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5.7 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 10
10

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Laptop

Tech2
6 September 2010
  • 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.
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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 9
9.0

2.4GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro

Maclife
14 May 2010
Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10

Expert Review

ITP.net
12 May 2009
  • Summary: A powerful desktop replacement machine that offers road-warrior characteristics in the form of long battery life.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10

Apple MacBook Pro

ITP.net
11 May 2009
  • Summary: Verdict: A powerful desktop replacement machine that offers road-warrior characteristics in the form of long battery life.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Pro

maximum pc
24 June 2008
  • Excerpt: We’re always a little taken aback when we see Apple’s MacBook Pro in the hands of PC power users. For example, we’ve seen PC game developers typing on MBPs at industry events. And at trade shows, it isn’t uncommon to see Windows app developers sporting Apple’s pro-class portable. Are we far from the day when Bill Gates is a proud MacBook Pro convert?
  • Pros: Powerful GPU and CPU; backlit keyboard; sleek and thin.
  • Cons: Screen doesn't angle far enough; no slot for cellular modem; hard to open up.
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.9
Display 8
7.9
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 9
9.4
Gaming performance 8
7.5
Connectivity 6
6.4
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i7 2010-04 Notebook

Notebookcheck
15 February 2008
  • Conclusion: The 15-inch MacBook Pro 'Early/Mid 2010 version' is quite difficult to sum up. Apple fans were hoping for more than 'just' the new Intel Core i5/i7 processors and a more up-to-date graphics card, stuck in the old case. It seems lacking in innovation. But to be honest, you have to ask yourself - does it actually need any improvement? There are still (sadly) no Windows notebooks that can live up to the MacBook Pro.
  • Pros: Perfect workmanship, Excellent robustness and overall feel, Glass touchpad with intertial scrolling (in Mac OS X), Timeless design, Light for its class, The perfectly formed unibody casing is still a masterpiece.
  • Cons: High price tag, Limited range of ports, Only a one year warranty, Sealed-in battery
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.9
Display 8
7.9
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 9
9.4
Gaming performance 8
7.5
Connectivity 6
6.4
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i7 2010-04 Notebook

Notebookcheck
15 February 2008
  • Conclusion: The 15-inch MacBook Pro 'Early/Mid 2010 version' is quite difficult to sum up. Apple fans were hoping for more than 'just' the new Intel Core i5/i7 processors and a more up-to-date graphics card, stuck in the old case. It seems lacking in innovation. But to be honest, you have to ask yourself - does it actually need any improvement? There are still (sadly) no Windows notebooks that can live up to the MacBook Pro.
  • Pros: Perfect workmanship, Excellent robustness and overall feel, Glass touchpad with intertial scrolling (in Mac OS X), Timeless design, Light for its class, The perfectly formed unibody casing is still a masterpiece.
  • Cons: High price tag, Limited range of ports, Only a one year warranty, Sealed-in battery
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Overall 10
10

Apple MacBook Pro 13in 2011 review

Stuff.tv
8 March 2011
  • Summary: It's terribly easy for your eye to stray from this 13in MacBook Pro to the others on Apple’s webstore. The 15in and 17in versions flaunt their quad-core processors and AMD graphics switching in such a captivating way. But, hold fast. This is all the MacBook Pro anyone needs. It’s the 13in screen version: a perfectly usable 1280x800 pixel display, with a choice of two of Intel’s fastest dual core processors, 2.3GHz Core i5 or 2.7GHz Core i7.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17in

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Has Apple's largest notebook got it where it counts? Wil Harris finds out.
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