Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch - Spring 2010 Edition - Intel Core i7

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch - Spring 2010 Edition - Intel Core i7
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Based on 30 scores, 46 reviews available
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    13
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Quad-core Core i7 processor is a first. AMD Radeon HD 6750M is a powerful GPU and works with Apple's Automatic Graphics Switching technology. Gorgeous unibody enclosure. Thunderbolt is in its early stages, but it looks promising. Webcam now streams in
  • New fast Core i5 and i7 processors, better Nvidia graphics, seamless switching between discrete and integrated graphic cards.
  • Adds fast, efficient Intel Core i5, i7 processors; new Nvidia graphics; seamless switching between integrated and discrete GPUs.

Cons:

  • Pricey. Lack of Thunderbolt devices to take advantage of the new interface.
  • Costly, no HDMI, Bluray or 3G.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computerworld on -

The latest generation of MacBook Pro laptops represents a solid advance to a line-up that has proved to be popular among Mac buyers -- and with good reason. They're well-designed, solid, reliable, feature-rich and offer a measure of cutting-edge...

By PC Mag on 80

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) is the fastest, most technologically advanced laptop to grace our Labs benches. Buy it...

By Electronicsme on 92

Apple has marketed the next-generation MacBook Pro series as generally customizable to the consumer, and such is true with the various models that they offer with different features and price ranges. If the MC373LL/A is within your budget and you are...

By Photography Bay on -

Apple’s latest batch of 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pros step up from the Core 2 Duo processors in favor of Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors. The new 15″ MacBook Pro is currently the only model available with an Intel Core i7...

By PC Authority on 67

Apple finally upgrades to Core i7, but the design isn’t perfect and Windows users will find battery life short...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The screen As usual with its MacBook Pro, Apple has gone for a good quality panel, in spite of the glossy coating which is of course subject to reflections. To improve legibility you have the choice of increasing brightness to 342 cd/m², and taking...

By Macworld UK on 80

Apple’s new 15in MacBook Pro line-up may look identical to its predecessor (the mid-2009 models that brought the fixed battery and SD card slot to the line), but under the hood, changes to both the CPU and GPU combine to make an impressive leap in...

By LaptopZ on -

Core i7 Apple Macbook Pro enhance the performance and power, running more smoothly. In the similar size products, there are Full HD screen features or Blu-Ray Drive as options (such as Sony VAIO F116, Sony VAIO EB17). I think Core i7 Apple Macbook...

By CNET Australia on 85

While the battery switching mechanism needs refining, the MacBook Pro is still the excellent machine it always was, now with more power and a few more features to boot. Highly...

By HardwareZone.com on -

Apple's new MacBook Pro notebooks aren't really different in looks compared to say, the first Unibody version, but it's their internals that warrant mention. We'll be covering the upgrades in a separate review later, but for now...

By TechRadar on 100

Apple's entire MacBook Pro range was updated in April 2010, with the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros moving to Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The 15-inch MacBook Pro range gets three new models, featuring 2.4 and 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 chips,...

By PC Advisor on 50

Not only is the MacBook Pro 15in the best constructed notebook computer you can find, it’s now also one of the very fastest. In fact, it’s the most powerful laptop we’ve ever tested. There are alternatives with more powerful graphics...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The design remains the same, but Apple’s latest MacBook Pro has received a welcomed upgrade under the hood. The glossy display, slow hard drive and poorly positioned USB ports remain issues, but better performance and battery life than previous...

By IT PRO on 83

This Core i7-powered MacBook is a sound investment if you can stretch to £1,799 and genuinely need the extra performance. Even so, give the Core i5 versions due consideration as they’re good enough for a lot of office work and you can spend...

By Channel Pro on -

Familiarity breeds contempt, as the saying goes, and Apple's latest proves a perfect illustration. From afar it's the usual lovely thing, with power and aluminium-framed panache in equal measures.But the specification is stingy, the keyboard...

By Online Notebook on -

This is a fast workhorse with the new Core i7 processor. Get it if you can afford the price tag....

By What Laptop TechRadar on -

Apple’s MacBook Pro range has long impressed us with its stunning design and usability, providing arguably the most stylish laptops you can buy. It has now been upgraded with Intel’s cutting-edge Core i7 technology and marks one of the best...

By NotebookCheck on 89

The 15-inch MacBook Pro 'Early/Mid 2010 version' is quite difficult to sum up. Apple fans were hoping for more than 'just' the new Intel Core i5/i7 processors and a more up-to-date graphics card, stuck in the old case. It seems lacking...

By Ubergizmo on -

Apple has recently upgraded its Macbook Pro line of laptops. Among the most noticeable improvements, there's the Intel Core i5/Core i7 Processor (CPU), the discreet Nvidia GT 330M graphics processor (GPU) and an even longer battery life (increased...

By CNET Asia on 83

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same look and feel, but offers major internal changes, including an optional Intel Core i7 CPU, making it a very serious portable powerhouse....