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Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 783 reviews of Apple Macbook Pro 15-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. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The usability and design also get good views. The portability and price get less positive views.

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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 15-inch (2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 user reviews of Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen. The image quality also gets good views.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro review (early 2011)

 

Apple might say we're in the post-PC era, but hey -- turns out they still make Macs in Cupertino, and the new MacBook Pro is actually one of the more

Extremely fast ; Excellent build quality ; Seven-hour battery life

Expensive ; SSD not standard ; No Blu-ray drive

Mar, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2011)

 

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch gets new hardware and software, including a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon GPU, and OS X Lion, while keeping everything that works well, like the thin and stylish unibody design.

Updated quad-core Core i7 processor. Powerful AMD GPU with more dedicated memory. OS X Lion is superb. Improved battery life

Competitors offer lower prices and larger feature sets

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011 review: Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011

 

Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011

Incremental updates to the CPU help keep the ; line a step above the now-mainstream MacBook Air. The trackpad and gesture controls are still the best of any current laptop.

Unless you need an optical drive, the MacBook Air may be a better fit for most, and the Pro still lacks things we'd like to see, such as HDMI, Blu-ray, and USB 3.0.

A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there's not a better choice (there are, however, some close ties) for an all-around powerhouse that will work in the home, the office, and in between.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 review: Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

 

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

The CPU updates to the 13-inch ; offer big leaps in performance. The machine has phenomenal battery life, and excellent ergonomics, keyboard, and large, smooth, multitouch trackpad are still among the best available. It also comes with 720p HD Webcam.

Graphics performance is slightly worse than last year's 13-inch Pro. The 13-inch screen resolution is still low compared with the MacBook Air. The Thunderbolt port is an unknown quantity until accessories become available. There are limited upgrade...

The new entry-level $1,199 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU updates and fantastic battery life are nearly as good as what you get in the more expensive $1,499 version.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2011) Review

 

The early 2011 MacBook Pro is honestly Apple's best effort to date. Only using quad-core CPUs on the 15 and 17-inch models, and offering an optional Thunderbolt Display that can act as a modern day dock makes this platform, particularly the 15-inch...

The next two years aren't going to be easy on anyone's wallet.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 (2.4 GHz, 6770M, glare)

 

More Bang for the Buck. In a Late 2011 Refresh the MacBook Pro 15

Quality of the case; High-quality display; Very good input devices; Very quiet in low load scenarios

Case can get very hot; Down clocked 6770M graphics card; Loud under heavy load; Base configuration: low resolution, glossy display; Few interfaces; Throttling under heavy CPU and GPU load - likely because of an insufficiently dimensioned power adapter

Apple users will only consider laptops from Apple. The entry-level model with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 6750M graphics card might be of particular interest. Furthermore, the smaller 13" model might be a good alternative because of its low price. If you...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner & Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

More Power! As the final version of the Apple MacBook Pro 15, we'

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

The biggest downside of the more powerful version is the excessively high increase in price. For the better hardware configuration, Apple is currently charging 400 Euro on top of the already very high starting price of 1,749 Euro. Mac users with high...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner & Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

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,...

Mar, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)

 

Faster CPUs, more powerful graphics and Thunderbolt come together to make the MacBook Pro a compelling portable workstation.

Fast CPUs ; Good graphics performance ; Thunderbolt ; Beautiful chassis design

Expensive ; No Thunderbolt devices available at launch

If you can afford the admittedly high asking price, the MacBook Pro has a lot to offer. In terms of hardware, it's on par with any equivalent PC based laptop and adds in its own unique feature in the shape of ThunderBolt. The key point, though, is that...

Mar, 2011

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