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Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.7GHz Core i7, 13-inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, but many are negative about the sound and resolution. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.7GHz Core i7, 13-inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.3GHz Core i5, 13-inch)

 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the most affordable of Apple's high-end laptops. With the admittedly supercharged 15-inch version starting at a princely $1,799, the 13-inch model's starting price of $1,199 is the one many consumers will likely consider...

The CPU updates to the 13-inch MacBook Pro offer big leaps in performance. The machine has phenomenal battery life, and excellent ergonomics, keyboard, and large, smooth, multitouch trackpad are still among the best available. It also comes with 720p...

Graphics performance is slightly worse than last year's 13-inch Pro. The 13-inch screen resolution is still low compared with the MacBook Air. The Thunderbolt port is an unknown quantity until accessories become available. There are limited upgrade...

The new entry-level $1,199 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU updates and fantastic battery life are nearly as good as what you get in the more expensive $1,499 version.

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Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.7GHz Core i7, 13-inch)

 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the most affordable of Apple's high-end laptops. With the admittedly supercharged 15-inch version starting at a princely $1,799, the 13-inch model's starting price of $1,199 is the one many consumers will likely consider...

CPU updates offer big leaps in performance; phenomenal battery life; excellent ergonomics, keyboard, and large, smooth, multitouch clickpad are still among the best available; 720p HD Webcam.

Graphics performance is slightly worse than last year's 13-inch Pro; 13-inch screen resolution still low compared with the MacBook Air; Thunderbolt port still an unknown until accessories become available; limited upgrade options; expensive; no HDMI or...

Despite retaining the same price and look as last year's model, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU updates and fantastic battery life make it one of the top laptops we've reviewed, provided you can live with passable integrated graphics.

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Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 ( 2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch)

 

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.

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Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15-inch)

 

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"Simply amazing."

 

Speed, usability, weight, battery life, ergonomics, backlit keyboard.

Screen resolution(but it it's still acceptable.

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"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.