|Screen Size||17 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920x 1200|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1200 pixels|
|Processor||2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||nVIDIA GeForce 9600M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||512 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11bgn, Bluetooth|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||3 hours|
Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A 17-Inch Laptop
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Top Customer Reviews
Bear in mind, this is a BIG laptop...its a tray table...but very sturdy and NO flex in the chassis. The trackpad is also very useable, although I still opted for a mouse (Logitech M555b Bluetooth, highly recommended also).
It doesn't heat up much and has incredible battery life...if I switch to the 9400M integrated graphics (which is fine for most uses), I can get 6 hours on a charge no problem, with WiFi, Bluetooth, brightness at about 60% and the SSD as the primary HD. With a different config YMMV, but I'd bet 5-6 hours is the norm for this machine.
All-in-all, a great laptop. I'll have this 2-3 years no problems.
The XP partition blue screened on a regular basis, from the first moment it was created. Microsoft of course makes it anything but easy to figure out why XP is bluescreening - part of their effort to duck and cover around the OS being a buggy mess. (Any misbehaving driver will bring it down.) And Apple's position on this consistently was that "this is not their problem." Adding insult to injury, I was charged for support by Microshaft (despite this partition being built from a new copy of Windows XP professional). Well, what else is new - this is standard PC fare, and the primary reason why so many people are switching to Macs.
What was a revelation was to discover (after using a great little program called BlueScreenView that not even Microsoft was aware of) that the driver causing ALL the blue screens was Apple's proprietary mouse driver for the touchpad/mouse.Read more ›
The most amazing experience with the new Mac was the transfer of my "stuff" from old to new Mac. I went at it with some trepidation because it had taken seemingly endless hours to migrate "stuff" from old to new PCs. By contrast, everything had migrated from old Mac to new Mac in less than one hour via firewire - and all worked perfectly. By 'everything" I mean not just all data - files, records, contact information, photos, calendar, etc.- but also all software I had installed on the old Mac. And, everything was exactly where and how I was used to it, and everything worked as it should on my brilliant and larger new Mac.Read more ›
So hear was my dilemma. I had a perfectly functional three year old MacBook Pro. It had a market value, and I had a buyer. In a month when my Applecare warranty expired repairs were going to be expensive, eating up the value of the computer. Plus the Congress created a 100% business write-off for new computers for 2009, meaning that the government was going to subsidize a new MacBook Pro. So I sold my old laptop and bought this incredibly fast new 17 inch MacBook Pro.
First why 17in? Lots of people prefer 15 inch machines because of weight issues. This 17 inchat a about 6.6 pounds is significantly lighter than my old MBP. A larger screen is more effective for work, particularly when my work requires research and writing. The only option I got is the antiglare screen. It is true that the colors have more pop and sizzle with the shiny standard screen, but I am not a graphic artist. I read and write in black and white and a glare slows me down.
Battery life is another big factor. An 8 hour battery means you can work on transcontinental or even trans-Atlantic flights. Airline power connections are still few and far between in economy.
The 500GB hard drive is far more than I need right now.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good pc. I don't use Macintosh but found this computer very fast and efficient. Nice large screen and attractive looking computer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Wong
I have always wanted a Mac Book. It's absolutely wonderful! Thank you!Published 4 months ago by Michelle S Evans
BEST DEAL EVER.. I absolutely LOVE this MacBook Pro. It does everything and it has everything.Published 4 months ago by Joel Garza
The computer is a bit heavy but very fast and reliable. I like it a lot!Published 5 months ago by Linda Foster
Product arrived early and exactly as described. Excellent.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Apple Power Book Pro 17" works very good. I unit looks new, run good, grate software installed. The seller was very helpful with questions.Published 8 months ago by Don
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