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Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560)

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560)
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560) (MacBook Pro 15 2017 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7820HQ 4 x 2.9 - 3.9 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon Pro 560 - 4 GB VRAM
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR3-2133, Dual-Channel
Display
15.40 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 221 PPI, glossy: yes
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 349 x 241 ( = 0.63 x 13.74 x 9.49 in)
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.83 kg ( = 64.55 oz / 4.03 pounds), Power Supply: 369 g ( = 13.02 oz / 0.81 pounds)
Price
2799 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560)

80% MacBook Pro 15in (2017) review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
It's excellent news that Apple has moved to the seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processors, we are also pleased to see new graphics cards. Performance is outstanding. The 15-inch MacBook Pro would still benefit from a few other pro features, a 4K display for one, 32GB RAM being another. Yet at the already high price point, Apple may well be saving us from staring down a £3,000+ buying decision. For now, this is the best MacBook Pro but it comes at a cost that alienates new users and with ports that will frustrate pro users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Apple MacBook Pro 2017 15,4", i7 2,9GHz, 512GB ssd Spacegrijs (Qwerty) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 15 pouces avec Touch Bar (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Делаем видео на MacBook Pro 15 с TouchBar
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High autonomy; beautiful design; solid workmanship; high portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2017

Comment

AMD Radeon Pro 560: Graphics card for notebooks based on the Polaris 21 chip. Used in the MacBook Pro 15 from 2017 (high-end SKU).

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.


i7-7820HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.40":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Apple: Apple is a US company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the company is known for its innovative products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, and manufactures computers and consumer electronics as well as operating systems and application software. Apple is also a leading provider of software and services such as the App Store, iTunes and iCloud.

Apple has earned a reputation as a company that focuses on design and ease of use. As for their notebooks, they are mostly in the high-priced segment, have their own operating system, but also run Windows on the newer Macbooks.

Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world and has a loyal following of customers and fans. The company also has a strong presence in the entertainment industry, with services like Apple Music and Apple TV+. In 2023, Apple had an approximate 8% market share of global PC sales, ranking it 4th after Lenovo, HP, and Dell.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-12 (Update: 2017-09-12)