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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Mid 2010)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Mid 2010)
alaScore 82

36 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Mid 2010). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Mid 2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jonathan Rougeot (

Apple MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2010 Version)


The inclusion of Core i5 and i7 processors, improved graphics technology, and unbeatable battery life take the big-screen MacBook Pro to the next level.

Advanced graphics; Intel Core i5 and i7 chips finally offered; unmatched battery life

Few new external features; no Blu-ray drive

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May, 2010

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Best Price for Top Product


Finding discounted Apple MBP is unusual, add a voucher code and the actual price paid at Comet is considerably lower than the price shown. Go for it.

it's a mac, high quality, good price, stable os, it's not prone to windows issues, turn on and get going

promotes envy

Aug, 2010

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I got this as a gift from my aunt and this turned to be a big disappointment. There is no HDMI and has got a poorly designed mouse pad, scrolling is a pain. USB ports are closer to each other and causes problem when trying to plug to both. It crashed...

Dec, 2010

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I got this as a gift from my aunt and this turned to be a big disappointment. There is no HDMI and has got a poorly designed mouse pad, scrolling is a pain. USB ports are closer to each other and causes problem when trying to plug to both. It crashed...

Product Specifications


Audio system:2.1 / HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3


Battery life (max):7 / 8 / 9
Number of battery cells:9


Front Camera: No
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / White
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39.1 / 43.2
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 320M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Networking features:10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit / 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:4
HD DVD-ROM read speed:6
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:2.1 / HD
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):393 x 267 x 25
Display:LCD / LED
DVD-ROM read speed:6
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum operating altitude:3000
Maximum shipping altitude:10650
Maximum storage altitude:4550
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Plug and Play: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240 V AC / 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V 50 - 60Hz / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / 100V - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC / MagSafe
Relative humidity:0 - 90
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11n / IEEE 802.11 n / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:77.5 / 85 / 95
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:3.07 / 3.2 / 3.33 / 3.46
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Lynnfield
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-540M / I5-750 / I7-610E / I7-620M / I7-640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor code:SLBPE / SLBTN / SLBXX
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Bundled software:Gert Rijlaarsdam
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.9 / 26.7
Depth (imperial):26.7
Height :2.41 / 2.5
Height (front):2.5
Height (imperial):2.49
Weight:2.54 / 2.99
Width:36.4 / 39.3
Width (imperial):39.3