Apple Macbook Pro
Apple Macbook Pro

Apple Macbook Pro (17")

Specifications

Apple Macbook Pro (17")Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro (17")
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.1kg
Average Score: 80.65% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: 79%, features: 74%, display: 78% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 63%

Reviews for the Apple Macbook Pro (17")

80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Apple MacBook Pro have two very strong things going for it. First, it is the smallest and lightest 17-inch notebook available on the market making it great for people who want a large screen but not have the bulk associated with a desktop replacement. Second, the Mac OS X Leopard operating system let's it also use the Windows operatings system via the official Boot Camp release. This is great for designers needed to work or test in both environments. The downside is that it is a relatively expensive machine for the hardware.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% display: 40% mobility: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2.5Ghz
Source: Techradar English
The Apple MacBook Pro is an impressive machine but, as the name implies, it's not aimed at the regular home consumer. Those able to afford it, or write it off as a business expense, will find it's a great machine, if a little limited compared to many of its rivals.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Display gut, Ergonomie gut, Preis schlecht, Ausstattung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
82% Apple MacBook Pro 2008 Edition (Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 17-inch)
Source: CNet English
A solid, if predictable, upgrade to the MacBook Pro line, but noteworthy for stealing the MacBook Air's best feature--expanded gesture controls for the touch pad.
8.2 von 10, Mobilität gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 60% mobility: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Apple MacBook Pro have two very strong things going for it. First, it is the smallest and lightest 17-inch notebook available on the market making it great for people who want a large screen but not have the bulk associated with a desktop replacement. Second, the Mac OS X Leopard operating system let's it also use the Windows operatings system via the official Boot Camp release. This is great for designers needed to work or test in both environments. The downside is that it is a relatively expensive machine for the hardware.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Core 2 Duo T7700)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Core 2 Duo T7700; $3,799 direct) is the only 17-inch laptop that can be labeled as both a thin-and-light laptop and a desktop replacement. It's thin-and-light in that it weighs a mere 6.7 pounds, yet with its drool-inducing 17-inch widescreen, it can kick your current desktop to the curb. But this shouldn't be news to anyone. This form factor has been Apple's formula for success since the first MacBook Pro 17-inch debuted in 2003. The latest revision involves gutting the inside of the laptop to make room for Intel's Centrino Duo platform. And for video perfectionists, you can now get the 17-inch MacBook Pro with a 1,920-by-1,200 resolution. The one thing holding me back from giving the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Core 2 Duo T7700) an Editors' Choice is the lack of less-expensive configuration options.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung teuer, Leistung exzellent, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 80%
83% Apple MacBook Pro
Source: PC World English
Lightweight 17-incher has a beautiful screen and comes loaded with useful software. It's fast, too. For people who appreciate finer laptop accoutrements such as a backlit keyboard and a slot-fed DVD drive, Apple has crafted another tasty offering in the form of the 17-inch MacBook Pro. Sleek, powerful, and able to run Windows as well as the Mac operating system, the MacBook Pro makes a strong case for becoming anyone's ultimate notebook. Equipped with a 2.4-GHz Core 2 Duo T7700 processor, the maximum 4GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and nVidia's new top-of-the-line notebook graphics card, the nVidia GeForce 8600M GT, our $2949 test unit set new speed records. The MacBook Pro outperformed the rest of the notebooks we tested, all of which claim Windows as their primary--nay, their only--operating system. We loaded Windows Vista Home Premium on the Apple notebook, and it snagged a WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 88. In games it achieved a blazing frame rate of 141 frames per second in Far Cry (with antialiasing turned off). Nevertheless, the MacBook Pro is elegantly designed and remarkably mobile for a 17-inch notebook.
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(von 100): 83, Leistung 99, Ausstattung 81, Preis/Leistung sehr günstig, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 99% features: 81% mobility: 80%
80% MacBook Pro 17", review
Source: Touchy Fire-Fly English
If you touch the computer it results warm, but much cooler than my previous MacBook Pro with the lower limit of the cooling fan setted to 2000 rpm. Moreover the brightness of the screen is clearly great then the other model. The screen resolution is phenomenal. You can easily put side by side two text documents and read them easily. Finally i'm pleased with this new computer, a good step ahead respect the previous models.
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gut, Display gut, Emissionen zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% emissions: 70%
80% You could get a faster Windows rig for the same price, but it wouldn't have the OSX bells and whistles of Apple's latest 17-inch notebook.
Source: Laptop Mag English
For the price, you could certainly get a faster 17-inch Windows notebook, even one with a high-def DVD drive (which Apple doesn't yet offer). But it won't have all the Apple software and hardware extras, it'll weigh at least two pounds more, and it won't look nearly as good. We recommend opting for the standard 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB, which will bring the price down to $2,799.
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4 von 5, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70%
74% Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz, 17-inch)
Source: CNet English
The 13.3-inch Apple MacBook and 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, both featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processors, impressed us by mixing Apple's lauded industrial design and user-friendly operating system with the kind of high-end hardware usually seen only on the PC side--not to mention the ability to run Windows XP through Boot Camp. The high-end 17-inch MacBook Pro adds some hard drive space and screen real estate over the 15-inch MacBook Pro, boosting the base price by $300. The $2,799 system (our $3,374 review unit was tricked out with extra RAM) is very light for a 17-inch laptop, and it's a good choice for anyone needing an easily transportable big-screen laptop, although most users will be just as happy with the excellent 15-inch version.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

(von 10): 7.4, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität zufriedenstellend
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Desktop Replacements - Apple Macbook Pro 17-inch
Source: Wired Magazine English
The mack daddy of mobile Macs travels light at just 6.8 pounds. Inside is a 2.16-GHz Core Duo processor and a battery that lasts two hours and 42 minutes. Wired: Best CPU and battery life. Built-in webcam. FireWire 400 and 800 ports. Backlit keyboard illuminates automatically in low light. Runs Windows or OS X. 120-gig hard drive. Tired: Stomach-chuming price. Slightly slower than other machines. No numeric keypad. Only three USB ports.
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8 von 10, Preis/Leistung sehr schlecht, Leistung unterdurchschnittlich, Akkulaufzeit hervorragend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 30% performance: 70%
Apple launches the 17” MacBook Pro, the light and intelligent laptop.
Source: Strike Mobile English
The Apple MacBook Pro delievers performance for every penny you pay for it. The fastest (until now) Intel Core Duo processor, lots of RAM and a display to drop you jaw, this laptop is the best decision a graphics professional could make. For the everyday users, instead, there are cheaper laptops out there to give you a close performance and to make your friends envious. Our marks for the Apple MacBook Pro are 8.6 for design and 8.2 for the tech specs.
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Ausstattung 8.2 von 10, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Display ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2006
Rating: performance: 100% features: 82% display: 100%
73% Apple MacBook Pro (17-Zoll)
Source: CNet English
Following on the heels of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro and replacing the 17-inch PowerBook G4, the 17-inch MacBook Pro delivers many of the same beloved features as its little sibling, such as a scrolling track pad, the Sudden Motion Sensor, and an excellent software package, and adds a huge, bright 17-inch display that's great for graphics work. Better yet, our fully loaded test configuration powered through most of CNET Labs' performance tests, exhibiting only a few of the growing pains encountered by other Intel-based Apple laptops and desktops, such as the iMac Core Duo. Of course, such performance doesn't come cheap: the 17-inch MacBook Pro's default configuration costs $2,799 (upgrades on our review unit brought the price up to $3,099).
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7.3 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 73%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 17-Zoll
Source: PC Mag English
The MacBook Pro 17-inch, the second Apple branded notebook to receive Intel's powerful Dual Core architecture, offers virtually everything a user needs. It shares many of the same pleasing features found in the smaller MacBook Pro 15-inch model, including Front Row, the MagSafe adapter, the iSight camera, and the iLife '06 suite. And best of all, despite this MacBook's larger 17-inch screen, it's not too difficult to tote. The MacBook Pro 17-inch, the second Apple branded notebook to receive Intel's powerful Dual Core architecture, offers virtually everything a user needs. It shares many of the same pleasing features found in the smaller MacBook Pro 15-inch model, including Front Row, the MagSafe adapter, the iSight camera, and the iLife '06 suite. And best of all, despite this MacBook's larger 17-inch screen, it's not too difficult to tote.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple bringt das 17 Zoll MacBook Pro
Source: The Tech Zone English
Apple today unveiled its new 17-inch MacBook Pro notebook computer featuring the Intel Core Duo processor and an all new system architecture that delivers up to five times the performance of the PowerBook G4. Find out what else is new. Apple today unveiled its new 17-inch MacBook Pro notebook computer featuring the Intel Core Duo processor and an all new system architecture that delivers up to five times the performance of the PowerBook G4. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a stunning aluminum enclosure just one inch thin, weighs only 6.8 pounds, includes a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing on-the-go, and the breakthrough Front Row media experience with Apple Remote.
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Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2006
performance: 95%
80% Apple MacBook Pro (17-Zoll)
Source: Laptop Mag English
As the first Apple laptop to be powered by an Intel dual-core processor, the Apple MacBook Pro promises much faster performance than the PowerBook. It also boasts a much brighter display than its 15-inch predecessor, one of the best webcams we've ever seen, and a slick interface for accessing your favorite pictures, movies, and music. All of this comes in a design that's still a full pound lighter than most Windows-powered mainstream laptops. Unfortunately, there's simply not enough software available that's been optimized for Intel's chip, but Apple has an ingenious but unsupported work around for that issue.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

96% Macbook Pro 17 Zoll
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% features: 94% display: 80% ergonomy: 91%
90% 17" MacBook Pro
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Schrumpfkur
Source: c't - 7/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/15/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Flink und Flach
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Edel-Notebooks
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 79% features: 81% ergonomy: 88%
König der portablen Macs
Source: Mac Life German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
60% Apple Macbook Pro 17 Zoll - nicht Fisch, nicht Fleisch
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 50% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 30%
Nomadentraum
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 17"
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 2,33 GHz 17 Zoll
Source: Mac Up German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
performance: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 2,33 GHz 17 Zoll
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
78% Apple Macbook Pro 17 Zoll
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 90%
89% Test Apple MacBook Pro 17"
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/31/2006
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 94% display: 87% mobility: 80% workmanship: 97% emissions: 70%
Siebzehn und zwei- Apples Macbook Pro mit 17" und 2 Prozessorkernen
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2006
Rating: display: 50%
Apple MacBook Pro 17"
Source: WCM German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2006
Rating: price: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
88% Apple MacBook Pro 17”
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 74% display: 95% workmanship: 95%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 is a middle class graphic card for notebooks of the X1000 series. Its performance can be compared with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2600: Second fastest Core Duo based on the Yonah core. Does not support 64 Bit operating systems.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.1": 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.


3.1 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


80.65%: 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

» LG W1-KBRAG
Core 2 Duo T7200
» LG W1 Pro
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Asus W2Jb
Core Duo T2500
» Asus W2J
Core Duo T2500
» HP Compaq nx9420
Core Duo T2400
» Asus W2JC
Core Duo T2300

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus A7J
Core Duo T2300, 3.9 kg
» Asus A7JC
Core Duo T2400, 3.9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Zoostorm Versa 83-6701
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.0", 3.5 kg
» Alienware S-4 m5500
Pentium M 760, 15.4", 3.3 kg
» LG S1-MDGAG
Core Duo T2600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» LG S1 Pro
Core 2 Duo T5600, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5114WLMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8210
Core 2 Duo T7400, 15.4", 3.3 kg
» Asus A6Kt
Turion 64 MT-34, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Medion MD96116
Core 2 Duo T5200, 15.4", 3 kg
» LG S1 MDGCG
Core Duo T2600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Alienware S-4 m5550
Core 2 Duo T7600, 15.4", 3.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1051
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi
Core 2 Duo T7200, 15.4", 3 kg
» Acer Ferrari 5005WLHi
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 3 kg
» Acer Ferrari 5005WHMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus F3JA
Core Duo T2250, 15.4", 3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8215WLHi
Core 2 Duo T7200, 15.4", 3 kg
» Acer Ferrari 5005WLMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 3 kg
» LG S1
Core Duo T2600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Compaq nc8430
Core Duo T2500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus V1J
Core Duo T2500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5112WLMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)