Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04


Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04 (Macbook Pro 17 inch Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.99kg
Price: 2265 euro
Average Score: 84.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 54%, performance: 79%, features: 70%, display: 78% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 99%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04

84% Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Core Update. Apple's 17 inch aluminum notebook has also been upgraded and now features a Core i5, Intel graphics and even an automatically switching GeForce GT330M. The performance benefits from this update greatly, but there is a catch under maximum load.
90% Apple MacBook Pro 17in Core i7 BTO notebook, The anti-glare alternative
Source: Reg Hardware English
Flagship MacBook Pro with anti-glare screen and CPU upgrade options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's MacBook Pro 17 missed out on the first round of upgrades to the new Core 2010 processors but it brings a welcome performance boost. While the external design and ports haven't changed, there were some significant changes to the graphics subsystem including an auto-switching hybrid system that for the most parts works but at times can impact battery performance more than it should.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 17, how does it really compare to other big laptops?
Source: PC Authority English
Sitting among this month's monsters, Apple's MacBook Pro looks sleek, graceful and... small. It certainly doesn't look its 17 inches, and the compact keyboard and almost complete lack of external features only accentuate that illusion. Don't be fooled; this $3000-plus wallet-buster has plenty to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2010
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 100%
87% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Core i5)
Source: PC World India English
The new 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro just got a lot better in terms of hardware and performance. It has a very good 17-inch display and also gives better battery life compared to the older MacBook Pro it replaces.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% MacBook Pro (17") review
Source: Techradar English
The new 17-inch MacBook Pro is expensive, but as it's only £10 more than the previous model, it's still good value for money. Welcome new processor and graphics technologies make this release a very significant upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Apple's MacBook Pro 17 reviewed
Source: PC Authority English
Overall, the MacBook Pro is desirable in a number of ways. It will turn heads, and impress people, and it does look fantastic running Windows through BootCamp. We do wonder, though, whether concessions could be made to the design for, dare we say it, practicality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2010 review
Source: T3 English
A fantastic under-the-hood upgrade brings a host of new technologies to the 17-inch MacBook Pro
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Apple MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2010 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
At first glance, you may not notice anything different about Apple’s latest line of MacBook Pros, introduced in April 2010. The new models, which feature 13-, 15- and 17-inch screens, sport the same sleek, minimalist design, the same keyboard, and the same multi-touch trackpad as the previous iteration. The inclusion of Core i5 and i7 processors, improved graphics technology, and unbeatable battery life take the big-screen MacBook Pro to the next level.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%

Foreign Reviews

Test: MacBook Pro mit 17 Zoll und Intel Core i5
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: price: 30% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 17 MC024D/A
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 17“
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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.

540M: The Core i5-540M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-3.06 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.99 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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 %

Apple reviews

84.3%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID43A03c
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P480-JS02CN
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote NM85-JU-202RU
Pentium P6100, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01
Core i5 560M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
Core i7 720QM, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G50Mnks
Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Micro Express NBL 5100
Core i7 640M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC-Z1390X
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)