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Apple MC976LL/A

Apple MC976LL/A
alaScore 85

436 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the price.

screen, performance, portability, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple MC976LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 user reviews of Apple MC976LL/A from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

screen, performance, portability, design, usability

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MC976LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina DisplayApple MacBook Pro MC976LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

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Do not buy Apple


I have decided to no longer purchase any Apple products or services. I'm extremely dissatisfied. I don't even need to say anything to my friends and family about my experience with Apple. All have witnessed the above 90'C temperatures this computer has...

Looks nice and brand recognition makes you feel professional

Apple does not stand by their warranty. No service unless you live near a certified Apple repair dealership. Computers overheat easily. Do not use the GPU and CPU at the same time it will cause temps above 90'C (194'F)

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Best computer I've ever owned


A few of these other reviewers complained about the video card but I've really had no problem with it (I've run Bioshock 2, BF3 and X-Plane with no issues). Battery life is down to around 4.5 hours after 300 charge cycles.

This is easily the best laptop I've owned in the last 25 years due to its build quality, reliability and overall usability. I'm an IT pro so I've used the high-end pro gear from IBM, HP, Dell, Fujitsu, etc.. this is as good as it gets ; Boots in...

Only two USB 3.0 ports, no line input, non-upgradeable ram (I got the 16gb model for this reason). Biggest con- having to adjust and look at non-Retina LCD panels at work ; The price seems like a con, but it was truly worth every penny I spent


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Sweeeeet ! ! ! !


This is a great laptop with the exception of all the adapters you will need to purchase for device connections - lcd projector, dvi monitor, ethernet. And don\'t forget no DVD drive. Apple will suck every last $$$ they can out of you. If you perform...

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

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I honestly just looked these up to see people talk trash about them haah.

An OK laptop all around

The thing everyone keeps mentioning which is the heavy apple tax. But that's to be expecting from this website because 99% of people around here are building their own computers for 1/2 the price of this thing and double the performance

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got this for my wife, was thoroughly not impressed at all. besides the battery life, operating system and mediocre SSD and the so called Retina screen which is a major marketing gimmick, like peak power vs RMS true power ratings in car audio. Nothing...

Its a mac, prestige, looks, w/e else is associated with the mac name ; Stable, simple to use operating system ; lots of apps ; battery life ; Good Digital Audio Codec (DAC) for clean sound

price, duh ; graphics card cannot handle resolution spec whatsoever, if you have any knowlege at all about graphic cards, you'd know the gtx 650 mobile is low end by today's standards for laptops in this price range ; If you seriously think this is one...

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I bought into the Apple hype but should've thought about it more rationally. For what you pay its not really worth it IMO.

Light, portable, battery life

Slower than 1000 dollar Windows laptop. High res screen is useless because the built in card is junk for how much you are paying and can't keep up. Less upgradeable then PC laptops. Apple often solders hardware onto the motherboard. The parts that you...

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i\'m a future buyer of macbook pro retina


this is now my 10th laptop ever owned since 1998 and all the previous computer put together as one "CANNOT" compare or start to add up to this beast of a machine,even with my current macbook air and dell XPS 15" is pricey but worth every...

Audio Clear Crisp","Audio Clear Crisp Loud","Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

8gb Mem Needs Upgrade 16

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Macbook Retina


Solid State hard drive is magnificent. Retina screen makes raw photo adjustments absolutely perfect. Keyboard is much easier to use than Macbook. Lightening fast. No complaints about battery life at all.

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

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Love this computer. The display is simply amazing, especially looking at websites such as The Verge and for looking at videos and photos. I use it for school (overkill right??). I'm a computer engineer major at NC state. I chose this computer because...

2880x1800 display ; Thin + Lightweight ; SSD, Samsung PM830 controller. VERY FAST SSD ; Intel Quad-core i7-3615 ; Nvidia GT650 ; Very comfortable keyboard + backlight ; Awesome trackpad ; 6 to 8 hours on battery on a medium workload

Price?? Debatable, since this is the only 2880x1800 display you can get right now ; Soldered RAM ; Will void warranty if replacing the SSD

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simply perfect


programs work without crashing got to love something that works

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