In this Macbook 17 inch review, we’ll cover its features and pros and cons. We’ll talk about its Retina display, powerful quad-core processor, three USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, speakers, and battery life. But do these features make it worth the price? How do you decide whether the 17-inch MacBook Pro is right for you? We’ll answer these questions and more. So, let’s get started.
Apple has taken a major decision that will impact the desktop computer market. Although refurbished models of the 17-inch MacBook Pro are still available, Apple has decided not to offer them. It is also no longer listed on Apple’s product pages and is not available in retail stores. In 2003, the original 17-inch MacBook model was released as the Powerbook 17. Apple promoted it immediately as a model that had high-resolution displays.
Redesigned MacBook Pro models offer improved connectivity. All models have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ports. Some models have SDXC card slots that allow you to read digital camera memory cards. Retina Display MacBook Pro models now have Thunderbolt ports as well as HDMI ports that allow you to daisy-chain six peripherals. An integrated battery is featured in the MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display models.
Powerful quad-core processor
Apple’s new MacBook Pro 17 inch notebook features a quad-core processor. Although the MacBook Pro 17 inch looks similar to its predecessors it has many significant improvements. In the early 2011 models, the company dropped the Core i3 processor and replaced it with the cheaper Core i5 CPU. The 17-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive and features a quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 CPU. You can also purchase a Core i7 processor running at 2.3GHz.
The new MacBook Pros come with a quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU and up to 1GB video memory. Thunderbolt ports on the new MacBook Pros enable data transfers of up to 10Gbps as well as audio and video connections. New MacBook Pros include a FaceTime HD camera that records at 720p resolution. Gamers will find a lot of value in the new MacBook Pros.
Three USB-C/Thunderbolt ports
Three USB-C/Thunderbolt ports are available on the Macbook 17 inch if you’re a Mac user. Thunderbolt, a new core connector, brings all of the power of your computer to one port. Thunderbolt 3 speeds allow you to connect more than your computer to peripherals. Thunderbolt 3 has four times as much bandwidth than USB 3.1. It can also drive larger and faster external hard drives, speakers, and monitors. Thunderbolt 3 will also work with Type-C regular devices.
Thunderbolt, despite its name, isn’t quite as fast as USB C. Thunderbolt 3 is able to drive two 4K displays using one cable, while USB-C can only support one display. A Thunderbolt 3 computer can daisy chain up to six devices, depending on the host device. Thunderbolt 3 can use one power supply to power its ports. However, the port with the highest power consumption can be used to power more than one device.
It can be frustrating to have your Macbook 17-inch speakers not working properly. Fortunately, there are many easy solutions. Resetting the NVRAM (or Non-Volatile Random Access Memory) is a simple task. Turn off your laptop, and then hold the Option-Command -P+R keys for 30 seconds. Next, restart the laptop to check if the speakers are working again.
You’ll be surprised at the results of replacing the speaker in your Macbook 17-inch. First, you should note that sound quality will be affected. The mid-frequency range will be less clear if one of the speakers has been damaged. The diminished low-end can be covered by a second, fully functional speaker. The results may not be as desirable if the speakers are damaged.
Apple’s claims about battery life are based upon two scenarios: wireless productivity and 50% brightness. However, these tests have created confusion. The following “real-world” testing methods can help you determine the battery life of your Macbook. Compare the results to determine the battery life. You can also replace the battery if the battery lasts less than you would like.
The MacBook Pro 17″ features a 95-watt-hour lithium polymer battery. Engineers designed the battery to last for up to five years, and to provide eight hours of light usage. Although the laptop’s battery life is remarkable for a laptop it is not long-lasting. In light usage, the MacBook Pro’s battery can last for approximately five hours. Windows 7 users will still love the battery life of the MacBook Pro.