Product Reviews (16)
Apple MacBook Pro
Strengths: Great screen and speaker quality. A stable OS and a well balanced machine.
Weakness: Battery Life is longer than PC laptops but somewhat shorter than previous apple laptops due to the larger screen
A well balanced laptop. I love the the lighted keyboard and the magsafe adapter is great. The keyboard action is closer to a traditional keyboard. In addition, the upgraded speakers sound better than most laptop speakers.
By arazer - Nov 20, 2006
Macbook Pro 15.4" 2.0GHz
This is the best Computer I ever had. It is fast, reliable, works excellent with the programs I have, like Adobe CS2, Aperture, Quicken,..etc. I recomend this Mac to everybody, even if don't have any experience with Mac, you'll love it.
By kalsoning - Sep 18, 2006
MAc Book Pro is the best
Strengths: I bought this computer and i love it. what more can u ask for it runs Mac OS with no viruses and you can run the more popular and less advanced Windows which i am using right now on it.
i have never had a problem with apple and will always recomend them to anyone and if you do have a problem with this machine apple will do everything they can to get it back up and running and if they can't fix it they will ship you a new one. it is one of the fastest apples i have used and i love how you can dual boot into windows XP or Mac OS 10.4 it is deff a best buy for anyone that wants the best of the best
By corey208 - Jul 25, 2006
the best laptop ever!
Strengths: beautiful display, built-in webcam, fast processor, reliable os, solid laptop
Weakness: only 512mb ram, runs really hot
i absolutely love my new macbook pro laptop. i've been a mac user my entire life so i might be a little biased, but i do work with pc's and mac's and i do like the interface of mac os x much better then that of any windows os. i have yet to try the macbook pro's bootcamp feature which runs the laptop with windows or linux os's, but have heard good things about it and there are applications that allow you to run both environments at the same time. this should be perfect so that those few times i do need my pc, i won't have to carry 2 laptops around. mac os x is an extremely stable operating system. i think in the 5 years that i've been running all different versions of mac os x, i have had to force restart my computer maybe twice. the webcam and the magnetic power cord are very cool extra features. i am going to add an aditional 1gb of ram because it only comes with 512mb. i need to have a few processor hungry programs running at the same time so i think it's a necessary upgrade. overall, i love this laptop and would suggest anyone to buy it. also, i know that if something goes wrong with it, instead of getting on the phone and waiting to talk to someone who is hard to understand, with macs you can just bring it into any apple store and the people there will help you take care of whatever issue there is. i can't wait for the next release of software that it macbook pro compatible. hopefully they'll all run super fast!
By jenlepen - Sep 4, 2006
Best Computer Hands Down
Strengths: Speed, ability to run numerous programs at once with little or no speed degradation. No virus or adware problems. No constant security upgrades. Crashes are seldom. Airport is a breeze!
I bought an iBook G4 a year ago and was so happy I bought the new MacBook Pro with 1GB of ram after 6 months. My son now has the iBook G4. I was a PC user for the past 11 years, but those days are joyfully behind me. I can honestly say that Mac has the best OS on the market. No computer is perfect, and I have had a few issues with programs unexpectedly quiting on me, but that has been seldom and I would greatfully trade those few problems for the massive problems I had with PC, especially the virus and ad-ware issues, not to mention the problem with "defraging" a PC's hard drive. How irresponsible is that to make a system that is so unorganized you have to organize it time and time again. O well...buy what you want, but if you want ease of use, no issues with ad-ware and viruses, if you dislike all the security upgrades common with windows, buy a Mac!!
By magicisu - Aug 16, 2006
MacBook Pro is all you could ever ask for.
Strengths: Multimedia, streamlined, nice value. Sound quality and picture quality are the best I've ever seen.
Weakness: None. It's good all around. Some slowdown, but not much of a problem.
For anyone who wants to produce any kind of media, whether it is movies, music, or even animations, this is the best laptop on the market. iLife is equipped so you get all of your media needs filled right off the bat. CD/DVD burner is quick and I have had no problems. Just listen to iTunes and you'll hear great sound quality. The speakers on this computer are exceptional. It has been no problem whatsoever.
By Mac_hughes3 - Sep 3, 2006
This THING is HOT!!! (And I mean it in the good, steamy way)!
Strengths: ABSOLUTE ease, sleek-ness, speed, efficient Mac OS X, ***never a four hour start-up (due to anti-virus software and endless spyware searches),*** gorgeous design, OVERALL a PRO ... overall!!!
Can't beat this thing EVER with/in ALL of it's strengths! Truly AMAZING! I also love ... the dock, the widgets, the keyboard, the lighted keys, the speed, the hardware, the software, and yes, the overall cosmetic appeal!
AND FYI ... this whole "runs hot" thing totally escapes me! You should've felt my Dell Inspiron 700m for some major PC HEAT'n!!! ALSO, I bought a clear Speck hard-shell case with a million vents on the bottom, which seems to cool it to the touch ... and the shell also protects the beautiful sleek look and DESIGN of this Macbook Pro!!!
My (college) students have been ranting and raving MAC praises for a long time to me, and I'm REALLY THRILLED that I finally listened and learned from THEM!
By jeffdev - Mar 4, 2007
My First Mac
Strengths: Speed and ease of use. User-friendly redefined. Since I am a first time mac user I though I will have a hard time working around the platform. Although I had a boot camp, I barely used it.
Weakness: Slow DVD RW, battery life is shorter than expected.
I am a head audio engineer to my group and being in it we have been plagued by mix platforms. I wanted to understand behaviors what my engineers usually complain about Windows, so I got myself a Mac. Thinking its now intel-based and has a boot camp as a run to if in case things don't work out. After awhile, I found myself enjoying Mac and little by little not wanting to boot to windows anymore.
By em3 - Oct 9, 2006
Strengths: Bluetooth, built-in camera, overall design of the product
Weakness: Battery life
I admit I was somewhat reluctant to purchase a Mac because of my unfamiliarity with the OS. I've used it before but only sparingly. For those who are in the same situation, go buy it! The Mac OS is more intuitive than Windows and many of the Windows features that make you go "huh" do not exist here. But I am here to review the product so let me digress.
Like I said earlier, the overall design of this laptop is amazing. The camera is built in at the top of the screen. It looks like a small black dot and is barely recognizable.
By BKGSP - Sep 8, 2006
What happened to Apple Computers??????
Strengths: Don't have one - my MacBook PRO never worked out of the box!
Weakness: Runs Hot! Computer had problems out of the box, it never ran right! Support at Apple is VERY BAD! Had to spend another $300 for support!
I have owned a Mac all my life but not anymore. The MacBook PRO is NOT worth the money! Apple support is no good! If you have a problem expect to pay for it. I sent my MacBook PRO back to Apple after weeks of talking to them on the phone, re-installing the OS system and software several times. I sent my Mac back to Apple and they have had my computer for 3 weeks. Don't buy an Apple - get a Dell.
By mprefontaine - Sep 13, 2006
WHAT A BAD COMPUTER!
WELL, I'M REALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS COMPUTER. THE LETTERS FROM THE KEYBORD STARTED TO FALL, I TOOK IT TO THE APPLE STORE AND THEY REPLACE THE LETTERS. FINE. THEN COUPLE DAYS LATER ANOTHER LETTER FALL, I TOOK IT AGAIN AND THEY GAVE ME A NEW COMPUTER, SO I WAS HAPPY BECAUSE I REALLY LIKED THE COMPUTER AND GUESS WHAT? IT HAPPENED AGAIN! I TOOK THE COMPUTER BACK AND I DECIDED TO GET MY MONEY BACK, BUT NOW THEY WANT TO GET $200.00 FROM WHAT I PAID! COME ON! PLEASE SOMEONE WHO CAN TELL ME WHAT TO DO! I DON'T WANT TO LOOSE MY MONEY BECAUSE OF THE COMPUTER!
By chiquis1 - May 31, 2006
Picked a Bad Apple From The Basket
Strengths: really nice. I was a Windows and Solaris user. This so far has the best of both worlds. Unix and the best GUI environment. Intuitive design and functionality. It's like a machine dropped by aliens
Weakness: crashes every day. average of 2 crashes a day. instead of blue screen of death in Windows. the Mac book Pro has a gray screen of DOOM!
I probably picked a bad Mac Book Pro from the store. My other colleague who has exactly the same machine had no problems with his. All other Mac users here are happy with their laptop except me. If I were to pick a work machine again, I'd probably stick with a new powerful Dell PC.
By anonymous; - Sep 28, 2006
Strengths: Well, its fast, screen quality is amazing, multimedia performance is stunnning, airport signal and ease of use is great, backlit keyboard is genius, Front row would be great with a 30 inch screen, OSX!
Weakness: Well, it runs a little hot, i got it to 90 Degrees with yes >/dev/null &, but it still didnt falter once. Speakers lack bass, but otherwise are amazingly clear.
My first one admittedly was dead on arrival. Faulty logic board, spoke to apple, replaced completely free of charge in 5 days.
2.0GHz Core Duo, 1GB RAM, 100GB 7200rpm HD, 128Mb Vram.
By anonymous; - Sep 17, 2006
Strengths: Good Battery Life, Great Stability, Able to run Mac OS and Windows, Lots of power! Sturdy case
Weakness: The power cord can wear out quickly, makes a bit of (extra) noise if CPU not in use
Overall this is a great laptop. I have been pleased with how inovative the Macbook Pro's design is. My only real problem with it has been the fact that, after owning this laptop for only 6 months, my power cord has already broken. if it wasn't for that, I would probably rate this a 5. It has been a pleasure to work on, although as a recent transfer from windows it took a little getting used to.
By anonymous; - Aug 18, 2006
apple macbook pro (15.4-inch, 2.0 ghz intel core duo)
Apple Macbook Pro (15.4-inch, 2.0 Ghz Intel Core Duo) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.84 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #96 laptop computer of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer...
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By TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008
MacBook Pro Core Duo/2.0 GHz
The 2GHz MacBook Pro is a fitting successor to the PowerBook G4. While its new internal architecture makes it noticeably faster than its predecessorand blazingly faster in certain high-end tasksits still comfortably a Mac laptop.
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By Macworld.com - Feb 24, 2006