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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The portability and screen also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the energy efficiency and image quality. Some have doubts about the price.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the usability and portability. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the battery and price get critical views. Opinions about the reliability and image quality are different.

screen, design, performance, portability, usability

price, battery

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

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Sep, 2016

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

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (

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

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Jun, 2009

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: Justin Jaffe (

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...

Apr, 2006

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

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Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)


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.

Jan, 2007