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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and battery. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the size, and some have doubts about the touchpad and durability.

design, performance, portability, battery, usability

screen, price, durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro notebook

 

In the past, when it comes to updating, the MacBook Pro range its had tweaks here and there but never such a radical overhaul. The new model gets a new design, new features and new functionality. So should you be impressed? Of course you should, this...

Trackpad, design, performance

Sockets too close together for USB dongle users, expensive

So should you be impressed? Of course you should, this is Apple turning its design eye to the laptop and making a very high-end shiny toy that is likely to appeal to the Mac set through and through.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (2.4GHz)

 

The greenest MacBook yet.

Design, aluminium enclosure, backlit keyboard, dual graphics setup, glass trackpad with multi-touch, green/energy efficient

Touchpad has spots with poor response, poor viewing angles, glossy display can be distracting, hard drive only 5400rpm, graphics switch requires log-out

Apple’s greenest notebook ever is also one of its best. The MacBook Pro is overpriced, but you certainly get a powerful and exquisitely designed machine for your hard-earned cash. It’s not perfect, but using it is a largely positive experience on the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (2.4GHz)

 

The greenest MacBook yet.

Design, aluminium enclosure, backlit keyboard, dual graphics setup, glass trackpad with multi-touch, green/energy efficient

Touchpad has spots with poor response, poor viewing angles, glossy display can be distracting, hard drive only 5400rpm, graphics switch requires log-out

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MB471LL/A

 

In conclusion, the MacBook Pro MB471LL/A provides the quality performance that you would expect from Apple. With great performance and the ability to modify your graphics performance based on your needs, the MacBook Pro MB471LL/A is a sturdy machine...

Aluminum unibody constructionOnly 0.95 inches thick1440 x 900 resolutionDual graphics optionButtonless trackpad

If you are in the market for a new laptop, and have grown tired of the

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Wallace Wang (macnn.com)

Review: MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2008)

 

Still a great portable from Apple in spite of some quirks.

Sturdier, cooler, thinner aluminum chassis ; Still the performance champion; option for power-saving graphics a boon ; Trackpad a more effective use of space ; Colors 'pop' on the display ; Good notebook-class speakers

No FireWire 400 ; Glossy screen a potential distraction with no matte option ; Can't use both GPUs at once like that coming for Windows notebooks ; Expansion, screen still used to push users to a system they may otherwise not need

The MacBook Pro has always been the bigger, faster, more advanced (and more expensive) version of the MacBook. While most people will likely find the $1,299 MacBook suitable for everyday work, some people might need or prefer the pricier MacBook Pro.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MB470B/A

 

It's a macbook pro for a very good price, it is very fast and noiseless, and the battery life is good (more than 4h) and it has a very good design. The Mac OSX Leopard operating system is good, fast and stable and it has good software in bundle. The...

Only 2Gb of RAM The aluminium unibody is very nice, but the weight is a bit hight The keyboard is a bit little and it is too near to the display

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MC026B/A (Early 2009)

 

beautiful design and feel, screen and sound are superb, performance is blistering

zooming when you don't mean to on touch pad can be very frustrating and

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MC026B/A (Early 2009)

 

design and features are fantastic just does everything wright first time

none so far

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MC026B/A (Early 2009)

 

Great design, fast, reliable and good graphic resolution, very good working with parallels

aluminium casing will scratch over time. battery life is not what it is advertised as, it runs maybe for half the time say 3.5hrs

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MB470B/A

 

Excellent design, amazing display and keyboard

Battery lasts only 3,5 hours

Aug, 2009