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Apple MacBook Pro 17"

Apple MacBook Pro 17"
alaScore 82

16 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17". The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews.

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04 Notebook


Core Update. Apple's 17 inch aluminum notebook has also been upgr ...

Excellent case ; Light and mobile for a 17" notebook ; Very good display ; Excellent input devices ; Very quiet

Few interfaces ; Adapter too small - thus throttling in maximum CPU and GPU load ; Intel HD Graphics OpenGL drivers not perfected ; Throttled GT 330M ; Sharp front edge ; High price ; Warm case

The 17" notebook's mobility - relatively small and light with a good battery life

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17" Notebook (Aluminium Unibody, 17", 9600M GT, T9550)


Big, light, and beautiful Whilst a little late, Apple has finally ...

Workmanship ; Design ; Glass Trackpad ; Good keyboard (for Mac Os X) ; Light (for 17")

Hot under heavy loads ; Display is very reflective ; Few connections ; Poor Windows drivers

As the surface temperatures became critical in some areas after long periods of full load, we also considered the temperatures on the inside of the notebook (according to sensors on the inside). After 8 hours of full load (Furmark + Prime95) at 23?C...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (

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

Owing to Bootcamp now also the infinite widths of the Windows software are opened for Mac users. However, up to the final version there are still restrictions left

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

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 processing grunt it more than delivers. Apple shipped over the new MacBook Pro just after it...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch


Apple's new MacBook Pro is ideal for creative professionals looking for a feature-rich system with plenty of screen real estate.

Very good performance running Windows and Mac OS. Lightest 17-inch notebook available. Great features. Excellent software suite. Extra USB port. iSight camera

Runs a bit hot. Expensive

May, 2006

Expert review by: Anthony Garreffa (

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2011 Edition Review


Apple refreshes their MacBook range with Sandy Bridge and introduces first-ever features like Thunderbolt. Read on for why you'll likely want to buy one!

May, 2011

Expert review by: David Leathers (

Apple MacBook Pro 17-Inch


The latest laptop from Apple, the 17-inch MacBook Pro, is a leapforward in laptop performance, especially for video. That it blows awayprevious Apple laptops is not much of a surprise, given the Intel CoreDuo processor and high-bandwidth architecture....

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch review 2011


Powerful performer, but definitely one for the professional user

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Bartley (

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch


No matter which way you look at it, the 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro is a premium-priced model. But it's also an incredibly stylish laptop and the new unibody casing seems to get more impressive every time we closely examine it. As with the Apple MacBook...

Interestingly, the Pro sports two Nvidia graphics processors, a 9600m with 512MB of GDDR3 RAM and a 9400m with 256MB of GDDR3 RAM. The idea is that you switch between the two depending on whether you want (significantly) improved GPU performance or...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Neil Bennett (

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch


This model is based on Intel's relatively new Santa Rosa platform. Its Core 2 Duo chip speed has gone up from 2.33GHz to 2.4GHz but the real story is the laptop's underlying infrastructure..

Excellent screen. Powerful. Small & light. Innovative features.

Single button trackpad.

The 17-inch MacBook Pro is a wonder of engineering; it's marvellously small and light, and innovations such as the magnetic power cable and backlit keyboard are unique - though the lack of a two-button trackpad is still annoying

Sep, 2007