Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 17" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)
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Brilliant workhorse production machine
1 week ago
Summary: I've been using this laptop for audio/video/photo production for years now. It has been a badass. I eventually swapped out the DVD drive for a second hard drive. Rather, I moved the built-in HDD to secondary and added an SSD as primary. Works very fast with a good Intel SATA controller. The screen is nice but it's not IPS so viewing angle affects color a lot, but I deal! At least it color corrects well. I can get very accurate colors even if I can't adjust everything.
Summary: Over and above expectations. For what it is and the original specs from 2007 it had 2gb ram and a 160gb hard drive. Yahirs Computers kept the ram but swapped the 160gb hard drive with a 750gb hard drive. I plan to update the ram soon, I am going to see if Yahirs has it available and would like to purchase it from him. I got my order quickly and it is exactly as was in the description.
Summary: I wanted to switch to apple products from other pc.I bought a iMAC and wanted a laptop for mobility. I also wanted the 17 inch and waited until i could get a used one that was almost mint . I thought i found one and took a chance. I got very lucky this one is beyond anything i was expecting.
Summary: Seller got this thing out, as described, and I have been a Macintosh user since 1986, so this thing blows me away compared to my other now-vintage Mac 17-inch laptop. Very happy with this, as it has expanded my capability greatly, without all the delays and hesitation that i was having on my previous unit. Very happy with the way the seller handled everything. Would not hesitate to buy from him again.
Summary: The Apple MacBook Pro 17 Laptop is a wonderful machine. With an SSD drive and 16 meg. of memory it can handle even the most complex program! The screen is clear, the keyboard durable, and the ease of use is wonderful!
Summary: I'm still using my 2006 Mac Pro as my main computer, but it's showing its age. It won't upgrade to any newer Mac OS than Lion (10.7), so software that requires a newer OS doesn't work. I have a newer Mac Mini, but it's underpowered. The paucity of ports on newer MacBooks is a concern, and I'm of an age where tiny text on a tiny screen is unappealing. Though it's three years old, this laptop has plenty of punch, with an Intel i7 processor.