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Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook

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Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook
 
4.7

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MacBook Pro is the ideal notebook!

I've had my MacBook Pro for three years now and still love it!  In those three years, I've had a couple of minor problems and both were resolved by Apple quickly and...Read complete review

I've had my MacBook Pro for three years now and still love it!  In those three years, I've had a couple of minor problems and both were resolved by Apple quickly and easily.  My power supply cord developed exposed wires within the first year of ownership, so it was covered by the Applecare warranty plan.  After a couple of years, my battery life began to diminish but was replaced for free due to a company-wide recall of my particular battery.  So while those are negatives for the computer, the helpful, quick, & easy assistance I received in replacing the faulty equipment impressed me and made the computer even more valuable to me.  In the three years I've had my MacBook Pro, I have never had a virus on my computer, and I do a lot of work on the internet.  While there are occasions that my computer will freeze or will need to be manually shut down, this occurs far less frequently than on PC computers and laptops that I've used.  The iLife software that comes with the computer is so simple to use and produces a great finished product.  I highly recommend this product!  It absolutely is more expensive than most PC laptops, but the ease of use, security, and minimal problems that have arisen make it well worth the pricetag.

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Mac Book Pro not worth it.

I had a Mac Book Pro for about a year. While it did all the things I wanted it too for the most part, it would slow down and be annoying just like any...Read complete review

I had a Mac Book Pro for about a year. While it did all the things I wanted it too for the most part, it would slow down and be annoying just like any other laptop. Sure, the flashy features like the multi-touch trackpad are nice, but not when that trackpad becomes unresponsive and the whole thing doesn't work. 

It's not very compatiable with outside Apple products. I have two other laptops and 4 other bluetooth devices and in total it only reacts to 2 of them. The sounds quality isn't good for playing. However, the body and the shape of the device is very nice.

But what really puts me off is how fragile it was. The screen hinges cracked, which Apple was happy to replace, but when a part shorted out (even though I was under the Apple Care Warrenty) Apple refused to replace it, and the thing didn't work. I tried many times to work it out with Apple, and in the end the customer service they say they have is not worth and and is totally over-rated.

Sure, they are nice and flashy, but they don't do anything more for you than an average laptop can. I'd investing in a computer than can actually withstand daily use, if you are looking to have it as your primary laptop. 

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4.0

Easy Transportation of Files

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from San Diego, CA

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

    If you prefer a machine that carries more information than an ipad, but is more  portable than a desktop, then this is the one electronic machine for you. This Apple MC371LL/A 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook is sleek, easy to use, has extremely outstanding  protection from viriuses. It has a web cam system, works well even for the slowest websites and programs, and it is  very powerful!! It's really a strong computer that can survive through a long time.

    Well, some of the cons of this laptop is the pricing, because it is kind of on the  pricey side, it doesn't become compatilble with some paticular software, some of the basic software is not available, the firewall is not the best, and the battery life is really short.

   Overall, the laptop will be a good choice if you want more space but you will have to be willing to spend a little more money. If you want to get a laptop with a better battery life, then i would advise another computer. 

 

Ease of Use
Its very comfortable to use and very easy to manage.

Battery Life
Its battery life isn't the greatest, but its better than other laptops,.

Support & Service
I love apple support. They are very nice and polite, and they always help me.

Speed/Performance
This is very fast, and very reliable.

Design
I love this design, like the Ipad, its very sleek and slim for a laptop.

Durability
Even though that it was very slim, its still very durable.

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5.0

Excellent laptop with a couple issues

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from Tallahassee, FL

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

I've had my MacBook Pro for about a year and a half now, and I am still quite satisfied with it. It's a fast, capable machine in a gorgeous shell (nobody builds them like Apple does with those brushed aluminum bodies). It handles just about everything I throw at it with aplomb -- multiple video streams, no problem. It slows down a bit on games, but has the nice capability of switching between the discrete and integrated graphics controllers for either speed or power efficiency. Half-Life 2 and Portal look pretty good even running on the integrated controller. I'm running Snow Leopard (10.6.6) and it's a great OS. Easy to use, plenty of features, can run almost any Linux/Unix package.

The only issues I have with my 1 1/2 year old MacBook are (1) the battery is not doing so well. Yes, I abuse it by leaving it plugged in a lot, but Mac laptop batteries seem to have an effective life of only 1-2 years in general; and (2) I have a small bright spot in my otherwise lovely screen

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4.0

Awesome But Expensive

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from Cleveland, TX

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

The famous Apple MacBook that everyone wants is indeed a very worthy laptop that is worthy of your money, but the thing is, is that it is a little bit too much on the expensive side. The Apple MacBook has the average hard drive just like any other computer and runs smooth and well. It is very hard to get a virus on it. So hard that it is almost considered impossible. I have has one for a year and I love mind and I am on it every day. The setup of the computer just makes everything much more easier to find and navigate through. The Internet is fast and runs very well, even on basic wi-do which is a shocker. The outer design is just so beautiful, so beautiful in fact that it makes other people envious. Other than that the Apple MacBook runs well and works smooth and I would get it over any other Laptop in the market. Alright and peace out.

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5.0

The laptop for computer literate people

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from Plainview, NY

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

The MacBook Pro 15.4" inch is a computer that stands the test of time.  With additional ram up to its 3 gigabyte capacity it does everyhting a desktop can do and more.  You get the famous and worthwhile Mac software which includes iLife, a set of applications that permits the user to work right out of the box.  All Mac progrmas work seemlessly.  Of course, if you must use Windows that is possible as well, but it begs the question as to why.  The screen is bright and responsive and the backlighting on the keyboard beats anything that a PC can hope to imitate.  It will take some getting used to if you have only used a Windows based machine--think at least one week.  After that time you will wonder why you ever used a PC.  The only problem is that, despite what the people at Apple will tell you, there is not a great deat of non-techinical programs for the Mac.  Sure, there are the usual suspects such as Work, Office, Photoshop and Apple's equivalents, but many other programs must be obtained through download sites, which are hit an miss.

 

The only major problem with the MacBook Pro seems to be battery life, which has been arguably corrected in the unibody version of the laptop.  All in all, the MacBook Pro makes using a computer fun and logical and you will not be tempted to throw it out of a windowwaiting for the blue screen of death to go away.

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5.0

Macbook is Wonderful Best to use when Doing Music

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from Salinas, CA

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

***I use Macbook pro for school I have always wanted a Macbook to do music. I was not familar with mac as far as using it but once I got the hang of it it was easy to use. the downside of mac most of the internet game sites are not compatable to mac. I use garageband to create music I plan on purchasing Reasons, and fruityloops to make music. I have enough memory to make music.***

***Had I used a PC I would need an external hard drive. I know I will eventually need an external hard drive because I am a music fanatic. ***

***I just love using my macbook pro I am so glad I have it.***

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5.0

The best notebook I've ever owned.

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from Van Nuys, CA

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

I've owned this macbook since 2009, its been droped on a concrete floor twice, and its still running perfectly fine! Thanks to the aluminum unibody design, it makes it very durable against wear and tear, and the apple support staff were very helpful when I went to upgrade my operating system. Its ability to switch between two processors, I can switch between energy saving and high proformance for gameing and other graphic heavy programs like animation and etc. And along with the latest Snow Leopard operating system I have gotten more than I bargained for with all its new features like growl, and QuickTime9, even though there are alot of games that aren't available for it, services online such as Steam, Onlive, and now the new App Store that sells games like modern warfare or bioshock, are filling a void that many consumer argue is the mac's biggest flaw, and make it a great notebook and smart purchase.

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5.0

Expensive computer, but makes your work more effecient

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from Logan, UT

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

The Macbook Pro 15 is literally expensive, but you will spend less time on a mac dealing with program crashes, and freezing OS. I carry my Macbook Pro whenever I go and it connects available wifi quickly without hesitation. The speakers on the machine are also incredible and I even threw my desktop speakers away. Since I got the macbook pro, I have never had a "chance" to deal with crashes and freezing anymore. Everything on my mac runs smoothly and lightning fast! The batter lasts about 4-5 hours with wifi ON and bluetooth OFF. Also, the trackpad is amazing and I do not need a mouse anymore! The screen is beautiful too, especially for watching movies, and I think it's even better than by Dell 22 monitor!  My only complaint about this Macbook Pro is the glare screen. It makes very difficult to read under strong sunshine. So if you ares outdoor user, you should probably get a matt screen. Other than that, the Macbook Pro 15 is definitely a perfect machine for me!!

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4.0

Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook is great

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from Milpitas, CA

Comments about Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook:

Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook is great. After you use this apple you wouldn't want to use any pc or windows at all. The one I bought is at least 15 inch with glossy screen. It is not heavy. Easy to use, especially the mouse track, oh what a difference between using the mouse track for apple, and the mouse track for pc, after you get spoiled with how easy to use the mouse track for apple, you would not be able to navigate the dell mouse track. The Wi-FI wireless networking works great, especially I connect this to the apple airport, oh it just so easy, it just connects. The stereo speakers is strong. The battery life is about 8-9 hours per charge. When you turn it on, it does not keep asking you to update millions of updates like the pc, This saves a lot of time. I have not had any virus for it so far. It is very styling and is very easy to use. I strongly recommend buying this notebook over any of the pc s like dell or hp.

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5.0

The beast

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from San Jose, CA

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I called the 13.3” MacBook Pro the Dream Machine, but this computer here is the Beast. The Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook is a beast because it has a bigger screen and it is faster. Yes it is more expensive, but overall this computer has the quality of a perfect machine. If I had the time and money to waste, I would purchase this right off the bat. Why? Because genuinely, as a computer user, who has worked with Macs and Windows PC’s, the problems that occur with Macs are usually due to the way it is designed, but with Windows PC’s, you could have the most random problems occur on you and it can be such a headache. I am certain that if you can afford to spend a few extra bucks for this computer, it would be a great investment, and you can enjoy it no matter what kind of person you are.  I say this especially for new computer users, if you are not the best at computers; any Apple computer is easy to use, basically because the user interface of the computer is really user friendly. Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook is a beast, and it is a GO.

 

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5.0

Pro MacBook Pro!

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from Bloomington, CA

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This review is in regards of the **Apple 2.4GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Notebook. **Let me start off by saying, this product "will" not disappoint. I have been an Apple MacBook Pro owner since the day it release: April 13, 2010. This product revolutionize the way we see notebook, at least in the notebook market. The notebook features an Intel Core i5 Processor bringing your gaming needs to a whole new level (high performance of 3D gaming to videos and even photos!) This notebook comes stock with a 320GB Hard Drive allowing enough space for your storage. Currently operating on their Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard System and running on a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics memory. The design on this notebook is appealing, simple, and most importantly functional. For most people, when they purchase a new notebook; they mostly look into how long their notebook can run without charging. This device can run up to 8-9 hours without charging. This was a really imporatant aspect for me. When your on the go, you need a device to last without the need to worry about charging. If you're in the market for a notebook, please take the time to consider this device.** **

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