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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 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 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

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch

Wired
20 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Mac haters, get ready to seethe. The MacBook Pro 15-inch isn’t just the best Mac around, it’s one hell of a PC. Even when running a non-native OS (Windows, that is), this Mac makes a mockery of its competitors in gaming tests and laps its rivals in battery life.
  • Pros: Astounding gaming performance — even trumped a ,800 Alienware machine. Unrivaled battery life of three hours of DVD playback at max screen brightness. Performs just as well in the form of a Windows PC as it does as a Mac.
  • Cons: Just two USB ports and none of the fancy stuff like HDMI, eSATA, Blu-ray drive or even a lousy SD slot. Expensive.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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...
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Overall 9
8.6

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, June 2009)

ZDNet
11 June 2009
  • Summary: Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminium unibody laptop has been promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price.
  • Pros: Adds SD card slot and reacquires FireWire, Lower starting price, Same solid unibody construction and giant multi-touch trackpad
  • Cons: Non-removable battery, No matte screen or discrete graphics options
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch review

Digital Arts
6 December 2008
  • Excerpt: This model is based on Intel’s relatively new Santa Rosa platform. Its Core 2 Duo chip speed has gone up from 2.33GHz to 2.4GHz but the real story is the laptop’s underlying infrastructure, which gives a surprisingly large performance leap.
  • Pros: Excellent screen. Powerful. Small & light. Innovative features.
  • Cons: Single button trackpad.
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