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Apple15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality display (17)
  • Fast (16)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Quiet (15)
  • Comfortable keyboard (13)

Cons

  • Too hot (3)

Best Uses

  • Graphics (12)
  • Video (11)
  • Music (10)
  • Web browsing (8)
  • Business use (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Multimedia professional (10), Tech savvy (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

amazing !!!

Okay that Mac is more expensive than a normal pc, but the first
1 week of use, you'll ask yourself: how much time I was using windows?

This notebook is...Read complete review

Okay that Mac is more expensive than a normal pc, but the first
1 week of use, you'll ask yourself: how much time I was using windows?

This notebook is a great machine no doubt, I edit videos on the premiere, enter the intenet, I hear my song,while road two more applications, all at the same time and NOTHING BROKEN !!!!!

I have no words to describe it is simply perfect, recommend, worth every penny!!!!!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

i hate the Mac

i drank the kool-aid. everyone says Apple is so wonderful, but why would it take 12 steps to burn a DVD? things are NOT intuitive. If they were, why would people have...Read complete review

i drank the kool-aid. everyone says Apple is so wonderful, but why would it take 12 steps to burn a DVD? things are NOT intuitive. If they were, why would people have to sign up for classes to learn how to use this tool?And none of the Macs accept my Nikon flash card to load pics. I'm going to give mine away[...]

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5.0

It was a good purchase

By metzger

from washington

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Keyboard
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Long Battery Life
  • Powerful
  • Quality Display
  • Quiet
  • This product is so good

Cons

  • Too Hot

Best Uses

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    I'm using every day.Until these purchase I was using windows 7. There are some things that are different from Widows software that at first you think is worse and them you realyse that is beter!

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    So Far, so great!

    By Mincho

    from Bogota, Colombia

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Graphics
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      Great machine! Great Design, Powerful. They have put great attention to every detail in this piece of art! Everything works nice and smooth. The antiglare display is just amazing, your eyes will appreciate the extra bucks.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Mac book pro 15.4"

      By Gman

      from Houston

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      Very fast computer and great battery life. Excellent product!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      amazing

      By H

      from St. Vincent

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        the 2.2 ghz processor is amazing along with the anti glare screen. A girl cant ask for much more.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Great notebook!!

        By The Primatologist

        from São Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        I'm a biologist and amateur photographer. I'm using this MacBook to, besides normal office use, organize and edit my photos and sometimes edit movies. This machine is very fast, and flows nicely even with several heavy programs open together (Aperture, Photoshop, iTunes, iMovies, etc)

        Things that are great about it:
        - Fast and powerful!
        - Mac OS X
        - Great high-res screen

        Things that aren't so great about it:
        - Just 2 USB ports
        - Battery don't last long (3.5h)
        - Heavy

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        AMAZING

        By FirstMac

        from New Jersey

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          I use my MacBook Pro for school and home use and it is just amazing. I bring it with me everywhere! It is very light weight and is just perfect. The screen is always nice and bright even when on power save mode! Just great!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          2.0

          i hate the Mac

          By bill

          from san francisco

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              i drank the kool-aid. everyone says Apple is so wonderful, but why would it take 12 steps to burn a DVD? things are NOT intuitive. If they were, why would people have to sign up for classes to learn how to use this tool?And none of the Macs accept my Nikon flash card to load pics. I'm going to give mine away[...]

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              I recommend it to everyone!

              By Porps

              from SP - Brazil

              About Me Multimedia Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Too Large 15"

              Best Uses

              • Graphics

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              Beautiful, powerful, awesome!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              very pleased indeed

              By J

              from Tampa, FL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                  How did I manage all of these years with a PC?
                  That is the question I continue to ask myself.

                  Fast, easy to use/learn, STABLE!

                  Add-remove programs with ease. Apps galore.

                  So far.. I simply love this machine.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  nearly twice the performance

                  By Xristy

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics
                    • Music
                    • Video

                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                    Using Geekbench, this High-res Anti-glare 2.2 GHz clocked in at nearly twice the performance of a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro i7 2.6GHz (4 virtual cores). The High-res and Anti-glare are a welcome improvement over the standard resolution, glossy.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Best way to go

                    By FPasini

                    from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                    • Too Hot

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Use
                    • Video

                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                    Editing machine ready to travel.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Speed as light

                    By Pedro M

                    from POA, Brasil

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Use
                      • Graphics
                      • Music
                      • photo editing
                      • Photography
                      • Video
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                      Fantastic macbook pro. This is my first one from the unibody series. It's well designed as many apple products. This newer processor is a horse! faster than the Macpro's we've at the Studio!. I'd recommend you upgrading to 8gb - it'll be faster than originally it's.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Fast but not cheap

                      By SUPAPUCH

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Loud fans while gaming
                      • Too Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming in bootcamp
                      • Graphics
                      • Music
                      • Video
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                      I am a 2nd year Electrical Engineering student and have been a PC user my entire life.

                      I purchased this Macbook after having nothing but troubles with my HP Enny 14 (Macbook competitor). I wanted something fast, powerful, lightweight, high-res screen, and RELIABLE. So far this has met and sometimes exceeded my expectations.

                      The reason I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars is one, because it costs an arm and a leg, two, it occasionally boggs down doing simple tasks, and three, whenever you multitask, the battery life drops dramatically (I use a program to force usage of the integrated graphics card to help)

                      I would recommend this computer to others

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Very Good Deal

                      By sylver

                      from usa

                      About Me Very good with Windows pc

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphics
                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                        This is the best configuration.
                        Best Price.
                        Best Store To Buy

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By hakucho

                        from Russia

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Fast
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful
                        • Quality Display
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Graphics
                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                        Great product, very nice and solid build. Gorgeous display. Although a bit on the heavy side, but it's worth it!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        I am very satisfied with purchase

                        By Leo

                        from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful
                        • Quality Display
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics
                          • Music
                          • Video

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                          Apple is the best solution in my life

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Yes, I'm loving it.

                          By J.Taki

                          from KY

                          About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Keyboard
                          • Fast
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Powerful
                          • Quality Display
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics
                            • Music
                            • Video

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                            I've had the MacBook Pro 15 w/antiglare, 4GB Ram, 1GB Vid Ram, 500GB Disk.

                            I use it for photography, video creation, and music etc.

                            I've been a PC user since the PC was Created - literally. This is my first MAC and I'm not regretting it all.

                            The GOOD stuff:

                            Anti-glare screen is a MUST as far as I am concerned - unless you work only in the dark. LOVE it too; outstanding, deep, rich color depth. Excellent screen brightness controls as well.

                            VERY fast CPU. Faster than the "dream" PC I designed with the I7960 chip just a year ago. Runs VERY cool under normal conditions. I tested it with a game, and that warmed it up a bit; might put let airflow underneath in those cases.

                            The case design is EXCELENT; all ports are in the left side (I'm right handed), only the DVD ejects to the right; mouse operation is FREE AND CLEAR of clutter. Even if you are LEFT handed, the MAGNETIC power port is very low profile and will likely not interfere with moussing on that side. Now, adding USB dealy-bobbers over there...well...might inconvenience you lefties a bit. Absolutely NO venting on the bottom of the computer; vents to the rear and up - so you CAN PUT YOUR LAPTOP IN YOU LAP and not get BURNT or overheat the CPU.

                            Backlit keyboard is VARIABLE brightness AND connected to the ambient light sensor...turns off when the lights are on! Convenient.

                            Cant wait until Thunderbolt drives become available!

                            Cons (only three so far):

                            Cost! You may need to take a bank loan, or sell a car...or all the PC's you've collected over the years (in my case...and they don't sell for much!)

                            Disk utilities are light - no surface test available (native)? Odd.

                            Blue-RAY? Nope. I'll add at this point, Mac users give up some freedom on choice of stuff to play with (software) but what is available is generally regarded as STRONG and go back to the EXPENSIVE part.

                            I LOVE IT. Intelligently, thoroughly, simply...done.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            amazing !!!

                            By Jonny

                            from San diego, CA

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • NOTHING

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics
                            • Illustration
                            • Music
                            • Video

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                            Okay that Mac is more expensive than a normal pc, but the first
                            1 week of use, you'll ask yourself: how much time I was using windows?

                            This notebook is a great machine no doubt, I edit videos on the premiere, enter the intenet, I hear my song,while road two more applications, all at the same time and NOTHING BROKEN !!!!!

                            I have no words to describe it is simply perfect, recommend, worth every penny!!!!!!!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            2011 MacBook Pro Quad-Core rocks

                            By Shafath

                            from SF Bay Area

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                The 2011 MacBook Pro Quad-Core i7 is very fast. I replaced a 2.8Ghz Dual-Core Core 2 duo and this machine is 2.5X faster. It' just as fast as my 8-core Mac Pro. The Anti-Glare screen is so much better than the glossy screen.

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