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Apple Macbook PRO MC118

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Apple Macbook PRO MC118. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the energy efficiency, and many are critical about the screen and price.

usability, performance, design, battery, durability

price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple Macbook PRO MC118 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Budding (NotebookReview.com)

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (mid 2009) User Review

 

Apple updated its line of Macbooks and Macbook Pros on the 8th of June 2009 with faster processors, SD card slots, increased battery life, and improved displays. This review looks at the standard top end 15-inch Macbook Pro purchased in the United...

Excellent rigid seamless aluminium chassis ; Light and easy to carry for a laptop of its size ; Automatically adjusting backlight illuminated keyboard ; Gorgeous LED-backlit display with 60% greater colour gamut ; Incredible battery life ; 22% improved...

Only two USB ports ; No ExpressCard slot ; Requires adaptors in order to connect to external displays ; SD Card slot only supports full size SD cards ; High price/performance ratio according to Xbench ; Non-user-removable battery ; Dodgy and limited...

Most of its disadvantages are identical to the other models in the range, and arise from its limited selection of ports. Most of its advantages are also identical to the other models in the range, from the amazing battery life and the excellent...

Aug, 2009

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2009 (2.66GHz review:

 

Editors' note: As of June 2009, the product reviewed here has been replaced by an updated model .

New aluminum unibody construction comes to the 17-inch model; useful multitouch trackpad gestures; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; dual graphics provide more power or more battery life.

All-clicking trackpad is a bit awkward; matte screen option costs extra; switching GPUs is not as seamless as it should be.

A little late to the party, Apple's redesigned 17-inch MacBook Pro joins the 15-inch model with a redesigned aluminum body, new trackpad with expanded functionality, and a dual-graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Mac is Back : 13-inch Macbook Pro Summer 2009 Notebook

 

The Macbook pro sure created ripples in the laptop world when it first hit the markets in January 2006. After a while, in January 2008 came apple's next revolution-the Macbook air, which stood claim to the coveted title of "the lightest notebook”. But...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Chen (gizmodo.com)

MacBook Pro 2009 Review

 

You know those Microsoft laptop hunter spots? Apple may already have responded with TV spots of their own, but these MacBook Pros strike back at Microsoft better than any ad can: by doing.

That's a pretty incredible jump just from a change (non-user replaceable battery) that most people won't notice

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ken Mingis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

15in Apple MacBook Pro (summer 2009) review

 

For £208 more, the 2.8GHz model can be ordered with a 3.06GHz chip - the first time Apple has offered a processor beyond 3GHz in a laptop. It's also an option on the 17in MacBook Pro.

The 15in Apple MacBook Pro seems larger than it is. This is a good thing. Given that the overall design of the MacBook Pro is unchanged, the updates to the model line are evolutionary. It's the price cuts that, for Apple, border on the revolutionary....

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jackie Dove (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) review

 

An upgraded spec and better value is offered with the new 15 inch MacBook Pro.

Bootable SD card slot, improved battery life, higher quality display, entry-level price tag

No ExpressCard slot, integrated graphics processor has slower performance, no matte screen option, no video adaptors or Apple Remote included

The 15in MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, and 2.8GHz sport faster processors on the high end, higher RAM capacity, a larger solid-state drive option, longer-life battery, an improved display, and an SD memory-card slot (in lieu of the ExpressCard/34 slot...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro (17in, Mid 2009) review

 

The largest of the MacBook Pro range gets a faster processor, and more storage to suit those in need of power.

Huge screen, impressive performance and battery life, available with anti-glare matte screen

Huge, large screen makes glossy glare more noticeable than on smaller laptops, no video adaptors or Apple Remote included

The latest 17in MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and a bump in hard-drive capacity. The more significant change is the value you get for your money: Apple has...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro review (17in, Mid 2009)

 

Apple's largest-screen portable has improved its performance and upgrade options while becoming more affordable.

Huge screen; impressive performance and battery life; available with an anti-glare, matte screen

Huge; large screen makes glossy glare more noticeable than on smaller laptops; no video adapters or Apple Remote included

The latest 17in MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and a bump in hard-drive capacity. The more significant change is the value you get for your money: Apple has...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jackie Dove (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro review (15in, Mid 2009)

 

Now, with Apple's debut of a 13in MacBook Pro, the standard-bearer is relegated to the middle ground. While this update to the 15in category delivers better value and even more specification options, the upgrades to this newly appointed mid-2009 model...

Bootable SD card slot; improved battery life; higher quality display; entry-level price tag

No ExpressCard slot; integrated graphics processor has slower performance; no matte screen option; no video adapters or Apple Remote included

The 15in MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, and 2.8GHz sport faster processors on the high end, higher RAM capacity, a larger solid-state drive option, longer-life battery, an improved display, and an SD memory-card slot (in lieu of the ExpressCard/34 slot...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (zdnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (June 2009)

 

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro makes only minor tweaks to the previous version, but cutting prices and swapping the ExpressCard slot for an SD card slot are enough to make it a solid improvement over its predecessor.

Price cut from previous version, New SD card slot, Keeps the same solid unibody construction and oversize trackpad

Loses the ExpressCard slot, Switching GPUs not as seamless as it should be

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro makes only minor tweaks to the previous version, but cutting prices and swapping the ExpressCard slot for an SD card slot are enough to make it a solid improvement over its predecessor.

Jun, 2009
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Leopard
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9400M

Processor

Chipset Brand:nVidia
Chipset Type:GeForce 9400M
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core™ 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel®
Processor Number:P8700 / T9300
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