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Review: Macbook Pro 17″ Unibody

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Dengan di rilisnya Macbook Pro 17″ oleh Apple pada Macworld 2009, lengkaplah sudah keluarga notebook Apple yang terdiri dari Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro versi 15″ dan 17″. Walaupun mengalami penundaan karena belum lengkapnya part dari pihak supplier pembuat hardware, sehingga rilis Macbook Pro 17″ untuk sampai di tangan customer sempat tertunda. Setelah sekian lama menunggu, akhirnya saya bisa mendapatkan notebook tersebut hari ini di Jakarta. Berikut kesan-kesan ringkas yang saya dapatkan setelah menggunakan notebook Apple terbesar ini.

Kemasan dan Spesifikasi

Kemasan Macbook Pro 17″ ini memiliki bentuk lebih panjang daripada Macbook Pro 15″, tetapi lebih tipis. Sesuatu yang di perhatikan Apple dalam kampanye “Green for environment” mereka.

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  • 17″ Layar Glossy resolusi 1900×1200 LED Backlighting.
  • 320GB Serial ATA at 5400-rpm.
  • 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 dengan 6MB L2 cache
  • 4GB (two 2GB) of 1066MHz PC3-8500 DDR3


Perubahan Utama

1. Layar

Macbook Pro 17 Inch keluaran Apple ini merupakan Notebook dengan layar terbesar dari keluarga Macbook Pro. Salah satu poin utama adalah kualitas layarnya yang sangat baik disertakan dengan resolusi tinggi sebesar 1900×1200 yang mengagumkan untuk dilihat dengan kapasitas 60% range warna lebih nyata dan akurat. Untuk memesan layar opsi Anti-Glare, anda harus memesannya dengan melalui Apple Store Indonesia dengan biaya tambahan kurang lebih sebesar Rp. 650 ribu.

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Macbook Pro 17″ memiliki frame bezel yang lebih tipis dibandingkan versi 15″. Bezel yang tipis membuat tampilan astetika lebih indah.

Bezel yang lebih tipis pada 17"

Bezel yang lebih tipis pada 17"

Berikut saya berikan screenshot full resolusi 1900×1200 agar anda dapat mengira2 seberapa besar tempat yang diberikan untuk Anda dalam menggunakan notebook ini.

Klik Untuk Melihat Resolusi Asli.

Klik Untuk Melihat Resolusi Asli.

2. Kapasitas Baterai

Bagian belakang Yang Kokoh

Bagian belakang Yang Kokoh

Kapasitas baterai yang dijanjikan bisa digunakan untuk 8 jam pada kondisi aktifitas internet dan untuk sekedar mengetik dokumen. Ukuran baterai lebih besar daripada notebook lainnya, tetapi pengguna tidak dapat mudah untuk mengganti baterai pada saat diperlukan dengan mudah. Anda harus membuka bagian cover belakang dengan obeng, dan tentunya itu bukanlah sesuatu yang akan Anda lakukan ketika sedang di perjalanan.

5 jam, not bad..

5 jam, not bad..

Tes yang saya lakukan adalah dengan melakukan charging batere sampai penuh, lalu menyalakan iTunes, mail dan safari 4 untuk melakukan browsing. Hasil yang saya dapatkan adalah 5 jam 10 menit. Mungkin dengan mematikan iTunes saya akan mendapatkan lebih banyak waktu dari batere. Tetapi 5 jam bukanlah juga sesuatu yang buruk.

Perbandingan Dengan Versi 15″

Berat notebook ini tidaklah terlalu jauh dari versi 15″, tetapi hal yang mengganggu portabilitasnya adalah komposisi panjang dan lebar nya. Sehingga anda memerlukan tas yang lebih besar untuk membawanya.

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Tampak Atas

15" diatas 17"

15" diatas 17"

Tampak Depan

Tampak Depan

Versi 17″ ini memiliki ketebalan lebih banyak 0.03 inch daripada versi 15″ nya, ketebalan terletak pada layar. Tetapi bukanlah sesuatu yang signifikan karena bila di jejerkan hampir terlihat sama.

Ketebalan

Perbandingan Ketebalan 15" (kiri) dan 17" (kanan)

Macbook Pro 17″ ini juga mempunyai 4 speaker, sehingga suara surround lebih terdengar. Tetapi tetaplah menggunakan speaker yang mempunyai subwoofer sendiri untuk mendapatkan hasil suara lebih baik.

Perhatikanlah 4 bulatan samar-samar di daerah grill speaker.

Hasil Xbench

Mesin tes untuk perbandingan yang saya gunakan adalah:

1. Macbook Pro 15″ Custom built dengan 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo (L2 Cache 6MB), Memori 4GB DDR3, dan Hard disk 300GB 5400RPM, Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3

2. Macbook Pro 17″ 2.66Ghz Core 2 Duo (L2 Cache 6MB), Memori 4GB DDR3, dan Hard disk 300GB 5400RPM, Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3

Hasil:

Macbook Pro 15″ Custom Processor: 145.36

Macbook Pro 17″: 137.76

Jadi dengan hasil diatas, Macbook Pro 15″ dengan prosesor yang lebih tinggi dari Macbook Pro 17″ memiliki hasil yang lebih tinggi dikarenakan oleh prosesor 2.8Ghz nya.

Kekurangan

Tidak ada kekurangan berarti bagi saya untuk Macbook Pro 17″ ini, hanya sedikit disayangkan dengan harga notebook yang berkisar di Rp. 35 jutaan, Apple tidak mengikutkan Remote dan mini Display Port to DVI connector. Sehingga anda harus membelinya lagi secara terpisah.



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1:07 AM

“Steamy” New Anti-Piracy Measures Coming to Games for Windows

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Piracy prevention is increasingly moving toward online authentication and license purchase rather than the traditional disc and data encryption that prevented unauthorized copying and distribution. Microsoft just announced some new elements of Games for Windows that indicate a shift toward a Steam-like, online activation model. Microsoft goes to great lengths to avoid use of that game-killing dirty acronym, DRM, but DRM by any other name…

It looks like Games for Windows will include a onetime activation that will only decrypt critical data if a game can be confirmed as officially released. Given that many games are downloaded illegally millions of times before they officially ship, Microsoft is trying to counter the distribution of prematurely leaked games.

Last year’s Spore, for example, would have benefited greatly from zero-day piracy countermeasures; it was well on its way to being the most pirated game of 2008 long before its official release date.

Microsoft’s authentication measures will amount to a Steam-style authentication for offline games, and will include the ability to save game data on external servers. Microsoft dresses this up as a boon for gamers: “Hey kids! You can play your saved game anywhere!” In reality, it is a quite transparent means of keeping tabs on license rights. But it needn’t be a bad thing, Microsoft’s DRM-lite isn’t any more severe than what you currently find on consoles.

Microsoft’s anti-piracy measures will end up being a mixed bag for gamers. Users without an internet connection will be forced to get online to authenticate their copy of a game. *Boo!* *Hiss!* But frankly, compared to more draconian DRM measures, like only allowing three installs of a game ever, Games for Windows will be a bit easier to swallow.

Microsoft privateers might be successful in reducing piracy to a degree, but as many have learned, online authentication cum marketplace services like Steam can rouse the ire of entire communities. We’ll have to wait for Windows 7 to go gold to get an idea of just how effectiveand intrusive Microsoft’s new measures will be.


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11:37 PM

Gamers of the World Rejoice! Windows 7 Frame Rates Good on DX10 Games

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By now, it should be clear that Windows 7 is going to be better than Vista by leaps and bounds. Windows 7 is lighter on resources, bug free, and aesthetically pleasing. So far it looks better than Vista in terms of productivity, usability and hardware compatibility. Most importantly however, Windows 7 is going to excel in the arena we all truly care about–gaming. The dork-o-nets have already been hard at work benchmarking video cards on Windows 7, and happily, frame rates are looking promising.

The good folks at extremetech did the community the service of firing up a handful of new games on Vista and Windows 7 with some popular video cards. Extremetech’s battery of tests included the latest NVIDIA and ATI video cards in action on Crysis, Left 4 Dead, World in Conflict, Company of Heroes, Far Cry 2, and some popular benchmarks. The 3DMark Vantage test yeilded identical results in both Windows 7 and Vista. From a strict hardware point of view, Vista and 7 power video cards equally well.

A benchmark test, however, is never as reliable as a hands-on test with some demanding games. On the whole, NVIDIA’s GeForce 9800 and GTX 285 achieved similar framerates on both Vista and Windows 7 on most games. Unlike GeForce, Radeon’s cards performed substantially better on Windows 7. Take a look at Radeon’s performance on the system crusher, Crysis:

I’m expecting Radeon’s video cards to perform even better by the time Windows 7 goes gold. Today, AMD released an update to their ATI Radeon Catalyst drivers that include support for the Windows 7 Beta. The drivers address specific games and their performance on 7, among other things.

2009 might just be a good year for gamers, and it looks like I might finally bid a fond farewell to XP on my gaming machine. Fore more on Windows 7, read our review of the beta. Otherwise, check out more on games, hardware and tech on our blog:


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3:19 AM

Safari 4 Beta - Browser from Apple

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Safari is a browser application from Apple. Safari browser now comes with version 4 Beta, and can also be used on Windows Operating System. Safari 4 Beta also comes with the view that more beautiful and very elegant. And they (Apple) claims that the Safari browser as the fastest browser when opening a website, with the blazing performance (Nitro Engine) Safari faster than Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. Safari 4 Beta is now present with the 150 and feature some of the features that make Safari newest feasible to use.

Safari tab features on almost the same with Chrome so that it does not meet display the browser window when we open many tabs at once. For Safari Bookmark feature is very good because it is easy to use and when we do reopen or bookmark the results very quickly. Safari 4 Beta also has Private Browsing feature. And much more feature-feature mainstay of one of these browsers

New Features in Safari 4 include :

  • Top Sites - See your favorite websites at a glance. Open one with a single click.
  • Cover Flow - Flip through your site history or bookmarks like you flip through albums in iTunes.
  • Full History Search - Easily retrieve sites you’ve seen before. Spot the one you want in Cover Flow.
  • Tabs on Top - Manage your tabs elegantly and open a wide window for exploring the web.
  • Nitro Engine - Wait less. Browse more. Surf the web with the world’s fastest browser.
  • Windows Native Look and Feel - Vista and XP users: feel right at home in Safari for Windows.
  • Developer Tools - Access the best suite of development tools ever included in a browser.

May lack a little of the Safari browser is when many tabs open at once takes a lot of source memory, larger than Firefox. However, for users of internet browsing can be fun to try this one browser to find a more comfortable when browsing



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12:14 AM

Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009

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Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 is a system tweaking software such as Tune Up Utilities 2009. However, Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 is devoted to users of Windows Vista OS so the ability to have a better OS to Vista. Because Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 has a lot of ability and feature-feature which is very good and useful.
Feature of this software is very much useful for speed and performance of Vista. For users of Windows 7 is also good to use this software. Because Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 can also improve the performance of
Windows 7.

Advanced Vista Optimizer is a comprehensive set of 25 + tools to Boostup your System’s Performance. Its powerful optimizing features like Disk Defragment and Memory Optimizer make your computer always perform like new. The security Tools like Privacy Protector and File Encryptor ensure that you provate data is always safe. Advanced Vista Optimizer give your access to 35 + tweaks and tuning options, in one program, so that you can customize your Copy of Windows Vista to be Your Personal Copy. It can be scheduled to Automatically Maintain your system in perfect health by running the optimizing tools without regular user action.

Advanced Vista Optimizer 2008 Key Benefits :

Single Click Care for your Windows Vista

  • System Optimization
  • Managing Start-up Programs
  • Privacy Protector
  • Junk File Cleaner
  • Memory Optimizer
  • Tune-Up for Reasonable Security

Perfect Optimization for Your Vista PC

  • Performance Tweaks for Windows Vista
  • Hardware Tweaks
  • Memory Optimizer
  • Startup Manager

Secure Your Vista Computer and Data

  • Optimize System Security
  • Secure Your Files by Encrypting the Data
  • Securely Delete Files and Folders
  • Block Unwanted Programs

Cleaners - Improves the performance of the system

  • Junk File Cleaner
  • Privacy Protector
  • Duplicate File Finder

Maintenance Tools

  • Windows Vista Utilities
  • Uninstaller
  • Split and Join Files
  • Mass File Renamer

Speed Up Tools

  • System Speed
  • Disk Defrag
  • Registry Defragger

Advanced Vista Optimizer 2008 Features :

Single Click Care
This module of Advanced Vista Optimizer is designed for all users to make the most out of their Windows Vista PC without any effort. It includes important tools to optimize system, startup programs, protect your privacy, clean junk files, optimize memory and tuneup your computer for reasonable security.

Optimizers
There are various tools to optimize your Windows Vista computer. Advanced Vista Optimizer offers the following tools to you to optimize your Vista PC

Power Tools
Systweak Inc. has combined a host of utilities in Power Tools section of Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 to maintain your system in best of health.

Security Tools
Advanced Vista Optimizer can give you details of security settings in your Windows Vista computer and help you fix any leaks in the security of your system to protect data loss or theft.

Cleaners
Improves the performance of the system by scanning and deleting temporary and junk files from the selected drives. It also takes care to clear the left over program fragments during their installation and un-installation processes.

Maintenance Tools
Utilities have been provided here for Windows Vista especially but they are as much effective on other operating systems also.

Speed Up Tools
Tool to optimize various settings which may help you increase the speed of Windows Vista.


Install Instructions Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 :

  • Download and extract Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009
  • Run and install Advanced Vista Optimizer 2008 on the file cnet_avosetup_x86_3.5.3843.3631.exe in the folder setup
  • After doing the installation process, file a copy Systweak Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 Patch-ICWT.exe located in the folder to the PATCH (C: \ Program Files \ Systweak \ Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009) is that we install
  • Next run Systweak Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 Patch-ICWT.exe, select the menu and follow the next so
  • Finish

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