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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2007 (MA895, MA896)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2007 (MA895, MA896). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The reliability and usability also get good reviews.

performance, usability, reliability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2007 (MA895, MA896) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2007 (MA895, MA896)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2007 (MA895, MA896) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good comments.

performance, usability, reliability, design, screen

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MA895LL/A 15.4" Laptop (2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)Apple MacBook Pro MA895LL/A 15.4" Laptop (2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (LED)

 

Battery-conserving LED screen. Fast processor. Awesome graphics card. Best bundled software suite out there. Lightest 15-inch laptop on the market

Laptop heats up when running Windows XP Pro under Boot Camp. Needs more USB ports

The MacBook Pro 15-inch (LED) delivers better performance and battery life than the previous iteration, earning the MacBook Pro line yet another Editors' Choice.

Nov, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2007 Edition review

 

Editor's Note: This review primarily covers the recent updates to the Apple MacBook Pro line. For a detailed look at the design and features, read our earlier review of the Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) .

Updated CPUs and graphics without an updated price; LED-backlit display for better battery life; 802.11n support.

Minimal configuration options; only 90 days of toll-free technical support; still no media card reader.

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro gets a solid under-the-hood upgrade for better performance and longer battery life, allowing the MacBook Pro to put enough distance between itself and the lower-end MacBook to justify its higher price.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Long-term review Apple MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Notebook with Mac OS X

 

After having reviewed the powerful version of the MacBook Pro wit

workmanship; materials; weight & performance; display

only 2 USB ports; narrow visibility angle; uncomfortable display closure; heat emission at the bottom

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro 2007 review

 

Apple's most desirable Macbook gains an LED backlight and a brand new processor. Does it still stand out from the PC pack?

The Macbook Pro now offers even more bang for your bucks and should remain the choice for connoisseurs of intuitive, stylish computing

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Apple's most desirable Macbook gains an LED backlight and a brand new processor. Does it still stand out from the PC pack?

The Macbook Pro now offers even more bang for your bucks and should remain the choice for connoisseurs of intuitive, stylish computing

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"I only wish Apple made MBPs like this one again."

 

I know it is already 2012, but I really have to tip my hat to the Apple of year 2007. I have nothing much else to say, it has served me remarkably well, never given me any trouble google couldn't solve and outlived my expectations of it. I work in an...

It outlived, outlasted and outperformed every other PC laptop (5+) my family brought in since 2007.

Noisier than a squawking parrot.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent Notebook

 

I upgraded to this from my first gen macbook, mainly because I needed more graphics capabilities (solid 3D modeling etc.). While my old macbook wasn't slow by any means, this MBP makes it seem ancient. It chews up and spits out basically anything you...

This computer is a beast. No problems at all, even while running bootcamp. I run SolidWorks 2007 on it (for my engineering classes) with Windows XP Pro, and it manhandles it. Faster than any of the workstation computers in the labs here at Cal Poly. I...

I'm still having trouble getting used to the feel of the mushy keyboard, as it is far different from the one on my old macbook

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Longtime Windows user, never looking back!!!

 

I like most thought long and hard about making the switch to the MAC. It is more expensive (up front) and semi-phobic when it comes to work oriented (read: MS Office products) tasks.

This is a very slick, beautiful and well engineered piece of art. The back lit keyboard is a real attention getter. All my co-workers are vastly jealous. My MBP came with OS 10.5 Leopard disc that I had to install (very easy). I did the memory upgrade...

MBP came with 160GB HD, but when I check the hardware stats on the computer is says 150GB capacity. I don't know if it is an advertising typo or maybe I am mis-understanding something

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Product

 

It's funny to me how certain people with no tech level what so ever who have probably never even owned or used an Apple can rate it so poorly. They are the usual Microsoft crybabies who think their operating system is the end all be all. When in fact...

I am a recent apple convert and that is saying something because my family has been trying to get me to use apple for 3 years now. So I went to my local Apple store and got me one of these. It far surpasses anything that I have used previously with a...

Apple's are notoriously pricey but with how mine is performing and its ability to run both Vista and OS X for me it is worth the price

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I'm* converting, and that's really saying something

 

Why,IMO,my conversion carries some weight: My first computer was a 386 with Windows 3.0. 3 years later I took a job at Microsoft where I spent nearly 10 years. In that time I worked behind the technical scenes on the releases of ~9 versions of...

100% OS/Hardware compatibility. PC-based Hardware. Better performance than Windows on the same hardware. (Less bloat / overhead) Mac OS X 2.5 has native support for joining Windows domains. (That would be just about every company you could work for...

The price is *not* that bad when you consider the pros. It's part of the deal when you buy something that no one competes with "apples to apples", no pun intended

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):5 / 6

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1440 x 900

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Operational Conditions

Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a/b/g
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Power Requirements:100V - 240V AC
Power supply type:18.5 Vdc, 4.6A
Relative humidity:0 - 90
TV in port: No
Type:Mac
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
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:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor front side bus:800

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Video

Video adapter features:DVI - VGA

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.57
Height:1.02 / 10.2
Weight:5.4
Width:14.1