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Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560)

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560) (MacBook Pro 15 2017 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, Dual-Channel
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 2880x1800 pixel 221 PPI, glossy: yes
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)

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

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

80% Apple MacBook Pro 15 pouces avec Touch Bar (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
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
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). With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.  
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.
15.4":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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