Apple Macbook Pro 17 inch Series

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/AProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, Intel Core i5 540M, Intel Core i7 2720QM, Intel Core i7 2760QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M, AMD Radeon HD 6770M, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.0 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.925kg, 2.98kg, 2.99kg, 3kg, 3.1kg
Price: 2265, 2300, 2499, 2500 euro
Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 45 scores (from 62 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 82%, features: 73%, display: 81%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 72%

 

Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12

Specifications

Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 Macbook Pro 17 inch (Series)

Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
The thinnest and lightest desktop replacement yet combines great graphics performance with a stunning display and very long battery life. With a starting price of $2,799, the 17-inch MacBook Pro isn’t for your average consumer (unless they’re a Mac enthusiast with very deep pockets). Rather, it’s for creative professionals and power users who crave the performance and switchable graphics of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, but a larger, richer display. Fortunately, thanks to an impressively lightweight design and long battery life, users can enjoy the stunning 17-inch display without having to compromise much in the way of portability. Some Windows machines offer better bang for your buck if you’re not as concerned with endurance. The $1,804 Dell XPS 16, at 6.8 pounds, is heavier, and provides much shorter battery life, but offers lots of style and power for almost a grand less, as well as a gorgeous RGB display. But for those who have the money, the 17-inch MacBook Pro is a superior desktop replacement with epic battery life that you can take almost anywhere.
80, Preis 60, Leistung 90, Display 90, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80%
Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro notebook - First Look
Source: Pocket Lint English
It wasn't the netbook that Mac fanboys were hoping for, however for those who need a big screen and long battery on the move this is a great improvement over the previous model bringing in features that new 15-inch MacBook Pro users have been enjoying for some time. If the promised 8 hours delivers (Apple says you'll get a 60% improvement on the previous version), it will impress, however personally the thought of lugging around something so large to use on the train or plane means this isn't likely to be one for us.
Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40%
50% Apple MacBook Pro
Source: PC Authority English
Stylistically, Apple’s new MacBook Pro is a success, and the design is matched by fine performance elsewhere, but you’re paying a premium for that Apple logo and the slick finish. Mac users will already have put their old MacBook up on eBay – and rightly so – but given the problems we encountered with Windows Vista, we’d recommend PC users hold off before they consider taking the plunge.
Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
Obst für unterwegs - Apple Notebooks im Vergleich
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
96% Test: Macbook Pro 17 Zoll
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% features: 94% ergonomy: 91%

 

Apple Macbook Pro 17 inch 2009-03

Specifications

Apple Macbook Pro 17 inch 2009-03Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro 17 inch 2009-03
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 2.98kg
Price: 2499 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 Macbook Pro 17 inch (Series)

Average Score: 83.67% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 27 reviews)

 

100% Apple MacBook Pro 17''
Source: Digital Versus English
The 17'' MacBook Pro is the biggest and most powerful laptop in Apple's current line-up. The MacBook Pro 17'' is an exceptional laptop in more ways than one. It's powerful and quiet, but also offers great battery life. The screen is much better than its competitors, and the manufacturing quality is impeccable. The only drawbacks are a slightly noisy DVD writer, a limited range of ports and a very off-putting price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple MacBook Pro 17in, the grandaddy of Apple laptops reviewed
Source: PC Authority English
Apple's products are some of the most divisive and compelling in the industry, so it's no surprise that the recent 15.4in MacBook Pro and its button-free trackpad prompted plenty of debate. The most striking feature of this 17in MacBook Pro, however, is more traditional: the screen. Although only a traditional white LED panel, it boasts fantastic colour range, accuracy and clarity. If you're happy spending the best part of $5000 on a laptop that places style ahead of more practical considerations, or you need a near-perfect screen with plenty of desktop space, the 17in MacBook Pro is a great choice. Be warned, though: your money could go further elsewhere. 
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: price: 50% display: 90%
70% Apple MacBook Pro 17" (2009) review
Source: Techradar English

Is Apple's largest laptop an aluminium powerhouse? Apple's MacBook Pro 17-inch is aimed directly at design professionals and it's hard to find a better blend of style and performance, although it is slightly lacking in features. The MacBook Pro 17-inch is a fantastic machine. It does lack a few features, but its brilliant build quality and excellent operating system more than compensate.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Just months after the MacBook Pro 17-inch model was released, Apple has already refreshed the system with some minor upgrades and more importantly a price drop. This makes one of the most portable 17-inch laptops on the market even more attractive to those looking for a very stylish yet strong performing laptop than before. The design still has the issue of no access for the hard drive and battery and even with the price reduction to $2500, it remains one of the more expensive on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Apple MacBook Pro (17-Inch)
Source: Computer Shopper English
 

When we reviewed the last update of the 17-inch MacBook Pro in March, we were impressed with how light and thin it had gotten, considering how much muscle it can flex. We were a little disappointed with some aspects of its performance, but overall counted it as a good value for what you got. Just a few months later, though, Apple has come back with a new 17-inch MacBook Pro that isn’t drastically different but is cheaper and showed some improvements in our testing. Apple’s improved 17-inch MacBook Pro is a dream for designers or anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice power for portability.


84
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84%
Apple Macbook Pro A1297
Source: PC World English
The latest 17-inch MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and an increase in hard-drive capacity. The more significant change is the value you get for your money. If you purchased a 17-inch MacBook Pro after February's unibody introduction, you have little reason to upgrade now--or to regret your purchase. But if you've been on the fence about splurging for the monster of all MacBooks, the decision to buy just got easier: This is the fastest Mac laptop ever, at the lowest price Apple has ever charged for a top-of-the-line notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2009
Rating: display: 60%
80% Apple 17in Macbook Pro laptop
Source: vnunet.com English
It isn’t easy to make a bulky 17in laptop look elegant, but Apple’s design team has made a good attempt with this update of its top-of-the range Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro is an impressive computer and the improvement in battery life is astonishing. However, it’s extremely expensive ­ even by the standards of 17in laptops ­ so it can only be recommended for professional users in fields such as video editing, who can justify the cost of such a powerful desktop replacement. The new Macbook is powerful and technically impressive, but the price will limit it to professional users.
80, Preis 60, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 100
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 100%
Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Review
Source: Slashgear English
If you are just such a user, though, and you’re hungry for the extra screen size (and the non-glare option), the 17-inch MacBook Pro is unlikely to disappoint.  Time will tell whether Apple’s battery predictions pan out, and - starting from $2,799 and, when maxed out with a 256GB SSD, hitting $4,899 - the price certainly won’t be confused for a budget option, but it’s an incredible workstation with the power to back up its promises.  We’re just hoping Apple hear the positive feedback and roll the non-glare display coating option down to the smaller models in the range.
Leistung 80, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17" review
Source: Techradar English
The most powerful Mac notebook to date offers an innovative new battery. When encoding digital media, the speeds were solid. Using iTunes 8.0.2, it took six minutes to import an eight-song, 45-minute CD at 128kbps. QuickTime Pro 7.6 exported our five-minute, 720x480, 30fps movie to iPod-friendly resolutions in five minutes, 42 seconds, another good score. Apart from the battery, there's no massive advance from the 15-inch model. Even so, an increase in performance is enough to justify Apple's claim that it's 'the most powerful Mac notebook yet.'
80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro: 17-inches of Pure Lust
Source: Hardware Zone English
We really liked the 17-inch MacBook Pro, it's a great machine that delivers the goods in terms of performance and design. Despite its size as a 17-inch desktop replacement, Apple has managed to keep a svelte and slim figure that's barely any thicker than the 15-inch model. Of course, there are some drawbacks from the design, and we're sure the non-removable battery is probably on top of your mind. Retailing at a cool S$4388, the 17-inch MacBook Pro is indeed pricey and may not be the wisest purchase price-wise. However it is simply one of the coolest notebooks around and it delivers on almost all accounts - gorgeous design, great physique, sex appeal, worthy performance and great battery stamina. Now don't forget that all this is from Apple and that should speak for itself.

90, Preis 50, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
82% Apple MacBook Pro (17.4-inch)
Source: Computer Shopper English
Coming on the heels of last fall’s 13- and 15-inch MacBooks, the new 17-inch model ($2,799) takes the improvements that were made to those models and kicks it up another notch with the thinnest, fastest MacBook Pro ever. The unibody case, carved out of a single piece of aluminum, is beyond solid. Despite its 17-inch display, this 6.6-pound machine was made to be used on the go. But like most Apple products, it’s not just the build quality that will catch your eye. Even closed, the MacBook Pro is a simple, elegant machine. We should also note that Apple’s packaging is getting smaller in an attempt to be environmentally friendly, which we appreciate. Despite a few performance anomalies, the 17-inch MacBook Pro offers plenty of creature comforts for creative professionals.
82, Leistung 60, Verarbeitung 50
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 60% workmanship: 50%
67% Apple MacBook Pro 17in
Source: PC Pro English
Apple's products are some of the most divisive and compelling in the industry, so it's no surprise that the 15.4in MacBook Pro prompted plenty of debate. The good looks, solid design and build were offset by a number of niggles: some disliked the scrabble-tile keyboard, others baulked at the non-removable battery, and plenty didn't approve of the unusual button-free trackpad. Aside from the extraordinary screen, it's typical Apple: impeccable design and build quality meets merely average value for money.
67, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% workmanship: 80%
80% 17in Apple MacBook Pro review
Source: PC Advisor English
The new 17in Apple MacBook Pro has a lot going for it, from the faster processor, front side bus and memory speeds, to its thinner and lighter, unibody design. Add in a new battery that lasts longer per charge, and you’ve got yourself a winner. If you’re not a fan of glossy screens, the 17in Apple MacBook Pro is the only Apple laptop with an anti-glare option. And though the decision to lock away the battery behind 10 screws and a warranty voiding warning sticker is controversial, the fact that the battery will last at least three times as long as the battery in the previous 17-inch MacBook Pro should lessen the sting.
80, Mobilität 70, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Apple 17in MacBook Pro (March 2009)
Source: Reg Hardware English
A price tag of £1949 is enough to make even the most diehard Mac fan think twice. You could certainly get a similarly specified PC laptop for less – although features such as the Firewire port, twin graphics cards and the long-lasting battery do make direct comparisons difficult. If you just want a powerful Mac laptop then the 13in and 15in models undoubtedly offer better value for money. But then the 17in MacBook Pro is a niche product aimed at a relatively small number of Apple’s creative users who specifically need that big screen display. The real question, therefore, is whether this new model will tempt those users to upgrade from their existing machines. On that score, the new 17in model will probably succeed, as the twin graphics cards and unibody design correct the most obvious omissions in December’s somewhat pointless update. The new long-lasting battery might also help to swing the decision if people think that it will genuinely allow them to get more work done wHen they’re on the move.

80, Preis 40, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% mobility: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's latest version of the MacBook Pro comes with some significant changes including the solid unibody aluminum design first debuted in the MacBook and MacBook redesign of 2008. The new design still retain the title of lightest and thinnest 17-inch laptop on the market. It also has one of the longest battery life of the market. The downside is that Apple does not have the lower access panel for access to the hard drive or battery like the MacBook Pro 15-inch. While expensive, it still is one of the best performing 17-inch systems for those needing lots of performance in a portable package.
80, Preis 40, Leistung 90, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
MacBook Pro 17-inch unibody review
Source: Engadget English
Ultimately, the decision about whether to buy the bigger MacBook Pro is probably already made -- if you're a power user who needs the real estate, there's little to deter you from making this purchase. Apple has cleaned up the design in all the right ways, improved the display and guts considerably, and proved that it can milk a substantial amount of time from a non-removable battery. The cost may still be a major barrier here for most, but something tells us if you really need a computer of this size, you'll find a way to pay for it. Our actual gripe comes not in the form of problems with this particular system, but in Apple's methodology of rolling out options for their laptops.
Preis mäßig, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2009
Rating: price: 60% display: 80%
84% Apple MacBook Pro (17-inch unibody) review
Source: CNet English
When the latest 13-inch Apple MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro were announced in October 2008, a similar revamp of the larger, 17-inch MacBook Pro was nowhere to be seen. But, in January 2009, Apple announced the 17-inch MacBook Pro would be getting the same unibody aluminum chassis, buttonless (or, more accurately, all-button) trackpad, and edge-to-edge glass on the LED-backlit display. Apple's reworked 17-inch MacBook Pro joins its 15-inch brother in having a redesigned aluminium body, new trackpad with expanded functionality, and a dual-graphics set-up for either longer battery life or better performance. Overall, it's an excellent laptop with good performance, solid build quality and impressive battery life
84, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Unibody)
Source: PC Mag English
Part media center, part workstation, the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch has been revered over the years by a nation of professional photographers and film editors, not to mention average media folks who can't get enough of this thin-bodied cinematic wonder. When the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Dual Graphics) and the MacBook 13-inch (Aluminum) launched with their "unibody" enclosures—in each case, a heavily promoted slab of aluminum that rids the frame of all detachable parts—a "uni-seventeen-incher" was clearly on the way. Doubts about the redesigned keyboard, the touchpad, and the non-removable battery can be put to rest, because the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Unibody) is as powerful as it is gorgeous.
80, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Tuschkästen
Source: c't - 23/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% features: 40% display: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% emissions: 30%
Silberpfeil
Source: c't - 11/09 German
Single Review, , Very Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 40%
Test MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Non-Glare
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2009
Rating: display: 80%
94% Test: 17-Zoll Macbook Pro Non-Glare - Display-Messungen
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% features: 92% ergonomy: 78%
Big Apple: MacBook Pro 17
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: price: 60%
90% Test Apple MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 91% display: 90% mobility: 83% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 76%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 17-Zoll
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 40% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
95% Apple Macbook Pro 17 Zoll 2,66 GHz
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% features: 91% ergonomy: 98%

 

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 2.99kg
Price: 2265 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 Macbook Pro 17 inch (Series)
 MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04 (Model)

Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-02 MC725D/A

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-02 MC725D/ANotebook: Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-02 MC725D/A
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1 GB MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 2.925kg
Price: 2499 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 Macbook Pro 17 inch (Series)

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

87% Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen) | Notebookcheck
Apple's Figurehead. The MacBook Pro 17" is Apple's top-of-the line model as far as laptops go and stylishly combines powerful performance with excellent mobility. The most recent version now has a new hardware arrangement, offering a powerful duo consisting of the Core i7-2720QM and Radeon HD 6750M including GPU-switching technology. Sounds good, right? But how does the latest MBP measure up to the competition?
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011
Source: Reg Hardware English
I admit the MacBook Pro is not perfect – actually, it is bloody expensive at a mere quid short of £2,100. Add to that the cost of any of the aforementioned adapters, which might involve a new found love of the ExpressCard/34 slot, if you get really desperate. Yup, it is, quite simply, out of my price range. The Top Gear team spend less than that on second-hand Bentleys. Yet it does deliver an exceptional user experience. So ask your employer to buy you one, or get the next-best alternative: the 15in model. Either way, no-one will convince me that it’s money badly spent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% 2011 Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's MacBook Pro 17 remains an extremely expensive investment with a base price of $2500. Thankfully, the 2011 version has increased the overall performance and features with a new quad core processor, larger hard drive and AMD graphics. It remains one of the sleekest and longest running laptops in its class. While the Thunderbolt port has some great potential, it really just functions like a DisplayPort for now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
95% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2011 Edition Review
Source: Tweaktown English
There are more positive feelings toward the MBP than there is negative and virtually every product in the world is not flawless - the 17-inch MacBook Pro is no different. However, I have a feeling for people that haven't used a Mac before that the following quote would apply to them: Once you go Mac, you never go back.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011
Source: Digital Versus English
The MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011 is the latest Apple laptop to join our review. A powerful processor, a good quality panel, an impeccable finish, a graphics card that can handle a good few games titles and really excellent battery life: this is what you get with this 17 inch machine. Even its little imperfections (lack of number pad) don't affect its 5-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Review: Apple MacBook Pro
Source: Computing English
The latest MacBook Pro laptops from Apple deliver improved performance and battery life, and boast a Thunderbolt I/O port, which in tests came out faster than USB 3.0. At £999, the 13in model is likely to be the biggest seller, but professional users who require power and performance above all else should look no further than this 15in model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011) Review
Source: Digital Trends English
If you’re looking for a notebook with all the power and creature comforts of a desktop, it’s hard to find a homier setup than Apple’s 17-inch MacBook Pro. Gamers and pros like video editors will appreciate the additional processing power, graphics power and speedy new Thunderbolt interface, but at $2,500, you had better plan on really leveraging them to make the leap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch review 2011
Source: T3 English
Apple’s early 2011 MacBook Pro isn’t perfect. It could use a Blu-ray drive, or even a faster DVD drive, and at £2,099 it’s far from cheap (though not outrageously priced, given its undoubted quality). Even so, it's not for the casual user, instead will appeal to the high-demands professional who needs to take his or her work out of the office; perhaps a graphic designer, web builder or video editor. Or indeed anyone who wants – and can afford – the most powerful notebook Mac on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2011 (17-inch) review
Source: Techradar English
The MacBook Pro range takes a great leap forward with the 2011 refresh, and this 17-inch model is no exception. The popular unibody aluminium form factor is retained, but across-the-board component upgrades (SuperDrive excepted) gives it a huge performance improvement over its predecessor. Apple is wise to spec-match the sole 17-inch model to the top 15-inch MacBook Pro instead of the next one down, and although expensive, the price increase from the mid-2010 refresh is reasonable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Apple MacBook Pro 17in (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English
Powerful, long-lasting and with a wonderful 1,920 x 1,200 screen, but the price remains unpalatable
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 100% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 17in Thunderbolt review
Source: It Pro English
There's no Blu-ray writer built-in, even as an optional extra, which may disappoint if you want to author Blu-ray movies on the go or want to backup large quantities of data onto a single disc. There aren't any complaints about the large 750GB hard disk though. This can be substituted by Apple with a SSD up to 512GB in capacity, although this will be costly.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
87% Test-Update Apple MacBook Pro 17 Early 2011 (2.3 GHz Quad-Core, matt)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 81% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 85%
86% Test Apple MacBook Pro 17 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz Quad-Core, glare)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 83% mobility: 81% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 85%
Macbook Pro 2011: Alle Testergebnisse
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2011
Apple MacBook Pro 17 (Early 2011)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Kerne und Keile
Source: c't - 7/11 German
performance good, battery runtime and fan noise bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011

 

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/ANotebook: Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A
Processor: Intel Core i7 2760QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 Macbook Pro 17 inch (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Apple Fall 2011 MacBook Pro 17-ingh Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's silent refresh of the Apple MacBook Pro 17 added a few spec increases that help keep the system at high levels of performance. It gets a slightly faster quad core processor and AMD graphics processor. Everything else remains the same which means that it still has the thinnest profile and lightest weight of 17-inch laptops as well as some of the best battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011)
Source: PC Mag English
Last, but certainly not least, the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011) has been outfitted with several new internal components, namely a faster 2.4GHz quad-core processor (and as yet unnamed member of the Intel Core i7 line), and an AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory. Other components held over from the previous iteration include a spacious 750GB 5,400rpm spinning hard drive, 4GB of RAM, and an internal battery providing an estimated battery-life of 7-hours.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2011
Hörbar schneller
Source: c't - 3/12 German
fast but loud
Single Review, , Short, Date: 01/01/2012

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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).

AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

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

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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

T9550:

The T9550 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the P9600 (except for the higher TDP of the T9550 - 35 vs 25 W). The performance of the T9550 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.

Intel Core i5:

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.

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. 

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. 


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.

17.3: 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.


2.925 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.1 kg:


82.67%: 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

» HP Pavilion dv7-6152er
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6053er
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavillion dv7-6153er
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6b70ew
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavillon dv7-7b13eg
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» HP Envy 17-1080eo
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6b02eg
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.246 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6b55eg
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6180us
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6181tx
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10 MD322
Core i7 2760QM, 15.6", 2.54 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6173cl
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6060ss
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 0.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6b99sf
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6080eo
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6195us
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6161sf
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6110ec
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6077er
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6153cl
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6090ee
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6190ef
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6013tx
Core i7 2820QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6170us
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6013eg
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6027tx
Core i7 2720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6101eg
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3.122 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6195us
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
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