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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611). 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and reliability. The design and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the memory.

performance, usability, design, reliability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz/2GB/160GB/SD/AP/BTMacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz/2GB/160GB/SD/AP/BT

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2006 (MA611) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the memory.

performance, usability, reliability, design, screen

memory

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MA611LL/A 17" Notebook PC (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)Apple MacBook Pro MA611LL/A 17" Notebook PC (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Sherry (newegg.com)

Disappointed With Product

 

Received the product quickly. Exterior looked beautiful. Clean, well kept

DIDN'T WORK

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Andrew (newegg.com)

Good design.. mostly.

 

Great "cleanability" and overall look.

The latch on the lid doesn't always stay closed.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Digunderground (newegg.com)

To set the record straight

 

Someone above said there wasn't a "right click" and you couldn't use the track pad to click. This person evidently is not a mac user, so I welcome him. There is a right click that can be actuated by taping the track pad with two fingers. you can also...

It is suitable for anything from high end gaming to video editing. this is by far the best screen Apple or any other manufacturer has put onto a laptop. Holds its resale value better than any other laptop

None that I can think of other than price

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Mark (newegg.com)

The Best thing since sliced bread!

 

This computer gives a new meaning to fast, inteligent & style.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: handle (newegg.com)

MacBook Pro Core2 Duo Rocks!

 

Incredible craftsmanship, attention to detail, "cool" factor, speed, usability, and form factor.

The price.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: wlswarts (epinions.com)

A Notebook Unlike Any Other For Serious Travelers: 17" MacBook Pro!

 

Sometimes, I find myself wondering what the point of computer hardware reviews are. Honestly. So many of them end up focusing on software or simply regurgitating the technical specifications that can be found either in the "View Details" section of ...

Light, Good software, Nice monitor, Easy to use, Security

Battery strength unimpressive, Extra space up front, Color choice, Price.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: clumsy_ox (epinions.com)

Mac Daddy

 

The Back-Story I'm a self-employed software programmer---a consultant if you will. My business is pretty much contained in my backpack: my laptop, notepads, assorted books and papers. That sort of thing. Like all the self-employed, I pay more ...

Excellent performance, excellent hardware/software integration

Expensive

May, 2007

Consumer review by: clumsy_ox (epinions.com)

Mac Daddy

 

Excellent performance, excellent hardware/software integration

Expensive

May, 2007

Consumer review by: jcgrow (epinions.com)

Intel MacBook Pro A Grave Disappointment

 

I've been struggling with Mac laptops for the last few years. They've been slow. They've been glitchy. They've crashed and malfunctioned and left me high and dry when I needed them most. Still, I don't want a computer that uses Windows. Windows ...

Shiny new computer with a big screen. How pretty!

Crashes, slow work, incompatabilities, and a hot battery with low power

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: lwrc06 (epinions.com)

Wow!

 

Very thin. Nice ergonomics. great OS.

Needs lots of memory

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Number of built-in speakers:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100/240
AC adapter output current:4.6
AC adapter output voltage:18.5
AC adapter power:68

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1600
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Networking features:IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Other Features

Expansion Slots:1x ExpressCard/34
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100/240
AC adapter output current:4.6
AC adapter output voltage:18.5
AC adapter power:68

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor:T7600
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.33
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T7600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Stepping:B2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27257
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4
Height:1.02
Weight:6.83
Width:15.4