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Apple MC721LL/A

Apple MC721LL/A
alaScore 89

115 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple MC721LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 115 reviews)

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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 Life and...

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

Because of the Sandy Bridge chipset defect, the release of comparable laptops is lagging. The successors to high-end notebooks like the Sony VAIO VPC-Z13Z9E or HP Envy 15 will make for some good competition once released.

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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

Two big considerations make us lean in favor of investing in the matte screen model: First, if you're planning to use the MacBook Pro for several hours every day, consider that glossy screens strain the eyes more. Second, using the laptop on the go,...

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Amazon review summary for Apple MC721LL/A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Apple MC721LL/A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop - 500 GB HARDRIVE - i7 QUAD-CORE - MC721LL/A

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Bad Logic Board

 

The hard drive wasn't wiped when I received it; had to do a clean install so it wouldn't prompt for the previous owner's password.

Decent physical shape

Logic board arrived with issues; wifi card would show up temporarily at random times then disappear from the system profile, keyboard backlight wouldn't work all of the time, display issues, etc

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Great Purchase

 

If you would like to move into a Mac, and save about $1500 this is a good path. The model is able to upgrade to 16GM of RAM and/or move to an solid state type drive and you will have a high end machine for years of use.

1. Very clean: Like new, even the keys showed no sign of wear (one small surface scratch on bottom) ; 2. Great display: Every pixel is working ; 3. Function: Very good speed & power

1. Battery life: Runs about 3-4 hours, but had very low charge cycle count - may be just what it is in new or other like new 2011 models ; 2. OS version: Came with 10.6, but this was as advertised, fixed with $20 upgrade purchase from iTunes

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Apple has done it again!

 

Apple does this amazing thing every year or so when they release a new computer that is exceedingly faster than the previous model yet somehow the price stays the same or drops. Apple products are known for quality, unprecedented speed, and longevity....

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet","Stylish

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DTM

 

I have this machine with 8GB and a 128 GB SSD. This is a very fast machine. After all the years of unacceptable boot up times, application launch times and other bottlenecks caused by lack of extra processors and the dependency upon archaic spinning...

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