Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 17" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)
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2 weeks ago
Summary: I've had one of these before and changed to a 15 in Macbook Pro Retina. I missed the screen size of the 17 in. model so went back to this one. Have not regretted it. Same processor and RAM. Larger Hard Drive. Just no Retina display which does not matter for me.....
Summary: In the age of tablets, smart phones, and netbooks, large screen laptop computers have been in decline; in fact, Apple quietly dropped the 17-inch MacBook Pro from its lineup more than a year ago. But that doesn't mean this isn't a great computer. It may be six years old, but it's still got a lot of life in it, especially this particular unit, which has been upgraded with a 500GB hard drive.
Summary: This machine is the best mac ive owned. I added a ssd drive and maxed out the ram it flys now. There is no program that this machine has not been able to scream with. The dvd rw makes it my choice.
Even two years later this laptop is still the best mac portable!!!
27 October 2013
Summary: The biggest and best laptop offered by apple. If you upgrade the ram to either 8gb or 16gb and put an ssd in it then it will absolutely fly! starts up in ~15 seconds with a samsung 840 ssd. programs open instantly and the wifi is the best in any laptop i have used to date. A little heavy but still very lightweight considering it is a 17 inch laptop!
Summary: Apple is more expensive than any other computer product out there, at least in general terms. Now I know why. I bought my Macbook Pro 17" several years ago. I loved for the amazing picture quality, the simple ease of use and the quality of the keyboard. I do a lot of typing. My old plastic PC laptops would end up with keys popping off or sticking. Not a problem with my Macbook every key looks as good as it did when I bought it. Nothing's loose, worn away or stuck.