Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The battery and design also get good views, but there are some critical reviews about the sound and price.

performance, design, battery, usability, portability

price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

See all Apple Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 190 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 190 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 25 of 190 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, design, battery, screen

price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Expert review by:

Apple MacBook Pro Spring 2010 ( Core i7 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15-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...

Adds fast, efficient Intel Core i5, i7 processors, new Nvidia graphics, seamless switching between integrated, discrete GPUs...

At the top end of the price scale; still no HDMI, Blu-ray, or other high-end options.

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same look and feel, but offers major internal changes, including an optional Intel Core i7 CPU, making it a very serious portable powerhouse.

Expert review by:

Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A

 

Apple has marketed the next-generation MacBook Pro series as generally customizable to the consumer, and such is true with the various models that they offer with different features and price ranges. If the MC373LL/A is within your budget and you are...

Superior- highest model in the 15.4, Powerful- dual-core 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4GB RAM (8GB max), Expansive- upgraded with 500GB hard drive and NVIDIA graphics with 512MB memory, Featured- Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet,...

Third in the 15.4-inch Apple MacBook Pro lineup is the MC373LL/A model...

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Mac Bluetooth and backlit keyboard stopped working

 

Did not honor Extended Warranty Bluetooth dissapeared from Mac Backlit keyboard stopped working Battery heats up/ does not last long for long I will not be buying apple products, i will continue fighting so that it is fixed or demand my money back!

design, but not work the issues and i paid $180 for apple care , + $1200 for a macbook & they refuse to to fix some issues? this is the worst buy im so pissed because i just got home from the apple store

Apple did not honor their extended warranty , it had a tiny dent and they accused me of dropping it. they said they would not fix it! The bluetooth dissapearing has happened to so many other people, it is obvious its not just mine

Consumer review by:

Good quality but expensive.

 

If I could get a new computer it would be this one.

If you've got the money, this is the computer to get. Glass trackpad is awesome

As usual, you'll be paying a premium for Apple, and especially with the pro model

Consumer review by:

Priced Ridiculously High

 

Good computer but NOT at the price being asked. You can get a similar specced PC for half the price or less. If money does not play any factor in your decision making process when buying a computer then this may be the computer for you. If however...

Good all around computer

Ridiculously high priced

Consumer review by:

Best quality, best performance, best laptop!

 

You pay a little more for a Macbook but you get a lot more for your money. I have had three Macbook Pros and over a period of 5 years I have never had a glitch out of any of them and the battery life is way better than any Windoze PC I had ever used.

quality feel to everything, Apple support is way better than anyone else these days, MAC OS just plain works better than Windows and if you are hung up with or forced to use Windows the Macbook runs it just fine thank you

Price is higher than it should be

Consumer review by:

5 instalations of Mac OS in 40 days.

 

MacBook Pro 15'', i7, SSD 512 GB. A horrible computer. 5 instalations of Mac OS in 40 days. An inefficient support of the reseller and of 'Apple Care'. Avoid if possible

Nice to look

Does not work

Consumer review by:

great laptop

 

Its a great laptop and one of the best hands down. Even though u pay more for a mac you are getting a much higher quality laptop than a pc.

nice looking screen/graphics, good for apps/games, great for school projects, sleek design, and good for traveling, skyping, and more

wish it had a touch screen but thats what an ipad is for