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Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz). The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and portability. The usability and performance also get good reviews, whereas comments are divided on the size. There are some negative reviews about the battery and price.

design, performance, usability, portability, reliability

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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Expert review by: Justin Jaffe (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

 

The MacBook Pro delivers unparalleled style, a solid set of features and software, and a few transitional performance issues that keep it from rivaling the most powerful PC laptops.

Beautiful, sleek design ; Robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger ; Illuminated keyboard and big, scrollable touch pad ; Multimedia features include DVD burner, built-in Webcam, and remote control ; Can run Windows XP via Boot Camp

Nonnative software runs slowly on Mac OS ; Subpar battery life ; Lacks media card reader and some other ports ; Higher-end configurations are much more expensive than their PC equivalents ; Only 90 days of toll-free technical support

System configurations Acer TravelMate 8200 Windows XP Professional; 2GHz Pentium M-T2500 Core Duo; 2GB PC 4300 DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 512MB (256MB shared); Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120GB 5,400rpm Apple iBook G4 (1.33GHz, 12-inch)...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Justin Jaffe (zdnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

 

The MacBook Pro delivers unparalleled style but comes with a few transitional performance issues.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Colin (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

 

My first ever Mac and laptop. My friends have used them for years. Very sexy machine indeed and performs fast and well.

The screen is so clear. Boot up time is fast. It just works

Don't use it on a plastic stable table. I melted it to the base of the laptop it got so hot. Managed to get the plastic off the base. You learn that way. I will stick on some large felt feet

Jan, 2009
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Consumer review by: anonymous (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

 

Macbook Pro emerges as a great little until. All the general features are there (unlike the ones left out of the new "air") and speed and stability to great.

If you use only mac software, its fast and stable ; Interface of OSX is slick, but it's also little bit tacky ; Slim slick design

Price ; Heat ; Can be slow/difficult with some software ; Lack of flexibility with technical/manual adjustment ; Expensive to add external components and upgrade ; on closer inspection, covering looks like cheap plastic

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: anonymous (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

 

Macbook Pro emerges as a great little until. All the general features are there (unlike the ones left out of the new "air") and speed and stability to great. However, I am a user who enjoys downloading odd little programs, converters, software and so...

If you use only mac software, its fast and stable ; Interface of OSX is slick, but it's also little bit tacky ; Slim slick design

Price ; Heat ; Can be slow/difficult with some software ; Lack of flexibility with technical/manual adjustment ; Expensive to add external components and upgrade ; on closer inspection, covering looks like cheap plastic

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: John (cnet.com.au)

"FAST & SOLID (2ghz)"

 

You probably can't afford not to...

Everything ; Amazing OS as expected ; Truly sleek looks ; Lightweight ; Flys through all native programs ; Super slim ; Just brilliant

Adobe Creative Suite hasn't come out yet so Photoshop & Illustrator etc... runs slow ; But once it comes out it should fly ; Gets hot on the bottom - still worrying even though we are told not too

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: John (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (1.83GHz)

 

FAST & SOLID (2ghz)

Everything ; Amazing OS as expected ; Truly sleek looks ; Lightweight ; Flys through all native programs ; Super slim ; Just brilliant

Adobe Creative Suite hasn't come out yet so Photoshop & Illustrator etc... runs slow ; But once it comes out it should fly ; Gets hot on the bottom - still worrying even though we are told not too

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Big_Boss (cnet.com.au)

"Blazing fast; rock stable; totally reliable; brilliant software; beautiful"

 

After 10 years of PC pain I wonder what took me so long to come over to Apple? Everything I heard was true. Everything is just so easy, so fast and so much more pleasurable to do and use. I use my machine virtually every waking hour and its not unusual...

Everything just works, just like they said it would

I'm being picky but Universal versions of Office and Adobe Creative Suite would be nice

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: webdevil (cnet.com.au)

"first mac, first laptop"

 

this is my first mac as well as my first laptop and while it is true that the underside gets considerably hot after a few hours of continuous use, this is one helluva machine. it's quick and sexy and no thicker than my thumb. if i were going to pick...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: melmac (cnet.com.au)

"Speed, Style, Performance, Feature Heavy - Fully Loaded"

 

This is my first Mac and i'm glad i made the decision to switch. The transition from Windows to Mac was pretty much seamless for me. Now I use a Mac at home and a PC at work - no issues what so ever.

Apr, 2006
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