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6.0 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 9
9.0

MacBook Pros (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Macworld
23 June 2009
  • Summary: With its lower price, the return of FireWire, longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro family makes an impressive debut. With its lower price, the return of FireWire, longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro makes an impressive debut.
  • Pros: High quality display, Improved battery life, Bootable SD card slot, Has FireWire 800 port, Entry-level price tag, High quality display, Improved battery life, Bootable SD card slot, Has FireWire 800 port
  • Cons: No video adapters or Apple Remote included, No CPU or 7,200 rpm upgrade options available, No matte screen option, No video adapters or Apple Remote included, No CPU or 7,200 rpm upgrade options available, No matte screen option
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Overall 9
9.0

13-inch MacBook Pro/2.26GHz

Macworld
23 June 2009
  • Summary: With its lower price, the return of FireWire, longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro family makes an impressive debut.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
18 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro offers excellent battery life, an improved screen, and the much-requested SD-card slot, all at a price lower than that of its predecessor. Add your own copy of Windows, and you can swap between it and OS X, making for an extremely versatile notebook.
  • Pros: Excellent battery life, Bright, vibrant screen, Superb industrial design, Can run both Mac OS X and Windows, Integrated SD-card reader
  • Cons: No matte screen option, Low audio volume when running Windows, Missing ExpressCard/34 slot found on earlier MacBook Pros
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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
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
14 July 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
14 July 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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