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... I tell you this because Apple try to "screw you over" somewhat, as they offer three different models of the MBP. Let me explain. There are two versions of the 15.4" model, the second one having a 2.5GHz processor and a 250GB hard drive. The other difference you might notice if you look ... Read review

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Community Level 4HungryHung...

HungryHungarian

The Happy Maccy Chappy

AdvantagesHigh speed, gorgeous, and easy to use

DisadvantagesPrice, operating temperature

"...I tell you this because Apple try to "screw you over" somewhat, as they offer three different models of the MBP. Let me explain. There are two versions of the 15.4" model, the second one having a 2.5GHz processor and a 250GB hard drive. The other difference you might notice if you look closely is that the processor cache size is 6MB not 3MB. Six is a bigger number than three, so the smaller one must be rubbish! This difference had me confused for ..." Read review
29.05.2008

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Community Level 1turnipeater1

turnipeater1

Mac > PC?...

AdvantagesBeautiful design, packed with features, light up keyboard

DisadvantagesCan get quite hot

"...I walked into my Local Apple Store... The first thing that struck me when I saw the MacBook Pro was just how well it was crafted and how pretty it looked. The case is made from brushed aluminium with the iconic light-up Apple logo on the top. Each corner is smoothly curved and there are no un necessary stickers or wording to clutter up the style. The keyboard sits beautifully between two speakers lights up when it gets dark, sensing the ambient ..." Read review
27.07.2008

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MacBook pro, Quality speaks itself.

Advantagesexcellent graphics, design with classic look

DisadvantagesPrice is slightly higher

"Apple MacBook Pro MB133B/A *** Something about background and history Apple MacBook pro notebooks are most popular available notebooks in the world with its superb graphics and eye catching design and look. Apple has always won the war of IT and computing market by launching superb product time to time. First they introduced iPod and it has change the way of music. After that in notebook line PowerBook was launched and it got huge popularity among ..." Read review
12.10.2008

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Community Level 1LittleChar...

LittleCharlie85

Ideal for photographers!

AdvantagesFantastic screen for working on images. Love the aluminum case.

DisadvantagesGets hot. Lacks a slot for memory cards.

"...so happy with my first apple computer product that it has persuaded me to drop several thousand pounds on a desktop machine - they must be getting something right! The only thing it is really missing, is a built in slot for memory cards into the case, or even space to insert a card to allow this functionality. If it had this, it would be an absolutely perfect machine. ..." Read review
14.12.2008

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Community Level 1x-Kayweee-x

x-Kayweee-x

Review of Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 DUe

AdvantagesMost points are advantages, excellent laptop!!

Disadvantagescan be difficult with compatibility when dowloading, doesn't work with 4OD

"...point presentations etc. make the Apple Macbook Pro stand out amongst other brands. It has bluetooth for easy connection with your mobile phone which can come in handy, regular update alerts which have been suprisingly useful. The safari internet server is very well set out and easy to use. As a student with lots of essays to write and passages and reports to download from the internet, it was important to me for my laptop to have a system that would ..." Read review
19.08.2008

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Manufacturer's product description

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-don't sleep indicator, no detail is unaccounted for. The end result is a notebook that's 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. 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 you're watching a movie or making one, you've got the perfect canvas. The ultrathin, seamless glass enclosure makes the display strong and durable. And because it's power efficient and free of mercury and arsenic, this display is greener than ever. Each MacBook Pro comes standard with a large hard drive, so there's plenty of room for your photo libraries, video projects, and files. MacBook Pro also features ample high-speed memory, so you can run more applications at once and quickly access your data and media. Powered by the most advanced mobile processors from Intel, the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro is over 50% faster than the original Core Duo MacBook Pro and supports up to 4GB of RAM. The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT delivers exceptional graphics processing power. Featuring 802.11n wireless technology, the MacBook Pro delivers up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of previous-generation technologies. Quickly set up a videoconference with the built-in iSight camera. Control presentations and media from up to 30 feet away with the included Apple Remote. Connect to high-bandwidth peripherals with FireWire 800 and DVI. Innovations such as a magnetic power connection and an illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor put the MacBook Pro in a class by itself.

General

MPN MA896B/A
System Type Notebook
Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.5

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 4 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Front Side Bus 800 MHz

Memory

RAM 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB )
Max RAM Supported 4 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Speed 667 MHz / PC2-5300
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Slots Qty 2
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Empty Slots 0

Storage

Hard Drive 160 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Interface Serial ATA-150
Optical Drive DVDRW (R DL) - fixed
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 10x (CD) / 4x (DVDRW)

Display

Type 15.4"
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
Widescreen Yes
Features Ambient light sensor

Audio & video

Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Camera Integrated webcam
Sound Stereo speakers , microphone

Input

Type Trackpad, backlit keyboard

Communications

Wireless Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet

Battery

Technology Lithium polymer
Capacity 60 Wh
Run Time Up to 6 hours

Ac adapter

Input AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & expansion

Slots 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free ) 2 x memory ( 0 free )
Interfaces 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) 1 x IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 1 x display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital (dual link) 1 x audio - SPDIF input/line-in - mini-phone 3.5 mm / TOS Link 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones - mini-phone 3.5 mm / TOS Link 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

Software

Software Included Apple QuickTime, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Photo Booth, iWork '08 (Trial), Aperture (Trial), Apple iLife '08, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine

Miscellaneous

Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), keyboard light
Included Accessories Remote control
Cables Included DVI-VGA adapter
Localization English / United Kingdom

Dimensions & weight

Width 35.8 cm
Depth 24.4 cm
Height 2.6 cm
Weight 2.5 kg

Environmental standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 10 C
Max Operating Temperature 35 C
Humidity Range Operating 0 - 90%

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