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Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz - 17" TFT

Carved from a single block of aluminum, the MacBook Pro is a true engineering achievement. Its patented unibody enclosure is the product of precise ma...

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Excellent

ProHuge, High res display. Very quick, great processo...

ConsNo unibody design, some features only available on...

Let me be frank. 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...

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Excellent

ProGreat design, Great power, speed and performance

ConsBulky, 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...

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Super

ProFast, only a few viruses, big screen

ConsDoesnt 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...

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Super

ProPower, graphics, memory

ConsAirport 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...

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Excellent

“simply amazing”

published 01/04/2010

ProFast processing, bright screen, long battery life

ConsGets hot when you have brightest setting on for a ...

I have two laptops, one which runs on windows 7 and one with OSX and one of the two exceeds the criteria of a good system. Both the mac and the PC running windows have great features, HOWEVER, the mac is way faster running multiple processes, more creative in photos and whatnot. And now that you...

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Excellent

“My Macbook pro”

published 24/02/2010

ProQuick boot up speed

Consdvd drive

I have purchased one of these for taking with me to uni, in all i am quite impressed with it. The speed it takes is incredible, boots up really quick all ready for you to start work. There are many features on the mac which are quite good although the did buy the expansion pack which enabled me...

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published 22/11/2009

what is the size of rhw sxeen?
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published 26/07/2010

If you are asking what size is the screen, it's 17 inches diagonally, so that means from top to bottom going across... And when they 17, hey dont mean 15 with 2 inches of plastic, they mean 17... Hope that helps ;)

Not for me

ProLooks

ConsUNRELIABLE

My 6 years of hell with Apple: FOR THE RECORD i HAVE A 2.16 GHZ 17' PRO (2006) I spent (wasted) £2000 on a Powerbook - lasted 1 week. Replacement had flickering screen and other issues. "Upgraded" to Macbook Pro then my problems really started. Worst being SPIKING CPU / SAFARI /FLASH EXCESSIVELY...

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Product Information : Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz - 17" TFT

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.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple MacBook Pro - 17" - Core 2 Duo - MacOS X 10.5 - 2 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: MacOS X 10.5

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz / 6 MB Cache

Memory: 2 GB DDR2

Storage: 250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD-Writer DL

Display: 17" 1680 x 1050 / WSXGA+

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512 MB GDDR3

Networking: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet

Battery: Up to 4.5 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 39.2 cm x 26.5 cm x 2.6 cm

Weight: 3.1 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: MB166B/A

Product 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

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:

Storage

Main Storage: 250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±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: 802.11a/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 USB 2.0 - 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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