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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226)
alaScore 80

161 reviews

Dec, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. 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, Mid 2009 (MC226) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro 17inchApple MacBook Pro 17inch

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, Mid 2009 (MC226) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A 17-Inch LaptopApple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A 17-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2016

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 review: Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009

 

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.

Adds SD card slot and reacquires FireWire; lower starting price; same solid unibody construction and giant multitouch trackpad.

Nonremovable battery; no matte screen or discrete graphics options.

Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminum unibody laptop has been promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A

 

Overall, the Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A is an excellent ultraportable powerhouse that will have Mac fans cheering and some Windows worshippers converting to the other side. The sleek, revolutionary aluminum unibody allows the notebook to be tight and...

Supreme- blazing performance and capabilities without sacrificing battery lifeMobile- features high-performance wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)Unique- ultraportable unibody structure that is sturdy yet lightweightPowerful- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor...

If you are a Mac fan who wants the top-of-the-line laptop regardless of...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: metkiki (cnet.com)

"Not good for me, I had to move back to PC."

 

I was very disappointed with Apple Customer Service, you can't even talk to any humans at Apple... are they all robots? Totally waste of over $3,000. I went back to wonderful PC.

Very good for the warranty period of 365 days.

After 365 days, my DVD burner FAILED, and last year my NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB FAILED as well. Need to replace whole LB.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Lisa (newegg.com)

Shipping Issues

 

It's a great item- the computer runs very smoothly, just like I want it to, and I got everything I ordered in good shape. The shipping and upgrade problems were frustrating, but to be fair, customer service was very willing to work with me to sort...

Very clean computer. Works as the summary said it would. No scratches, no glitches

Shipping took a very long time. I called them during the delivery week to inform them I would be out of town and they STILL sent it back- to the other side of the country. They sent it back quickly, but the most recent update was also from nearly two...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: kimie25 (shopping.com)

Good computer

 

Love this computer much more than my old PC. Highly recommend a laptop over a desk version to anyone - well worth the extra $

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Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: sunschwee (shopping.com)

Love this computer!

 

I love my macbook. It's great for all types of computer users. You may not want to pay the price for the bigger screen and more features but it's worth it. They last and I've never had any problems with it.

Great Design, Easy To Use, Fast

A little pricey

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: dandino (shopping.com)

Great computer, but doesn't really live up to the hype

 

I've been a PC user for my personal computer for 16 years and I've worked with Macs professionally on and off for 9 years.  I was never a Windows fanboy or a Mac fanboy, I've always just wanted a machine that will do it's job.  When my 4 year old Dell...

Extremely fast, looks very pretty, easy to use

Poorly located USBs, still crashes

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: dandino (epinions.com)

Great computer, but doesn't really live up to the hype

 

I've been a PC user for my personal computer for 16 years and I've worked with Macs professionally on and off for 9 years. I was never a Windows fanboy or a Mac fanboy, I've always just wanted a machine that will do it's ...

Extremely fast, looks very pretty, easy to use

Poorly located USBs, still crashes

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: brandonjh7 (shopping.com)

Macs are growing on me

 

I love my MacBook Pro! I purchased this laptop for college a few years ago & I am happy I did.  Although more expensive than a PC, I was happy with the built-in camera and the great design. 

Looks great & has an appealing layout

Hard to adjust from a PC

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: g8tasha (shopping.com)

A Powerful and high Performance Notebook with Everything

 

What i like about the notebook :

Battery life , High Performance noteboot

Expensive

Sep, 2009
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35563 / 39312
Processor package size:35