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

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

2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 4GB 1333MHz Intel HD Read more

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Reviews and Problems with 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 9
9.0

15-inch 2.2GHz Core i7 MacBook Pro Review

Maclife
14 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Modest updates make small improvements on an already-great machine, but the optional anti-glare screen is something many Mac users have been clamoring for.
  • Pros: Speedier processor. Improved graphics performance. Optional high-res glossy or matte screen.
  • Cons: We’re still waiting for Thunderbolt to pay off.
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.2
Display 8
8.0
Weight 8
8.0
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 9
8.9
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.4

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

Notebookcheck
5 December 2011
  • Summary: More Bang for the Buck. In a Late 2011 Refresh the MacBook Pro 15 Series was equipped with new processors and the graphics was updated. We check the performance of the currently most powerful model with 2.4 GHz quad core CPU and new Radeon HD 6770M graphics card.
  • Pros: Quality of the case, High-quality display, Very good input devices, Very quiet in low load scenarios, more performance for the same price
  • Cons: 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., reasonable prices
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Overall 9
8.7
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
8.5
Display 8
8.0
Weight 8
8.2
Noise 9
9.2
Gaming performance 9
8.9
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.3

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

Notebookcheck
5 April 2011
  • Summary: More Power! As the final version of the Apple MacBook Pro 15, we've chosen to test out the most powerful hardware configuration. The Intel i7-2720QM CPU coupled with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M should ensure outstanding performance.
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: High Starting Price, Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use, Short 12-Month Warranty, Few Accessories, Non-Removable Battery
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.5
Display 8
8.0
Weight 8
8.2
Noise 9
9.2
Gaming performance 8
7.5
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

Notebookcheck
23 March 2011
  • Summary: Go with the Glossy Screen? After having thoroughly reviewed the new MBP 15, we provide you here with an update about the starter model with a 1440x900 pixel resolution on a glare-type screen.
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: High Starting Price, Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use, Short 12-Month Warranty, Few Accessories, Non-Removable Battery
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Overall 9
8.7
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.5
Display 9
8.8
Weight 8
8.2
Noise 9
8.9
Gaming performance 8
7.5
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, Matte Screen)

Notebookcheck
21 March 2011
  • Summary: 2nd Generation Intel Core i7. As predicted, Apple has just released its new MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 with Intel Core i7-2635QM, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and matte hi-res display and we got a hold of one to review. Is this multimedia wolf in sheep's clothing worth the price?
  • Pros: 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 Power Consumption, The once-again perfect al...
  • Cons: High Starting Price, Short 12-Month Warranty, Few Accessories, Non-Removable Battery, A lower starting price or longer standard warranty of at least 24 months. The extended warranty is shamelessly expensive.
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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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