to improve Apple’s flagship laptop. According to Intel, Haswell benefits include:
- Visual enhancements
- Smarter multi-tasking between cores
- Improved security
- Turbo-boost technology for dynamic performance improvement
- “Amazing” battery life (Just how amazing is it? Well…)