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Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322
Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322 (MacBook Pro 15 inch Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6770M - 1024 MB, Core: 675 MHz, Memory: 794 MHz, GDDR5, 11.10
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3
Display
15.6 inch 16:10, 1440x900 pixel, LP154WP4-TLA1, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM65
Storage
Toshiba MK7559GSXF, 750 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Cirrus Logic CS4206A
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: in/out (analogue and optical), Card Reader: SD card, Thunderbolt
Networking
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom BCM4331 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-R UJ-8A8
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.1 x 354 x 249 ( = 0.95 x 13.94 x 9.8 in)
Battery
78 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 10.95 Volt, integrated
Operating System
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Camera
Webcam: FaceTime HD
Additional features
cleaning cloth, power adapter, iLife, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.54 kg ( = 89.6 oz / 5.6 pounds), Power Supply: 321 g ( = 11.32 oz / 0.71 pounds)
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":

15-16 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.


2.54 kg:

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. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


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