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Apple17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Comfortable keyboard (6)
  • Long battery life (6)
  • Quality display (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (9)
  • Graphics (7)
  • Music (6)
  • Business use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (5), Multimedia professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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5.0

Great notebook

By AndreyATC

from New York, NY

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 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    This made me to convert from PC laptop
    After seeing this Macbook Pro in person i could not go back to Window-base machines
    Refinement and performance is unmatched

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Wow!!

    By Naartjie

    from Zimbabwe

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Video

    Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    This is a beautiful computer. I bought it to edit HD video and so upgraded the RAM to 8GB - cheap and highly recommended. The laptop came with $400 worth of Red Giant software which was an added bonus. I love this machine!

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    4.0

    Great computer, keyboard stinks

    By Xavier

    from Wilbraham, MA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display

    Cons

    • Poorly Designed Keyboard

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    Great screen, great power and speed. Love the computer except for the keyboardThe keyboard stinks. Placement stinks - wrists get sore from hard metal edge. Size stinks - seriously for [$] they could not make a larger keyboard with a number pad and page up and down keys? I have seen 17 inch PCs for a third the price that had full sized awesome keyboards. And chicklet keys stink. I loved the tapered keys on the keyboard of my old G4 powerbook, but these chicklet keys stink - bad feel and so much different and less pleasant than using a standard keyboard or even a standard laptop keyboard.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Amazing computer

    By Nevitiv

    from Brasil

    About Me Avid Gamer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Music
      • Video

      Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      Its a Mac,
      with the new system OS.
      and the screen is unbelivable: amazing

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Ideal addition to my proffesion.

      By Marlon

      from Trinidad

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video

        Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        I bought the 17" Mac Book Pro to enhance my editing and reproduction of my photography and boy did i make a great choice.You can't make a bad choice with the Mac Book Pro from B&H [...].Thank you B&H.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Powerful beast to get the job done

        By Mister Master Photographer 1

        from San Diego, California

        About Me Professional Photographer, Professional videographer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hasselblad CFV back
          • Photoshop CS5
          • Video

          Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          Use this at home and at work. Plenty of speed to get the job done in amazing time. Been using Mac's sense 1998 and haven't stop yet and never will. Very happy with the purchase!

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          5.0

          Great performance and quality

          By GWC

          from Daly City CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Video

            Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

            Great product for the price

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Excelent choice

            By D. Roman

            from Warsaw, Poland

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Video

              Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              Excelent choice for professional (mobile) graphic designer. Good replacement for MacPro. Fast and reliable.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Typical Apple Quality

              By Harrison

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics
                • Video

                Comments about Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                Bought this machine as a secondary offline edit station while the Mac Pro tower renders graphics & 3D. I often find myself modeling in Modo & Cinema 4D on it, rather than editing. Considering the profile, it's very robust. As usual, the physical design is clean & solid, making it a pleasure to use. Battery life varies depending on the apps you're running. On average, I can get 4 - 4.5 hours working in After Effects; typical word processing/internet usage provides 8+ hours!

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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