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Apple MacBook Pro Spring 2010 (Core i5 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 17-inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and design. The screen and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the value for money, and views are divided on 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 Spring 2010 (Core i5 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 17-inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro Spring 2010 (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 13-inch)

 

Editors' note (February 24, 2011): Apple has updated its line of MacBook Pros with new second-generation Intel Core i-series processors, AMD and Intel HD 3000 graphics, and high-speed Thunderbolt I/O ports. See CNET's coverage of the Winter 2011...

Strong battery life; improved Nvidia graphics.

Still uses a Core 2 Duo processor; no new ports added; expensive compared with Core i3 laptops.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses a faster version of last year's processor, but a graphics chip upgrade and better battery life give it more value for the same price.

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"Best Computer on the market today!"

 

My Friend Mac

Fast

No blueray player

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Mac user for life!

 

Really love it, I am hoping that I don't experience trouble with it a few weeks after my warranty expires. Keeping my fingers crossed that I made a good decision and I would still recommend it to my friends.

I love my MacBook Pro. I got it for graduation and I haven't had any issues with it. I looked at several laptops before picking this one so I feel like I made a pretty educated purchasing decision. Love the app store, love the way Macs work

I was really pumped about my computer but then I saw that it only had 1 star user average on here and that definitely worries me. Some times there is a lag when I am typing that doesn't make sense given that the computer is brand new

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Display issue 23 days after one year

 

I am really disappointed because we bought this as a gift for our son last year as a graduation gift for college due to Apple's reputation of having a quality product. I have heard prior that their customer service was terrible. I should have heeded...

features , durability, mobility and battery life

supposed to be a reliable product but the LCD display had an issue 23 days after one year and no longer worked. We had planned on buying the Apple Care warranty and missed it by 23 days. Apple would not let us purchase the extended warranty. Now the co

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Great buy and works perfectly

 

If you upgrade the memory (to 8GB) and replace the harddrive (start up to clicking on FireFox and going online takes less than 20 seconds), this laptop can replace many people's desktop. It does not hurt to have "last years" model when it comes to...

Slim, looks good and had the power to do what I want it to. Nice resolution, vibrant display. Upgraded to 8GB memory and a 500GB Hybrid Maxtor drive (4GBSSD/500GB mechanical platter@7200RPM)

Maybe should have waited another 6-8 months for the "newest" Macbook Pro, but this is great to replace a 6 year old Dell Windows XP laptop

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Display issue 23 days after one year

 

I am really disappointed because we bought this as a gift for our son last year as a graduation gift for college due to Apple's reputation of having a quality product. I have heard prior that their customer service was terrible. I should have heeded...

features , durability, mobility and battery life

supposed to be a reliable product but the LCD display had an issue 23 days after one year and no longer worked. We had planned on buying the Apple Care warranty and missed it by 23 days. Apple would not let us purchase the extended warranty. Now the co

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A Video Editors Dream

 

Got a Sony VIAO with similar specs $1000 cheaper it's a PC and I PC person 1st. I do a lot of Video editing and I broke down and got a Mac because the new macbook pros can do stuff that only the desktops could do. So I look for reviews from other...

Design- sleek and cool feels like $2000 in your hands ; I7- yea it's not quad it is quad it's fast as heck ; No freezing, viruses, most of the complaints you have with PC you don't have when you own a Mac

Blue-ray- Maybe for the money it should be on here but I have a blue-ray player on my PS3 and VIAO I've never used once ; Express card slot: Editors need all the slots they can get but it's not a deal breaker ; Apple software- Hate Itunes Final Cut is lik

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Apple MacBook Pro Spring 2010 (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 13-inch)

 

This laptop has been a great companion of mine. I can take it just about anywhere and never have to worry about the battery going flat. Like many I was unfamiliar with Mac OS, this was the first apple computer I had ever bought brand new. Out of the...

Great battery life, fast start up, zippy performance, durable and has a great operating system

Core 2 Duo processor, some issues with dual booting windows. Not for a gamer

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Nice piece of engineering with great performance.

 

Very nice peace of engineering, fast, and reliable. The optical audio output through the 3.5mm jack rocks! I've even loaded my MAC through windows XP and runs way better than many PCs made for it ; One thing much people haven't mentioned, this Laptop almo

Mini display ports require adapters and stuff, makes everything more expensive (but i guess this is just part of apple's business) Haven't been able to match my LCDs native resolution (Sony Bravia) through HDMI, so image doesn't fit screen exactly (but th

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"Best System Ever!!!"

 

I was so confused as to what size of the Macbook Pro to get. I really wanted something I could do tons of work on while at the same time have the joy of portability. So I went with the 15in and it is totally the right size for me!!! Get you a Mac Now!!!!

The Macbook Pro is simply amazing! It's fast, loaded with features and it does not disappoint when it comes to the style and look.

None at all!!