Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro - 1st Gen 15" and 17" (2006-2008)
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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Review
1 June 2012
Summary: At Rs.1,04,900, it makes a very tempting buy if you're looking for both battery life and solid performance, which let’s face it, is very difficult to find on a Windows-based notebook. The refresh continues the legacy of the MacBook Pros before it, by delivering excellent build quality, good performance and really good battery life. There’s no point comparing this to a Windows-based notebook, since it’s not targeted at the average joe anyways, so let’s not even go there.
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core i7) Review – Early 2011 w/ Thunderbolt (video)
4 April 2011
Excerpt: The new Apple MacBook Pro models released in early 2011 include the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i family of processors , AMD graphics and a superfast thunderbolt connection. We’ve examined every inch, almost literally inside and out, for our MacBook Pro 15-inch early 2011 review and come to one conclusion. The new Sandy Bridge powered MacBook Pro is fast!
Pros: Fast!, Handles multimedia creation and average gaming with ease, Great keyboard and trackpad, Bright beautiful screen with wide viewing angle and true color in most situations, Sound is good especially when using external quality headphones or speakers, OS X is a powerful operating system that is easy to use, Excellent add-on software like iLife, Time Machine, and Preview, Sturdy build, Potential of Thunderbolt accessories excites us, Stable, Handles heat well, Upgrad...
Cons: Glossy screen is difficult to view in very bright light, Cost, Battery life not as long as advertised, iTunes is terrible for media organization, Fan can get noisy, Stock hard drive is too slow, Not enough USB ports and no USB 3.0
Summary: Unfortunately owing to the outdated processor, this Mac Book could not keep up with the 15-inch Mac Book Pro of the same generation. The GeForce 320M doesn't seem to be a solution for a casual gamer. Our tests show it to be no faster than the 9400M solution found on earlier models. At an MRP of `89,900, the latest Mac Book Pro 13 inch is not for everybody. But its a rugged, highly functional piece of equipment.
Summary: Excellence aside, Rs. 1,29,900 is a colossal chunk of dough to dish out for a notebook...any notebook. However, the Mac Book Pro 15 inch is not just any notebook. If you can afford the premium and must have an Apple notebook, look no further. It has a beast of a configuration, that will serve for anything except hardcore gaming. A great display and ergonomics are other pluses. That it can survive being used as a weapon is a fringe benefit!
Pros: Exceptionally sleek looking and well built, Great usability and ergonomics - Apples trackpad is magic, Reasonably powerful configuration
Cons: Very expensive, Aluminum makes it heavy, We expected at least a 128 GB SSD for the price
Excerpt: Recently, Apple updated its lineup of MacBook Pro laptops with Intel’s latest Core processors and more powerful discrete graphics. While the design and aesthetics haven’t changed much since the previous uni-body slick MacBook Pro machines, it's the hardware upgrade (change) that had our attention most.
Conclusion: The MacBook Pro makes a very impressing performance showing whether it is running the Mac OS or Windows. Most consumer-level applications will run on it just fine. In terms of professional-level apps, that's going to depend on what kind of workload you're taxing the system with. In our tests, the MacBook Pro easily held its own in Photoshop CS5, and it even surprised us with its speedy Final Cut Pro 7 rendering time.
Pros: Great overall performance, Excellent battery life, Elegant design, Sturdy "unibody" design, Multi-touch gesture trackpad, Great Keyboard, Robust iLife apps included
Cons: Expensive, Battery is not removable, Glossy screen susceptible to reflections, Must purchase adapter cable for VGA, DVI, or HDMI out
Summary: Core Update. Apple's 17 inch aluminum notebook has also been upgraded and now features a Core i5, Intel graphics and even an automatically switching GeForce GT330M. The performance benefits from this update greatly, but there is a catch under maximum load.
Pros: Excellent case, Light and mobile for a 17" notebook, Very good display, Excellent input devices, Very quiet, The unibody aluminum enclosure.
Cons: Few interfaces, Adapter too small - thus throttling in maximum CPU and GPU load, Intel HD Graphics OpenGL drivers not perfected, Throttled GT 330M, Sharp front edge, High price, Warm case, Ports and a lower price.
Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) 2.66GHz Core i7 review
18 May 2010
Summary: Not only is the MacBook Pro 15in the best constructed notebook computer you can find, itâ€™s now also one of the very fastest. In fact, itâ€™s the most powerful laptop weâ€™ve ever tested. There are alternatives with more powerful graphics systems, but none that maintain such a good balance between performance and extended battery life.