Apple MacBook Pro MB986B/A (Mid 2009) reviews and prices: 15.4" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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9.5 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
Apple MacBook Pro MB986B/A (Mid 2009) with Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Mac Os X. DVD writer, 8 hours of battery See full product description

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Edric, Welwyn Garden City Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This being my very first macbook ever, am actually astounded by the performance, to say the least. Been in the windows camp all my entire life, but am l so glad to take a peek in the mac arena, you ought to see and experience to believe, boot up is always a mere 20-25seconds and shutdown less than 5seconds, eat your heart out windows!
Bad points:
Expensive piece of kit, which sometimes l tend to think is justified over periods of use, but intially one would think its a pocket wilting, wallet sucking product. thats all l can say
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
mac book laptop best ever
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent performance and graphics, OS-X operating system is brilliant and stable, Boot Camp gives the option to run Windows based software and gives the best of both worlds, battery life 6+ hours using OS-X system
Bad points:
Only 2 USB port outlets on this model

Running Windows programs geatly reduces battery life form 6+ hours for OS-X to 2.5 hours in Windows.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Smart, Light, Thin, Very good specs can run anything of todays games/software. If you still like using Windows you can install it via Bootcamp (Im using both Windows 7 and OS 10).
Bad points:
Apples over priced ofc =)
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2009

Graeme, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Case is very well put together and looks nice. The new style trackpad works well once you get used to it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Mac Os X
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T9600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.8
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 8
Weight (kg) 2.5
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GEF 9600MGT
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
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Manufacturer's Description

Innovation runs in the family. Aluminum unibody enclosure, advanced longer-lasting battery, brilliant LED-backlit display.
MacBook Pro has been precision engineered down to the smallest detail. Precision aluminum. The new gold standard.

Carved from a single block of aluminum, the MacBook Pro is a true engineering achievement. Its patented unibody enclosure is the product of precise machining. From the thumbscoop to the now-you-see-it-now-you-dont sleep indicator, no detail is unaccounted for. The end result is a notebook thats not only breakthrough, but thin, light, polished, and refined. The unibody also makes MacBook Pro more durable than ever. So you can throw it in your briefcase or messenger bag and pull it out at an airport, at school, at the office, or on location without a second thought. The longest-lasting Mac notebook battery ever.

The new energy-efficient architecture in every MacBook Pro, along with automatic graphics switching in the 15- and 17-inch models, gives you dramatically longer battery life. On a single charge, the battery in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro lasts up to 10 hours (8 to 9 hours on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro).1 And youll get up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles thats nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries.2 Advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging allow the battery to maintain charging capabilities longer and determine the optimal way to charge the batterys cells. Because the battery lasts up to five years, MacBook Pro uses just one battery in the same time a typical notebook uses three. That makes for less waste. And that, in turn, makes for one environmentally friendly battery. Powerful graphics, two ways.

MacBook Pro gives you more options for high-performance graphics, starting with the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor in the 13-inch model. Its up to 80 percent faster than the previous generation and is even more energy-efficient for everyday tasks like writing email and surfing the web.3

The new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models give you even more power for graphics-intensive 3D games and pro applications, and longer battery life for everyday tasks like checking email or surfing the web. Depending on which application youre running, these models automatically switch between the blazingly fast discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor and power-efficient integrated Intel HD Graphics. So you dont have to compromise performance for battery life and vice versa. A display of brilliance.

Every MacBook Pro has a pristine LED-backlit display with wide-angle viewing and a color gamut usually seen only on a desktop display. So whether youre watching a movie or making one, youve got the perfect canvas. The ultrathin, seamless glass enclosure makes the display strong and durable. And because its power efficient and free of mercury and arsenic, this display is greener than ever. Ready for something even more brilliant? The 15-inch model is now available with a high-resolution 1680-by-1050 glossy or antiglare screen that gives you 36 percent more pixels. Even the keyboard is advanced.

The rigid aluminum keyboard webbing has been cut precisely to hold the keys. And the keys are curved to perfectly fit fingers. The result? Pure typing bliss. The keyboard is also illuminated, so when youre in low-light settings, such as airplanes or conference rooms, you can always see what youre typing. It all just clicks.

The first thing you might notice or not notice about the MacBook Pro trackpad is the button. The entire trackpad is the button, so you can click anywhere. Without a separate button, the spacious trackpad gives your hands plenty of room to move on the large, silky glass surface. Use two fingers to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling. Pinch to zoom in and out. Rotate an image with your fingertips. Swipe with three fingers to flip through your photo libraries. Swipe with four fingers to show your desktop, view all open windows, or switch applications. If youre coming from a right-click world, you can right-click with two fingers or configure a right-click area on the trackpad. The more you use the Multi-Touch trackpad, the more youll wonder what you ever did without it.Everything fits.

Each MacBook Pro comes standard with a large hard drive offering up to 500GB of storage capacity,4 so theres plenty of room for your photo libraries, video projects, and files. Or, for enhanced durability, you can order a solid-state drive with no moving parts. Choose 128GB, 256GB, or even 512GB. MacBook Pro also features ample high-speed 1066MHz DDR3 memory, with support for up to 8GB of RAM, so you can run more applications at once and quickly access your data and media.
Nothing but speed. And more speed.
Intel Core 2 Duo

The MacBook Pro lineup starts with advanced Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at up to 2.66GHz. And things only get faster from there. The 15- and 17-inch models now feature the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors the fastest dual-core processors on the market which reach Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.33GHz. With up to 4MB of shared L2 or L3 cache, MacBook Pro runs applications up to 50 percent faster than before.5


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