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Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04 i7


Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04 i7
Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04 i7 (MacBook Pro 15 inch Series)
Intel Core i7-620M 2 x 2.7 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 512 MB, Core: 500 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, 196.21
4096 MB 
, DDR3
15.40 inch 16:10, 1440 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Intel HM55 Express Chipset
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325ASG, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, with shock sensor
Cirrus Logic CS4206A
2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: analogue/optical audio out and line in (no microphone!), Card Reader: SD cardreader
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5764M PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 3.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-R UJ-898
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.1 x 364 x 249 ( = 0.95 x 14.33 x 9.8 in)
78 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Webcam: iSight
Additional features
iLife, 12 Months Warranty
2.513 kg ( = 88.64 oz / 5.54 pounds), Power Supply: 474 g ( = 16.72 oz / 1.04 pounds)
2149 Euro



Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 64%, display: 79% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04 i7

86% Review Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i7 2010-04 Notebook | Notebookcheck
i7 power. After a long wait, the updated MacBook Pro models have finally arrived. We put the most powerful model with its glossy 1440 x 900 screen to the test, and ask whether it is truly worth the high price.
90% Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch i5 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
This is a tremendous piece of kit. Of course it's not cheap as Apple stuff rarely is, but your money buys you handsome, super-efficient and enjoyable computing. It's a real pleasure to type on the keyboard, the screen looks magnificent and it's fast, fast, fast. What more could you want?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%



The Retina display is a display which has high enough pixel density that the human retina can’t distinguish individual pixels and was first introduced as a cutting edge technology together with the iPhone 4. Thanks to the retina display, the iPhone 4 was called "Best device in its class" by The Wall Street Journal, and "Best smartphone on the market" by Engadget. The MacBook Pro with Retina display introduced at the WWDC in San Francisco in June 2012 is a separate product line, independent of the original MacBook Pro and should continue the success of the iPhone.

Apart from just the retina display, this new laptop also features a new design similar to that of the MacBook Air, but without Super Drive as well as Ethernet and FireWire 800 ports. Unlike the original MacBook Pro series with standard hard drive, it includes a Solid State Drive. In short, every technological advantage of Apple are concentrated on this new MacBook Pro with Retina display, from the amazing display found in the iPhone, iPad to robust system performance of the MacBook Pro as well as the portability, design and flash storage - this laptop has it all.

In particular the retina display is the sharpest computer display and outclasses every other laptop or computer display by far at the time of its introduction. It is that important that Apple even decided to  call this laptop "MacBook Pro with retina display". In fact, the display alone outweighs the biggest disadvantage of the new MacBook Pro, the price – it's Apple we are talking about. If you can afford the steep entry price, this is the most amazing laptop money can buy.

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» 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.  


The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

2.513 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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).

88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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