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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and usability. The reliability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the portability and screen.

design, performance, reliability, usability, build quality

screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

The sleek, aluminum MacBook Pro is the same size and shape as its predecessor, and it clearly stands out from the white plastic look of iPods, iMacs, MacBooks, and other more consumer-oriented Apple products. The MacBook Pro feels lighter than the...

Sleek design; illuminated keyboard; built-in Webcam and remote control; can run Windows XP via Boot Camp; adds FireWire 800 support.

Lacks media card reader; only 90 days of toll-free technical support.

If you've been holding off on making the leap to a MacBook because of the lack of Core 2 Duo processors, this new update adds the latest Intel CPUs and provides a great overall computing experience, albeit at a premium price.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.16GHz

 

The new 15″ Intel-based Mac Book Pro is a faithful and aggressive continuation of the record breaking and standard-setting PowerBook line of Apple laptops first introduced to the world in 1991. Externally, the MacBook Pro and the 2003-2006 PowerBook...

Sexy design; silent operation; runs both Windows XP and OSX; bright screen

Wireless connection issues with software update; possible glitches in other technologies

The Intel-based MacBook Pro met or surpassed our expectations.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.33GHz review

 

Apple's back packing a new line of Core 2 Duo laptops

p>Powerful Five-hour battery Keyboard Two-finger touchpad</p

p>Limited graphics</p

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

If you've been holding off on making the leap to a MacBook because of the lack of Core 2 Duo processors, this new update adds the latest Intel CPUs and provides a great overall computing experience, albeit at a premium price.

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

This is my first Mac, coming from a Dell Inspiron e1505. The MBP doesn't have the quality sound of laptop speakers compared to the DI, took me a while to get used to the trackpad, but now that I am used to it, I hardly ever use my mouse. My Apple magic...

Runs both OS X and Windows 7 great. Very fast and reliable

Speakers lack quality sound

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

I would buy this laptop 30 times over, it's the best computer I've ever had, I haven't had a single problem with it in several years, and I bought it USED!!!

fast, reliable, not too bulky, nice design, great bright screen, great features

Gets a little bit warm, hard to see when ouside in the sun, battery doesn't last that long

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

I decided to choose the older 2.33ghz model over the currently released unibody Macbook simply because I cannot stand to own a machine with that horrid glossy screen! As much as I would love to have a 'brand' spankin current model in my hands, I can't...

Very fast, runs OS-X Leopard + Windows 7 parallels very smoothly, LCD is great, Backlit keyboard rocks, Build quality is high, Touchpad is ace, great size, Mag safe is brilliant, the spacious minimalist design is eye candy and nice to work with

Needs 3 USB ports, The LCD hinges feel flimsy, keyboard feels a little cheapish, runs quite warm at times (seen around 70 - 80c under full load), CD Rom is noisy, 3gb RAM, Noisy fans & battery life

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

I have upgraded to leopard and love iChat. In all I like mostly everything except for sound quality! Compared to every other laptop besides macs, the sound isnt loud at all. My friends HP is very loud for sound. It makes me mad cuz when im in public...

I have one. I like that everything I need runs on it. (Microsoft Word etc.) I really love how I can have windows Xp on here with VMware Fusion. easy it is to store pictures, music and make your own movies. iChat for Leopard is awesome

The sound quality isn't loud at all. Its a bit better than on my ibook. I also wished there was a windows live messenger for mac. If they could correct that I wouldn't need a PC. I like windows vista too though

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

I purchased a 2.33 ghz mac book pro refurbished.I recieved it in only 4 days. After waiting 6 weeks for a dell inspirion 1520. Its the best computer and best decision I ever made to switch to apple. Awesome machine all around. Once you get the hang on...

FAST,trouble free,easy to use. All the right stuff

media card reader

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Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

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Very well built, Great overall performance, Smaller dimensions and weighs less than other laptops in its class (1lb less than the Acer 8204 for example), Can run Windows XP or OS X

Somewhat hot when pluged in, Boot Camp not quite ready for the masses, Underclocked GPU