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Mrnix, Richrd and Jordn. Apple MacBook. Macbook Pro. Released in 2008 The Pro was sleeker, more refined, and more powerful for its size and weight. With a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, a HD Graphics card. Market price: $1199 (13”) $1799 (15”) $2499 (17”). What’s the cost?.

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M rnix rich rd and jord n

Mrnix, Richrd and Jordn

Apple MacBook


Macbook pro
Macbook Pro

  • Released in 2008

  • The Pro was sleeker, more refined, and more powerful for its size and weight.

  • With a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, a HD Graphics card.

  • Market price: $1199 (13”) $1799 (15”) $2499 (17”)


What s the cost
What’s the cost?

  • But with all these flashy stats and gadgets, how much do these machines really cost to make?

  • What goes into them, and how does the creation and development of these machines affect our planet and the beings that inhabit it?


Macbook Pro


External components
External Components

  • Trackpad

  • Keyboard

  • Screen


Trackpad
Trackpad

Price range: $70-$140

  • Pros:

    -Made with aluminium, glass and polycarbonate.

    -Built in

    -Has multiple functions

  • Disadvantages:

    -Expensive

    -Takes a while to get used to

    -Built in


Keyboard
Keyboard

  • Full sized backlit keyboard, 12 function keys. The function keys allow you to do all kinds of nifty stuff that makes a mac book stand out.

  • Pros:

    -You can easily take out all of the keys for cleaning or if you want to replace them, this is the only thing that you can replace without opening the back of your MacBook.

  • Cons:

    -If taken off and easily be lost


Screen
Screen

  • Pros:

    -LED-backlit glossy widescreen this is good because led screens tend to drain less of the battery than non-LED screens

    -LED-screens are also better for your computers response time i.e. making it faster.

    -They also use LED because it makes the display able to show a very wide spectrum of colors making it very good for designers.

  • Cons:

    -The glossy screen is that it reflects light, disadvantage of this is when there is a light source behind you, this will reflect and make the screen harder to see.


Internal components
Internal components

  • Logic board

  • Battery

  • Hard drive

  • DVD-Burner

  • Camera Lens

  • Fan

  • Speaker

  • RAM


Logic board
Logic board

Price range: $300-$500

  • Pros:

    -Heart of the computer

    -Manages various systems

    -Can be replaced

  • Cons:

    -Expensive

    -If damaged, whole computer is too.

    -Many issues occur


Battery
Battery

Price range: $129 -179

  • Pros:

    -Main power source

    -Created by the company with the conservation of energy and the planet in mind

    -Built in China

  • Cons:

    -Release of carbon emissions during production.

    -Poor energy efficiency, leading to energy (and thusly carbon emission) wastage.

    -Batteries are notoriously hard to recycle

    -Built in China


Hard drive
Hard drive

Price range: ~$100

  • Pros:

    -All information is stored here

    -Can be replaced

    -Need to save

    Cons:

    -Replaceable but lose all information if not backed up

    -Can be affected by software


Dvd burner
DVD Burner

Price range: $100-$150

AKA Superdrive

  • Pros:

    -Can use both DVDs and CDs

    -Internal

    -From Japan/Korea

  • Cons:

    -Only 1 disc can be used at a time


Camera isight
Camera (iSight)

  • Pros:

    -Developed by Apple, which means that they are cheaper and can be designed with detailed specifications.

    -Gives the laptop the ability to capture images and videos.

  • Cons:

    -Compared to many cameras available at the moment, laptop cameras tend to offer lower quality images and video.

    -The camera is difficult to replace on account of the fact that it is fully built-in by Apple.


Fan

  • Pros:

    -Used to cool the mac, located in the bottom.

  • Cons:

    -If broken, laptop overheats

    -The companies do that on purpose so that you have to buy a new mac within a year.


Speaker
Speaker

  • Pros:

    -There are 3 speakers, 1 left, 1 right and 1 subwoofer in the same module.

    -Allows sound from the computer

    -Built in

  • Cons:

    -There are several cases where the internal speakers stop working after unplugging external speakers.

    -Older MacBook’s also tend to have a flaw in the balance between the left and right speakers.


RAM

  • Pros

    -Cheaper and easier to build than SRAM. Because of this, it is more environmentally friendly for Apple to use DRAM in their MacBooks.

    -New types of DRAM are constantly being created.

  • Cons:

    -SRAM is much faster than DRAM, whilst it is more difficult to build.

    -All types of RAM must be built in a factory.


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