While Apple isn’t exactly a saint in the manufacturing department, an Apple computer is free of some chemicals and compounds that you will find in its PC cousins. The new MacBook Pro, unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference this past week, is free of arsenic, mercury, BFR, PVC, and uses glass that is mercury-free. The batteries are lithium-ion polymer and contain no lead, mercury or cadmium. Apple has even provided a helpful environmental report on its new laptop, which includes the same retina display technology recently introduced in its latest iPad model.
Most Apple devotees won’t mind shelling out the money for the new MacBook Pro, but for more cash-conscious users like students there is still the MacBook Air, which has most of the processing power you need for everyday computing tasks like email and word processing. If you are starting to get into graphics manipulation and things like web design, it may be time to upgrade your machine.