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"Apple MacBook Pro 15 - 15.4"" Notebook - 39,1-cm-Display"

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and battery. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Opinions about the price and usability are different. Some have doubts about the sound and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the "Apple MacBook Pro 15 - 15.4"" Notebook - 39,1-cm-Display" is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for "Apple MacBook Pro 15 - 15.4"" Notebook - 39,1-cm-Display"

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 22 user reviews of "Apple MacBook Pro 15 - 15.4"" Notebook - 39,1-cm-Display" from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz/4GB/320GB/GeForce 9600M GT/SuperDriveApple MacBook Pro 15" Denver Sleeve - BlackMacBook Pro 15" 2.16GHz/1GB/120GB/SD...

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Amazon.com review summary for "Apple MacBook Pro 15 - 15.4"" Notebook - 39,1-cm-Display"

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of "Apple MacBook Pro 15 - 15.4"" Notebook - 39,1-cm-Display" from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Retina 2.3 GHz Mid 2012

 

MacBook Pro meets Retina. At the WWDC 2012, Apple let the proverbial cat out of the bag. The company not only presented several updated models, but also introduced an all-new MacBook Pro with a 15-inch Retina display. The new model features an even...

An even slimmer chassis and less weight ; Build quality, feel & rigidity ; USB 3.0 and HDMI are now integrated ; Input devices including backlit keyboard ; High resolution display (220 DPI, IPS) ; Convincing display data ; Good performance and powerful...

Chassis can get very hot ; Port selection not overwhelming ; Adapter is needed to add additional ports ; Maintenance almost impossible ; Only 12 months standard warranty ; BTO options comparatively expensive ; Many programs are not optimized yet...

HiDPI applications from third-party vendors, an easy method for cleaning the fans, lower temperature at the surface of the chassis. Since the battery is glued in, changing it out won't be cheap

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Review

 

2011's refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro line-up has been quite a significant one, as far as processing power is concerned, since it finally brings Intel's most awaited Sandy Bridge to the Mac platform. It also marks the point where Apple have switched to...

At Rs.1,04,900, it makes a very tempting buy if you're looking for both battery life and solid performance, which let’s face it, is very difficult to find on a Windows-based notebook. The refresh continues the legacy of the MacBook Pros before it, by...

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 (2.4 GHz, 6770M, glare)

 

More Bang for the Buck. In a Late 2011 Refresh the MacBook Pro 15 Series was equipped with new processors and the graphics was updated. We check the performance of the currently most powerful model with 2.4 GHz quad core CPU and new Radeon HD 6770M...

Quality of the case ; High-quality display ; Very good input devices ; Very quiet in low load scenarios

Case can get very hot ; Down clocked 6770M graphics card ; Loud under heavy load ; Base configuration: low resolution, glossy display ; Few interfaces ; Throttling under heavy CPU and GPU load - likely because of an insufficiently dimensioned power...

That there is still no comparable Windows laptop at the market. So far, the combination of high-quality case, excellent input devices and very good display is unrivaled

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

More Power! As the final version of the Apple MacBook Pro 15, we' ...

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship ; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel ; Decent Trackpad ; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility ; Good Weight for its Class ; Office and Multimedia Performance ; Battery Life and Power Consumption

High Starting Price ; Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use ; Short 12-Month Warranty ; Few Accessories ; Non-Removable Battery

The battery life?measured under various conditions?comes to just a bit under that of the 2-GHz version of the MacBook Pro 15. The only exception is the BatteryEater Classic Test (min. battery life), in which the battery held out significantly longer...

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

Go with the Glossy Screen? After having thoroughly reviewed the n ...

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship ; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel ; Decent Trackpad ; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility ; Good Weight for its Class ; Office and Multimedia Performance ; Battery Life and Power Consumption

High Starting Price ; Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use ; Short 12-Month Warranty ; Few Accessories ; Non-Removable Battery

In the Cinebench R11.5 test, our in-review laptop earns a CPU score of 4.68 points. The matte version earned an almost identical 4.6 points. The same is true for the OpenGL test, which resulted in the negligible difference between 22.18 and 22.07 points

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, Matte Screen)

 

2nd Generation Intel Core i7. As predicted, Apple has just releas ...

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship ; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel ; Decent Trackpad ; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility ; Matte Hi-Res Screen (Optional) ; Good Weight for its Class ; Office and Multimedia Performance ; Battery...

High Starting Price ; Short 12-Month Warranty ; Few Accessories ; Non-Removable Battery

The time-tested case design is kept in its entirety with no options regarding what material the case consists of or the input devices

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i7 2010-04 Notebook

 

i7 power. After a long wait, the updated MacBook Pro models have

Perfect workmanship; Excellent robustness and overall feel; Glass touchpad with intertial scrolling (in Mac OS X); Timeless design; Light for its class

High price tag; Limited range of ports; Only a one year warranty; Sealed-in battery

And of course, more reasonably priced Windows notebooks with the new Core processors and GT 330M, like the Samsung R780.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Laptop

 

Recently, Apple updated its lineup of MacBook Pro laptops with Intel's latest Core processors and more powerful discrete graphics. While the design and aesthetics haven't changed much sinc

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2009 2.8 GHz

 

Best. - That's how Apple has named its strongest version of the 1

Excellent workmanship, stability and design; Improved display; Usually very quiet; Switchable graphic (in Mac OS); Very light and slim (for 15" notebooks)

Heat development; Intensely reflective display; Sharp front edge

For Apple users of course clearly the lower-priced 2.53 GHz model and also the smaller 13" MacBook Pro (if the larger display and the dedicated graphic card isn't needed).

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 15" v5 2008 (Unibody, 9600M GT + 9400M)

 

Alu-Block Pro 15". The new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks, the 5th

Design; Workmanship; Stability; Best touchpad so far; Switchable graphics; Very good emissions with 9400M; Very bright screen; Performance

Reflecting display; In order to switch the graphics it is still necessary to logout.; Key labels fulfil just minimum requirements; Price; Only few interfaces

Competitors of the MacBook Pro are the powerful business and workstation models from Dell (e.g., Precision M4400), HP, or also Lenovo (Thinkpad T500). The strongest competitor in the consumer sector is the smaller Macbook also made by Apple. It mainly...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Leopard
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9400M

Processor

Chipset Brand:nVidia
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T9300
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