Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch - Winter 2011 Edition MC725

  • Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch - Winter 2011 Edition MC725
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Based on 17 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Ultra-solid unibody construction, Gorgeous high-resolution display, Fast, efficient Core i7 processor, Intel Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, ExpressCard 34, Superb speakers, Above-par battery life, Backlit keyboard

Cons:

  • Glossy screen catches glare, doesn’t recline far enough, No SD card slot, crowded USB ports, Scarce Thunderbolt accessories, for now, Unnecessarily condensed keyboard, No Blu-ray drive option, Steep price premium, No user-replaceable battery

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 80

It’s highly desirable, but ultra-expensive; unless you need its power and big, high resolution screen, the 15in version is better...

By RegHardware on 80

I admit the MacBook Pro is not perfect – actually, it is bloody expensive at a mere quid short of £2,100. Add to that the cost of any of the aforementioned adapters, which might involve a new found love of the ExpressCard/34 slot, if you get...

By TechRadar on 80

The 2011 MacBook Pro refresh is far more radical than it might seem. At a glance, the aluminium unibody Apple MacBook Pro line-up – including this top-of-the-range 17-inch model – look pretty much the same as their...

By DigitalVersus on 100

A powerful processor, a good quality panel, an impeccable finish, a graphics card that can handle a good few games titles and really excellent battery life: this is what you get with this 17 inch machine. Even its little imperfections (lack of number...

By InfoWorld on 98

From the outset, Apple's MacBook Pro has been the standard-bearer for professional notebook computers. Apple's extra-mile engineering sets the bar for performance, durability, build quality, longevity, ergonomics, battery life, and connectivity....

By NotebookCheck on 86

The MacBook Pro 17“ is without a doubt a very impressive laptop. The excellent combination of powerful performance, light weight case and long battery life is unmatched. It's clearly developed for Mac OS X and only when using this operating...

By Digital Trends on 80

If you’re looking for a notebook with all the power and creature comforts of a desktop, it’s hard to find a homier setup than Apple’s 17-inch MacBook Pro....

By T3 Magazine on 60

Apple’s most expensive notebook, this 17-inch MacBook Pro, offers similar specs to the high-end 15-inch model. but bigger screen (obviously), three USB ports instead of two and an ExpressCard/34 slot instead of an SDXC reader, but the two...

By PC Authority on 67

It's a monster of a laptop, with Sandy Bridge power and long battery life. But the price is pretty monstrous too....

By IT PRO on 83

The 17in MacBook Pro is a powerful desktop replacement laptop that's also equipped with a great screen, long battery life, several useful design touches as well as a comfortable keyboard and touch pad too. It's expensive though and the lack of...

By Macworld Australia on 90

Unless you really need the expansive screen of the 17in model, you’re probably better off opting for the 13in or 15in (depending on your power needs). While the 17in is a beauty, it’s a big machine to lug around. All models offer enough...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Over het prijsverschil kunnen we kort zijn: dat is enorm. Zelfs als je een beetje de voordelen van de MacBook Pro meeneemt, zoals Thunderbolt, een geweldig scherm, een uitstekende accuwerktijd (als je het rustig aan doet), de mooie afwerking en de...

International Review By Allt om Mac on

När Apple äntligen kom loss och uppgraderade Macbook Pro-linjen så passade de på att inte bara stressa upp processorn och grafikkortet lite. De tog...

International Review By MacGeneration on 80

Il manquait un représentant de la gamme dans notre série de tests des derniers MacBook Pro Thunderbolt (13" Core i5, 13" Core i7, 15" Core i7), le modèle 17". La configuration testée ici est celle de base : un Core i7 à 2,2 GHz,...

International Review By notebookcheck.nl on 87

De MacBook Pro 17" is zonder twijfel een erg indrukwekkende laptop. De uitstekende combinatie van krachtige prestaties, lichtgewicht behuizing en lange batterijlevensduur zijn ongeëvenaard. De laptop is overduidelijk ontworpen voor Mac OS X en...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Un processeur puissant, une dalle de bonne qualité, des finitions impeccables, une carte graphique capable d'assumer un bon nombre de titres et une excellente autonomie : voilà qui résume bien ce 17 pouces. En l'état,...

International Review By NotebookCheck IT on 87

Il MacBook Pro 17“ è senza dubbi un portatile davvero impressionante. L'eccellente combinazione di prestazioni elevate, case leggero e buona autonomia della batteria è incomparabile. E' evidentemente stato sviluppato per il Mac...

International Review By NotebookCheck on 87

Le MacBook Pro 17“ est un portable très impressionnant. Cette combinaison de puissance d'autonomie et de style n'est atteinte par personne. Il a été conçu pour Mac OS X et c'est avec ce système que me MacBook...

International Review By Betabuzz on 64

Der Apple MacBook Pro 17″ setzt die Qualitätsmesslatte für Premium-Notebooks wieder einmal ein Stückchen höher. Zweifelsfrei kann man vom besten MacBook Pro aller Zeiten sprechen – doch der hohe Preis und die geringen...

International Review By Macworld France on

Les performances générales des MacBook Pro sont revues à la hausse au prix d'une partie graphique plus faible sur la moitié des nouveaux modèles. Le laboratoire de Macworld aux États-Unis a réalisé des tests sur l'ensemble des nouveaux MacBook...