Apple MacBook Pro MB470B/A reviews and prices: 15.4" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores very high on design. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
Apple MacBook Pro MB470B/A with Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Mac Os X. DVD drive, 4.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Athenaq, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The design, the style the look
Bad points:
Battery life is poor and its a little heavy
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Mar 2009

Piotr, Dublin General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent design, amazing display and keyboard
Bad points:
Battery lasts only 3,5 hours
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
screen and finger prints
aluminium case and scratches
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2009

Leigh, Farnham Multi-skilled Video Producer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As with all Apple products, the design is impeccable. It's very compact and unlike the previous Macbook Pro you can change the hard drive very easily.
Bad points:
I'm still fighting the new style track pad a bit but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2009

Marco, Italy General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's a macbook pro for a very good price, it is very fast and noiseless, and the battery life is good (more than 4h) and it has a very good design.
The Mac OSX Leopard operating system is good, fast and stable and it has good software in bundle.
The multitouch trackpad is very useful (the best that I have seen) and the LED Display is simply amazing.
Bad points:
Only 2Gb of RAM
The aluminium unibody is very nice, but the weight is a bit hight
The keyboard is a bit little and it is too near to the display
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2009

Andrew Martin, Dublin

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Incredibly well designed; Apple's unibody laptops (this includes the newer MBPs released a couple of weeks ago) are vastly superior to their previous models. The case just feels rock solid (but in no way bulky or clunky).

The screen is beautiful, everything (webcam, audio, etc) just works out of the box (without a million annoying task bar icons to make them all run), the battery lasts a respectable 4ish hours under normal use (I spend most of my time programming, which would be roughly the same as word processing or browsing the internet in terms of battery usage).
Bad points:
It does run windows, but the mouse pad isn't very optimised for it - it can be a little jumpy (it's perfect under OS X). Also, under Windows, the slower graphics chip is completely disabled, and the faster one can get extremely hot.

Neither of these affect OS X, or even Windows running inside VMWare or Parallels on top of OS X, so I'd consider them minor issues. The only reason I have to boot into fully native Windows is for gaming, where I'd usually be using an external mouse and the faster graphics anyway.

It's not cheap as computers go, but you do get what you pay for - high quality.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2009

Bob, Yorkshire Grumpy old man.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It does everything I wanted it to.
Bad points:
Can't find any yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Mac Os X
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T8300
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 4.5
Weight (kg) 2.49
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number Geforce 9600 MGT
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 256
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 36.4
Depth in cm 24.9
Release date 2008-10-21

Also known as: Apple MacBook Pro -, Apple MacBook Pro - MB470B/A, Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz

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