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Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC721LL/A - Non Glare

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC721LL/A - Non Glare
Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC721LL/A - Non Glare (MacBook Pro 15 inch Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6490M - 256 MB, Core: 750 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR5 RAM, DirectX 11, Shader 5.0, 8.812.0.0
Memory
4096 MB 
, manufacturer: Hynix, DDR3-10600, 1333 MHz, up to 8 GB, 2 slots
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 1680x1050 pixel, LTN154MT07, manufacturer: Samsung, LED, hi-res anti-glare, WSXGA+, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM65
Storage
Toshiba MK5065GSXF, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Cirrus Logic CS4206A
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, microphone input , Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Thunderbolt
Networking
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom BCM4331 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 +HS Broadcom BCM2070
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-R UJ-898
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.1 x 364 x 249 ( = 0.95 x 14.33 x 9.8 in)
Battery
78 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 10.95 volts, non-removable
Operating System
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Camera
Webcam: FaceTime HD, 720p
Additional features
MacBook Pro, 85-watt MagSafe power adapter and cable, Software DVDs, various manuals, cleaning cloth, App Store, FaceTime, iLife 2011, Photo Booth, Quick Time Player, Safari, 12 Months Warranty, color: silver
Weight
2.446 kg ( = 86.28 oz / 5.39 pounds), Power Supply: 321 g ( = 11.32 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
1899 Euro

 

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 70%, display: 88% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC721LL/A - Non Glare

86% Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, Matte Screen) | Notebookcheck
2nd Generation Intel Core i7. As predicted, Apple has just released its new MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 with Intel Core i7-2635QM, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and matte hi-res display and we got a hold of one to review. Is this multimedia wolf in sheep's clothing worth the price?
86% Test Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, matt)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 82% display: 88% mobility: 83% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 86%

Comment

Series:

The Retina display is a display which has high enough pixel density that the human retina can’t distinguish individual pixels and was first introduced as a cutting edge technology together with the iPhone 4. Thanks to the retina display, the iPhone 4 was called "Best device in its class" by The Wall Street Journal, and "Best smartphone on the market" by Engadget. The MacBook Pro with Retina display introduced at the WWDC in San Francisco in June 2012 is a separate product line, independent of the original MacBook Pro and should continue the success of the iPhone.

Apart from just the retina display, this new laptop also features a new design similar to that of the MacBook Air, but without Super Drive as well as Ethernet and FireWire 800 ports. Unlike the original MacBook Pro series with standard hard drive, it includes a Solid State Drive. In short, every technological advantage of Apple are concentrated on this new MacBook Pro with Retina display, from the amazing display found in the iPhone, iPad to robust system performance of the MacBook Pro as well as the portability, design and flash storage - this laptop has it all.

In particular the retina display is the sharpest computer display and outclasses every other laptop or computer display by far at the time of its introduction. It is that important that Apple even decided to  call this laptop "MacBook Pro with retina display". In fact, the display alone outweighs the biggest disadvantage of the new MacBook Pro, the price – it's Apple we are talking about. If you can afford the steep entry price, this is the most amazing laptop money can buy.

AMD Radeon HD 6490M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename with support for fast GDDR5. The chip can be clocked at 700-750 with GDDR5 and 800 with slow DDR3.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2635QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.446 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Apple reviews


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)