Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lion Preview: About this Mac

Just a little change, but interesting nonetheless, Apple changed the System Profiler which opens when you click "More info.." in the  "About this Mac" Window in Lion to a more iOS styled App.

It's quite useful for system administrators or to do a quick hardware check.





Quick overview about the Software and Hardware.
Screen setup and resolution infos. 
Storage overview. Seems it has problems with the disc encryption since the 150gb drive is the actually Lion harddrive.
Memory info including physical setup. 
Extended Batterie informations, as you see mine needs to be checked. 
Support links to manuals. 
And finally warranty and service checks (including AppleCare) 

36 comments:

Jay.CA said...

this should be useful when i get a mac. :)

Dootzkie said...

Huh... Previews are teasing us all...

stereoheads said...

cool preview!

Alphabeta said...

Very handy.
What does servicing a battery entail?
Don't they just turn into junk (in apple's case very quickly) and need to be replaced (in apple's case expensively)?

mac-and-me said...

in the one year free care you get a new batterie for free (or if you are in applecare longer) afterwards i guess they just recharge it in a special way
theres software for it so you can do it yourself at home

CandleintheDark said...

This is pretty neat. Mac has some good stuff

Daily01 said...

Very nice, this proofs that mac is nr1

YellowNiceTechno said...

Great preview! I love mac interface!

Sam said...

I just bought my first MBP and I'm getting used to Snow Leopard, hope Lion doesn't change change the UI too much.

elexerdelex said...

a Lion?? I have that too!

Oh wait this one is virtual...

Coco said...

Love apple...

Justsayin' said...

Nice preview. Thanks:)

duffboi said...

that does look useful. perhaps I should start saving already. hehe

Toto said...

good preview!

http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

liam said...

i can't wait till i get a new MBP! so excited for lion

Stare Dad said...

This is really usefull. I see that lion will have tons of stuff.

Something Concupiscible said...

That is very detailed and useful. Everything is right there.

TheHarvester said...

not too interesting for me but i love that they keep improving their stuff

a noodle said...

My opinions are mixed.

Doodles and Dreams

Lhosreiff said...

Wohooo i guess.

Anton Nuemus said...

nice preview.
wants me, in some cases, to buy a mac :D

Shutterbug said...

Happy St. Patty's day! :)

Piets said...

Thats pretty awesome :3

Chuck said...

I like the 'about this mac' screen. It's like, 'computer discription for dummies', except instead of dummies it's 'cool people'. Nice.

Mike said...

Good to know they're making changes that actually help, instead of messing things up.

Venus said...

very clever.
thanks for informing us.

Trelin said...

Very nice polish on those functions.

Rabidmoose said...

A small but nice change I suppose.

amBored said...

anyway macs have the best battery, good review

pokerblogger said...

hmm its time to try out a mac! :-) (if you're intrested in poker)

http://pokeretc.blogspot.com/

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I think that it's really cool that it checks its own warranty information too.

Joe Somebody said...

looks like i will hold off on my macair purchase. i want the new os.

Chris said...

Makes me jelly that I only have a PC

Robert Fünf said...

Sounds useful, for those that it pertains to, of course.

Kim Anders said...

again well written

The Moustache Man said...

cool info! never knew that was possible. damn you steve jobbs!