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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch
alaScore 80

38 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and battery. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the value for money.

design, screen, portability, battery, keyboard

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

design, screen, usability, keyboard, build quality

value for money, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple MacBook Pro 17inch

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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

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

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

If you are just such a user, though, and you’re hungry for the extra screen size (and the non-glare option), the 17-inch MacBook Pro is unlikely to disappoint. Time will tell whether Apple’s battery predictions pan out, and – starting from $2,799 and,...

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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

Editor's Choice!

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-Inch)

 

Apple's improved 17-inch MacBook Pro is a dream for designers or anyone who doesn't want to sacrifice power for portability.

Beautiful design; long battery life; switchable graphics; impressive durability

No Blu-ray drive or SD-card slot; good, but not great, processor performance

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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....

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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch review 2011

 

Powerful performer, but definitely one for the professional user

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHz) review

 

Apple's MacBook Pro line gets a solid under-the-hood upgrade for better performance and longer battery life, allowing the MacBook Pro to put enough distance between itself and the lower-end MacBook to justify its higher price

Updated CPUs and graphics without an updated price ; LED-backlit display for better battery life ; 802.11n support

Minimal configuration options ; Only 90 days of complimentary technical support ; Still no media card reader

Apple's recent update of its 13-inch MacBook line was a modest one, with an incremental processor upgrade and updated default components. However, the 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops have gotten a much more radical overhauling, even if they -- like...

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.33GHz) review

 

Apple's Core 2 Duo 17-inch MacBook Pro is especially thin and light for a desktop replacement, making it an attractive choice for multimedia users on the go

Lightest 17-inch laptop we've seen ; Has a built-in webcam and a remote control ; Can run Windows XP via Boot Camp ; Adds FireWire 800 support

Lacks media card reader

In our DVD battery-drain test, we got 3 hours, 2 minutes of battery life from the MacBook Pro. Three hours for a laptop with a 17-inch screen is excellent, especially since the battery is not an extended model that sticks out from the back of the...

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch) review

 

With a solid array of components, a terrific set of features and the lightest weight of any laptop its size, Apple's 17-inch MacBook Pro is a power user's dream, but it's not cheap

Beautiful, sleek design ; Big, bright display ; Dual-core CPU ; Robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger ; Illuminated keyboard and scrollable touch pad ; DVD burner ; Built-in Webcam ; Remote control ; Can run Windows XP using Apple's free...

Lacks media card reader and some other ports

The 17-inch MacBook Pro comes in one default configuration that costs £1,899. Though there aren't a lot of upgrade options, our review unit included RAM and hard drive enhancements that brought the price up to £2,099. For that much money, you'd expect...

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo)

 

With a solid array of components, a terrific set of features, and the lightest weight of any laptop its size, Apple's 17-inch MacBook Pro is a power user's dream, but it doesn't come cheap.

Beautiful, sleek design ; Big, bright display ; Dual-core CPU ; Robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger ; Illuminated keyboard and scrollable touch pad ; DVD burner ; Built-in Webcam ; Remote control ; Can run Windows XP using Apple's free...

Lacks media card reader and some other ports ; Only 90 days of toll-free technical support

Service and support Apple desktops have a one-year local warranty. At Apple's support Web site, Mac owners can download the latest drivers and manuals. In the event of simple malfunctions, the company offers an online knowledge database and support...