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

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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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published 31/08/2008 | innermostcoffe
Member since : 31/08/2008
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Pro Fast, only a few viruses, big screen
Cons Doesnt run all PC apps
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Comfort & Portability
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"Awesome computer with slight disadvatanges"

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, some applications would quit randomly which was really annoying. That was why i only rated it 4 star instead of 5 star. The memory and the size of the screen are awesome for games and also movies and music. I highly recommend this computer.

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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



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


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:


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)


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


Type: Trackpad, backlit keyboard

Features: Multi-touch touchpad


Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet


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 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


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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