Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC723LL/A

Specifications

Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC723LL/ANotebook: Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC723LL/A (MacBook Pro 15 inch Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 3:2, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 83.96% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 92%, features: 75%, display: 87% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 97%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC723LL/A

87% Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen) | Notebookcheck
More Power! As the final version of the Apple MacBook Pro 15, we've chosen to test out the most powerful hardware configuration. The Intel i7-2720QM CPU coupled with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M should ensure outstanding performance. But, what are these powerful components housed within a sleek aluminum case truly capable of?
70% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs.1,04,900, it makes a very tempting buy if you're looking for both battery life and solid performance, which let’s face it, is very difficult to find on a Windows-based notebook. The refresh continues the legacy of the MacBook Pros before it, by delivering excellent build quality, good performance and really good battery life. There’s no point comparing this to a Windows-based notebook, since it’s not targeted at the average joe anyways, so let’s not even go there. While this is still the early refresh, it’s no slouch and will perform all your tasks just as well as the ‘Late 2011’ model, which we are expecting to get our hands on soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review: Apple's Thunderbolt MacBook Pro
Source: ITNews Australia English
If you’re looking for a portable workstation, it isn’t the winner it could have been; we’d avoid running intensive apps with it on your lap, for example. Of the three sizes, however, it holds the widest appeal. There’s something about paying less than $2000 for such an impressive piece of hardware that makes it feel like the best value of all the new MacBook Pros.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2011
90% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011)
Source: Hardware Zone English
Apple's notebook design has been solidly consistent for the last two years, and while we hesitate to call it perfect, we do note that some of its design ideas seem to have made its way to other notebooks made by other manufacturers. While there are some resemblances, they are different enough so as not to be called an outright copy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 95%
80% MacBook Pro 15-inch 2011
Source: Techtree.com English
However, there are somethings that still annoy us and we wish Apple would fix them, especially stuff like the USB ports and the heating issue. A Blu-ray drive and HDMI port on the machine itself wouldn't hurt either, but something tells us we won't see any of these. For a veteran Mac user these things won't be a major concern but it would keep those away who always wanted a Mac but stayed away because of these omissions. But at the end of the day, the pros far outweigh the cons. The MacBook has always been a delightful machine and the new improved hardware has just made it a lot better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Apple MacBook Pro 15in (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English
Blisteringly quick, beautifully designed and with Thunderbolt technology, but at this huge price we’d expect a full set of features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 100% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core i7) Review – Early 2011 w/ Thunderbolt (video)
Source: Notebooks.com English
Another reason to go with an Apple is the support you get. A recent report found that Apple comes out on top in terms of user support. Having used a lot of computers from numerous manufacturers, the 15? Apple MacBook Pro beats them all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2011
100% Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011
Source: Digital Versus English
Following the 13.3 inch model, we're now running the 15.4 inch MacBook Pro through our test procedure. Although there are one or two disadvantages (noisy fan), you have to admit this 15.5 inch counts among the best on the market thanks to its finish and the performance of its components (screen, speakers, webcam, graphics card and processor). It is however extremely expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 15in
Source: Reg Hardware English
The 15in MacBook Pro is a great machine. It looks the business, it's well made and, thanks to the new Intel chippery, goes like the proverbial off a shovel. Internals aside, this is not a major upgrade, but it maintains the MacBook Pro's lead. And its price point - you'll pay no more for this version than you would have done for the last one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch review 2011
Source: T3 English
With better processors, more powerful graphics and Thunderbolt now nestled in Apple’s unibody design, there’s never been a better time to buy a MacBook Pro, though of course it’s by no means a must-have. In short, many will find the Pro over-powered and over-priced for their needs. But those who demand truly high-end portable performance – designers, video editors, photographers, musicians, hardcore gamers, inveterate show-offs – and want it all in a compact and stylish casing, will love the Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
The MacBook Pro Review (13 & 15-inch): 2011 Brings Sandy Bridge
Source: AnandTech English
For as little attention as the 2011 MacBook Pro launch was given by Apple, there sure is a lot to talk about. The advantages are numerous. With the 13-inch MacBook Pro, under OS X at least, there simply aren't any downsides. You get much better CPU performance over the previous generation. In fact, the new 13 can outperform last year's 15 thanks to Sandy Bridge.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2011
90% Apple MacBook Pro 15in (Early 2011) review
Source: PC Advisor English
Externally, this 2011 revision to the 2008-design Apple MacBook Pro isn’t even evolutionary, since there’s no visible change - save a lightning legend logo by the Mini DisplayPort connector. But since that port is actually a Thunderport link, this may just turn out to be a revolutionary development in the history of personal computing. Now, at last, we can shift data between devices at 21st, rather than 20th-century speeds. But the other upgrades to this season’s MBP should not be forgotten: a Sandy Bridge quad-core processor that makes this portable as fast as a race-tuned desktop from last year; and AMD graphics that outpace the nVidia kit by a serious margin too. If you need workstation power in an inch-thick slab, we can’t think of any reason to look elsewhere for the best notebook on the planet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2011 (15-inch) review
Source: Techradar English
At £1,849, the new 15-inch quad core Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro isn't cheap, but given the quality and the improvements it has enjoyed over the previous model, it represents very good value for money. It's the most capable MacBook Pro to date, and a real joy to use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MacBook Pro review (early 2011)
Source: Engadget English
Of course, there's no getting around the fact that the MacBook Pro is still incredibly expensive and omits what should be no-brainer features -- $2,199 for two USB ports and no Blu-ray drive? -- but those are tradeoffs and prices professional Mac users have long become used to, just like this particular MacBook Pro design itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you can afford the admittedly high asking price, the MacBook Pro has a lot to offer. In terms of hardware, it's on par with any equivalent PC based laptop and adds in its own unique feature in the shape of ThunderBolt. The key point, though, is that still nothing else comes close to its beautifully designed and constructed chassis.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100%
80% Apple Macbook Pro (15in, early 2011) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you were considering a Macbook Pro recently but held off to see what the model refresh would bring, you might be disappointed. There aren't many innovative updates in the new Macbook Pro -- Thunderbolt is the only one worth writing home about, in our opinion -- but the extra processing power and graphics grunt are welcome.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (early 2011) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The 15-inch top of the range model we tested certainly proves that it has the oomph to pack a punch and get the job done. Dropping down within the 15-inch range you get a slightly slower processor, while dropping down to the 13-inch models you’re only offered dual-core processors - a shame. So should you rush out and upgrade? For now we would hold off unless you have to, meaning this might be “one to skip”. It’s not that it's a bad system, far from it, in fact it’s very good. It’s just if you’re already rocking a MacBook Pro that is 2009 or later you are unlikely to benefit from the improvements at this time as much as you would want to justify the outlay. Thunderbolt is ready, but with no devices on the market, it's not ready for the primetime yet and the speed boosts are good but 2x isn’t much to write home about. If you’re new to the MacBook Pro fold, however, this will make an excellent power house of a machine allowing you to get your work and play done double quick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Pro 15-inch Review (early 2011)
Source: Slashgear English
The 2011 MacBook Pro range, then, does a solid job of building on the strengths of its predecessors while also introducing new functionality and speed. The Sandy Bridge processors make a compelling argument, and the dual graphics mean the notebook has a double life as a hardcore media cruncher and an everyday machine capable of lasting most of a workday on a single charge. Factor in OS X’s usability, strong build quality, and the future-proofing Thunderbolt provides, and the 2011 MacBook Pro adds up to a near-perfect speed demon beautifully wrapped up in a timeless chassis.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2011
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2011 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With that sort of performance and battery life, and the arrival of the next-generation Thunderbolt technology, the new MacBook Pro will certainly appeal to Apple's professional users. It just leaves us wondering when the consumer-oriented white plastic MacBook is going to get an aluminium makeover for those of us on a tighter budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15 in) Editors' Choice
Source: CNet English
After a now-customary period of rumors, leaks, and anecdotal evidence, Apple's new generation of MacBook Pro laptops has arrived. It's a hefty investment, but the combination of new high-end Intel processor options and AMD graphics makes the 15-inch MacBook Pro an all-around powerhouse, with the new Thunderbolt I/O port as an added bonus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2011)
Source: Laptop Mag English
You've got to credit Apple for finding a winning formula and tweaking it in just the right places. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro not only outperforms its predecessor, but also just about every other notebook by a fair margin. It has the same svelte design, yet incorporates next-generation Intel and AMD processors as well as Thunderbolt for high-speed data transfers. As always, though, Apple products command a premium: $2,199 is a steep price to pay for such performance. By comparison, a Dell XPS 15 with the same processor, but 6GB of RAM, a 7,200-rpm 750GB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics (and 2GB of video memory), a 1920 x 1080 screen, Blu-ray, a Skype-certified 2-MP webcam, and a nine-cell battery, costs about $700 less. Still, that system is much bulkier, weighs a pound more, and, even with the larger battery, doesn't last as long on a charge. As always, if you want the best, you have to pay for the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Pro 15in (2011) Hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
From the short time we've had to play with the new MacBook Pros we have to admit we're suitably impressed. We'll have to reserve a full judgement on Thunderbolt until retail (not just prototype) products are available, and we'll be taking a proper look at a system in the next couple of weeks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2011
94% Apple MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2011 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
Apple's latest line of MacBook Pros starts with a $1,199 13-inch version and goes all the way up to a $2,499 17-inch version. Here, we look at a mainstream configuration: the $2,199 15-inch version. The 15-inch version comes in two flavors and gets a hefty internal makeover over its predecessor. Apple's mid-level MacBook Pro gets a huge boost in power without an increase in price, giving it a large edge over its competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%

Foreign Reviews

87% Test Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz Quad-Core, glare)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 89% display: 80% mobility: 84% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 87%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: performance: 85% features: 40% display: 90% mobility: 20% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 40%
86% Apple MacBook Pro 15,4 Zoll (MC723D/A)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 74% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 96% mobility: 92% ergonomy: 77%
80% Apple Macbook Pro 15 Zoll (2011)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
MacBook Pros
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: battery runtime and chassis; negative: few connection options
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2011
Kerne und Keile
Source: c't - 7/11 German
performance good, battery runtime and fan noise bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Macbook Pro 2011: Alle Testergebnisse
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
performance very good
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2011
Kurztest MacBook Pro 15' Core i7
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
high performance increase, price very high
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2011
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15 pulgadas (Noviembre de 2011)
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro MC723N
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

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 6750M:

Essentially a renamed Radeon HD 6650M but with faster GDDR5 memory.

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.  


2720QM: 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 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. 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.


2.6 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 %

Apple reviews


83.96%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung 700Z5A-S04DE
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus N53T
A-Series A8-3520M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride
Core i5 2540M, 13.1", 3.7 kg
» Samsung 700Z4A-S02
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S04US
Core i7 2675QM, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S04AU
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S03US
Core i7 2675QM, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S01UK
Core i7 2675QM, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S03DE
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S01DE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-3112tx
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-3002tx
Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2011
Core i7 2720QM, 17.3", 2.925 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gigabyte Q1580M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
» ZAReason Verix
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M
» HP Pavilion dv5t
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Satellite L300-2C7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4300
» MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-B11V9EB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» HP Compaq 6730b
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9600
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i5 430M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch i7 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M
Current Prices
Amazon: Invalid XML response.

Amazon.com

Show results on Amazon.com

Pricerunner n.a.

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Apple > Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)