Summary: This unit replaced a APC BR1000G unit that died but saved our local network and office computers from a CLOSE lightning strike. The unit was shipped promptly, installed easily, and the Trade Up program was a blessing. We have used APC units for several years because they are well-built and reliable.
Excerpt: Was easy to set up. I do not know what software features you may be missing on a Mac. It comes with a CD for windows but that may be because Windows needs 6 cds just to boot up. On the Mac you plug in the USB and there are some options for setting times and it shows the battery level. The unit seems well made. I had some questions before buying and the APC support was very prompt via email.
Summary: It certainly works as a ups, but the outlet configuration and quantity are way below average for something this expensive. Big capacity and only 5 battery outlets, less if you have a transformer block to plug-in.
Excerpt: I live in North Texas and occasionally lose power and experience power spikes due to thunderstorms that rumble thorough. And because I work from home, being offline for any amount of time is costly. So the APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 and add-on backup battery are giving me over five hours of power. I have a 27" monitor, my cable modem and a Plantronics headset plugged into the UPS power.
Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Reliable Performance
Excerpt: Out of the box and into service a snap, except for having to craw under the desk and deal the nest of wires I created a year ago. Plugged in, it turned on, powered the computer, scanner, printer, screen, seamlessly. No bumps on this road.
Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance, Small Footprint
Excerpt: Like all of APC's products, this UPS performs flawlessly. The surge protection and backup functions responded perfectly to the power fluctuation and outage tests I put them through. The housing is well constructed and designed. I am confident that I've left my equipment in good metaphorical hands.
Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance, Solid Construction