Hump Day Hardware: MacBook and MacBook Pro

October 22, 2008

Regular readers may think I’ve lost my mind. Why am I talking about machines using an operating system that can’t run CorelDRAW? First, these are darned good laptops. It also should be noted that these machines can run CorelDRAW using emulation software.

At right is a photo of the MacBook Pro that is now the high-end of the Apple laptop family. It is loaded with 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB hard drive and a 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor. Overall it is a very nice looking machine that would do any user proud.

So that Apple could advertise a laptop under $1000, they lowered the price on one of the existing Macbooks. It has 1 GB of RAM, a 120 GB hard drive and a 2.1 GHz Corel 2 Duo processor.

Parallels Desktop 3.0 for MacNow if you want to run Windows software on the machine, you’ll need some sort of emulation software. Apple does provide Boot Camp at no charge. If you use Boot Camp, you have to reboot the machine to switch between operating systems. For that reason, I recommend using Parallels instead. It allows Windows program to run on the Mac desktop just as if they were native software. This gives you the best of both operating systems.

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