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Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Welcome to Apple Support Community. Ask a question Reset. The result is a Speedmark improvement of only 3 percent, from to , compared to the February model. In day-to-day use, the inch MacBook Pro, like the latest top-of-the-line inch 2. Best results in bold. For Speedmark and Quake 4, higher scores are better.
All other tests are timed results where lower times are better. Reference systems in italics. Speedmark 5 scores are relative to those of a 1. The Photoshop Suite test is a set of 14 scripted tasks using a 50MB file.
We recorded how long it took to render a scene in Cinema 4D XL. That model clocked in at 4 hours, 20 minutes in our standard test, which involves looping a full-screen video file with the display at full brightness, Energy Saver settings set to never sleep, and using the lower-powered GeForce M graphics.
The latest model lasted almost exactly as long: 4 hours, 18 minutes. And because of the technology in this battery, Apple says it should last for around 1, charges, enough for about 5 years of typical use. This lower price also makes the inch model more appealing to those considering the inch MacBook Pro but who truly need an ExpressCard slot or who prefer a matte screen, as this is, sadly, the only Mac laptop still offering those features.
And while moving up to the inch model means lugging around a considerably larger machine, you also get incredible battery life and a screen big enough for this to truly be a desktop replacement. Pros Available with an anti-glare, matte screen Impressive performance and battery life Huge screen. Cons No video adapters or Apple Remote included Huge Large screen makes glossy glare more noticeable than on smaller laptops.
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Retrieved July 26, Apple Support. November 15, July 12, May 21, July 9, Retrieved June 3, Retrieved December 13, Retrieved May 31, Boy Genius Report. Retrieved July 1, With details on low 76 fps min. For single player, medium details should allow for fluid and playable game play. As you can see the gaming performance of the 17" MacBook Pro allows current games to be played on medium details and at an average resolution.
Challenging games really test the graphics card. Windows gaming fans should consider a DTR notebook with a stronger graphics card performance class 1. Only when you put your ear much closer to the device you can hear the fans running at rpm, but all the while making a minimal amount of noise. Compared with the fans, the hard drive makes clear rumbles under load although still only 31dB.
On Mac Os X short periods of heavy load don't immediately result in louder fans. However, as soon as the fans speed up, they become quite a bit louder. Unfortunately, our test device seemed to have a damaged left fan. This made a clearly audible rumble at high speeds.
As a result you should consider the maximum noise values of the system with caution. Interestingly, the problem wasn't always audible at the same volume. Without the rumbling the fans weren't unpleasantly loud at rpm. After long periods of heavy load on Windows the fans were on full blast and became very loud. This is mainly due to the flat case. Whilst Apple lags a little behind at least on Mac OS X when it comes to noise technology, the temperatures of the aluminium case turned out somewhat high.
Particularly the area above the keyboard and the underside heat up a lot under periods of load. The interactive elements where the wrists rest, Touchpad, keyboard keys stayed very cool in the test even after long periods of load. In case you would like to max out the performance of the MacBook Pro 17 on a day-to-day basis, you should consider a notebook cooler in order to ensure that the components have a long life.
Surfing over WLAN without a heavy load the surface temperatures were limited no noticeably warm areas. Also the underside stays extremely cool which allows long periods of surfing the web on your lap. As the surface temperatures became critical in some areas after long periods of full load, we also considered the temperatures on the inside of the notebook according to sensors on the inside. The panel above the keyboard and the under site became dangerously hot.
Therefore, using the notebook to its limits is only recommendable when used in the same position as a desktop. The temperatues of the components were relatively high after the extreme periods of load. The stereo loudspeakers situtated next to the keyboard play loud and clear. Due to the system's small size powerful bass tones lack a little, yet the quality suffices for music and DVD's and also for other accompaniment to video.
The relatively high maximum volume will also satisfy many people for video and music playback. One of the changes to the new MacBook Pro 17" is the irremovable 95 Wh battery. Apple claims that the battery can achieve 8 hours of running time. Of course we wanted to put this to the test. In the first test we left the MacBook Pro running Mac OS X alone, idle , on minimum brightness the display was not off however and with M graphics, where the system reached 9 hours and 18 minutes.
Therefore, 8 hours sounds plausible at low brightness. However, when you use the notebook at full brightness which is often required to counter the reflections , the battery life is shortened considerably. In our WLAN internet test continuously refreshing 6 different sites with max. You can watch a DVD film for a while 4h 16 min. With the M graphics on, the battery life was also shortened considerably. Idle , the system reached only 5h und 41 min 3h 37 min fewer.
Under full load the battery life was reduced to 1h 31 min 21 minutes fewer. You can clearly notice the higher energy consumption of the dedicated graphics. This is down to the "bad" windows drivers belonging to Boot Camp for example the keyboard back light cannot be completely disabled.
Furthermore, the Windows can only use the M GT. Therefore, the 8h battery life isn't possible. The battery life under full load was 1h 35 min and idle 5h 35 min however with a little more load due to simulated reading of text , which is all the while comparable to the battery life on Mac OS X with M GT. Charging the battery whilst using the notebook took just over 3h.
Energy consumption can be measured on the 17" MacBook Pro perfectly. Energy consumption on Mac OS X is dependant on the graphics used. The user can choose between the M graphics: longer battery life and M GT Graphics: high performance in the power settings. According to your needs you can save around Watts. Even in use with a low load 14 against 22 Watt or 19 against 25 Watt makes for a noticeable saving. We also found it striking that in our battery measurements there was pracitcally no difference between turning the system off and putting it into standy.
However, those looking to save battery should always unplug the system or use a plug with a switch. Everyone else might as well use the quicker standby function. Changing to the Unibody Design made the already very good 17" MacBook Pro in practice even better - in every aspect. However, the irremovable battery and the small amount of ports might not bode well for newcomers. Compared to Windows laptops, the MacBook Pro 17 emerges as the most mobile 17 inch laptop in the world.
Dimensions, weight, and battery life have never been reached in a desktop replacement before. Even the stable Unibody case leaves the user with a nice feeling when travelling. Thanks to the good keyboard, the innovative touchpad, and the large and colourful display the Mac simply is fun to work on. On the negative side there are the considerable temperatures under full load. Also the two fans at the rear can be distracting at full load.
Both of these factors can stand in the way for those looking to push the system to its limits. All in all the 17" MacBook Pro is a good-looking, mobile and stable notebook, which could also replace a Mac desktop. The case temperatures, the windows drivers, the number of ports and the price could be improved. What we liked The precision with which the Aluminum Unibody case is produced and the aesthetics of the slimline design.
What we missed More connections and a stronger graphics card. What surprised us That no other competitor can even come close to Apple's design and workmanship. Eventually Dell will challenge the system with the Adamo Series. The competition The competition among 3kg notebooks with large displays is considerably small.
For windows designers an alternative is the clearly the heavfier Lenovo Thinkpad W ds. Apple MacBook Pro 17" glossy in review. Perfectly finished Aluminium case. Input Devices. Glass Trackpad The innovative new glass Trackpad has also made it into the 17" model.
Strong reflections from the glossy version. MBP 17 transparent versus Thinkpad W Viewing angles of the MBP PCMark 05 Standard. HD Tune. Transfer Rate Minimum: Transfer Rate Maximum: Transfer Rate Average: Access Time: CPU Usage: 3. Gaming Performance. Pro Evolution Soccer The football simulator PES was tested in native resolution x with high details.
Left 4 Dead The zombie shooter is considered not so resource heavy and should run well on mid-range graphics cards. Quiet without a load, loud under load. Noise Level Idle. Surface Temperatures Whilst Apple lags a little behind at least on Mac OS X when it comes to noise technology, the temperatures of the aluminium case turned out somewhat high.
Stress test As the surface temperatures became critical in some areas after long periods of full load, we also considered the temperatures on the inside of the notebook according to sensors on the inside. The panel above the keyboard becomes very hot. Loudspeakers The stereo loudspeakers situtated next to the keyboard play loud and clear. Battery Life. The irremovable 95Wh battery cannot be changed by the user. Energy Consumption. Power consumption M versus M GT. Key: min: , med: , max: Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements.
Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here. Apple MacBook Pro 17 - beautiful - mobile - expensive. Please share our article, every link counts! In review: Unibody Macbook Pro 17" from early Intel Core 2 Duo T 2 x 2. Microfibre cloth, user manual, small power supply connector, iLife 09, 12 Months Warranty. Apple homepage Macbook Pro 17 inch Series. The new 17" MacBook Pro in Unibody form Our test device was equipped with a shapely yet reflective display.
Unfortunately the reflections distract even indoors. The viewing angles and colours were, however, very good. Fingerprints are always visible. Keyboard and Touchpad are among the highlights of the Mac. The keyboard offers a soft and pleasant feel to the keys. Unfortunately there is no numberpad. The glass trackpad offers an inbuilt button and excellent Gliding conditions. The MacBook's performance settles in the upper mid-range.
The Benchmark X-Bench performed each run very differently, but in general one can see the performance improvement between M and M GT graphics.
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