|Screen Size||17 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1200 pixels|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||4 GB SDRAM|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||750 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6770M|
|Wireless Type||802.11bgn, Bluetooth|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7 hours|
Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A 17-Inch Laptop
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- 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processor
- 4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (supports up to 16 GB)
- 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive; 8x DVD/CD SuperDrive
- 17-Inch LED-backlit Display, 1920 by 1200 Resolution; AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
- Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life
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- Stunning full HD display.
- Very fast machine.
- Great interface and touchpad is the best I have seen.
- Solid, quality build.
- Clean OS and fluid experience.
-- Obviously, the price. Some will find they need to take out a second mortgage to finance the credit card bill just incurred--especially if you get upgrades.
-- Only 4 GIG Ram standard.
-- Upgrades to default specs are expensive.
-- If you are used to Windows OS, the interface takes a while to get used to.
-- Did I mention it is expensive?
I use both Mac and PC windows devices. Each has their pros and cons. Some people purchase MAC on brand or OS loyatly or as a botique item, but I just decide based on needs and specs. I was shopping for a laptop, not only for portability but also to act as a dedicated replacement for a Desktop. I wanted a large high-res full 1080p HD screen and decent specs that won't be outdated in a year. I limited my searches to this crtieria. There are only a few laptops today that offer this criteria and all of the ones I sampled fall short of the Macbook on screen quality and display. You can get a higher spec machine for much less, but the quality and user experience on the MAC is what sold me. The display is just stunning. I would have opted for the 15 inch model but I was looking for the full 1080P resolution. I am mainly into multimedia and the Videos and Images are simply stunning. I have not seen a better display on any laptop out there, period.
As far as tech specs, you can get more for less money. The standard RAM is 4 GIG. Most other brands with laptops in this range start with 8. This is cheap as heck, IMO. You can get 4 GIG for $40 at cost.Read more ›
Now here's the thing: I've returned this laptop two times over a dead area on the lower right of the space bar key. Great support, and Apple had no problem exchanging the first laptop and refunding the amount on the second laptop. Note that the problem I experienced with the space bar key occurred on the two laptops I had, and I was also able to replicate the issue on the models in the Apple Store and in the Best Buy Store. This is only unique to the 17 inch model, and the space bar works perfectly fine on the 13 or 15 inch models. This is strange to me since they're supposed to all have the same keyboard.
If you're a typist that pecks, then this won't bother you. But if you are a fast typer, and one who doesn't pound down on the keys, this probably will affect you.
Here's the problem: The first morning I started typing an e-mail, and got something like this, " HelloAnn, how areyou doing?" When I pressed the space bar key, the computer didn't actually recognize my 'press.' Granted, I type lightly, but I've never had a problem with a key press not being recognized. Try this test out yourself at an Apple Store or Best Buy Store with their 17 inch models.Read more ›
I'm an architecture student, who has to run demanding softwares and create photorealistic representations, and this is the best computer you can find for such tasks. The design is flawless, I'm very happy with the improvements apple has made on this model, the extra graphics and the faster processor are not just small changes, you will definitely feel the big difference, and soon, there will be a lot of more devices to take advantage of the unique thunderbolt port.
It doesn't matter if you're looking for a home computer to have fun and search the web or if you need to run hardcore software and games, this is worth every $ you spend
Mac Os X is a fantastic experience
Beautiful 17" screen
Track pad is a thing of beauty. If you've never used swipe gestures (like me) prepared to be amazed
Solid aluminum construction. Most solid laptop I've ever experienced.
Light and sleek. In my opinion 17" is not overdoing it.
Love the magsafe charging. No more broken DC power ports.
Keyboard takes a little getting used to.
I don't understand the arrow buttons.
4GB of ram and 5600 RPM HD are a bit underwhelming.
Glossy screen does occasionally reflect.
I'm afraid the bottom of the laptop is going to scratch up good. Offsets are minimal
Of note, if you think you're going to swap out more ram easily, its a little bit more involved than that. I was expecting an easy open bay like most laptops. More memory means taking off the entire back plate of the laptop which involves close to 8 screws. I don't know about you but I'm a little hesitant to use a screw driver on my new 2300$ laptop. Ill get around to it eventually, but right now its not horribly pressing for normal use. Ram is SO cheap.
I was afraid 17" would be too big, but in the end I'm glad I went with the larger size. Its completely manageable and the laptop is quite light and looks great of course. Amazon shipping was as usual incredible and the presentation of the laptop inside its packaging was an apple experience, meaning I loved it.
Those are my initial post 3 days purchase thoughts. I also wanted to bootcamp the computer as well as test out a bit of light to medium weight gaming, i'll edit the review as those things come up. I might even try run skyrim on bootcamp!
I see no downside to this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worst thing ever. The laptop powers on but the display doesn't even work. Don't buy from this company ever.Published 20 days ago by Julius Jones
I am very happy with this used Mac. Arrived Quickly and was exactly as advertised!Published 26 days ago by anon
How could they discontinue the 17 inch? It's ok though. This 5 year old product arrived, looking like it did the first day it was opened, kinda. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was skeptical at first. But this laptop has been performing perfectly for over a year now. I absolutely love itPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Got this for a Christmas present for our oldest daughter and it is great. It had no problems and works great right out of the box!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The 17" is a classic that Apple should have never discontinued. But this late 2011 model is plagued with troublesome logic boards; in less than two months after buying this... Read morePublished 8 months ago by WichacpiHoskila
Great PC, and has great battery life. You only need to learn who to work apple. No instruction manual, that would of helped.Published 8 months ago by Patrick E. McLaughlin
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