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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2007 (MA897)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2007 (MA897). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and design are overall positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the price.

performance, usability, reliability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2007 (MA897) 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 2007 (MA897)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2007 (MA897) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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: Apple MacBook Pro 17" 1920 x 1200 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo /2GB /160GB 7200rpm /SD /AP /BTApple MacBook Pro 17" 1920 x 1200 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo /2GB /160GB 7200rpm /SD /AP /BT

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2007 (MA897)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Late 2007 (MA897) 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. Comments about the screen and design are generally positive. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

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 MA897LL/A 17-inch Laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)Apple MacBook Pro MA897LL/A 17-inch Laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

Nov, 2017

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2007 Edition review: Apple MacBook Pro 2007 Edition

 

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: Cybershack (cybershack.com)

Review: Apple Macbook Pro 17"

 

Before last week, I only admired Apple's Macbook Pro from a distance. I liked the look of it and thought that others who bought it would be getting a decent laptop computer, but I probably wouldn't have considered getting one for myself. That's all...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Johne37179 (shopzilla.com)

Love it.

 

Fast, easy to use (it's a Mac), powerful.

The aluminum case is not as sturdy as the polycarbonate ones

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: ncriptide (shopzilla.com)

Best computer, laptop or desktop, I've ever owned.

 

Large beautiful screen, fast processor, durable, features +

Pricey, but overall worth it.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Brad (newegg.com)

Author of

 

(Windows users: Good luck)

Best Laptop ever built. There is not one thing about this machine that i do not admire. This 17 incher is straight shooter. Rock solid, and will stay that way for years to come

Absolutely None

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Mac Book Pro Junkie (newegg.com)

Mac Book Pro

 

There are utilities out there to increase the fan speed when conditions warrant increased cooling.

Went from windows to mac and never looked back

None

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: MacMan (newegg.com)

Nothing but AWESOME!

 

Windoze runs faster on my Mac than on my windoze desktop!???

Makes windoze look like a caveman did it

None at all

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Com-Tek Chris (newegg.com)

What a Drag

 

I came into this notebook with the idea that I was going to be much happier then using Windows XP. Wrong! 1st of all I am a programmer and web developer and I use a lot fo open source products.........does Apple have a community which focus's on open...

none

Software is way to expensive for Apple, this machine is way too HOTT!!! My battery melted

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: thecellofellow (newegg.com)

A beautiful machine

 

When your friends take out their honkin' Dell XPSs and the neon lights turn on and the machine sort of hums and powers up Windows XP, you can kind of smile a bit and pull out your inch-thin MacBook Pro and be confident that despite the subtle and...

Powerful components, elegant design, OS X, extremely high-quality in every way, very thin and light

Gets a little hot, as notebooks do. I'm just paranoid. If you're looking for an ultra-portable, 17" is a bit on the big side. Rumor has it it will be updated in January 2008, but this machine is classic Apple perfection anyway

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Standingfast (newegg.com)

Great Desktop Replacement

 

The display is INCREDIBLE even by desktop display standards. This laptop makes a great desktop replacement. The Core 2 Duo is incredibly fast, and the new 8600GT runs every modern game out there at great settings. It is very thin at 1". Worth every...

For ULTRA portability, I would not recommend this laptop, as it is just large enough to be considered slightly awkward

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):5

Design

Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
HD type:Not supported

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad

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

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
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: 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 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor front side bus:800

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:iLife ’06 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork ’06, Comic Life, FileMaker Pro Trial, Aperture Trial, OmniOutliner, Photo Booth, Front Row
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160

Video

Video adapter features:DVI - VGA

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 9.61
Height:1.02
Weight:6.79
Width:15.4