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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":

15-16 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 old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.


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)