Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)
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A complete waste of time and money. The machine was just too old.
3 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this MacBook Pro because my current MacBook Pro (18 months old) was in the shop and I needed to get some work done. Regretfully, this machine was old. Seven years old to be exact so, I wasn't able to open any of the jobs I needed to work on because the OS was too old, I didn't carefully read the description which said that the machine had OS5 Photoshop loaded on it. I assumed that it was the complete OS5 Suite. Sadly, it wasn't.
Summary: One week after receiving the unit I started to have serious problem with blue screen appearing on during starting process.I was forced to send the macbook to the professional service. If I have luck and reballing will solve the problem, then the costs will not kill me, but if it is a logic board problem and it needs to be replaced (over 700 bugs!!!) then the day I purchased this used macbook pro was not my happiest day...
Excerpt: This laptop looked pretty good to me when I observed it in an apple store in a mall close to where I live, I even recommended it to a cousin of mine that was searching for something comfortable. However I was very dissapointed when I took it home. It scratched easily, the keyboard was extremely uncomfortable and it was just plain confusing to work with!The only thing beneficial that came out of it was the fact that it didnt get dirty very easily and it looked good.
Excerpt: I had a Mac Book Pro for about a year. While it did all the things I wanted it too for the most part, it would slow down and be annoying just like any other laptop. Sure, the flashy features like the multi-touch trackpad are nice, but not when that trackpad becomes unresponsive and the whole thing doesn't work. It's not very compatiable with outside Apple products. I have two other laptops and 4 other bluetooth devices and in total it only reacts to 2 of them.
Summary: I love the ease of use as with all apple products, however, have had 2 hard drive failures and a track pad that needed to be replaced. Would expect that for the price, it would be more reliable. I would not purchase a macbook pro again. Thank god for time machine back up!
Excerpt: I have never really been an apple fan and took the plunge to see how good they are. For the first few days this laptop was amazing and greet its sleek metal body and click touch pad where just incredible but then i started using for business use. It was absolutely rubbish it couldn't open any .exe files it wouldn't run any programs that i needed and was a general piece of crap.