Wednesday, May 21, 2008

MacBook Pro


Just a quick note... I just got a new 17" MacBook Pro, so of course one of the first things I did was download Blender. WOW! Blender launches in a heartbeat on it, I was stunned at how fast it opened. The graphics re-draw while working in it is fast, too. For fun I downloaded the Blender Render Benchmark and did a test. It rendering in about 1 minute 10 seconds. That's pretty fast for a dual-core. On my quad-core Vista machine it rendered in 51 seconds. The MacBook Pro feels more like a desktop when it comes to power. Make me wonder about the eight-core Mac Pro towers... :)