MacBook Pro Quiz

MacBook Pro Quiz
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About This Quiz

The MacBook Pro is Apple's high-end notebook computer and a favorite among Mac enthusiasts. Think you're a pro at the MacBook Pro? Find out with our quiz.
What was the biggest difference between the MacBook Pro and its predecessor, the PowerBook G4?
The processor
The MacBook Pro was the first Intel-based Mac, a huge change for Apple.
The screen size
The weight

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Which of these is different in a MacBook versus in a MacBook Pro?
Screen size
Operating system
Storage space and speed
While the MacBook is far from slow, the MacBook Pro offers twice the storage and is much faster for hard-core computing (like editing video) than the MacBook.

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Which of these MacBook Pro upgrades costs less than $900 on a 17 inch MacBook Pro?
Apple Thunderbolt Display
A high resolution display
While upgrading to the largest available hard drive will cost you $1100 and the external Thunderbolt monitor will put you $900 in the hole, you can add a high-resolution display to the existing screen for just 50 bucks.
A 512GB Hard Drive

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What is Apple's equivalent of Microsoft Office called?
iWrite
iWork
Apple's iWork lets you create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the Mac that are all compatible with Microsoft Office. Of course, there is also a version of Microsoft Office software for Mac.
iOffice

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Which of these isn't part of the MacBook Pro's software package?
Skype
While iLife used to only come as a trial on new Macs, it's now included for free. While Skype doesn't cost to download, it's not part of the software included when you buy a new MacBook Pro.
iLife
Safari

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Which of these processors can you get in a new 15-inch MacBook Pro?
Intel Dual-Core
Intel Quad-Core
Intel's newest processor doubles the power of the old Dual-Core, and the Quad-Core comes standard on the 15-inch MacBook Pro. It's like four CPUs all on a single chip!
Intel Hex-Core

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What is the battery life on the MacBook Pro?
3 hours
5 hours
7 hours
The new MacBook Pros boast a 7 hour battery life. Of course, usage can have a big impact on battery life, so this can vary if you're running bigger programs.

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The MacBook Pro uses quite a few magnets in its design. Which of these isn't magnetic?
The power cable
The closure
The USB ports
Apple uses magnets to replace some moving parts that are prone to breaking in the laptop's closure and to attach the MagSafe Power Cord, but cables plug into the USB ports just like on any other laptop.

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What does the MagSafe Power Cord do?
Acts as a surge protector.
Falls out easily when the cord gets jostled.
Instead of plugging the power cord into your MacBook Pro, it attaches via a magnetic connection. If you've ever tripped over your power cord, knocking your laptop onto the floor, you can understand why the MagSafe was a great innovation.
Conserves battery power.

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Which operating system comes with new MacBook Pros?
Tiger
Snow Leopard
Lion
Lion, which just came out in 2011, is the operating system for all new MacBook Pros.

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When did Apple first announce the MacBook Pro?
2005
2006
Steve Jobs announced the MacBook Pro at MacWorld, Apple's annual conference, in January 2006.
2007

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Which of these is not free third-party software for the MacBook Pro?
Quicken
NeoOffice is a free suite of software similar to Microsoft Office, and Thunderbird is a free email program from the makers of Firefox. Quicken for Mac, though, costs around $50.
NeoOffice
Thunderbird

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The MacBook pro was Apple's first Intel-based notebook, but not their first Intel-based computer. Which Mac bears that distinction?
Mac Mini
iMac
While Steve Jobs announced both the MacBook Pro and the iMac at MacWorld in 2006, the iMac got first billing.
MacBook

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What machine did Apple replace with the MacBook Pro?
MacBook
PowerBook
The MacBook Pro replaced the PowerBook G4. Apple carried both the MacBook and MacBook Pro until 2011, when the MacBook Air replaced the MacBook.
MacPro

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If you're bargain-hunting, what's the base price for the least expensive new MacBook Pro?
$999
$1,199
The 13 inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,199, if you don't add any upgrades. If you get the 17 inch MacBook pro with all the bells and whistles, it can cost over $5,000.
$1,349

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Which of these accessories is included with the new MacBook Pros?
Mighty Mouse
External Trackpad
FaceTime HD Camera
Previous MacBook Pros came with an iSight camera, but the newer models include an HD camera built right into the machine. The pinhole-sized lens is right above the monitor.

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What is the MacBook Pro's body made from?
Plastic
Aluminum
Unlike the first MacBooks and the PowerBook, the MacBook Pro was the first Mac laptop to use a aluminum body. They call it the "Unibody Enclosure," because the whole thing is cut from a single piece of aluminum.
Fiberglass

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MacBook Pro's FaceTime HD app lets you use FaceTime to have HD video chats on your Mac, but there are some limitations. Which device can't FaceTime with your MacBook Pro?
Another MacBook Pro
iPhone4
iPad
Only the iPad 2 can FaceTime chat with your MacBook Pro. As on the iPhone, both users also need to be on a WiFi or internet connection.

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What does the Time Machine software do?
Store your data in a blue police box.
Allow you to edit photos, giving them a vintage look.
Automatically back up your data to an external hard drive.
You have to purchase the hard drive separately, but once you have the hardware Time Machine makes it easy to back up your MacBook Pro's data.

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True or False: New MacBook Pros don't come with a FireWire port for transferring data.
TRUE
FALSE
While late-model MacBooks did away with the FireWire port, the MacBook Pro still has FireWire800, which transfers 800 Mb of data per second.

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You Got:
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