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Apple Macbook PRO MB985LL/A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 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. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The design and performance also get good views, but comments are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the size.

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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

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and reliability are overall positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are critical about the connectivity.

usability, performance, design, reliability, portability

connectivity

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2009 2.8 GHz

 

Best. - That's how Apple has named its strongest version of the 1

Excellent workmanship, stability and design; Improved display; Usually very quiet; Switchable graphic (in Mac OS); Very light and slim (for 15" notebooks)

Heat development; Intensely reflective display; Sharp front edge

For Apple users of course clearly the lower-priced 2.53 GHz model and also the smaller 13" MacBook Pro (if the larger display and the dedicated graphic card isn't needed).

Aug, 2009
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Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Macbook Pro (13in)

 

Apple's 13in MacBook Pro is the smallest notebook in the company's "Pro" range, but it still packs quite a punch. This laptop is a fantastic compromis...

Fantastic build quality and design, extremely long battery life, multi-touch trackpad, beefy processor and RAM options

RAM upgrades are expensive through Apple, no anti-glare display coating option, battery can't be removed

The 13in Apple MacBook has gone Pro, with more memory, beefier processors and an embedded battery that outlasts similar-sized notebooks we've tested. We would prefer an option for a more powerful graphics card though.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: cameronjames (pcworld.com)

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

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: tomah (pcworld.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

 

I bought this little mac book 2 yrs. ago easy operating system and I have not installed any anti virus, it doesn't seem to need it ( that alone is a heavy weight relief ).

very safe' as is out of the box' product

still a few windows incompatibility issues

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: 10sbuf (pcworld.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

 

Powerful unit, can be made more powerful, for day to day, or more complicated stuff.iPhoto has been greatly improved. Easy to group, manipulate, edit, improve photos.Apple sales and tech support is outstanding.

Software is quick and intuitive. No spam or virus problems. None. Nada.Battery life is

Have not found one, yet

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: solvseus (newegg.com)

No Apple warranty, it's through Newegg

 

To the previous reviewer who claims to have high tech knowledge, the warranty is through Newegg not Apple. It's not retail. My previous purchase was missing the power adapter, which Newegg wouldn't provide (not happy about that) but you get what you...

Mine works ok

Scratches and missing some stuff you'd get with retail purchase

May, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

DO NOT BUY NO SUPPORT!!!

 

Computer only came with the laptop and charger. Didn't come with the recovery disk or the AC adapter (the extender).

None

The computer arrived DOA. It would power up and start the initial setup but would get stuck at wireless setup and wouldn't go any futher. I called Apple and the 90 day support Newegg claims you get is a lie. They told me that the computer is sold as is...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: mags17 (shopping.com)

Love My Mac

 

I love the Mac....I love everything about it...will purchase another one for my husband. Very easy to use and very long battery life!

Easy To Use, Great Design, Fast

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Mar, 2010

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 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / Retina (2880 x 1800) / WQXGA / WSXGA+ / 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 / Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9400M / GeForce 9600MGT / GeForce GT 650M / GEFORCE GT650M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 5100 / HD Graphics 4000 / IRIS 5100 / IRIS 6100 / IRIS PRO 5200 / Radeon HD 6770M / RADEON R9 M370X

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:GeForce 9400M / HM87 / SOC / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4258U / I5-4288U / I5-5287U / I7-2860QM / I7-3540M / I7-3610QM / I7-3635QM / I7-3720QM / I7-3820QM / I7-3840QM / I7-4558U / I7-4870HQ / I7-4980HQ / I7-5557U / P8800 / T9300
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