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Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.4GHz Core i7, 15-inch)

Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.4GHz Core i7, 15-inch)
alaScore 83

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.4GHz Core i7, 15-inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 (2.4GHz Core i7, 15-inch)

 

Editors' note: On October 24, 2011, Apple updated the MacBook Pro line with new CPUs, larger hard drives, and new graphics options. The upgrades were very minor, and the bulk of our review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro from earlier in 2011 still stands....

Incremental updates to the CPU help keep the MacBook Pro line a step above the now-mainstream MacBook Air. The trackpad and gesture controls are still the best of any current laptop.

Unless you need an optical drive, the MacBook Air may be a better fit for most, and the Pro still lacks things we'd like to see, such as HDMI, Blu-ray, and USB 3.0.

A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there's not a better choice (there are, however, some close ties) for an all-around powerhouse that will work in the home, the office, and in between.

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"Awesomest of em all"

 

Best trackpad ever

Only two usb 2.0 ports very near which makes some pendrives/dongles impossible to use at same time

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"Best Notebook"

 

I was a Windows user for 5 years, and switched over to OS X last October. I cannot believe I got through with Windows all my life!

Durable aluminum unibody

Lack of some ports

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"My first Mac and ill never go back to a Windows PC"

 

Overall this purchase was a big step for me but it payed off in the end. A Very Smooth Transition over from windows based PC's. I was a little leery of spending this much but have learned in the past (from other owners) that the life if a Mac will go...

Very Fast and Efficient Hard Drive and Processor, Very Nice design with backlit keyboard and Hi-Res screen, Large and highly Integrated Track-Pad, OS X Lion (operating system) is very easy to figure out and very detailed. EVERYTHING

It Cost me $2,200 for the 15" 2.4 GHZ processor, a little pricy but worth it in the end.

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"WOW I love this Laptop"

 

it is a overpriced computer but in my eyes it is worth it

It is a nice sleek design

It is a little pricey

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"Worth the high price tag!"

 

The MacBook Pro. This computer seems to set the standards in the laptop world. Many companies such as Dell and HP have their own respective MacBook Pro copies. What sets apart the MacBook Pro and why should you buy it? First would be the design. I have...

Design, speed, OS, build quality

Price, not as customizable as it's Windows counterparts, design is pretty old, no full HD option on the 15"

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"Made the jump from Windows PC for first time"

 

Made the jump from Windows PC, and not regretting it for one second (explained honestly and further in my review).

Very solid machine. Well thought out in terms of functionality.

Battery life not close to what's advertised. Flash-at least with yahoo email, is buggy at times.

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"Very nice desktop replacement"

 

Still no USB 3.0 (forgiven), but cannot be forgiven for the lack of Blu-Ray and HDMI out support.

Good performance, sleek and beautiful.

No Bluray yet? Would love to have the storage capability.

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"Extremely overpriced for what you get."

 

Others have said that this is great for IT students and I have to disagree. I have to run a majority of my tools on a virtual machine which is a clunky way of doing things. (even when I buy a MAC to get away from Windows I still have to install Windows...

This is a very beautiful machine. Apple engineers have developed a well built machine.

Besides the insane price there are some big misses. For the premium price I'd expect some premium features like Blu-ray. They don't even have some standard features like USB 3. (yes, having at least 1 USB 3 port is standard at this point).

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"Great but missing too many things"

 

Nive looking machine but falls way short in several key areas:

Great solid design - love the look and feel

Missing a lot of needs:

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