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Apple MacBook Pro 17"

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17". The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the touchpad and price. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity.

performance, usability, design, portability, screen

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 17" is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17"

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17" from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the energy efficiency and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance also get good views, whereas comments about the size and usability are different. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and durability.

reliability, performance, image quality, design, energy

price, durability, connectivity

85% 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" Docking Station 2010 + by Henge Docks

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17"

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17" 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 price and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, design, reliability, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro 17" Notebook PC (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Glossy High-Resolution Display, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)APPLE Macbook Pro 17 inch notebook - 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache , 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500 GB SATA, 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Non-Glare

 

Topless. Apple hasn't necessarily changed their new models to a g ...

Due to a faulty fan in our first test sample with a reflective display, which attracted attention particularly under load with a loud noise, we retested the system noise on our test sample

May, 2009
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Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch

 

The 17" desktop replacement of Apple can also be classified as a

design ; workmanship ; low noises ; good input devices ; optimized for MacOS X

high temperatures ; mediocre Windows suppor (yet) ; high price

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Review

 

The 17-inch MacBook Pro was the last of the Apple notebook range to get a unibody update, but for those looking for superlative media editing and general

Apr, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch Unibody)

 

The thinnest and lightest desktop replacement yet combines great graphics performance with a stunning display and very long battery life.

With a starting price of ’,799, the 17-inch MacBook Pro isn’t for your average consumer (unless they’re a Mac enthusiast with very deep pockets). Rather, it's for creative professionals and power users who crave the performance and switchable graphics...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

The inclusion of Core i5 and i7 processors, improved graphics technology, and unbeatable battery life take the big-screen MacBook Pro to the next level.

Advanced graphics, Intel Core i5 and i7 chips finally offered, Unmatched battery life

Few new external features, No Blu-ray drive

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (17.4-inch)

 

Despite a few performance anomalies, the 17-inch MacBook Pro offers plenty of creature comforts for creative professionals.

Beautiful design; long battery life; very durable

Mixed performance; no Blu-ray player; touch pad hard to get used to; no SD-card slot

Building on what was already a solid performer in the 15-inch MacBook Pro, this updated model has a lot to offer to creative professionals. We would have liked to see better performance and a larger hard drive, and a Blu-ray drive and memory-card...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: David Phelan (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch i5 review

 

So, you know you want a computer with a big screen but you want to be able to move it around reasonably easily. So a desktop machine like the iMac 27-inch screen computer is right out.

Looks great, works like a dream

Price, no SD card slot

Gorgeous, effective, powerful and huge. With a price ticket to match

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17" review

 

The most powerful Mac notebook to date offers an innovative new battery…

Great new rocessors ; Powerful new grahics chis ; Thunderbolt ort ; Excellent battery life ; Strong, light unibody construction

Exensive ; Same old otical drive ; Hard drive a little slow ; No blu-ray otion ; Antiglare otion costs extra

Apple is wise to spec-match the sole 17-inch model to the top 15-inch MacBook Pro instead of the next one down, and although expensive, the price increase from the mid-2010 refresh is reasonable.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17" (Core i5 2.53GHz)

 

With a battery life of up to eight or nine hours, this MacBook will keep you working on the go all day

Hyper Threading; Turbo Boost; Automatic Graphics Switching; Powerful new GPU; Extended battery life

Expensive; No Blu-Ray drive; Can't restrict to integrated graphics

But as the space saved by dropping the connectors and hatches required by a removable one has allowed Apple to incorporate a bigger, better battery. It's expected to last around 1,000 charges or about five years, which is three times as long as a...

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Core i5)

 

The new 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro got a whole lot better! It has improved hardware, offers better performance, and costs lesser.

Huge screen, very good quality ; Great battery life ; Very good performance ; Great keyboard, touchpad ; Great looks, solid build

Glossy screen ; Expensive

The new 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro just got a lot better in terms of hardware and performance. It has a very good 17-inch display and also gives better battery life compared to the older MacBook Pro it replaces.

May, 2010