Apple is one of the top rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its MacBooks.
A few people considered that it was a good design. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on PC Mag “The MacBook Pro is a design marvel like no other.” in their review of this laptops. Macworld.com said on Mac World “The 17-inch MacBook Pro offers a great combination of a large widescreen display, fast performance and luggable design” in their Apple Macbook Pro review. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned in their Apple Macbook Pro review seven years ago “The good looks, solid design and build were offset by a number of niggles”.
A few customers who reviewed the Apple Macbook Pro wrote that it was good looking. V3.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Creating stylish, design-led notebooks is something Apple has always been good at” in their Apple Macbook Pro review. Businesscomputingworld.co.uk wrote “From the moment you open the beautifully packaged box to the short time the machine takes to boot, using this”.
A few Apple Macbook Pro reviewers who purchased the Apple Macbook Pro concluded that it was a good body shape. Expert website Cnet.com and wrote seven years ago “A little late to the party, Apples redesigned 17-inch MacBook Pro joins the 15-inch model with a redesigned aluminum body, new trackpad with expanded functionality” in their Apple Macbook Pro review. Zdnet.co.uk and wrote in their review “Model with a redesigned aluminium body”.
One Apple Macbook Pro reviewer who purchased the Apple Macbook Pro reckoned that it was thin. expert website Zdnet.co.uk said “MacBook Pro is especially thin and light for a desktop replacement, making it an attractive choice for mobile multimedia users” in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro.
One Apple Macbook Pro owner who reviewed this laptops reckoned that it was thick. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote nine years ago “Weighing just 6.8 pounds and measuring about an inch thick, this sleek system delivers a 17-inch widescreen” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
One Apple Macbook Pro owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “As in former models the ratio of performance and weight is excellent”.
Some customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Macworld.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Mac World “Apple’s latest 17-inch MacBook Pro—released as part of last month’s laptop overhaul—offers an impressive mix of price savings” in their review of this laptops. Expert website T3.com and wrote in their review “Low cost, low spec machines designed for low-end computing.”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The minor speed boost, without a similar boost in price, can only be good news”.
One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Zdnet.com.au wrote “Is now a better deal than ever” in their review. One Apple Macbook Pro owner who reviewed this laptops concluded that it was cheap. Seven years ago T3.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Not overpriced” in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro.
Some Apple Macbook Pro reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert website Notebookcheck.net gave this laptops a rating of 90 out of 100 and said “To summarize the new MacBook Pro is a brilliantly designed Premium notebook with excellent workmanship, which is to our opinion worth the high price” in their review of this laptops. Businesscomputingworld.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro seven years ago “From the aluminium chassis to the LED-backlit display, Apple’s MacBook Pro laptop has been precision engineered down to the smallest detail”. In the same month expert website Alphr.com said in their review “The good looks, solid design and build were offset by a number of niggles” yet rated the product 67 out of 100.
PC Mag highlighted in their review that this MacBook was ecologically sound.
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Good Battery Life
A number of Apple Macbook Pro owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “A dual-graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance” in their Apple Macbook Pro review.
Good Technical Features
One customer considered that the product had good features. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on expert website PC Mag “You can find better features elsewhere” in their review of the Apple Macbook Pro.
Good Product Quality
One Apple Macbook Pro reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Digitalversus.com gave the Apple Macbook Pro a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this laptops on expert review site Digital Versus “The Screen Apple usually fits its laptops with good quality displays”.
Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, people who bought this portable PC rated it as 89 out of 100.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 650 megahertz, the Macbook Pro has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro. Across all the MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 410MHz.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,000MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Macbook Pro has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro, the Macbook Pro has a front camera.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro, the Apple Macbook Pro has a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Macbook Pro supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most MacBooks that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB. At 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro.
Quite Big L3 Cache
The L3 caches of MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average L3 cache is 4.6MB. With a L3 cache of 6 megabytes, the Macbook Pro has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst MacBooks of this age.
Two Thunderbolt Ports
The Apple Macbook Pro has more thunderbolt ports than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only have one thunderbolt port, however this portable PC has two thunderbolt ports.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro is 35Wh, the biggest is 95Wh, and the average battery capacity is 76Wh. With a battery capacity of 95 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.
802.11b WiFi Standard
The Macbook Pro has an 802.11b WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops of this type and age. Across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
2 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro, the Macbook Pro does not have a touch sensitive screen.
At 0.95 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The heights of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 0.71" to 0.95".
6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro
Released Over Three Years Ago
Apple released the Macbook Pro over three years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.6 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro.
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Average Screen Size
The Macbook Pro has a fairly average screen size (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro.
Average Battery Life
At 7 hours, the Macbook Pro has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro.
At 2 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Pro has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro.
Intel Core i7
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
SMP Processor (max)
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1440 x 900
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Open GL Graphics Adapter
2560 x 1600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Ambient Light Sensor
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mail, Address Book, iCal, Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 10668
0 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-24 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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