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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the connectivity, and there are some mixed reviews about the price.

performance, usability, design, reliability, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, 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.

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Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (MB985 , MB986, MC118) 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

performance, usability, design, reliability, portability

connectivity

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MB986LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop 2.8GhzApple MacBook Pro MB986LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop 2.8Ghz

Dec, 2016

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Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 review:

 

Radically overhauled last year, Apple's MacBook line of laptops moved to aluminum construction, edge-to-edge glass over LED displays, and oversize multitouch trackpads (with the exception of the lone $999 white plastic model ). The latest round of...

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: Jackie Dove (macworld.com)

Review: MacBook Pros (15-inch, Mid 2009)

 

This update to the 15-inch MacBook Pro delivers better value and even more specification options to the laptop, though the upgrades to this new model are more nuanced than flashy.

From the outside, the new 15-inchers don’t have much new to meet the eye. The new models sport the same solid aluminum unibody enclosure with the indented thumb scoop for opening the lid. There’s the same huge touchpad that responds to the familiar...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jackie Dove (macworld.com.au)

Review: MacBook Pros (15-inch, Mid 2009)

 

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has historically been the most popular model in Apple's pro notebook lineup. It's certainly easier to tote around than its more powerful and hefty 17-inch big brother, though its feature-to-price ratio compared favourably. Now,...

Bootable SD card slot; improved battery life; higher quality display; entry-level price tag

No ExpressCard slot; integrated graphics processor has slower performance; no matte screen option; no video adapters or Apple Remote included

If you already have a unibody MacBook Pro, you will already have most of the great features these new models have to offer. However, if you’re a switcher, a new buyer, or have one of Apple’s older notebook models, you have a cornucopia of excellent...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: MM2 (newegg.com)

Haft scratched

 

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This machine came with wrong OS (10.5) when advertises OS (10.6). Also it has a lot of scratches on the bottom plate, plus the screen had a huge too. Pretty disappointed with this experience

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Ziazmere (newegg.com)

Recertified: Apple MacBook Pro MC118LL/A-R Notebook Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz 15.4" Wide XGA+ 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW NVIDIA Ge

 

It would have been nice if Newegg would have offered upgrade options like Ram and Hdds for combos with the Macbook

UPDATE to my last REVIEW: Works great, Upgraded the Ram from 4 gigs to 8 gigs, upgraded the Hdd from 250 to 500gb, using the 250 drive as an external for Linux. Runs Mac OSx, Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux very well on a 3 boot up option almost better...

Newegg customer service rep Helena.X.Li . I chatted with this person over Live Chat, she does not pay attention as I have to repeat my self in a typed chat window!; I again have to tell her the same information in an email on July 29th that she has yet...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Beckettsmom (shopnbc.com)

Nice computer but defective

 

I was very excited to get this laptop at such a great price. Unfortunately it would not hold a charge and was sent back for repair/replacement. The refurbishment company could not repair it and did not have a replacement so I was left without a...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: korrbe (shopping.com)

This macbook is revolutionary!

 

I really love this computer. I originally bought it to take notes in class and thought it would be easier to have a macbook (for transferring files) since I already have an iMac. This has been a great investment. I can't stand to use the internet on...

Great Design, Easy To Use, Fast

A little pricey, No Firewire

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: nikkiritz (shopping.com)

so glad i spent the money and bought this

 

Such a great product, pricey yes, but it loads so fast, boots up fast and you never have to deal with virisus. I have really enjoyed that.

Great Design, Easy To Use, Fast

A little pricey

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Classyabby92 (shopping.com)

Good laptop

 

This laptop is basically good for everything.I enjoy it greatly and i have no complaints about it.It works fast and great.

Great Design, Easy To Use, Fast

None submitted

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Missababy3061 (shopping.com)

Absolutely Amazing Product

 

I recommend this to everyone. I went from a slow run-down sony computer to this Mac and needless to say its incredible. The fast internet, the flawless design, and you don't even need a mouse! It has a touch pad for the mouse and is so easy. The...

Great Design, Easy To Use, Fast

None submitted

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

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

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35563 / 35569 / 37006 / 39312
Processor package size:35