|Screen Size||17 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080|
|Processor||2.53 hertz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M|
|Card Description||GeForce GT 330M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||512 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
Apple MacBook Pro MC024LL/A 17-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)
- Intel Core i5 Processor 2.53GHz
- 4GB SDRAM RAM
- 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
- 17-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
- Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Operating System
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This thing is pretty beastly, but it's not unwieldy. You definitely feel its size the second you pick one up, or move it around, but you'll quickly get over that once you open it up and turn it on. The keyboard is super expansive, the screen is unbelievable (more on that later) and you can still stay mobile with this thing if you really need to. It's not something you can easily move around with 1 hand from room to room, but if you're like me, and do most of your work at a desk, then this is a great choice to make. (Note: I also own an iPad, which is a fantastic pair with this thing, since it does about 90% of what I do on-the-go as far as mobile computing goes.)
So I mentioned already that you'll most likely fall in love with this thing like I did when you open it up and turn it on. It has the highest PPI (pixels per inch) of all the apple laptops they sell and it shows. I actually am considering not even hooking this up to my external monitor anymore, because of how brilliantly sharp it is. Colors really pop and text is easy to read. Also, since it's 17", you get a better-than-HD 1920x1200 resolution. My work is in development, so this is really a major selling point for me. I need to be able to manage all my windows in Xcode and Interface builder without tons of overlap and clicking between browsers, my chat windows and my code.
If you've used a macbook pro keyboard in the past year or so, you'll feel right at home with this thing.Read more ›
If you can stand the weight, and don't let the other reviewers fool you. Yes you get a nice 17" full HD display, but it is very heavy. I'm 6'4" and have a Brenthaven backpack and Brenthaven carry all. You will need some protection for this thing, because if you drop it, it is heavy enough to break itself. The folks at Brenthaven were great. After my first MBP was stolen they sent me not one but two replacement sleeve at no charge. Did I say it was heavy? It is really heavy. Try to carry it around all day and you will start think that small is beautiful.
We have two 13" macs in the house. A unibody MacBook--the best selling laptop ever, and the newer 13" MacBook Pro--fast becoming the most popular laptop ever. Both of these are outstanding computers--probably better machines. They are lighter and more fun to use.
Let me say a few words about speed. I love fast machines. But get serious, even the slowest Mac is fast as heck. The only reason for getting a really fast machine is if you do video editing, and perhaps professional graphics people who deal with huge photoshop files--if you don't then don't delude yourself into thinking you need a really fast machine. Even so, these other machines will do whatever you want.
I would have bought the new 13" or perhaps the 15" if I didn't have all the accessories for the 17". While this 17" is good for what I wanted--Video editing in the field. It is not very good for every day use.Read more ›
Price paid: $2,199.00
There is no denying the solid design and appealing aesthetics involved with the MacBook Pro's construction. Simply put, the look, feel, and refinement of the laptop's aluminum unibody enclosure is second to none. I was drawn to the portability and stated battery life (more on this later) that the MacBook Pro offered. It is thin, light (for its size), and it feels durable/sturdy. The 17-inch LED display delivers crisp pictures and an enjoyable video-viewing experience. Furthermore, the resolution (1920-by-1200) provides great real estate that should be well appreciated by users who require or enjoy organizing multiple windows and applications on the screen simultaneously. Unfortunately, Apple opted not to implement an IPS LED screen for the 2010 hardware refresh but that is simply nitpicking on my part. The keyboard is top-notch. It is comfortable and it supplies a decent amount of feedback while typing. The multi-touch trackpad is absolutely brilliant. It is a joy to use and its convenient functions streamline the overall UI experience and almost rids the need for a mouse. The three USB 2.0 slots are sufficient (but irritatingly close together) and the FireWire 800 port is snappy for backups/transfers. The lack of a Blu-ray optical drive was not a big deal for me but I understand it could be an issue for other people considering the price of the laptop.
A majority of other reviews I have read centered on the Core i7 processor rather the Core i5. It is safe to say that the Core i5 is more than enough for my needs and, most likely, a majority of other users'. It smoothly and effectively handles multiple applications and activities.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hard drive has failed multiple times.
The AC adapter needed to be replaced twice, too.
Great buy came with everything posted! Love this laptop and it was upgraded to perfection. Thanks for salePublished 10 months ago by Dolores
Pros: Looks pretty and I like the OS.
Cons: Overheats with mild use. Have had various parts (LCD panel, power cord and logic board) melt from the heat this this puts out... Read more
The computer arrived without paperwork or a packing slip, only a slip of paper with the tech help contact email. Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by Robert Scherer
I've had this laptop for a little over year and I can say hands down its one of the best laptops I have ever owned! Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Charles Smith
The product was broken first day I purchased it. It is boring looking, silver, square, in box, black screen, with white apple box, two extention cords, the usual apple product. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by dontbuyamazon
I bought mine in the 2nd half of 2010. It performs well with no hardware or software issues. It is rugged and I carry it enough to be on my third computer bag, a Kensington... Read morePublished on July 14, 2013 by Frank Rader
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