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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the performance and durability are generally positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and portability.

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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 (2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

80% 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 (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011)

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag Editors.

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

Apple's Figurehead. The MacBook Pro 17" is Apple's top-of-the line model as far as laptops go and stylishly combines powerful performance with excellent mobility. The most recent version now has a new hardware arrangement, offering a powerful duo...

Simple Design, Very Sturdy Case, Trackpad, Keyboard Quality, Display: Bright, Good Contrast, sRGB, Keyboard Backlight, Application Performance, Graphics-Rendering, Battery Life in Mac OS X, Low System Noise under Light Use, Quite Portable for its Size,...

Clock Rate Drops under Heavy Use (Power Supply too Small), High CPU Temp under Heavy Use, Loud under Heavy Use, Small "Enter" Key, Reflective Screen, On-Board GPU Inactive in Windows..., ...Causing Shorter Battery Life, No UMTS, No Docking Port, No USB...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2009 review

 

Apple's biggest notebook has been given the aluminium unibody treatment. But is it still the best 17-incher in town?

The perfect finish to the new MacBook line-up, the Pro is an unrivalled aluminium powerhouse

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Apple's biggest notebook has been given the aluminium unibody treatment. But is it still the best 17-incher in town?

The perfect finish to the new MacBook line-up, the Pro is an unrivalled aluminium powerhouse

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2011 (17-inch) review

 

Apple's 17' top-of-the-range notebook leaps forward

Great new processors ; Powerful new graphics chips ; Thunderbolt port ; Excellent battery life ; Strong, light unibody construction

Expensive ; Same old optical drive ; Hard drive a little slow ; No blu-ray option ; Antiglare option costs extra

The 2011 MacBook Pro refresh is far more radical than it might seem. At a glance, the aluminium unibody Apple MacBook Pro line-up – including this top-of-the-range 17-inch model – look pretty much the same as their predecessors. But under the hood,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in (2011) review

 

It's highly desirable, but ultra-expensive; unless you need its power and big, high resolution screen, the 15in version is better

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alistair Dabbs (reghardware.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011

 

Review A slap across the face is what I need. It's the only language I understand. My problem is that I have played with too many Apple MacBooks over the past 18 months. They were starting to look similar, a little standard perhaps, maybe even ordinary.

I admit the MacBook Pro is not perfect – actually, it is bloody expensive at a mere quid short of £2,100. Add to that the cost of any of the aforementioned adapters, which might involve a new found love of the ExpressCard/34 slot, if you get really...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : David Bayon (crn.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in (2011) reviewed: an expensive Thunderbolt

 

It's a monster of a laptop, with Sandy Bridge power and long battery life. But the price is pretty monstrous too.

Powerful, long-lasting and with a wonderful 1,920 x 1,200 screen, but the price remains unpalatable

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : David Bayon (pcauthority.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in (2011) reviewed: an expensive Thunderbolt

 

It's a monster of a laptop, with Sandy Bridge power and long battery life. But the price is pretty monstrous too.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Alan Lu (itpro.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in Thunderbolt review

 

The latest 17in MacBook Pro is Apple's most powerful laptop yet thanks to its quad-core Sandy Bridge processor and new Thunderbolt port. But are these enough to justify its high price?

The 17in MacBook Pro is a powerful desktop replacement laptop that's also equipped with a great screen, long battery life, several useful design touches as well as a comfortable keyboard and touch pad too. It's expensive though and the lack of Blu-ray...

Mar, 2011

Price comparison for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011)

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$844.00 TO SHOP
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$999.00 TO SHOP
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