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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Early 2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Early 2009). 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. Reviews about the portability and screen are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the price.

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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 17-inch (Early 2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Early 2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Early 2009) 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. Views about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

performance, usability, design, screen, portability

price

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

Jul, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 2009 (2.66GHz review

 

Editors' note: As of June 2009, the product reviewed here has been replaced by an updated model .

New aluminum unibody construction comes to the 17-inch model; useful multitouch trackpad gestures; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; dual graphics provide more power or more battery life.

All-clicking trackpad is a bit awkward; matte screen option costs extra; switching GPUs is not as seamless as it should be.

A little late to the party, Apple's redesigned 17-inch MacBook Pro joins the 15-inch model with a redesigned aluminum body, new trackpad with expanded functionality, and a dual-graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance.

Feb, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2009 (2.66GHz review

 

Editors' note: As of June 2009, the product reviewed here has been replaced by an updated model .

New aluminum unibody construction comes to the 17-inch model; useful multitouch trackpad gestures; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; dual graphics provide more power or more battery life.

All-clicking trackpad is a bit awkward; matte screen option costs extra; switching GPUs is not as seamless as it should be.

A little late to the party, Apple's redesigned 17-inch MacBook Pro joins the 15-inch model with a redesigned aluminum body, new trackpad with expanded functionality, and a dual-graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17" Notebook (Aluminium Unibody, 17", 9600M GT, T9550)

 

Big, light, and beautiful Whilst a little late, Apple has finally

Workmanship; Design; Glass Trackpad; Good keyboard (for Mac Os X); Light (for 17")

Hot under heavy loads; Display is very reflective; Few connections; Poor Windows drivers

The performance in applications of the flat laptop is down to the fast Core 2 Duo T9550 and DDR 3 main memory. The graphical performance is however only mid-range for a DTR-notebook with the GeForce 9600M GT.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (pcauthority.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro 17in, the grandaddy of Apple laptops reviewed

 

The design is impeccable, the build superb and the screen extraordinary, but the price is a huge barrier. We ponder the icon that is the Macbook Pro 17in

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Macbook GO

 

I got a Macbook Pro 17" laptop three years ago because it was one of the computers required for my architecture program. I had never used a Mac before but decided to give it a try since I thought that they looked a lot nicer than the gateways that we...

sexy", creative, easy to learn

expensive to fix, have to switch back and forth for windows/mac

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (shopping.com)

This product made my brother so happy!

 

About 3 weeks ago, my mom got my brother a Apple MacBook Pro 17 in. Notebook for his early College Graduation and early Christmas gift. He has downloaded a few games on his Macbook and it works great!

Fast, Adequate Storage, Easy To Use

Overpriced

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Great computer

 

Great computer. The screen is amazing. It also has a lot of built in features like the camera. 

Great Design, Powerful, Fast

Overpriced

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Fast processor and sleek design!

 

I love my mac, it boots up and shuts down within seconds (not like my old pc) and the internet is fast! This design is sleek and I love the look. The screen is so glossy it's almost like a mirror which can be awkward, but otherwise the design is not...

Fast internet, fast booting up, sleek design

Scratches

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

good

 

Apple MacBook Pro is very thin and its design and technique has improved. It is made by black plastic and gray aluminum. The keyboard is lit, under every words there is led-light. But every word leak a little bit light, because they are elevated a...

May, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Quick review of Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz - 17" TFT

 

The latest Intel processor, a bigger hard drive, plenty of memory, and even more new features all fit inside just one liberating inch. The MacBook Pro has the performance, power

Apr, 2009

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