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Apple MacBook Pro 17"

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and battery. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the value for money.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)


Apple's Figurehead. The MacBook Pro 17" is Apple's top-of-the lin ...

Simple Design ; Very Sturdy Case ; Trackpad ; Keyboard Quality ; Display: Bright, Good Contrast, sRGB ; Keyboard Backlight ; Application Performance ; Graphics-Rendering ; Battery Life in Mac OS X ; Low System Noise under Light Use ; Quite Portable for...

Clock Rate Drops under Heavy Use (Power Supply too Small) ; High CPU Temp under Heavy Use ; Loud under Heavy Use ; Small "Enter" Key ; Reflective Screen ; On-Board GPU Inactive in Windows... ; ...Causing Shorter Battery Life ; No UMTS, No Docking Port,...

That Apple designed the power supply to barely withstand maximum system demands. That the MBP 17 handles Mac OS X much better than Windows is just the nature of the beast

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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

MacBook Pro 15" from the same manufacturer. Only far heavier colleagues from the Windows world, but which are usually also stronger. E.g. Dell's Precision M6500 with an LED RGB display, Lenovo's Thinkpad W700 or HP's Elitebook 8730w.

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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


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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

The performance in applications of the flat laptop is down to the fast Core 2 Duo T9550 and DDR 3 main memory. The graphical performance is however only mid-range for a DTR-notebook with the GeForce 9600M GT.

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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

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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

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MacBook Pro 17-inch unibody review


There's not much that can be said about the 17-inch version of the MacBook Pro that hasn't already been said about the 15-incher (and to some extent, the MacBook). Still, the big, big brother of the family has a few key differences that make it stand...

Killer performance ; Anti-glare screen great for graphics work ; Excellent battery life

Expensive... extremely expensive ; No removable battery

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2011 Edition Review


Apple refreshes their MacBook range with Sandy Bridge and introduces first-ever...

Editor's Choice!

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2010 Version)


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

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