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... I am a fan of Apple computer. This is no secret. I love more or less everything they do, and although I hope to be objective, here, you are reading the review of a card carrying member of the Cult of Mac. I had heard that apple had been prepping a redesign to the MacBook pro line for some ... Read review

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Community Level 2bitesizepa...

bitesizepankakes

Old design hides great new features

AdvantagesHuge, High res display. Very quick, great processor, ram, high capacity HDD

DisadvantagesNo unibody design, some features only available on SMALLER model, Still no Blu-Ray

"...I am a fan of Apple computer. This is no secret. I love more or less everything they do, and although I hope to be objective, here, you are reading the review of a card carrying member of the Cult of Mac. I had heard that apple had been prepping a redesign to the MacBook pro line for some time, and had held off on purchasing my new macbook pro until this happened. Sadly, the updates came, and the 17 inch top end model was not part of the refresh. ..." Read review
18.11.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Great computer offering quality and performance...

AdvantagesGreat design, Great power, speed and performance

DisadvantagesBulky, marks easily, US keyboard, no left click

"I have had the pleasure of recently acquiring one of these babies for a project I have been working on involving video editing. Prior to this I have never really been a Mac user and have always trusted pc's and Windows to take care of my computing needs. I think it is now safe to say that I have been almost fully converted over to the Mac! The Macbook Pro is simply a wonder to use, with great battery life lasting around 4 hours on a full charge ..." Read review
25.07.2010

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Community Level 1thebard

thebard

Apple = overpriced unreliable garbage

AdvantagesLooks

DisadvantagesUNRELIABLE

"...I said I had an Apple product for him and he said: "oh you got an ipod for me"... ..." Read review
07.03.2012

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Community Level 1innermostc...

innermostcoffe

Awesome computer with slight disadvatanges

AdvantagesFast, only a few viruses, big screen

DisadvantagesDoesnt run all PC apps

"This was a great computer that i used to replace a dell desktop. It runs super fast and doesnt get all the spyware and the viruses that my old computer would get. I had probably got 30 virus a year with my dell, but with this, i have only gotten three in the last two years. The only issues with the mac that i have is that it does not run all the applications that a PC will run but it still has plenty of great applications. When i first had it though, ..." Read review
31.08.2008

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Community Level 1kartoonie

kartoonie

Apple Macbook user for 3 years

AdvantagesPower, graphics, memory

DisadvantagesAirport breaks, over heating

"Apple make good products, and i've enjoyed the use of each and everyone I have used. However using this product now for multiple years I have found that it can be severely limited. After about a years use the Airport fails to work for longer than an hour, I believe this to be a heating problem which has been confirmed by a few other apple mac owners. Secondly the hard drives are slow and cannot handle much data, once used to a certain extent the ..." Read review
31.08.2010

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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.

General

MPN MB166B/A
System Type Notebook
Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.5

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 6 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Front Side Bus 800 MHz
Features Streaming SIMD extensions 4

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
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Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 0

Storage

Hard Drive 250 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 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)

Display

Type 17"
Resolution 1680 x 1050 ( WSXGA+ )
Widescreen Yes
Features Ambient light sensor

Audio & video

Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Camera Integrated webcam
Sound Stereo speakers , microphone

Input

Type Trackpad, backlit keyboard
Features Multi-touch touchpad

Communications

Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet

Battery

Technology Lithium polymer
Capacity 68 Wh
Run Time Up to 4.5 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) 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 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 display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital (dual link) 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

Software

Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Apple QuickTime, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Photo Booth, Apple iLife '08, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine

Miscellaneous

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

Dimensions & weight

Width 39.2 cm
Depth 26.5 cm
Height 2.6 cm
Weight 3.1 kg

Environmental standards

EPEAT Compliant EPEAT Gold
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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