With the latest introduction of Sandy Bridge Intel Core processors, it rages a seemingly never ending war between the Mac and PC platforms. To give you a bit of information, Sandy Bridge is a fast core processor that works faster 17% clock-for-clock than Nehalem processor, its predecessor. It was developed by Intel in 2005 at Intel’s Israel Development Center in Haifa. The team developed the said processor with an increase in storage space. But the real thing about this processor is its fast performance.
And so, with the roll of production lines, we know that many of the buyers are quite in consideration right now of which of the platforms will be best for Sandy Bridge. To make things clear, we compared the Apple Macbook Pro 13in and Samsung QX412-S01AU.
First is on portability. Both platforms are excellent as they can be easily carried around. The MacBook Pro weighs 2.04kg and is 24.1mm thick, while the QX412 weighs 2.05kg and is 27mm thick. Moreover, the Apple has the onboard Intel HD Graphics 3000, which is actually on par with a low-end graphics card. It also has these strong onboard graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics card. The onboard graphics can run Call of Duty: Black Ops on low settings, but the 520M can manage medium settings. Sure, the 520M is going to drain battery life faster but it’s not on all the time – only during highly graphically intensive tasks.
Now, on the major discussion, the Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2410M (2.3GHz) is very fast for a notebook in general. And the two notebooks work well with this processor. RAM is also identical at 4GB, and so is storage at 320GB. Both offer great specs.
Thus, in this comparison, we approved for both the Apple and the Samsung.