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Apple15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (3)

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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

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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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