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8.0 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)

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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. Is the extra cost of matte-screened model worth it or can you rest assured you won't regret the decision to just go with the glossy 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 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 in

CNET
16 December 2010
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 in

CNET
16 December 2010
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 in

CNET
16 December 2010
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 in

CNET
16 December 2010
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 in

CNET
16 December 2010
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 in

CNET
16 December 2010
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid 2012)

PC Magazine
7 November 2010
  • 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 (Late 2011)

PC Magazine
7 November 2010
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Updated quad-core Core i7 processor. Powerful AMD GPU with more dedicated memory. OS X Lion is superb. Improved battery life.
  • Cons: Competitors offer lower prices and larger feature sets.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core i5)

PC Magazine
6 November 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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