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Apple MacBook Pro - 1st Gen 15" and 17" (2006-2008)
5.3 out of 10

Apple MacBook Pro - 1st Gen 15" and 17" (2006-2008)

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Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro - 1st Gen 15" and 17" (2006-2008)

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Overall 7
7.0

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit Review

Tablet PC Reviews
17 November 2010
  • Excerpt: There some great photo apps for the iPad. But since the iPad does not have a camera, the only way to load photos on Apple's tablet is via the Apple[...]
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 8
8.4
Weight 7
7.3
Noise 9
9.4
Gaming performance 7
7.4
Connectivity 7
6.5
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.2

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04 Notebook

Notebookcheck
17 June 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2010) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
26 April 2010
  • Summary: By changing a few key components and optimizing them for its software, Apple has managed to once again drastically improve the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Not only does it perform much better than the previous version, its battery life has seen an impressive boost.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core i7) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
14 April 2010
  • Summary: Apple has once again produced a well conceived and well designed notebook that smartly integrates the latest cutting edge technologies in a way that is unique. Not only is the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro powerful, but it lasts a long time on a charge.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2009) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
12 June 2009
  • Summary: Priced at $1,999, the 15-inch MacBook Pro offers plenty of processing power and graphics muscle, as well as lengthy battery life, which makes it an outstanding system for heavy-duty content creation in the office or on the go.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
11 June 2009
  • Summary: Unlike its 17-inch sibling, the 13-inch MacBook Pro does not sweep its weight class in every category. There are cheaper notebooks with weaker performance and much longer battery life, for instance, as well as similarly priced systems with slightly better graphics punch but shorter battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2008) Review

Digitaltrends
27 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The new MacBook Pro’s discrete Nvidia graphics and LED-backlit display make a practical usability addition to the MacBook Pro, but the unibody frame and buttonless multi-touch pad can mostly be called frivolous revisions – albeit pretty ones.
  • Pros: Rock-solid aluminum unibody; excellent display; large trackpad; power graphics card
  • Cons: Expensive; screen glare; mediocre connectivity
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (2008) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
21 October 2008
  • Summary: When it comes to design, performance, and innovation, there's no question that Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro is a stunning notebook. Its looks, dual graphics cards, intuitive multi-touch trackpad, and sturdy design make it one of the best mainstream laptops on the market today.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (Penryn) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
14 March 2008
  • Summary: We wish Apple would have offered a solid-state drive option as it did with the MacBook Air, as well as a mobile broadband option for road warriors who don't want to rely on external cards. Nonetheless, the MacBook Pro is still an all-around excellent notebook for power users.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch

PC Magazine
27 November 2007
  • Conclusion: Apple's new MacBook Pro is ideal for creative professionals looking for a feature-rich system with plenty of screen real estate.
  • Pros: Very good performance running Windows and Mac OS. Lightest 17-inch notebook available. Great features. Excellent software suite. Extra USB port. iSight camera.
  • Cons: Runs a bit hot. Expensive.
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