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7.8 out of 10

Apple MacBook Pro 17" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)

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Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 17" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
5 May 2010
  • Excerpt: The inclusion of Core i5 and i7 processors, improved graphics technology, and unbeatable battery life take the big-screen MacBook Pro to the next level.
  • Pros: Advanced graphics, Intel Core i5 and i7 chips finally offered, Unmatched battery life
  • Cons: Few new external features, No Blu-ray drive
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Unibody)

PC Magazine
27 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Doubts about the redesigned keyboard, the touchpad, and the non-removable battery can be put to rest, because the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Unibody) is as powerful as it is gorgeous.
  • Pros: 40 percent bigger battery. Unibody enclosure a sight to behold. Lightest in its class. Glass screen is a cinematic wonder. Antiglare option for photographers. Dual graphics chipsets. DDR3 memory. Multi-Touch touchpad. Rugged-like chassis.
  • Cons: Trails the competition in certain features: lacks the bigger hard drive, memory card reader, Blu-ray drive found in other systems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Core 2 Duo T7700)

PC Magazine
26 November 2009
  • Conclusion: It continues to be the lightest 17-inch laptop on the market, but now Apple throws in the fastest components to date, as well as a 1080p resolution.
  • Pros: New Intel platform. Fast processor. Excellent graphics for gaming. Highest screen resolution available. Elegant design. Lightest 17-inch laptop on the market. Fast hard drive.
  • Cons: Lack of less-expensive configurations. RAM upgrade is insanely expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)

Macworld
19 June 2009
  • Summary: The latest 17-inch MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and a bump in hard-drive capacity. The more significant change is the value you get for your money: Apple has dropped the price of the computer by $300 and similarly reduced the price of build-to-order upgrades.
  • Pros: Available with an anti-glare, matte screen, Impressive performance and battery life, Huge screen
  • Cons: No video adapters or Apple Remote included, Huge, Large screen makes glossy glare more noticeable than on smaller laptops
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Overall 8
8.0

17-inch MacBook Pro/2.8GHz

Macworld
19 June 2009
  • Summary: The latest 17-inch MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and a bump in hard-drive capacity. The more significant change is the value you get for your money: Apple has dropped the price of the computer by $300 and similarly reduced the price of build-to-order upgrades.
  • Pros: Available with an anti-glare, matte screen, Impressive performance and battery life, Huge screen
  • Cons: No video adapters or Apple Remote included, Huge, Large screen makes glossy glare more noticeable than on smaller laptops
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
16 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Despite a few performance anomalies, the 17-inch MacBook Pro offers plenty of creature comforts for creative professionals.
  • Pros: Beautiful design, Long battery life, Very durable
  • Cons: Mixed performance, No Blu-ray player, Touch pad hard to get used to, No SD-card slot
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Overall 8
8.0

MacBook Pro 17in 2.4GHz review

Macworld UK
24 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Apple’s announcement of updates to the MacBook Pro was so low-key you might have missed it. And truth be told, it wasn't the flashiest update, with new processors and graphics the biggest changes. While the improvements in the new MacBook Pros are modest when compared to the models they replace, there's plenty to like about the upgrades – especially if you’re the owner of an older laptop and you’re mulling over an upgrade.
  • Pros: Faster than previous model, better graphics performance
  • Cons: Not many Thunderbolt accessories, same spec as 15in
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17in (2011) review

expertreviews.co.uk
15 September 2011
  • Conclusion: It’s highly desirable, but ultra-expensive; unless you need its power and big, high resolution screen, the 15in version is better
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17in Thunderbolt review

IT PRO
2 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The latest 17in MacBook Pro is Apple's most powerful laptop yet thanks to its quad-core Sandy Bridge processor and new Thunderbolt port. But are these enough to justify its high price?
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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3

Apple MacBook Pro 17in, the grandaddy of Apple laptops reviewed

PC Authority
26 March 2010
  • Summary: The design is impeccable, the build superb and the screen extraordinary, but the price is a huge barrier.
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