Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322
More Bang for the Buck. In a Late 2011 Refresh the MacBook Pro 15 Series was equipped with new processors and the graphics was updated. We check the performance of the currently most powerful model with 2.4 GHz quad core CPU and new Radeon HD 6770M graphics card.
Source: PC Advisor
Apple didn’t even press release the changes in this gentle speed bump for autumn 2011’s MacBook Pro. But small increases in performance are there to be had, over what was already a spectacularly fast laptop. We’re still holding out for a complete revision to the design, though, to improve on the poor default glass-fronted screen – and maybe even a slimmer, lighter chassis, more in line with the demand for ultraportable mobile computing that Apple itself has helped engender with the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2012
Rating: performance: 80% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 40%
Source: e-media - 2/12
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 73%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 89% display: 80% mobility: 81% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%
Source: c't - 25/11
Better than antecessors but loud fan and darker screen
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2011
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 6770M:
Fastest card of the 6600M/6700M series with GDDR5 memory, UVD3 and Eyefinity+ support. Is the immediate successor to the HD 5770 with more cores and higher clock rates
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
2760QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.4-3.5 GHz 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.
15-16 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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
83.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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