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Apple KA897LL/A

Apple KA897LL/A
alaScore 89

58 reviews

May, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Apple KA897LL/A. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The performance is also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple KA897LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Apple KA897LL/A from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

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May, 2017

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Expert review by: Louis Ramirez (

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The MacBook Pro is a great mix of high specs and high style. Its iconic design is matched only by its superior performance.

Excellent design; LED-backlit display; Front Row multimedia software; good battery life

No media-card reader; quick to heat up

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Aug, 2007

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) review: Is the Touch Bar worth it?


Apple brings the MacBook Pro into the future with its new design, but are the changes for the better?

Good performance ; Blazingly fast SSD ; Brilliant wide-gamut display ; Superb touchpad

Only USB Type C ; Very, very expensive

Personally, I’m still quietly impressed. I loved the 12-inch MacBook, and as this delivers a dramatic improvement in the areas that matter to me – namely performance and display quality – the MacBook Pro would make a much better choice than the £1,249...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: fatcat13 (

MacBook Pro 17" 2.6 GHz High Res


After giving it a tremendous amount of thought and doing ample research, we decided on the MacBook Pro 17". We upgraded most of the system including 2.6 GHz, and High Resolution glossy screen. Overall, the computer is BEAUTIFUL! Crystal clear ...

Comfortable, Clear, User-Friendly

High-Resolution upgrade does not offer independent sizing of screen display.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: MM (

13" MacBook Pro with touch bar


I was not sure whether to spend the extra money on the touch bar version. So glad that I did, as it is really useful, especially the predictive text which I am using now. It is close to the keyboard, so much more user friendly than a touch screen,...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: andy (

mac book for my daughters 21st


ok 12 months interest free so bit of breathing space,mac book quality product

May, 2017

Consumer review by: boakey (

my super MacBook Pro


How to use this product; Plug it in and off you go. All smiles. Lovely laptop, a delight to work with. All synchronised easily with my other Apple products; iMac, iPad 2 and iPhone 7. Very satisfied customer. thank you Argos for your fast efficient...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Mohammad (

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 Inch Ci5 8GB 256GB Touch Bar - Silver


Excellent Mac book

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: kerstin black (

I love my macbook ...


I would never go back to a windows computer ever again . i love the fact i can communicate between my apple Tv & iPhone and laptop ..I've never had any major problems with it...The apple care tech team are awsome at talking u through any issues u may...

Battery life & compatability to other apple products....

Its a little expensive...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Standby time:30


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 16 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.3 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B / 0x191B / 0x1926 / 0x1927
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Touch Bar: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:84985 / 88967 / 88970 / 91156 / 91166
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24 x 1.3


Flash drive interface:PCI Express