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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 418 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and usability are overall positive. The screen and design also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and keyboard. The connectivity and durability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

15-inch Macbook Pro 2017 Review: In Depth

 

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017 review: Apple's latest MacBook Pro boasts some great new features. Here's our review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Supremely powerful ; Gorgeous screen ; Unbeatable usability ; Powerful audio

Limited battery life ; No bundled adapters

Starting at £2349 here in the UK, the latest 15-inch model of Macbook Pro certainly isn’t cheap. This is a premium machine through and through, and obviously not aimed at anyone who just needs to get online and play the odd bit of Minecraft..

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

15-inch MacBook Pro 2017

 

Which is best, Microsoft's Surface Pro or Apple's MacBook Pro? We help you decide.

Expert review by : Karen Haslam & Henry Burrell (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro 15-inch (2017) review

 

Kaby Lake processors, improved graphics: is that enough to make the 15-inch MacBook Pro a pro laptop? We review Apple's latest to see if the high asking price is justified.

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...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

No longer the king of high-end laptops, but still royalty

 

The old but still current 15-inch MacBook Pro's flawed keyboard bogs it down, but the giant touchpad and its performance hold up pretty well against newer competitors.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro may be a bit old, but its performance and battery life still fare well compared with newcomers. The giant touchpad is a pleasure to use and the display is excellent.

Having only USB-C ports can be a hassle, and the keyboard is at best an acquired taste -- and at worst possibly defective. A lot of people may think it's not worth paying a premium for the Touch Bar.

For creative work, it's still top-notch, but the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is no longer a no-brainer buy.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2017)

 

This year's MacBook Pro is similar to last year's model, adding slight improvements in speed and major battery life improvements to the iconic design. If you're willing to pay the premium, it's the best large-screen Apple laptop yet.

Sturdy, sleek aluminum build. Beautiful display. Four USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3. Excellent Category-leading 15-hour battery life.

Pricey. Competitors offer a 4K screen for less. Only USB-C ports, making adapters for legacy peripherals a requirement. Shallow keyboard.

If you're not an Apple adherent, the 2017 Dell XPS 15 Touch is pretty slick in its own right, and is simply faster and more fully featured, only lacking in battery life comparatively. It costs significantly less as tested, and on top of that, delivers...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2017) review

 

I'll start off with the good news. If you splurged on one of Apple 's very expensive high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops when its big redesign was launched in the fall of 2016 , you're not going to feel especially put out by this modest mid-2017 update.

The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro gets faster processing and graphics options. It's still the biggest and most-powerful laptop Apple makes. The giant touchpad is easy to use and battery life is excellent.

Having only USB-C ports can be a hassle. The super-flat keyboard is an acquired taste.

Even if you're not sold on the idea of the Touch Bar, this slightly updated MacBook Pro is still the king of high-end laptops, especially for the creative class.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch) review

 

Not very long ago, to be the 15-inch MacBook was to be the life of the laptop party. Big and powerful, yet still slim and attractive, the college kids wanted MacBook Airs, while the designers and artists wanted the 15-inch MacBook Pro (or, in a few...

A faster processor, improved graphics, and USB 3.0 highlight a series of internal improvements in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro .

The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.

Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (2017) review: Performance boost delivers better value for money

 

Apple's June WorldWide Developer Conference had more than its fair share of product announcements, including the forthcoming iMac Pro and HomePod smart speaker. But perhaps a more important long-term development was Apple's belated discovery of virtual...

Improved performance ; Lightweight, slimline design ; Innovative Touch Bar ; High-quality Retina display

Expensive ; Limited to 16GB memory ; No user upgrades or repairs ; USB-C connectivity only

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (2017) Review and Ratings

 

This year's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro is the best distillation yet of the Apple experience, both good (exquisite design and hardware/software synergy) and bad (pricey, too hip for legacy ports). Scrooges will say humbug, but creative pros will swoon.

Elegant design and software integration ; Awesome battery life ; Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Shallow keyboard ; No USB 3.0 or HDMI ports or SD card slot ; 16GB RAM ceiling ; Windows rivals offer 4K screens for less

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Aug, 2017

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2017 MacBook Pro 15"

 

Apple's mid-2017 refresh has Intel 7th generation quad core i7 Kaby Lake CPUs and AMD Radeon Pro 5xx series graphics. The casing and core features are the same as the 2016 15" MacBook Pro, and Apple has simply refreshed the CPU/GPU and tweaked the...

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