Fantastic you will never want to go back. I have the version with solid state hard drive. Apart from that the same machine. I have had pcs for years, the best being hp which were extremely reliable but all suffered the same windows fault they just get slower & slower, to the point of extreme frustration. I was with a colleague in lagos nigeria working with my hp on wifi in an expat bar. My counterpart had a macbook pro. By the time i had logged in loaded up & finally ready to go he had completed all his e mails, closed the screen down, and ordered another round of drinks. Astonishing, but operating side by side you cannot deny it. When my old hp pc finally gave out i went to macbook pro. The speed is fantastic, right off the starting block.
For anyone considering a mac, do it. For those that say they’re all hype, once you’ve used apple products for a while, there’s no going backfor those that say they’re expensive, they’re not. Ok, they cost a lot of money but they’re not expensive. Take a good look at the build quality and any laptop of this quality would be this price. You can also expect years of great performance.
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB, Intel HD Graphics, OS) – Silver – 2010 – MC372B/A – UK Keyboard
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- 15-inch 2.53GHz MacBook with Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB Memory
- 500GB hard drive
- One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
- Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (up to 8-9 hours wireless productivity)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics
Amazing mac and why you shouldn’t buy the 500gb version. Firstly this is a great machine, but it’s pointless buying the 500gb version, and i’ll tell you why. Also i have a cautionary tale. Why buy the 500gb version?this is simple. The specs are identical for 320gb vs 500gb machines except for the hard drive and processor. The speed differences between them are so small in my mind the additional money is not worth it, but the bigger hard drive is. It is so easy to install hard drives in these unibody macs that you are much better off buying an internal 2. 5′ 500gb drive from amazon toshiba mk5055gsx 500gb 2. 5-inch internal sata hdd – i suggest this simply because i know it works. If you are worried about if you have the skills to do this read on – it’s easy.
Excellent with good battery life but not 9 hours. Having spent £900 only 9 months ago on a sony vaio fw laptop with windows 7 i found myself so disappointed with the battery life that i started looking for a replacement. As my so called laptop was only giving me around 2hours even with a replacement battery i started looking at my options and having just made an expensive mistake i wasn’t prepared to jump in and make another one. Having had a macbook before i knew i liked os x and that they just worked, by this i mean i no longer had to spend time each week running virus checks, spyware scans, defrag and other maintenance tasks that made owning a windows pc feel like a chore rather than a pleasure. Yes macbook pros aren’t cheap and can look like poor value on a comparison spec sheet but look beyond that and your realise that your getting a premium product with a great look and feel that is often copied but never equalled. Add to this the stability of os x and the suite of tools provided such as iphoto, garage band, idvd, time machine etc. And it doesn’t look so bad value wise. I also like the fact that if you want to update the os apple only charge a minimum fee and not the 3 figures you would normally have to pay for a microsoft’s latest offering. Whilst the battery might not last 9 hours i do regularly get 6 hours out of it which considering this is a fully fledge grown up laptop i think is excellent. Only downside is no bluray but this can be got round by using an external drive etc.
Fantastic laptop, great ui, love the small things that add up to make it great. Mine was refurbished and the seller were kind enough to include microsoft office suite and adobe photoshop and a bunch or other apps with it. Very handy considering i wasn’t very familiar with macos or its app store and how mediocre it isthe laptop works great with macos sierra, however, decided to turn off siri as it can cause a bit of slow down thats noticeable sometimes. However, everything works great. I almost literally can’t go back to using a windows laptop. One of the seriously underrated features of macos and hence, this laptop, is how it already knows you if you use, say an iphone.
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB, Intel HD Graphics, OS) – Silver – 2010 – MC372B/A – UK Keyboard : I donot do reviews normaly but i thought this laptop warrented one this the best computer i have ever owned it is so quick and easy to use i will never go back to a windows pc ever again,i am coverted to macbooks from now on and look forward to many hours with my new one.