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Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322 (MacBook Pro 15 inch Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2760QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.54kg
Price: 2149 euro
Average Score: 83.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 88%, features: 70%, display: 79% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 99%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322

86% Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 (2.4 GHz, 6770M, glare) | Notebookcheck
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.
90% Apple MacBook Pro 15in (Late 2011) review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Apple MacBook Pro 15 MD322D/A
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2012
Rating: performance: 80% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 40%
70% Kampf der Giganten
Source: e-media - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Test: Apple MacBook Pro 15,4 Zoll Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
86% Test Apple MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 (2.4 GHz, 6770M, glare)
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
Nachgelegt
Source: c't - 25/11 German
Better than antecessors but loud fan and darker screen
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2011

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 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.

» 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.  


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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.54 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

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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.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-12- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)