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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 493 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the energy efficiency and usability are different. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Apple's 17-inch MacBook Pro reviewed

 

You know, for all the talk about those greasy-hot, overclockin' MacBook Pros and their mysterious firmware updates, only now has PCMag completed a full review of the 17-inch flavor MBP. Alas, you won't find any real surprises in the review of this...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Macbook Pro

 

For people who appreciate finer laptop accoutrements such as a backlit keyboard and a slot-fed DVD drive, Apple has crafted another tasty offering in the form of the 17-inch MacBook Pro. Sleek, powerful, and able to run Windows as well as the Mac...

Thin and light for a big notebook

Hard drive isn't user-accessible

Correction: The MacBook Pro's reign as fastest notebook ended on 10/25/2007, not 11/23/2007 as was previously reported. We apologize for the error

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro/2.16GHz

 

Excellent performance with Universal software ; MagSafe power connector ; 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support ; Much improved AirPort reception ; Virtually silent operation ; 1GB of RAM now standard ; Adds a third USB 2.0 port ; Includes FireWire...

No internal modem option ; No PCMCIA or ExpressCard/54 slots ; Mediocre performance with non-native applications ; Disappointing battery life

May, 2006

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Apple's Sleek Intel-Based Laptop

 

The MacBook Pro packs a 2-GHz Core Duo Processor, a handsome screen, and a built-in Webcam.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch

 

The 17" desktop replacement of Apple can also be classified as a ...

design, workmanship, low noises, good input devices, optimized for MacOS X

high temperatures, mediocre Windows suppor (yet), high price

Owing to Bootcamp now also the infinite widths of the Windows software are opened for Mac users. However, up to the final version there are still restrictions left

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Roland Hutchinson (geeky-gadgets.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Review (15 Inch, 2010)

 

Apple recently updated it's range of MacBook Pro's, as well as the base model MacBook. The 15 inch and 17 inch MacBook Pro's had the most significant upgrades to Intel's new Core i5 and i7 Processors.

The new 15 inch MacBook Pro that we tested is a significant improvement over the 2009 model, the new Intel Core i5 and i7 processor are a serious upgrade to the previous processors, add that to the new improved graphics and increased battery life and...

May, 2010

Expert review by : James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: Apple's 17-inch MacBook Pro

 

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro offers better performance, a little more battery life, and costs $200 less than the system it replaces. If you're in the market for a laptop with a larger screen, Apple has definitely improved upon past offerings with this...

Huge screen ; Seamless switching between graphics chips ; Longer battery life than previous 17-inch model ; Ability to output audio using MiniDisplay Port connection ; New inertial scrolling ;

No video adapters included ; Larger and heavier than Apple's other laptops ;

The number, type, and placement of ports remains the same on the latest 17-inch MacBook Pro, as does the model's 1920-by-1200 resolution glossy screen with LED backlighting, 4GB of RAM, the 500GB 5400RPM hard drive, and its captive battery

May, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Saundalkar (itp.net)

Apple MacBook Pro

 

On its website Apple claims ‘everything in the 17-inch MacBook Pro is huge. Except its size and weight'. Is there substance to the company's claims?

A powerful desktop replacement machine that offers road-warrior characteristics in the form of long battery life.

May, 2009

Expert review by : David Leathers (studiodaily.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-Inch

 

The latest laptop from Apple, the 17-inch MacBook Pro, is a leapforward in laptop performance, especially for video. That it blows awayprevious Apple laptops is not much of a surprise, given the Intel CoreDuo processor and high-bandwidth architecture....

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Chris Wood (bytesector.com)

Apple MacBook Pro: Laptops and PC systems

 

The MacBook Pro is a laptop computer which not only made its predecessor look pretty bad, but it made AMD and Intel-based PC laptops look like children's toys in comparison. Packed with the Intel Core Duo processor running at either 2.0GHz or 2.16GHz,...

After an extensive look at Apple's relatively new MacBook Pro, I am quite satisfied with the new look and performance of the Intel-based Mac.

Jun, 2006

Price comparison for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2006)

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Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon...
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2.3 GHz Intel QuadCore i7 64-bit processor / Authentic 85W MagSafe Power adapter & extension
$999.00 TO SHOP
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Intel Core i5 Processor 2.4GHz
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