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Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)
6.7 out of 10

Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)

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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid 2012)

PC Magazine
7 August 2012
  • Conclusion: The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid 2012) is still one of the best laptops around, with solid performance and a superb user experience, but after five-years with no change, the overall design is getting old.
  • Pros: Quad-core Ivy Bridge processor. Switchable Nvidia graphics technology. Long battery life. OS X Mountain Lion improves on an already great user experience.
  • Cons: Multimedia performance lags. No 1080p display.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
25 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) is the fastest, most technologically advanced laptop to grace our Labs benches.
  • Pros: Quad-core Core i7 processor is a first. AMD Radeon HD 6750M is a powerful GPU and works with Apple's Automatic Graphics Switching technology. Gorgeous unibody enclosure. Thunderbolt is in its early stages, but it looks promising. Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app. Backlit keybo...
  • Cons: Pricey. Lack of Thunderbolt devices to take advantage of the new interface.
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Macbook Pro Review

ubergizmo.com
20 April 2010
  • Summary: The new Macbook Pro is a great computer with an amazing world-class design. I think that very few would question how well it is built and how much attention to details went into it. If anything, Mac OS X users who can afford it are damn lucky.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core i5)

PC Magazine
14 April 2010
  • Conclusion: At last, the MacBook Pro 15-inch gets the long awaited Intel Core processors and an unlikely graphics switching technology, but that's about it.
  • Pros: Superior design engineering. Seamless switching graphics technology. Fast Core i5 processor. Bigger battery. Illuminated keyboard. New motion scrolling multitouch gesture. Versatile touchpad. Higher resolutions with anti-glare available.
  • Cons: Expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (SD Slot)

PC Magazine
12 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The MacBook Pro 15-inch (SD Slot) shows improved battery life over the previous version, while lowering its base price to $1,699. Though that's enticing enough for newcomers, some current MacBook Pro owners might not be ready to give up the ExpressCard slot yet.
  • Pros: Lower starting price. Superior design engineering. Bigger battery and over 5 hours of battery life on tests. Earns our GreenTech Approved seal. Illuminated keyboard. Versatile touchpad.
  • Cons: Deep-sixes the ExpressCard slot. Base configuration uses integrated graphics only.
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Overall 8
8.0

MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2008)

MacNN
26 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Good Sturdier, cooler, thinner aluminum chassis. Still the performance champion; option for power-saving graphics a boon. Trackpad a more effective use of space. Colors 'pop' on the display. Good notebook-class speakers. The Bad No FireWire 400.
  • Pros: Sturdier, cooler, thinner aluminum chassis., Still the performance champion; option for power-saving graphics a boon., Trackpad a more effective use of space., Colors 'pop' on the display., Good notebook-class speakers.
  • Cons: No FireWire 400., Glossy screen a potential distraction with no matte option., Can't use both GPUs at once like that coming for Windows notebooks., Expansion, screen still used to push users to a system they may otherwise not need.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Dual Graphics)

PC Magazine
15 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The MacBook Pro is a design marvel like no other, but you can find better features elsewhere.
  • Pros: Now less than one inch thick. Design has no equal. Switchable graphics. Gesture and clickable touchpad. Still the lightest 15-inch laptop. Gorgeous glass screen. Illuminated keyboard. Excellent typing experience.
  • Cons: Lacks a built-in media card reader. Features aren't the strongest. Pricey.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Penryn)

PC Magazine
26 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Although it didn't go through any major design changes, the MacBook Pro 15-inch delivers more battery life, better performance scores, and is still the best-looking mainstream laptop in the market.
  • Pros: Excellent performance scores. Improved battery life. Still the sexiest in its class. Lightest 15-inch laptop on the market. LED screen.
  • Cons: Due for a design change. Needs more USB ports.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (LED)

PC Magazine
17 August 2007
  • Conclusion: The MacBook Pro 15-inch (LED) delivers better performance and battery life than the previous iteration, earning the MacBook Pro line yet another Editors' Choice.
  • Pros: Battery-conserving LED screen. Fast processor. Awesome graphics card. Best bundled software suite out there. Lightest 15-inch laptop on the market.
  • Cons: Laptop heats up when running Windows XP Pro under Boot Camp. Needs more USB ports.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (Core 2 Duo)

PC Magazine
3 November 2006
  • Conclusion: With its vast features and a Core 2 Duo upgrade, the MacBook Pro 15-inch easily sits among the elite.
  • Pros: Fastest Core 2 Duo processor available. Terrific performance scores. Best-looking laptop on the market. Now has a FireWire 800 port and can burn dual-layer DVDs.
  • Cons: Battery life could be better.
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