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Apple MA896LL/A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Apple MA896LL/A. 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. Opinions about the reliability and software are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity and price.

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price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MA896LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Apple MA896LL/A from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the price and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, design, reliability, price

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

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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 by: JLH757 (

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 by: Doc. Caliban (

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

Consumer review by: Griff (



I absolutely LOVE this laptop. I bought the refurbished deal from Apple and for $2100 it's not that bad. It is still expensive but the Mac operating system is definitely worth paying for. I'm able to play CoD4, BF2142 (BF2), Crysis and many other games...

Form Factor, Mac OSX, Gaming Capabilities, It's an Apple Product ; See Other Thoughts

Obviously the price

Jan, 2008

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Apple MacBook Pro MA896LL Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz 15.4" WXGA+ 2GB DDR2 667 160GB 5400rpm DVD±R/RW NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger


the option to use mac os x over windows isn't worth all of the extra money.

Looks good

good looks don't excuse the fact that a similarly configured laptop from dell or other manufacturers costs $1000 less

Dec, 2007

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Macs All The Way!


It took me a few minutes how to figure out to connect this to my windows XP desktop, but after that first time all you have to do is mount the computer and you're all set. I SAY BUY THIS PRODUCT!

Simplicity. Simple simplicity. The entire system communicates with itself. This thing is a multi-media giant!! I cannot emphasize how easy this system is to use! There are not confusing processes you have to know, simply easy

If you are a windows convert, you have to make the small adjustments to the better operating system

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: FMpro (

Best Laptop On The Market


Ever since Apple moved to the intel chipsets, I've considered switching to Mac. I'm glad I did. OSx is such a tight operation system. Everything works together, software, hardware, etc. With bootcamp and VMware's fusion, Windows programs are only a...

10.5 Leopard Rocks ; Build Quality ; Looks ; Size/Weight ; Impressive Feature Set ; Great Gaming Laptop ; Can run multiple OS

Only 2 USB ports ; It's expensive, but oh so worth it

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: tcriss (

Once you go Mac, You never go back


After using exclusively PC's for my entire life, I was convinced to buy an Apple computer by my husband two years ago. I wish I had caved and let him buy it long before that. The Apple MacBrook Pro, along with looking great, has been the most ...

Awesome customer service. Very reliable.

The bottom of the lap top can get extremely hot.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: alliehc (

Oh how I adore my MacBook Pro


I've always been a Mac fan, but use a PC at work, so the choice of what to get for a home computer wasn't so simple. I decided to go with the Mac Book Pro and bought it at the local Apple Retail Store. Aside from it's fabulous speed, I like the backlit...

Backlit keyboard, quick speed, intuitive interface


May, 2008