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Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The battery and durability also get good reviews. There are some less positive opinions about the image quality and price, and there are some mixed comments about the usability.

performance, durability, battery, screen, portability

price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 review: Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

 

After a now-customary period of rumors, leaks, and anecdotal evidence, Apple's new generation of MacBook Pro laptops has arrived. And though these new models may look the same as the ones they replace, the changes under the hood are some of the most...

Powerful updates to the CPU and GPU; excellent battery life; still the best touch pad and gesture controls of any laptop.

Upgrades can get expensive; Thunderbolt is an unproven technology with as-yet no compatible products; still no dedicated HDMI, Blu-ray, or other wished-for options.

It's a hefty investment, but the combination of new high-end Intel processor options and AMD graphics makes the 15-inch MacBook Pro an all-around powerhouse, with the new Thunderbolt I/O port as an added bonus.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Hkwan410 (cnet.com)

"Great for Business Use"

 

Buy this if you need a portable solid package with nearly most things you need for business usage, like Mail, iPhoto, OS with high security and more importantly CD/DVD burner and Firewire if you need for faster file transfer. However, avoid this if you...

- Faster and thiner than many competing PC laptop with identical i5 and size of display.

- Not for intensive graphical usage

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: TechieZ (cnet.com)

"Great Dependable Machine!!!"

 

All in all a Great Machine!!! My machine Specs: 17-inch, Early 2011 Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 APPLE SSD TS512C: Capacity: 500.28 GB

Can handle multiple programs running (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver) at same time with no bog downs.

Wish SSD had a larger capacity

Aug, 2012
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Consumer review by: mpautler12 (cnet.com)

"Great computer!"

 

It is worth every penny.

Beautiful screen quality, audio, and gaming.

Slows down a little bit after a while, but not enough to be a problem.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: mukulmehta (cnet.com)

"Best laptop in the league one can lay hands on !!"

 

Its design is just awesome. That grace and that tough built makes it one of the best and durable laptops ever built in computing world. Thunderbolt. Data transfer has never been fast before. 10GB/s is just awesome. Multi-touch trackpad. And with Mac OS...

Biggest pro is that " Its Apple". They say " Once you go Mac, you ain't coming back" and i've found that quote quite true indeed.

Integrated graphics.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: iPandaS (cnet.com)

"It's true, once you go Mac, you NEVER go back."

 

Great laptop. As this being my first Mac I really love this computer, and I will not be going back to Windows. The computer is fast, fun, and awesome and it's a great portable computer that does everything I need it to. Along with my iPhone 4S it sure...

For a laptop, I found it to be pretty lightweight, compared to my old Dell and Toshiba, this thing wasn't as hefty as I thought it would be!

Screen gets dirty easily, with the black glossy trim on it, it's certainly not fingerprint proof, but the rest of the body of the laptop is.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: LillianParker (cnet.com)

"Good for student in high school or university!"

 

I was hesitant when my daughter asked me to buy her a macbook pro for her 16th birthday after I had offered to buy her a dell or hp laptop. I was initially against the idea as I had never come into contact with macs before. She put in some good...

Excellent battery life

The price although this is compensated for in terms of performance and durability.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: HawBod (cnet.com)

"Beautiful piece of engineering."

 

A great laptop at the time, although hold of buying now. Hopefully a new design will be coming soon!

Amazing design, works wonderfully, and the OS is amazing :) Much better than anything else.

The screen resolution could be a bit better, and the integrated graphics aren't the best.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: jowr61 (cnet.com)

"Simply outstanding."

 

This computer is worth every penny that I paid for it. Teachers and students should keep in mind that Apple has education pricing (I work as a high school teacher). My school provided us with new PC's running i5s with Win 7. I've got to say that OS X...

See my summary below - I ran out of room raving about how great this machine is!

After using PCs since the mid 1990s there's a bit of a learning curve

Feb, 2012