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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch, 2017 (MPTR2, MPTT2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch, 2017 (MPTR2, MPTT2). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The screen and design are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the connectivity and durability. Views are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, design, screen, portability, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch, 2017 (MPTR2, MPTT2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2017) review

 

I'll start off with the good news. If you splurged on one of Apple 's very expensive high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops when its big redesign was launched in the fall of 2016 , you're not going to feel especially put out by this modest mid-2017 update.

The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro gets faster processing and graphics options. It's still the biggest and most-powerful laptop Apple makes. The giant touchpad is easy to use and battery life is excellent.

Having only USB-C ports can be a hassle. The super-flat keyboard is an acquired taste.

Even if you're not sold on the idea of the Touch Bar, this slightly updated MacBook Pro is still the king of high-end laptops, especially for the creative class.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Surface Pro vs MacBook Pro (2017)

 

Which is best, Microsoft's Surface Pro or Apple's MacBook Pro? We help you decide.

It depends what you’re on the market for – while Apple’s MacBook Pro is arguably more powerful than the Surface Pro, it’s also much more expensive. Both devices are attractive, although the Surface Pro’s touchscreen and sleek design may make it the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 Review: In Depth

 

Macbook Pro 15-inch 2017 review: Apple's latest MacBook Pro boasts some great new features. Here's our review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Supremely powerful ; Gorgeous screen ; Unbeatable usability ; Powerful audio

Limited battery life ; No bundled adapters

Starting at £2349 here in the UK, the latest 15-inch model of Macbook Pro certainly isn’t cheap. This is a premium machine through and through, and obviously not aimed at anyone who just needs to get online and play the odd bit of Minecraft.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Karen Haslam & Henry Burrell (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro 15-inch (2017) review

 

Kaby Lake processors, improved graphics: is that enough to make the 15-inch MacBook Pro a pro laptop? We review Apple's latest to see if the high asking price is justified.

It's excellent news that Apple has moved to the seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processors, we are also pleased to see new graphics cards. Performance is outstanding. The 15-inch MacBook Pro would still benefit from a few other pro features, a 4K...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2017)

 

This year's MacBook Pro is similar to last year's model, adding slight improvements in speed and major battery life improvements to the iconic design. If you're willing to pay the premium, it's the best large-screen Apple laptop yet.

Sturdy, sleek aluminum build. Beautiful display. Four USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3. Excellent Category-leading 15-hour battery life.

Pricey. Competitors offer a 4K screen for less. Only USB-C ports, making adapters for legacy peripherals a requirement. Shallow keyboard.

If you're not an Apple adherent, the 2017 Dell XPS 15 Touch is pretty slick in its own right, and is simply faster and more fully featured, only lacking in battery life comparatively. It costs significantly less as tested, and on top of that, delivers...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2017) review

 

I'll start off with the good news. If you splurged on one of Apple 's very expensive high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops when its big redesign was launched in the fall of 2016 , you're not going to feel especially put out by this modest mid-2017 update.

The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro gets faster processing and graphics options. It's still the biggest and most-powerful laptop Apple makes. The giant touchpad is easy to use and battery life is excellent.

Having only USB-C ports can be a hassle. The super-flat keyboard is an acquired taste.

Even if you're not sold on the idea of the Touch Bar, this slightly updated MacBook Pro is still the king of high-end laptops, especially for the creative class.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch) review

 

Not very long ago, to be the 15-inch MacBook was to be the life of the laptop party. Big and powerful, yet still slim and attractive, the college kids wanted MacBook Airs, while the designers and artists wanted the 15-inch MacBook Pro (or, in a few...

A faster processor, improved graphics, and USB 3.0 highlight a series of internal improvements in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro .

The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.

Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (2017) review: Performance boost delivers better value for money

 

Apple's June WorldWide Developer Conference had more than its fair share of product announcements, including the forthcoming iMac Pro and HomePod smart speaker. But perhaps a more important long-term development was Apple's belated discovery of virtual...

Improved performance ; Lightweight, slimline design ; Innovative Touch Bar ; High-quality Retina display

Expensive ; Limited to 16GB memory ; No user upgrades or repairs ; USB-C connectivity only

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (2017) Review and Ratings

 

This year's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro is the best distillation yet of the Apple experience, both good (exquisite design and hardware/software synergy) and bad (pricey, too hip for legacy ports). Scrooges will say humbug, but creative pros will swoon.

Elegant design and software integration ; Awesome battery life ; Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Shallow keyboard ; No USB 3.0 or HDMI ports or SD card slot ; 16GB RAM ceiling ; Windows rivals offer 4K screens for less

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

2017 MacBook Pro 15"

 

Apple's mid-2017 refresh has Intel 7th generation quad core i7 Kaby Lake CPUs and AMD Radeon Pro 5xx series graphics. The casing and core features are the same as the 2016 15" MacBook Pro, and Apple has simply refreshed the CPU/GPU and tweaked the...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:N / Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):76
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:220
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 555 / AMD Radeon Pro 560
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Maximum Resolution:5120 x 2880
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Russian / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:HD DVD-ROM / N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:87

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 3.9 / 4.1
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HQ / i7-7920HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7900 Mobile Series
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97462 / 97496
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / macOS Sierra

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:240.7
Height :15.5
Weight:1.83
Width:349.3