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Apple MA897LL/A

Apple MA897LL/A
alaScore 73

246 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews of Apple MA897LL/A. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The reliability and usability also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on the price.

performance, usability, reliability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple MA897LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 user reviews of Apple MA897LL/A from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on People are impressed by the price and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the product: Apple MacBook Pro MA897LL/A 17-inch Laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Johne37179 (

Love it.


Fast, easy to use (it's a Mac), powerful.

The aluminum case is not as sturdy as the polycarbonate ones

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: ncriptide (

Best computer, laptop or desktop, I've ever owned.


Large beautiful screen, fast processor, durable, features +

Pricey, but overall worth it.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Brad (

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(Windows users: Good luck)

Best Laptop ever built. There is not one thing about this machine that i do not admire. This 17 incher is straight shooter. Rock solid, and will stay that way for years to come

Absolutely None

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Mac Book Pro Junkie (

Mac Book Pro


There are utilities out there to increase the fan speed when conditions warrant increased cooling.

Went from windows to mac and never looked back


Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: MacMan (

Nothing but AWESOME!


Windoze runs faster on my Mac than on my windoze desktop!???

Makes windoze look like a caveman did it

None at all

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Com-Tek Chris (

What a Drag


I came into this notebook with the idea that I was going to be much happier then using Windows XP. Wrong! 1st of all I am a programmer and web developer and I use a lot fo open source products.........does Apple have a community which focus's on open...


Software is way to expensive for Apple, this machine is way too HOTT!!! My battery melted

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: thecellofellow (

A beautiful machine


When your friends take out their honkin' Dell XPSs and the neon lights turn on and the machine sort of hums and powers up Windows XP, you can kind of smile a bit and pull out your inch-thin MacBook Pro and be confident that despite the subtle and...

Powerful components, elegant design, OS X, extremely high-quality in every way, very thin and light

Gets a little hot, as notebooks do. I'm just paranoid. If you're looking for an ultra-portable, 17" is a bit on the big side. Rumor has it it will be updated in January 2008, but this machine is classic Apple perfection anyway

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Standingfast (

Great Desktop Replacement


The display is INCREDIBLE even by desktop display standards. This laptop makes a great desktop replacement. The Core 2 Duo is incredibly fast, and the new 8600GT runs every modern game out there at great settings. It is very thin at 1". Worth every...

For ULTRA portability, I would not recommend this laptop, as it is just large enough to be considered slightly awkward

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: t_o_n_y (

A great laptop and a bridge between the Windows/Mac worlds


Update: Dec 27, 2008 ****If anything I feel more positive about this laptop than when I wrote this review. It works as well today as it did the day I bought it. Since the time of this review, I have upgraded the PC side to Vista ...

Usually runs Windows as well as a pc. Great hardware. Will convert you to Mac!

Has the glitches of a Windows laptop plus some of its own. Pricey.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: t_o_n_y (

A great laptop and a bridge between the Windows/Mac worlds


This review will focus on what I consider to be the main advantage of buying a MacBook Pro: the ability to dual boot to Windows and run XP programs at native speed. This is the reason I purchased it. After this, I will also share my experience with the...

Usually runs XP as well as a pc. Great hardware. Has a Mac side!

Has all the glitches of a Windows XP laptop plus some of its own. Pricey.

May, 2008