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Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A

Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A
alaScore 79

317 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 317 reviews of Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the price.

usability, design, performance, battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 317 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and performance are generally positive. The battery and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical comments about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, battery, performance, screen

price

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MacBook Pro 15inch 2.4GHz (Intel Core i5, 4Gb RAM, 320Gb HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB, SD card slot, Intel HD Graphics, up to 9 hour batterMacBook Pro 15inch 2.66GHz (Intel Core i7, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512 MB, SD card slot, Intel HD Graphics, up to 9 hour batteMacBook Pro 15inch 2.53GHz (Intel Core i5, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB, SD card slot, Intel HD Graphics, up to 9 hour batte

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and usability are generally positive. The battery and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

performance, design, battery, usability, portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MB985LL/A 15.4-Inch LaptopApple MacBook Pro MB985LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop

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Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB, 15-inch)

 

Editors' Note (April 13, 2010): Apple has updated its line of MacBook Pros with new Intel processors and improved Nvidia graphics. See CNET's coverage of the Spring 2010 MacBook Pros for more information.

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.

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Apple MacBook Pro notebook review

 

In the past, when it comes to updating, the MacBook Pro range its had tweaks here and there but never such a radical overhaul. The new model gets a new design, new features and new functionality. Let's start with the design. Aping parts of the MacBook...

Trackpad, design, performance

Sockets too close together for USB dongle users, expensive

If you've got the cash and are in the market for a top of the range notebook this will do you nicely. It's just a shame it has to be so expensive

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Apple MacBook Pro

 

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro finally brings the top end NVIDIA 9600M GT graphics, all in one aluminium shell, redesigned keyboard and all in one trackpad to the big brother of Apple's laptop line. The good Apple could have just taken the new 15 inch...

You could spend all your working day just staring at the 17-inch MacBook Pro, it's that gorgeous. But if you find the strength to pop the lid, you'll also discover it's the one of the most powerful computers on Earth that you can yank from the wall and...

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"A Very Attractive and Incredible Machine"

 

I love this computer. It is very reliable, and it is fun to use. It is very fast as well; my average shut-down time is three seconds. It seems to be overall sturdy, though I am sometimes worried about the speakers. While I love that this computer has a...

-SD card slot

-Whole laptop vibrates when music is played. This worries me about how sturdy the speakers are

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"A Very Attractive and Incredible Machine"

 

I love this computer. It is very reliable, an... 

SD card slot

Whole laptop vibrates when music is played. This worries me about how sturdy the speakers are

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Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

 

High quality product with high quality finish. Would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a solid laptop and who is sick of cheap plastic laptops.

Keyboard backlight Aluminium unibody Keys on the keyboard are really 'soft' and easy to press. Enough connections and ports for several accessories

DVD drive makes a strange noise when you put a DVD in and sounds like it is breaking the disc

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"after 2 years"

 

I have to admit what makes this machine stand out is the Apple operating system (THE BEST). In terms of hardware, I would be looking (back) at the indestructible Lenovo (former IBM).

The Apple OS and user interface . Flawless operation after two years.

Flimsy case and useless 90-days warranty. Runs hot (fixed thru downloadable fan control software). No delete button.

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"after 2 years"

 

I have to admit what makes this machine stand... 

The Apple OS and user interface . Flawless operation after two years

Flimsy case and useless 90-days warranty. Runs hot (fixed thru downloadable fan control software). No delete button

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"One word.....WOW!"

 

I had never owned a mac before until my parents bought me my Macbook Pro. I got the one that had everything. It had a Core Duo 2 3.06Ghz processor, so its a rocket! 8GB of memory, a 500GB 7200Rpm Hard drive, all of the software one could possibly need...

Performance, Durability, Appearance, Light weight, Quiet, never gets hot, all around perfect!

Everything about it is perfect!

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"One word.....WOW!"

 

I had never owned a mac before until my paren... 

Performance, Durability, Appearance, Light weight, Quiet, never gets hot, all around perfect

Everything about it is perfect

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
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:No / Yes

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / Retina (2880 x 1800) / WQXGA / WXGA+

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9400M / GeForce 9600MGT / GeForce GT 650M / GEFORCE GT650M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 5100 / IRIS 5100

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:GeForce 9400M / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4258U / I5-4288U / I7-3610QM / I7-3635QM / I7-3720QM / I7-3820QM / I7-3840QM / I7-4558U / P8800 / T9300
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