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Apple MB986LL/A

Apple MB986LL/A
alaScore 79

314 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The battery and design also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

performance, design, battery, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple MB986LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MB986LL/A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 user reviews of Apple MB986LL/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, design, battery, usability, screen

93% 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 2.8GhzApple MacBook Pro MB986LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop

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Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB, 15-inch)

 

Editors' Note (April 13, 2010): Apple has updated its line of MacBook Pros with new Intel processors and improved Nvidia graphics. See CNET's coverage of the Spring 2010 MacBook Pros for more information.

Price cut from previous version; new SD card slot; keeps the same solid unibody construction and oversize trackpad.

Loses the ExpressCard slot; switching GPUs not as seamless as it should be.

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro makes only minor tweaks to the previous version, but cutting prices and swapping the ExpressCard slot for an SD card slot are enough to make it a solid improvement over its predecessor.

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13 months old, crashed and now needs new hard drive

 

Had problems with the DVD felt seal coming loose and jamming up the DVD drive. Took it to a "genius" at the apple store who repaired it but forgot to reconnect the DVD drive cable- I had to crack it open and reconnect it myself. One month after the...

I bought my macbook pro 15 new in August '09 and for 13 months it worked very well with very few freeze-ups. I was happy with its fast start up and good battery life between charges

1699 Macbook Pro + 13 months = crashed hard drive, lost data, and a $350 repair bill

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awesome, awesome, awesome!

 

I was always a PC person and I could never imagine myself using a Mac, since I loved PCs so much. Last year, however, I received this Macbook as a Christmas present (I began looking into Macs and decided it would be better for me to have, since I'm an...

Screen, battery life, graphics, track-pad, speakers, performance, back-lit keyboard, speed, simple yet awesome design

USB ports are too close to one another, sharp edges uncomfortable during prolonged use, gets really hot when using heavy programs, price

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"awesome, awesome, awesome!"

 

I was always a PC person and I could never im... 

Screen, battery life, graphics, track-pad, speakers, performance, back-lit keyboard, speed, simple yet awesome design

USB ports are too close to one another, sharp edges uncomfortable during prolonged use, gets really hot when using heavy programs, price

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Best laptop ever...

 

Best laptop ever.

Much better than any other PC I have ever used. Outstanding speed and the SD Card Slot comes in handy a handful of times. The amount of recharges you can do with one battery and the life-range of the battery is excellent

The sealed battery compartment isn't really a bonus; but that does deduct from all the goodness of the MacBook Pro

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"Best laptop ever..."

 

Best laptop ever.

Much better than any other PC I have ever used. Outstanding speed and the SD Card Slot comes in handy a handful of times. The amount of recharges you can do with one battery and the life-range of the battery is excellent.

The sealed battery compartment isn't really a bonus; but that does deduct from all the goodness of the MacBook Pro.

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Great Little upgrade

 

Bought this as an upgrade from a 233ghz macbook pro (3 years old). Its lighter for travel & with the nvidia card faster for photo processing & Slide show dvds. I use raw in Aperture & this machine positively eats them. Problems with installing some of...

Battery Life & Ability to Up speed with nvidia card. Sd Card slot. Lighter mains cable, better screen

No compact flash card slot ; Sealed Battery

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Best Features of Any Laptop

 

Mac Book Pro is the best laptop available. The problem with laptops is they all promise great features and it seems like they always deliver on their promises but give you the worst options on what they don't promise. It is not some scam, its how they...

touch pad is non comparable to any other laptop ; screen is amazing quality; battery life is phenomenal; key board is perfect size & design ; graphics are good; very sleek; looks like a work of art

Not trying to be obnoxious or unhelpful, but I honestly cannot think of any and I'm trying.....I've been thinking for 35 seconds now and so I'm moving on

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Probably one of the best laptopts this far...

 

Its probably the fastest, best working, most insane computer I have ever owned. Its incredible fast (thats Mac!). The mouse pad is exactly as cool and well working as Apple explains on their homepage. The screen gives a feeling that makes me look upon...

Almost everything; The feeling, the look, the speed, the flow, the screen, the mouse pad... etc etc. I can go on forever

The battery is placed within the computer, Apple is now using FireWire 800 only. The price might also be seen as a "con

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For the price average at best

 

Great computer for mac fanatics, most people would be better opting for either the cheaper 13'' model or another computer.

Oversized track pad, SD card slot, great screen, & long battery life

Internal battery (for a company notorious for battery problems), unibody case scratches easily, and is not as sturdy as anticipated & overall is expensive

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: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9500M GT

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T9600
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