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Apple MB166LL/A

Apple MB166LL/A
alaScore 76

351 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and software. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the size.

performance, usability, design, software, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple MB166LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MB166LL/A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 user reviews of Apple MB166LL/A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

performance, software, usability, design, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MB166LL/A 17-inch Laptop (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)Apple MacBook Pro MB166LL/A 17-inch Laptop (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

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Mac vrs Vaio 3 gig pentium processor

 

Mac is pretty cheaply made. We will see how long it will last when under high usage. It is heavier than my old PC Laptop.

Nice design as far as looks go. Some nice features as far as the key board lighting up at night or under low light. I also like the power supply quick disconnect that is used. But the power supply does leave a little to be desired.

Flimsy feeling the case feels like it will dent easy. The material is thin and gives when picking it up. It makes you feel like it will dent or bend. A real pain to set up for the internet. Slow It takes it 4 times longer than my old laptop that is...

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Mac vrs Vaio 3 gig pentium processor

 

Mac is pretty cheaply made. We will see how long it will last when under high usage. It is heavier than my old PC Laptop. I always thought that Mac included all the programs you needed to do your work. But I am finding that it does not include...

Nice design as far as looks go. Some nice features as far as the key board lighting up at night or under low light. I also like the power supply quick disconnect that is used. But the power supply does leave a little to be desired ; I also like that...

Flimsy feeling the case feels like it will dent easy. The material is thin and gives when picking it up. It makes you feel like it will dent or bend. A real pain to set up for the internet. Slow It takes it 4 times longer than my old laptop that is...

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great lappy

 

i'm pretty sure the pictures associated with this are of a 15" macbook pro, not the 17"

Extremely lightweight and thin for a 17

needs hdmi and e-sata

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Awesome buy

 

I've used Linux and Windows based PCs for the last 16 years. Converting to Apple isn't as hard as people make it out to be. There are some differences in the keyboard shortcuts but keep an open mind when learning.

Everything about this laptop is top notch. From other reviews I read before I purchased, this mac book actually doesn't get that hot. I was thinking of getting some kind of heat diffuser for my lap and I am glad I waited because I don't need it.

The size. I'm a full time student, so I need a case that will hold my books and this mac book. And so far I haven't found one I like. There hasn't been a big selection online or in retail stores for 17in laptops. Also, if you're a wifi user in cafes or...

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Absolutely 100% perfect! Sophisticated architecture coupled with simplicity of design at its best.

 

The school my seven year old daughter attends trains the students on pc's. I was truly amazed when she simply navigated around the Mac like she was using for years.

Mac Book Pro's high performance architecture housed in elegantly designed strong aluminum case lives up to all its specifications and then some. The lighted keyboard is a plus and feels very natural to the touch. It is a real pleasure working in the...

The reviews I read mentioned the Mac Book runs a little warm. Because I leave it on pretty much 24/7 I bought a notebook cooler (ZM-NC2000). With the cooler on low the Mac Book Doesn't even get warm. Installing 4 GB of ram is simple and is worth the...

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Top Notch Machine

 

I have yet to see the OS X operating system crash. Unlike Windows "Blue Screen of Death" which completely restarts the computer, OS X will force quit the application only.

I am an IT professional and have been using PCs for over 22 years. This is my first Mac and I am now converted. To sum it up: it just works and everything makes sense

The MBP does get warm ; however, the Penryn processor that this model comes with is built on the 45nm core opposed to the 65nm core of its predecessor. This means that it uses less power and produces less heat

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Top Notch Machine

 

I have yet to see the OS X operating system crash. Unlike Windows "Blue Screen of Death" which completely restarts the computer, OS X will force quit the application only. Applications will crash regardless of what operating system you use; however,...

I am an IT professional and have been using PCs for over 22 years. This is my first Mac and I am now converted. To sum it up: it just works and everything makes sense. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. One of the biggest fears about...

The MBP does get warm ; however, the Penryn processor that this model comes with is built on the 45nm core opposed to the 65nm core of its predecessor. This means that it uses less power and produces less heat. Even though I love this Mac it is hard to...

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What A Computer, Amassing Job 

 

I would recommend this slice of heaven to someone who would like to take the power of a Mac Pro (desktop) with them, where ever they go. If you are a graphic designer, very busy business man, collage student with a lot of term papers to write, or a...

The 17" MacBook Pro from Apple has to be one of their best computers ever (so far). It has a fast and quiet cooling system, hard disk, and leopard OS X 10.5 works beautifully on the 17" high-res screen, along with the DVD burner and 250 GB HDD. Plus,...

The only one I can think of is it will get a little worm when you are using it while it's charging.

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Love this MacBook Pro.

 

My husband bought this laptop for work. I used it once in his office and promptly took it home with me. I love it. It is easy to use and lightweight. The screen is huge and the keyboard lights up so it makes it easy to use at night. I was a PC...

Easy To Use, Great Design, Fast

A little pricey

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Very fast

 

Actually, I'm using a MacBook Pro to write this. It's fast, efficiant, and with a very big screen, keyboard, and touchpad.

Great Design, Easy To Use, Fast

Low Sound, A little pricey

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