Love it, iv used pc laptops always , this is my first mac. . I actually bought mine from the apple store and got every upgrade on it, which was only really abit more memory, not sure it needed it. . Brilliant clever computer and operating system. Battery life is superb, sound is good on internal speakers. Once used to the differences on mac operating system it all becomes more personal than pc. Get one,,,, its powerful and handles your pc games easily. . I run windows 7 parrellel, so i can play all my old games without messing around finding mac compatible ones. . But be warned you may want to stay mac faithful, and become a snob against pcs.
Be warned – some unscrupulous retailers operate on amazon. The product itself needs no selling. This is the best laptop going and the i7 processor does not run as hot as people make out. But be warned: some unscrupulous 3rd party traders on amazon are using the wrong rrp so you think you are getting a saving but check on apple. Com/uk for the latest upto date rrp. And remember, if you qualify for educational discount, you can get 3 years waranty free by buying directly from apple.
Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD6490M, OS X) – White – 2011
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- Intel Core technology performs twice as fast as the previous generation
- Integrated Intel HD Graphics for professional editing and other intensive applications
- Thunderbolt technology for multiple streams of uncompressed HD video at lightning speeds
- FaceTime HD camera for crisp, widescreen HD video
- Multi-Touch glass trackpad–the most natural way to interact
Good for all but the heaviest lifitng. I actually have the model which preceded this one (2. 66ghz i7) which i purchased as a desktop replacement — the first time in thirty years of computer ownership that i haven’t owned a desktop machine. I’m a designer and this laptop chews through heavy duty print design — magazines. Books running to a hundred-plus pages, a3 photoshop documents, it makes short work of them all. I’m not a gamer, so i can’t speak to its gaming performance, but for all other tasks, honestly, unless you’re rendering professional-standard cgi footage or editing broadcast-quality video, there’s nothing this machine can’t do for you. Real world battery life is 5-6 hours of browsing and e-mail on wifi plus a little light wp work — i recently put the machine under a full graphic design load and it provided four hours of continuous use, including driving a graphics tablet. As a side note, i ordered 8gb of kingston ram from amazon — upgrading the ram is a piece of cake, but using the activity monitor utility shows that most tasks never come near to maxing out the ram usage.
My son had set his heart on a mac for university but our budget would not reach to a new one. We have had this a month now and it is perfect. The order arrived on time and the product was exactly as described.
. Mbp’s are generally regarded as excellent machines and my mbp early 2011 is pretty good. Ive been a mac monkey for 15 years and, to be blunt, apple have really messed things up for users over the last 2-3- years; native software for intel chipset, goodbye g5’s and hello vast expense. I don’t really like apple now, but i am kinda forced into their machines as my work demands this. My mbp is good, no question, add the crucial 16gm ram and it’s pretty awesome. If you own one, or are thinking of it, then give the machine some real work – i use all the usual stuff; cs6, games, office, admin, i run the damn thing 12 hours a day and it still wont break 🙂 i have it plugged into a cinema display, 2 x firewire hard drives, and wireless printer. Add my usual no caring attitude to hardware, and this thing is pretty solid. Go buy one, give it a hard time and only then will you appreciate your mbp. Do email and surf is like asking a bugatti to be a taxi.
Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD6490M, OS X) – White – 2011 : So actually quite pleased it went. Had a new acer touch screen windows 8. 1 which was stolen, but had been having trouble picking up my wireless wifi, so actually quite pleased it went. Now have an apple 15 inch pro retina. Took some getting used to but absolutely love it. The quality of the screen is brilliant, it’s as good as an hd television. The trackpad is very accurate and probably the best one i’ve had on a laptop. It has a good battery life and a quick charge. I take a lot of photos and it’s a sheer pleasure to look at them, many people say wow what a brilliant picture you must have a good camera, but it really is the apple screen thats showing them up. If you’re new to apple then go to youtube and look up apple mac instructions by david a cox he gives you a really good insight into apples various programs and apps.