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[24] Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2006)

MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 15"

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 15"
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 15-Inch features a 2.16 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7400), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 1.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 120 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and a 6X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive (compared to a single-layer drive in earlier 15-inch models). It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 TFT active-matrix display (glossy display option available).

Like the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro models, this model has the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera, and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the Core 2 Duo models support 802.11n as well as 802.11g after a firmware update), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out. However, the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" models also added a single Firewire "800" port, much to the delight of videographers.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the MacBook Pro models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 15"

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 15"
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 15-Inch features a 2.33 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7600), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 120 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and a 6X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive (compared to a single-layer drive in earlier 15-inch models). It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 TFT active-matrix display (glossy display option available).

Like the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro models, this model has the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera, and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the Core 2 Duo models support 802.11n as well as 802.11g after a firmware update), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out. However, the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" models also added a single Firewire "800" port, much to the delight of videographers.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the MacBook Pro models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17"

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17"
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17-Inch features a 2.33 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7600), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 160 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 17" widescreen 1680x1050 TFT active-matrix display (glossy display option available).

Like the original 17-inch MacBook Pro model, this model has the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera, and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the Core 2 Duo models support 802.11n as well as 802.11g after a firmware update), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out of the original 17-inch model.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the MacBook Pro models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 24, 2006
Discontinued Date: June 5, 2007
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.16:2774
2.33-15:2969
2.33-17:2950
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.16:3130
2.33-15:3345
2.33-17:3339
  • 2.16,2.33-15:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.33-17:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.16:1039
2.33-15:1102
2.33-17:1072
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.16:1808
2.33-15:1891
2.33-17:1823
  • 2.16,2.33-15:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.33-17:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.16:1236
2.33-15:1324
2.33-17:N/A
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.16:2229
2.33-15:2283
2.33-17:N/A
  • 2.16,2.33-15:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.33-17:When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.16:2.16 GHz
2.33-15,2.33-17:2.33 GHz
Processor Type: 2.16:Core 2 Duo (T7400)
2.33-15,2.33-17:Core 2 Duo (T7600)
  • 2.16:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7400) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" models compared to the "Core Duo" systems?
  • 2.33-15,2.33-17:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" models compared to the "Core Duo" systems?
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: N/A
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
System Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.16:2.16 GHz (Built-in)
2.33-15,2.33-17:2.33 GHz (Built-in)
  • 667 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 32-Bit
  • Also see: Does the MacBook Pro have a ROM or BIOS?
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 4 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz
  • Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the MacBook Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support?
Standard RAM: 2.16:1 GB
2.33-15,2.33-17:2 GB
Maximum RAM: 4 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Radeon X1600
VRAM Type: GDDR3 SDRAM
  • 2.16:The ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
  • 2.33-15,2.33-17:The ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
Standard VRAM: 2.16:128 MB
2.33-15,2.33-17:256 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2.16:128 MB
2.33-15,2.33-17:256 MB
Built-in Display: 2.16,2.33-15:15.4" Widescreen
2.33-17:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2.16,2.33-15:1440x900
2.33-17:1680x1050
  • 2.16,2.33-15:15.4" color "matte" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. A "glossy" display also was available as a custom configuration.

    Apple reports that the system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio, [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
  • 2.33-17:17.0" color "matte" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1680 by 1050 native resolution. A "glossy" display also was available by custom order.

    Apple reports that the system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
Standard Storage: 2.16,2.33-15:120 GB HDD
2.33-17:160 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 5400 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (9.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
  • This model supports a single SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 2.16,2.33-15:6X DL "SuperDrive"
2.33-17:8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 2.16,2.33-15:Apple reports that the 6X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "6x DVD-R and DVD+R; 4x DVD+RW and DVD-RW; 2.4x DVD+R DL (double layer); 24x CD-R; [and] 10x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD+RW, DVD-RW; 4x DVD+R DL (double layer); [and] 24x CD."
  • 2.33-17:Apple reports that the 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, and DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW; 4x DVD+R (double layer), 24x CD-R; [and] 16x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW; DVD+R DL (double layer); [and] 24x CD."
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • An external Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was offered for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 2.16,2.33-15:2 (2.0)
2.33-17:3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 2.16,2.33-15:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
  • 2.33-17:Three 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: ExpressCard/34
Expansion Bays: None
  • One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.

    Also see: What is ExpressCard/34? Is it compatible with PC Cards?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards as well as external expansion options and accessories including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of ExpressCard/34 cards in addition to external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." It also includes a fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences".

    The trackpad supports "two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag".
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 2.16,2.33-15:MacBook Pro
2.33-17:MacBook Pro 17"
Apple Order No: 2.16:MA609LL
2.33-15:MA610LL
2.33-17:MA611LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Core 2 Duo/Late 2006
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 2.16,2.33-15:A1211 (EMC 2120)
2.33-17:A1212 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: 2.16,2.33-15:MacBookPro2,2
2.33-17:MacBookPro2,1
  • 2.16,2.33-15:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1211 Model Number, the 2120 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro2,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.33-17:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1212 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 2.16,2.33-15:60 W h Li-Poly
2.33-17:68 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life: 2.16,2.33-15:5 Hours
2.33-17:5.5 Hours
Pre-Installed MacOS: 2.16,2.33-15:X 10.4.8 (8N1037)
2.33-17:X 10.4.8 (8N1051)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.7.5
  • 2.16:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. However, although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.
  • 2.33-15,2.33-17:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion." However, although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: Vista (32-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit version of these operating systems with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 2.16,2.33-15:1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6
2.33-17:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4
Avg. Weight: 2.16,2.33-15:5.6 lbs. (2.54 kg)
2.33-17:6.8 lbs. (3.1 kg)
  • 2.16,2.33-15:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 35.7 cm, 24.3 cm).
  • 2.33-17:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 39.2 cm, 26.5 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.16:US$1999
2.33-15:US$2499
2.33-17:US$2799
Est. Current Retail: 2.16,2.33-15:US$250-US$350
2.33-17:US$400-US$550
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[17] Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2007)

MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15" (SR) (Mid 2007)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15" (SR)
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15-Inch (Santa Rosa) features a 2.2 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7500), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 120 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a new heralded "mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit" 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 "matte" or "glossy" TFT active-matrix display.

With the exception of the display, the 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" MacBook Pro models effectively are externally identical to the previously released "Core 2 Duo" systems -- with the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera (although it is an unadvertised 1.3 megapixels), and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the "Santa Rosa" models have 802.11n enabled by default), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

Internally, however, the "Santa Rosa" models use a more advanced architecture with a faster frontside bus (800 MHz compared to 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity (4 GB instead of 3 GB), a faster graphics processor (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT instead of the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600), and superior power management (including a dynamically adjustable frontside bus, which when combined with the backlit LED display on 15-inch models results in an extra hour of estimated battery life). The 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" systems also have a slightly faster dual-layer SuperDrive (8X compared to 6X).

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (SR) (Mid 2007)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (SR)
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15-Inch (Santa Rosa) features a 2.4 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7700), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 160 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a new heralded "mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit" 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 "matte" or "glossy" TFT active-matrix display.

WIth the exception of the display, the 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" MacBook Pro models effectively are identical externally to the previously released "Core 2 Duo" systems -- with the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera (although it is an unadvertised 1.3 megapixels), and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the "Santa Rosa" models have 802.11n enabled by default), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

Internally, however, the "Santa Rosa" models use a more advanced architecture with a faster frontside bus (800 MHz compared to 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity (4 GB instead of 3 GB), a faster graphics processor (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT instead of the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600), and superior power management (including a dynamically adjustable frontside bus, which when combined with the backlit LED display on 15-inch models results in an extra hour of estimated battery life). The 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" systems also have a slightly faster dual-layer SuperDrive (8X compared to 6X).

Beginning November 1, 2007, Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7800) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17" (SR) (Mid 2007)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17" (SR)
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17-Inch (Santa Rosa) features a 2.4 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7700), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 160 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 17" widescreen "matte" or "glossy" CCFL-backlit 1680x1050 TFT active-matrix display (a higher-resolution 1920x1200 display also is available by custom configuration).

Externally, the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17-Inch (Santa Rosa) effectively is identical to the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17" that it replaced -- with the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera (although it is an unadvertised 1.3 megapixels), and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the "Santa Rosa" model supports 802.11n by default), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

Internally, however, the "Santa Rosa" model uses a more advanced architecture with a faster frontside bus (800 MHz compared to 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity (4 GB instead of 3 GB), a faster graphics processor (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT instead of the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600), and superior power management (including a dynamically adjustable frontside bus, which results in an extra fifteen minutes of estimated battery life).

Beginning November 1, 2007, Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7800) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

Please note that unlike the 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" models, the 17-Inch system has a traditional CCFL backlit display rather than an LED-backlit display.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: June 5, 2007
Discontinued Date: February 26, 2008
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2007.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.2:2901
2.4-15,2.4-17:3100
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.2:3225
2.4-15,2.4-17:3463
  • Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.2:1059
2.4-15,2.4-17:1102
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.2:1752
2.4-15,2.4-17:1827
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.2:1213
2.4-15,2.4-17:1307
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.2:2054
2.4-15,2.4-17:2225
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.2:2.2 GHz
2.4-15,2.4-17:2.4 GHz
Processor Type: 2.2:Core 2 Duo (T7500)
2.4-15,2.4-17:Core 2 Duo (T7700)
  • 2.2:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7500) 65 nm "Merom" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models compared to the "Core 2 Duo" models that they replaced?
  • 2.4-15,2.4-17:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7700) 65 nm "Merom" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models compared to the "Core 2 Duo" models that they replaced?
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: 2.2:N/A
2.4-15,2.4-17:2.6 GHz
  • 2.2:N/A
  • 2.4-15:Beginning November 1, 2007, Apple additionally offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7800) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.4-17:Beginning November 1, 2007, Apple additionally offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7800) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
System Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.2:2.2 GHz (Built-in)
2.4-15,2.4-17:2.4 GHz (Built-in)
  • 800 MHz frontside bus. The system bus in this model can be dynamically "downclocked" to conserve battery life.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
  • Also see: Does the MacBook Pro have a ROM or BIOS?
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 4 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz
  • Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the MacBook Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support?
Standard RAM: 2 GB
Maximum RAM: 6 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: GeForce 8600M GT
VRAM Type: GDDR3 SDRAM
  • 2.2:The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
  • 2.4-15,2.4-17:The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
Standard VRAM: 2.2:128 MB
2.4-15,2.4-17:256 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2.2:128 MB
2.4-15,2.4-17:256 MB
Built-in Display: 2.2,2.4-15:15.4" Widescreen
2.4-17:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2.2,2.4-15:1440x900
2.4-17:1680x1050
  • 2.2,2.4-15:15.4" color "matte" or "glossy" "mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution.

    Apple reports that the system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio, [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
  • 2.4-17:17.0" color "matte" or "glossy" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1680 by 1050 native resolution. Apple reports that the default display also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched".

    *A higher-resolution 1920x1200 display also was available by custom order. Apple reports that this display additionally supports "1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched".
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
Standard Storage: 2.2:120 GB HDD
2.4-15,2.4-17:160 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 5400 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (9.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
  • This model supports a single SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD."
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • An external Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was offered for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 2.2,2.4-15:2 (2.0)
2.4-17:3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 2.2,2.4-15:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
  • 2.4-17:Three 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: ExpressCard/34
Expansion Bays: None
  • One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.

    Also see: What is ExpressCard/34? Is it compatible with PC Cards?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards as well as external expansion options and accessories including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of ExpressCard/34 cards in addition to external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." It also includes a fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences".

    The trackpad supports "two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag".
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 2.2,2.4-15:MacBook Pro
2.4-17:MacBook Pro 17"
Apple Order No: 2.2:MA895LL
2.4-15:MA896LL
2.4-17:MA897LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 2.2,2.4-15:Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz
2.4-17:Mid/Late 2007, 2.4GHz
  • 2.2:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 2.4-15:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.

    *Apple formally refers to this system as a member of the "15-Inch 2.4/2.2GHz" series but users commonly call it "Santa Rosa" referring to Intel's board design or "Mid-2007" referring to its release date.
  • 2.4-17:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.

    *Apple formally refers to this system as the "17-Inch 2.4GHz" but users commonly call it "Santa Rosa" referring to Intel's board design or "Mid-2007" referring to its release date.
Apple Model No: 2.2,2.4-15:A1226 (EMC 2136)
2.4-17:A1229 (EMC 2137)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
  • 2.2,2.4-15:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1226 Model Number, the 2136 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.4-17:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1229 Model Number, the 2137 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 2.2,2.4-15:60 W h Li-Poly
2.4-17:68 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life: 2.2,2.4-15:6 Hours
2.4-17:5.75 Hours
  • 2.2,2.4-15:Apple estimates six hours of battery life, but notes that this "depends on configuration and use."

    Also see: How long is the battery life of the MacBook Pro in real-world tests?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
  • 2.4-17:Apple estimates 5.75 hours of battery life, but notes that this "depends on configuration and use."

    Also see: How long is the battery life of the MacBook Pro in real-world tests?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.4.9 (8Q1058)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x
  • This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" although it does not support the AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap features. It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Captian," but no advanced features are supported. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," either. It does support "OpenCL" and Grand Central Dispatch, though. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please also note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 2.2,2.4-15:1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6
2.4-17:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4
Avg. Weight: 2.2,2.4-15:5.4 lbs. (2.45 kg)
2.4-17:6.8 lbs. (3.08 kg)
  • 2.2,2.4-15:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 35.7 cm, 24.3 cm).
  • 2.4-17:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 39.2 cm, 26.5 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.2:US$1999
2.4-15:US$2499
2.4-17:US$2799
Est. Current Retail: 2.2:US$425-US$625
2.4-15:US$450-US$650
2.4-17:US$500-US$650
  • 2.2:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 2.4-15,2.4-17:Beginning November 1, 2007, Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7800) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[4] Apple MacBook Pro (Early 2008)

MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (Early 2008)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (08)
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.4 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T8300), with two independent processor "cores", a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 200 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and an antiglare LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 active-matrix display (a glossy display was available via build-to-order).

With the exception of the keyboard -- which retains the "ambient lighting" capability but eliminates the "embedded numeric keypad", replaces the "enter" key next to the right-hand "command" key with a second option key, and has a different function key mapping -- and the trackpad -- which adds support for "multi-touch gesturing" (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag) -- the 15-Inch "Early 2008/Penryn" MacBook Pro models effectively are externally identical compared to the previously released "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" systems. The "MagSafe" power connector and integrated iSight video camera also remain (the previously bundled Apple Remote is a US$19 extra).

Connectivity likewise includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out (Bluetooth has been upgraded to the 2.1+EDR standard).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" models use modestly faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the "Mid-2007 Santa Rosa" series -- larger 6 MB level 2 caches (on the 2.5 GHz and faster models, compared to 4 MB caches on their predecessors, albeit the 2.4 GHz model has a 3 MB cache), more video memory (256 MB or 512 MB, compared to 128 MB or 256 MB), and larger stock hard drives.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 15" (Early 2008)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 15" (08)
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 15-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.5 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T9300), with two independent processor "cores", a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 250 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and an antiglare LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 active-matrix display (a glossy display is available via build-to-order).

With the exception of the keyboard -- which retains the "ambient lighting" capability but eliminates the "embedded numeric keypad", replaces the "enter" key next to the right-hand "command" key with a second option key, and has a different function key mapping -- and the trackpad -- which adds support for "multi-touch gesturing" (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag) -- the 15-Inch "Early 2008/Penryn" MacBook Pro models effectively are externally identical compared to the previously released "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" systems. The "MagSafe" power connector and integrated iSight video camera also remain (the previously bundled Apple Remote is a US$19 extra).

Connectivity likewise includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out (Bluetooth has been upgraded to the 2.1+EDR standard).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" models use modestly faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the "Mid-2007 Santa Rosa" series -- larger 6 MB level 2 caches (on the 2.5 GHz and faster models, compared to 4 MB caches on their predecessors, albeit the 2.4 GHz model has a 3 MB cache), more video memory (256 MB or 512 MB, compared to 128 MB or 256 MB), and larger stock hard drives.

Apple also offers this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" (Early 2008)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" (08)
The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 15-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T9500), with two independent processor "cores", a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 250 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and an antiglare LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 active-matrix display (a glossy display is available via build-to-order).

With the exception of the keyboard -- which retains the "ambient lighting" capability but eliminates the "embedded numeric keypad", replaces the "enter" key next to the right-hand "command" key with a second option key, and has a different function key mapping -- and the trackpad -- which adds support for "multi-touch gesturing" (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag) -- the 15-Inch "Early 2008/Penryn" MacBook Pro models effectively are externally identical compared to the previously released "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" systems. The "MagSafe" power connector and integrated iSight video camera also remain (the previously bundled Apple Remote is a US$19 extra).

Connectivity likewise includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out (Bluetooth has been upgraded to the 2.1+EDR standard).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" models use modestly faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the "Mid-2007 Santa Rosa" series -- larger 6 MB level 2 caches (on the 2.5 GHz and faster models, compared to 4 MB caches on their predecessors, albeit the 2.4 GHz model has a 3 MB cache), more video memory (256 MB or 512 MB, compared to 128 MB or 256 MB), and larger stock hard drives.

Apple also offers this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 17" (Early 2008)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 17" (08)
The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 17-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.5 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T9300), with two independent processor "cores", a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (4 GB starting October 14, 2008) , a 250 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology (320 GB starting October 14, 2008), and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and an antiglare CCFL-backlit 17" widescreen 1680x1050 active-matrix display (a glossy display was offered via build-to-order at no extra cost, and a higher resolution LED-backlit 1920x1200 display also was offered for an extra US$100).

With the exception of the keyboard -- which retains the "ambient lighting" capability but eliminates the "embedded numeric keypad", replaces the "enter" key next to the right-hand "command" key with a second option key, and has a different function key mapping -- and the trackpad -- which adds support for "multi-touch gesturing" (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag) -- the 17-Inch "Early 2008/Penryn" MacBook Pro effectively is externally identical compared to the previously released "MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17-Inch (Mid-2007/Santa Rosa) that it replaced. The "MagSafe" power connector and integrated iSight video camera also remain (the previously bundled Apple Remote is a US$19 extra).

Connectivity likewise includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out (Bluetooth has been upgraded to the 2.1+EDR standard).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" models use modestly faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the "Mid-2007 Santa Rosa" series -- larger 6 MB level 2 caches (on the 2.5 GHz and faster models, compared to 4 MB caches on their predecessors, albeit the 2.4 GHz model has a 3 MB cache), more video memory (256 MB or 512 MB, compared to 128 MB or 256 MB), and larger stock hard drives.

Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 17" (Early 2008)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 17" (08)
The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 17-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 17-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 17-Inch (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T9500), with two independent processor "cores", a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (4 GB starting October 14, 2008) , a 250 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology (320 GB starting October 14, 2008), and an 8X dual-layer DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and an antiglare CCFL-backlit 17" widescreen 1680x1050 active-matrix display (a glossy display was offered via build-to-order at no extra cost, and a higher resolution LED-backlit 1920x1200 display also was offered for an extra US$100).

With the exception of the keyboard -- which retains the "ambient lighting" capability but eliminates the "embedded numeric keypad", replaces the "enter" key next to the right-hand "command" key with a second option key, and has a different function key mapping -- and the trackpad -- which adds support for "multi-touch gesturing" (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag) -- the 17-Inch "Early 2008/Penryn" MacBook Pro effectively is externally identical compared to the previously released "MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17-Inch (Mid-2007/Santa Rosa) that it replaced. The "MagSafe" power connector and integrated iSight video camera also remain (the previously bundled Apple Remote is a US$19 extra).

Connectivity likewise includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out (Bluetooth has been upgraded to the 2.1+EDR standard).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" models use modestly faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the "Mid-2007 Santa Rosa" series -- larger 6 MB level 2 caches (on the 2.5 GHz and faster models, compared to 4 MB caches on their predecessors, albeit the 2.4 GHz model has a 3 MB cache), more video memory (256 MB or 512 MB, compared to 128 MB or 256 MB), and larger stock hard drives.

Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:February 26, 2008
2.5-17,2.6-17:February 26, 2008
Discontinued Date: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:October 14, 2008
2.5-17,2.6-17:January 6, 2009
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
  • 2.5-17:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    *On October 14, 2008, Apple boosted the standard RAM to 4 GB and the hard drive to 320 GB, but kept the same Order Number for this model.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
  • 2.6-17:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    *On October 14, 2008, Apple boosted the standard RAM to 4 GB and the hard drive to 320 GB.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
Processors: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:64-Bit
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.4:3170
2.5-15:3287
2.6-15:3397
2.5-17:3287
2.6-17:3397
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.4:3591
2.5-15:3712
2.6-15:3744
2.5-17:3712
2.6-17:3744
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.4:1220
2.5-15:1291
2.6-15:1395
2.5-17:1291
2.6-17:1395
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.4:2099
2.5-15:2244
2.6-15:2461
2.5-17:2244
2.6-17:2461
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.4:1411
2.5-15:1323
2.6-15:1528
2.5-17:1323
2.6-17:1528
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.4:2473
2.5-15:2318
2.6-15:2707
2.5-17:2318
2.6-17:2707
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.4:2.4 GHz
2.5-15:2.5 GHz
2.6-15:2.6 GHz
2.5-17:2.5 GHz
2.6-17:2.6 GHz
Processor Type: 2.4:Core 2 Duo (T8300)
2.5-15:Core 2 Duo (T9300)
2.6-15:Core 2 Duo (T9500)
2.5-17:Core 2 Duo (T9300)
2.6-17:Core 2 Duo (T9500)
  • 2.4:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T8300) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models compared to the "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?
  • 2.5-15:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T9300) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models compared to the "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?
  • 2.6-15:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models compared to the "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?
  • 2.5-17:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T9300) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models compared to the "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?
  • 2.6-17:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Early 2008/Penryn" models compared to the "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models that they replaced?
Turbo Boost: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:N/A
Custom Speeds: 2.4:N/A
2.5-15:2.6 GHz
2.6-15:N/A
2.5-17:2.6 GHz
2.6-17:N/A
  • 2.4:N/A
  • 2.5-15:Apple additionally offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.6-15:N/A
  • 2.5-17:Apple additionally offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.6-17:N/A
Processor Upgrade: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Soldered
FPU: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Integrated
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
System Bus Speed: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:800 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.4:2.4 GHz (Built-in)
2.5-15:2.5 GHz (Built-in)
2.6-15:2.6 GHz (Built-in)
2.5-17:2.5 GHz (Built-in)
2.6-17:2.6 GHz (Built-in)
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:800 MHz frontside bus. The system bus in this model can be dynamically "downclocked" to conserve battery life.
ROM/Firmware Type: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:EFI
EFI Architecture: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:64-Bit
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Also see: Does the MacBook Pro have a ROM or BIOS?
L1 Cache: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 2.4:3 MB (on chip)
2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:6 MB (on chip)
  • 2.4:Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
  • 2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Includes a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:667 MHz
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the MacBook Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support?
Standard RAM: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:2 GB
2.5-17,2.6-17:2 GB, 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:6 GB
2.5-17,2.6-17:6 GB*
Motherboard RAM: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:None
RAM Slots: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:2
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:N/A
Video Card: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:GeForce 8600M GT
VRAM Type: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:GDDR3 SDRAM
  • 2.4:The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
  • 2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
Standard VRAM: 2.4:256 MB
2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:512 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2.4:256 MB
2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:512 MB
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:N/A
Built-in Display: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:15.4" Widescreen
2.5-17,2.6-17:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:1440x900
2.5-17,2.6-17:1680x1050
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:15.4" color "antiglare widescreen TFT LED backlit display" with a 1440 by 900 native resolution.

    Apple reports that the system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio, [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
  • 2.5-17,2.6-17:17.0" color "antiglare widescreen TFT display" with a 1680 by 1050 native resolution. Apple reports that the default display also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched".

    *A higher-resolution 1920x1200 LED-backlit "antiglare" or "glossy" display is available by custom order. Apple reports that this display additionally supports "1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched".
2nd Display Support: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:2560x1600
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
Standard Storage: 2.4:200 GB HDD
2.5-15,2.6-15:250 GB HDD
2.5-17,2.6-17:250, 320 GB* HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:5400 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:2.5" (9.5 mm)
Storage Interface: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:This model supports a single SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:None
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Apple reports that the 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD."
Standard Modem: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:None
Standard Ethernet: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:10/100/1000Base-T
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:An external Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was offered for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:2.1+EDR
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:2 (2.0)
2.5-17,2.6-17:3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
  • 2.5-17,2.6-17:Three 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:ExpressCard/34
Expansion Bays: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:None
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.

    Also see: What is ExpressCard/34? Is it compatible with PC Cards?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards as well as external expansion options and accessories including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of ExpressCard/34 cards in addition to external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Incl. Keyboard: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Full-size
Incl. Input: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Trackpad
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)." It also includes a fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences".

    The trackpad features "multi-touch gesture support for precise cursor control; [and] supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities."

    Also see: What is the difference between the "multi-touch gesture" trackpad and the trackpad used in earlier Apple notebooks?
Case Type: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Notebook
Form Factor: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:MacBook Pro
2.5-17,2.6-17:MacBook Pro 17"
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:N/A
Apple Order No: 2.4:MB133LL/A
2.5-15:MB134LL/A
2.6-15:BTO/CTO
2.5-17:MB166LL/A
2.6-17:BTO/CTO
Apple Subfamily: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:Early 2008
2.5-17,2.6-17:Early/Late 2008
  • 2.4:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.

    Apple formally refers to this system as a member of the "Early 2008" series but users commonly call it "Penryn" referring to Intel's processor type.
  • 2.5-15:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 2.6-15:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 15" (Early 2008/Penryn), it does not have its own order number.
  • 2.5-17:MB166LL/A refers to the original configuration with 2 GB of RAM and a 250 GB hard drive. On October 14, 2008, Apple boosted the RAM to 4 GB and the hard drive to 320 GB and assigned the new order number MB766LL/A.
  • 2.6-17:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.5 17" (Early 2008/Penryn), it does not have its own order number.
Apple Model No: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:A1260 (EMC 2198)
2.5-17,2.6-17:A1261 (EMC 2199)
Model ID: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:MacBookPro4,1
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1260 Model Number, the 2198 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro4,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.5-17,2.6-17:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1261 Model Number, the 2199 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro4,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:60 W h Li-Poly
2.5-17,2.6-17:68 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:5 Hours
2.5-17,2.6-17:4.5 Hours
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:For previous MacBook Pro models, Apple provided estimated battery life for usage without wireless, but for the "Early 2008/Penryn" models the company decided to report battery life in terms of "wireless productivity". The company notes that battery life "depends on configuration and use" and the "wireless productivity test measured battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%".

    Also see: How long is the battery life of the MacBook Pro in real-world tests?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
Pre-Installed MacOS: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:X 10.5.2 (9C2018)
Maximum MacOS: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:X 10.11.x
  • 2.4,2.5-15:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" although it does not support the AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap features. It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Captian," but no advanced features are supported. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," either. It does support "OpenCL" and Grand Central Dispatch, though. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please also note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
  • 2.6-15:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" although it does not support the AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap features. It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan", but no advanced features are supported. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," either. It does support "OpenCL" and Grand Central Dispatch, though. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please also note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
  • 2.5-17,2.6-17:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" although it does not support the AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap features. It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Captian," but no advanced features are supported. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," either. It does support "OpenCL" and Grand Central Dispatch, though. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please also note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:7 (64-Bit)
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:None
Windows Support: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Boot/Virtualization
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15,2.5-17,2.6-17:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6
2.5-17,2.6-17:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4
Avg. Weight: 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:5.4 lbs. (2.45 kg)
2.5-17,2.6-17:6.8 lbs. (3.08 kg)
  • 2.4,2.5-15,2.6-15:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 35.7 cm, 24.3 cm).
  • 2.5-17,2.6-17:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 39.2 cm, 26.5 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.4:US$1999
2.5-15:US$2499
2.6-15:US$2749
2.5-17:US$2799
2.6-17:US$3049
Est. Current Retail: 2.4:US$450-US$650
2.5-15:US$500-US$700
2.6-15:US$500-US$750
2.5-17:US$600-US$750
2.6-17:US$600-US$800
  • 2.4:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.
  • 2.5-15:Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.
  • 2.6-15:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.
  • 2.5-17:Apple also offered this model with a 2.6 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9500) processor via custom configuration for an additional US$250. On October 14, 2008, Apple boosted the standard configuration to include 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.
  • 2.6-17:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[544] Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2009,15-inch)

MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 15" (SD)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 15" (SD)
The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 15" (SD - Mid-2009) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.53 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (P8700), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive", a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M "graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory", integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analog audio in/out, a "Mini DisplayPort" that supports an external display at 2560x1600, and an SD card slot. It lacks an ExpressCard/34 slot.

This model uses essentially the same "Unibody" case design -- one milled from a single block of aluminum -- as the previous 15-Inch MacBook Pro models that the "Mid-2009" line replaced, and it has the same backlit keyboard and "no button" glass "multi-touch" trackpad with support for "four finger" gestures and programmable "zones", and a very similar internal architecture, but there are notable differences as well. The "Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro models have an improved display (said to have "60% greater color gamut"), and have a non-swappable battery design that provides 7 hours of battery life (up from 5 hours). They also add the aforementioned SD card slot, but drop the previously standard ExpressCard/34 slot. Also be sure to note that this entry-level model has integrated graphics.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What are the differences between the "SD - Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the "Late 2008/Unibody" MacBook Pro notebooks that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD)
The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD - Mid-2009) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.66 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (P8800), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 320 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive", dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analog audio in/out, a "Mini DisplayPort" that supports an external display at 2560x1600, and an SD card slot. It lacks an ExpressCard/34 slot.

This model uses esentially the same "Unibody" case design -- one milled from a single block of aluminum -- as the previous 15-Inch MacBook Pro models that the "Mid-2009" line replaced, and it has the same backlit keyboard and "no button" glass "multi-touch" trackpad with support for "four finger" gestures and programmable "zones", and a very similar internal architecture, but there are notable differences as well. The "Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro models have an improved display (said to have "60% greater color gamut"), and have a non-swappable battery design that provides 7 hours of battery life (up from 5 hours). They also add the aforementioned SD card slot, but drop the previously standard ExpressCard/34 slot.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What are the differences between the "SD - Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the "Late 2008/Unibody" MacBook Pro notebooks that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" (SD)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" (SD)
The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" (SD - Mid-2009) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.8 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T9600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 500 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive", dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analog audio in/out, a "Mini DisplayPort" that supports an external display at 2560x1600, and an SD card slot. It lacks an ExpressCard/34 slot.

This model uses essentially the same "Unibody" case design -- one milled from a single block of aluminum -- as the previous 15-Inch MacBook Pro models that the "Mid-2009" line replaced, and it has the same backlit keyboard and "no button" glass "multi-touch" trackpad with support for "four finger" gestures and programmable "zones", and a very similar internal architecture, but there are notable differences as well. The "Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro models have an improved display (said to have "60% greater color gamut"), and have a non-swappable battery design that provides 7 hours of battery life (up from 5 hours). They also add the aforementioned SD card slot, but drop the previously standard ExpressCard/34 slot.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What are the differences between the "SD - Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the "Late 2008/Unibody" MacBook Pro notebooks that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 15" (SD)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 15" (SD)
The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 15-Inch (SD - Mid-2009) technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15-Inch (SD - Mid-2009), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 15" (SD - Mid-2009) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 3.06 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T9900), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 500 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive", dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analog audio in/out, a "Mini DisplayPort" that supports an external display at 2560x1600, and an SD card slot. It lacks an ExpressCard/34 slot.

This model uses essentially the same "Unibody" case design -- one milled from a single block of aluminum -- as the previous 15-Inch MacBook Pro models that the "Mid-2009" line replaced, and it has the same backlit keyboard and "no button" glass "multi-touch" trackpad with support for "four finger" gestures and programmable "zones", and a very similar internal architecture, but there are notable differences as well. The "Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro models have an improved display (said to have "60% greater color gamut"), and have a non-swappable battery design that provides 7 hours of battery life (up from 5 hours). They also add the aforementioned SD card slot, but drop the previously standard ExpressCard/34 slot.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models?
  • What are the differences between the "SD - Mid-2009" 15-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models and the "Late 2008/Unibody" MacBook Pro notebooks that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: June 8, 2009
Discontinued Date: April 13, 2010
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2009.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.53:3493
2.66:3662
2.8:3827
3.06:4167
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.53:3799
2.66:4018
2.8:4216
3.06:4573
  • 2.53:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro5,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.53:1376
2.66:1446
2.8:1504
3.06:1615
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.53:2396
2.66:2525
2.8:2640
3.06:2830
  • 2.53:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro5,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.53:1493
2.66:1566
2.8:1625
3.06:1792
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.53:2619
2.66:2747
2.8:2854
3.06:3237
  • 2.53:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro5,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.53:2.53 GHz
2.66:2.66 GHz
2.8:2.8 GHz
3.06:3.06 GHz
Processor Type: 2.53:Core 2 Duo (P8700)
2.66:Core 2 Duo (P8800)
2.8:Core 2 Duo (T9600)
3.06:Core 2 Duo (T9900)
  • 2.53:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" 45 nm "Penryn" (P8700) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
  • 2.66:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" 45 nm "Penryn" (P8800) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
  • 2.8:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" 45 nm "Penryn" (T9600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
  • 3.06:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" 45 nm "Penryn" (T9900) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: 2.53,2.66:N/A
2.8:3.06 GHz
3.06:N/A
  • 2.53,2.66:N/A
  • 2.8:Apple additionally offered this model via custom configuration with a 3.06 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9900) for an additional US$300.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.06:N/A
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the "Unibody" MacBook Pro?
System Bus Speed: 1066 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.53:2.53 GHz (Built-in)
2.66:2.66 GHz (Built-in)
2.8:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
3.06:3.06 GHz (Built-in)
  • 1066 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 2.53,2.66:3 MB (on chip)
2.8,3.06:6 MB (on chip)
  • 2.53,2.66:Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
  • 2.8,3.06:Includes a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1066 MHz
  • Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? How much RAM of what type do they support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 8 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
  • Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.
Video Card: 2.53:GeForce 9400M
2.66,2.8,3.06:GeForce 9600M GT
VRAM Type: 2.53:Integrated
2.66,2.8,3.06:GDDR3
  • 2.53:This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M that shares memory with the system.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the "Unibody" MacBook Pro models? Is it upgradable? Which models have "dedicated" and "integrated" video memory?
  • 2.66:This system has dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the "Unibody" MacBook Pro models? Is it upgradable? Which models have "dedicated" and "integrated" video memory?
  • 2.8,3.06:This system has dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the "Unibody" MacBook Pro models? Is it upgradable? Which models have "dedicated" and "integrated" video memory?
Standard VRAM: 2.53,2.66:256 MB
2.8,3.06:512 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2.53,2.66:256 MB
2.8,3.06:512 MB
  • 2.53:Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB".
  • 2.66:The NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT has 256 MB of dedicated memory. The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M uses 256 MB of memory, but this is shared with system memory. Apple reports that when using the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, the "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB".
  • 2.8,3.06:The NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT has 512 MB of dedicated memory. The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M uses 256 MB of memory, but this is shared with system memory. Apple reports that when using the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, the "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB".
Built-in Display: 15.4" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1440x900
  • 2.53:15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple heralded this display as providing "60% greater color gamut" than the earlier "Unibody" MacBook Pro models that this system replaced. By default, the display is "glossy", but starting on August 11, 2009, Apple also began offering this model configured with an "anti-glare" (matte) display for US$50 more.

    Apple reports that this system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
  • 2.66:15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple heralded this display as providing "60% greater color gamut" than the earlier "Unibody" MacBook Pro models that this system replaced. By default, the display is "glossy", but starting on August 11, 2009, Apple also began offering this model configured with an "anti-glare" (matte) display for US$50 more.

    Apple reports that this system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
  • 2.8:15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple heralded this display as providing "60% greater color gamut" than the earlier "Unibody" MacBook Pro models that this system replaced. By default, the display is "glossy", but starting on August 11, 2009, Apple also began offering this model configured with an "anti-glare" (matte) display for US$50 more (MC406LL/A).

    Apple reports that this system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
  • 3.06:15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple heralded this display as providing "60% greater color gamut" than the earlier "Unibody" MacBook Pro models that this system replaced. By default, the display is "glossy", but starting on August 11, 2009, Apple also began offering this model configured with an "anti-glare" (matte) display for US$50 more.

    Apple reports that this system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
Standard Storage: 2.53:250 GB HDD
2.66:320 GB HDD
2.8,3.06:500 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 5400 RPM
  • 2.53:By custom configuration, this model could be configured with a 320 GB or 500 GB 5400 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$50 or US$150, respectively, or a 320 GB or 500 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$100 or US$200. It also could be configured with a 128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD for an additional US$350 or US$800, respectively.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? What type of hard drive do these models support? Can one replace the hard drive with an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.66:By custom configuration, this model could be configured with a 500 GB 5400 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$100 or a 320 GB or 500 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$50 or US$150, respectively. It also could be configured with a 128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD for an additional US$300 or US$750, respectively.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? What type of hard drive do these models support? Can one replace the hard drive with an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.8:By custom configuration, this model could be configured with a 320 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for US$50 less or a 500 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for US$50 more. It also could be configured with a 128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD for an additional US$200 or US$650, respectively.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? What type of hard drive do these models support? Can one replace the hard drive with an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.06:By custom configuration, this model could be configured with a 320 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for US$50 less or a 500 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for US$50 more. It also could be configured with a 128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD for an additional US$200 or US$650, respectively.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? What type of hard drive do these models support? Can one replace the hard drive with an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (9.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model supports a single SATA II (3 Gb/s) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that this slot-loading "SuperDrive" (DVD�R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) has a maxium write speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW" and a maximum read speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD".

    Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a "Data Doubler" mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this MacBook Pro.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was available for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 2 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, one 800-Mbps Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: SD Card Slot
Expansion Bays: None
  • This model has an SD card slot. It does not have an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot. No expansion bays are provided.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: Are SD Card slot storage expansion options available for the "Unibody" MacBook Pro models? Which are compatible? Is this type of storage a good idea for these models?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad (4 Finger)
  • 2.53:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)." It does not have an embedded numeric keypad. This keyboard is backlit.

    The glass "multi-touch" trackpad supports " two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities".
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)." It does not have an embedded numeric keypad. This keyboard is backlit.

    The glass "multi-touch" trackpad supports "supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities".
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: MacBook Pro (Unibody)
  • By default, this MacBook Pro uses a black and silver "unibody" case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a "catchless" magnetic latch. However, if configured with an "anti-glare" (matte) display, it has a silver border framing the display rather than a black border.
Apple Order No: 2.53:MC118LL/A
2.66:MB985LL/A
2.8:MB986LL/A
3.06:BTO/CTO
Apple Subfamily: Mid-2009 15"
  • 2.53,2.66,2.8:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 3.06:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" (Mid-2009), it does not have its own order number.
Apple Model No: 2.53:A1286 (EMC 2324*)
2.66,2.8,3.06:A1286 (EMC 2325*)
Model ID: 2.53:MacBookPro5,4
2.66,2.8,3.06:MacBookPro5,3
  • 2.53:Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1286 Model Number, the 2324* EMC Number, and the MacBookPro5,4 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.66,2.8:Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1286 Model Number, the 2325* EMC Number, and the MacBookPro5,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 3.06:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1286 Model Number, the 2325* EMC Number, and the MacBookPro5,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 73 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life: 7 Hours
  • Apple reports that this model has a "73-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" that provides "7 hours of wireless productivity".

    Also see: What is the "real-world" battery life of the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? How does the battery life of each compare to the model each replaced?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.5.7 (9J3050)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x
  • This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" as well as OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" except for "Power Nap" and "AirPlay Mirroring" (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or higher). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 0.95 x 14.35 x 9.82
Avg. Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.49 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.41 cm, 36.4 cm, 24.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.53:US$1699
2.66:US$1999
2.8:US$2299
3.06:US$2599
Est. Current Retail: 2.53,2.66:US$600-US$700
2.8:US$600-US$750
3.06:US$650-US$750
  • 2.53,2.66:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 2.8:This is for the stock configuration with a 2.8 GHz processor. Apple also sold this model via custom configuration with a 3.06 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T9900) for an additional US$300.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 3.06:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[690] Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2013,15-inch)

MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Late 2013 (IG)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Late 2013 (IG)
The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm "Haswell/Crystalwell" 2.0 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4750HQ), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 2880x1800 (220 ppi) "Retina" display in a case that weighs just less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two "Thunderbolt 2" ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, a "MagSafe 2" power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in improved battery life -- as well as faster storage, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models and the "Early 2013" models replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" Late 2013 (IG)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" Late 2013 (IG)
The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than the processor, these models are identical.

Please also note that this model should not be confused with the standard MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15-Inch (Dual Graphics - Late 2013 Retina Display), which has dual graphics processors rather than just one.

The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm "Haswell/Crystalwell" 2.3 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4850HQ), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 2880x1800 (220 ppi) "Retina" display in a case that weighs just less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two "Thunderbolt 2" ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, a "MagSafe 2" power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in improved battery life -- as well as faster storage, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models and the "Early 2013" models replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Late 2013 (IG)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Late 2013 (IG)
The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than the processor, these models are identical.

Please also note that this model should not be confused with the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15-Inch (Dual Graphics - Late 2013 Retina Display), which has dual graphics processors rather than just one.

The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15-Inch (Integrated Graphics/Iris Only - Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm "Haswell/Crystalwell" 2.6 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4960HQ), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 2880x1800 (220 ppi) "Retina" display in a case that weighs just less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two "Thunderbolt 2" ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, a "MagSafe 2" power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in improved battery life -- as well as faster storage, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models and the "Early 2013" models replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" Late 2013 (DG)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" Late 2013 (DG)
The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15-Inch (Dual Graphics - Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm "Haswell/Crystalwell" 2.3 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4850HQ), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 16 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which cannot be upgraded later), 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 2880x1800 (220 ppi) "Retina" display in a case that weighs just less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two "Thunderbolt 2" ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, a "MagSafe 2" power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in improved battery life -- as well as faster storage, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models and the "Early 2013" models replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Late 2013 (DG)

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Late 2013 (DG)
The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15-Inch (Dual Graphics - Late 2013 Retina Display) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15-Inch (Dual Graphics - Late 2013 Retina Display), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than the processor, these models are identical.

The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15-Inch (Dual Graphics - Late 2013 Retina Display) features a 22 nm "Haswell/Crystalwell" 2.6 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4960HQ), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 16 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which cannot be upgraded later), 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen 2880x1800 (220 ppi) "Retina" display in a case that weighs just less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two "Thunderbolt 2" ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, a "MagSafe 2" power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in improved battery life -- as well as faster storage, Wi-Fi, and connectivity.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro models and the "Early 2013" models replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 22, 2013
Discontinued Date: July 29, 2014
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2013.
Processors: 1 (4 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.0-I:11212
2.3-I:12500
2.6-I:13659
2.3-D:12474
2.6-D:13541
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.0-I:12617
2.3-I:13719
2.6-I:15242
2.3-D:14060
2.6-D:15345
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0-I:2812
2.3-I:3105
2.6-I:3342
2.3-D:3105
2.6-D:3342
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0-I:10767
2.3-I:11798
2.6-I:12576
2.3-D:11798
2.6-D:12576
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.0-I:3112
2.3-I:3436
2.6-I:3700
2.3-D:3436
2.6-D:3700
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.0-I:12213
2.3-I:13357
2.6-I:14596
2.3-D:13357
2.6-D:14596
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.0-I:2.0 GHz
2.3-I:2.3 GHz
2.6-I:2.6 GHz
2.3-D:2.3 GHz
2.6-D:2.6 GHz
Processor Type: 2.0-I:Core i7 (I7-4750HQ)
2.3-I:Core i7 (I7-4850HQ)
2.6-I:Core i7 (I7-4960HQ)
2.3-D:Core i7 (I7-4850HQ)
2.6-D:Core i7 (I7-4960HQ)
  • 2.0-I:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell/Crystalwell" (I7-4750HQ) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

    This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.2 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

    Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
  • 2.3-I:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell/Crystalwell" (I7-4850HQ) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

    This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.5 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

    Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
  • 2.6-I:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell/Crystalwell" (I7-4960HQ) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

    This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.8 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

    Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
  • 2.3-D:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell/Crystalwell" (I7-4850HQ) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

    This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.5 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

    Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
  • 2.6-D:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell/Crystalwell" (I7-4960HQ) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

    This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.8 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

    Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2013" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
Turbo Boost: 2.0-I:3.2 GHz
2.3-I:3.5 GHz
2.6-I:3.8 GHz
2.3-D:3.5 GHz
2.6-D:3.8 GHz
Custom Speeds: 2.0-I:2.3, 2.6 GHz (i7)
2.3-I,2.6-I,2.3-D,2.6-D:N/A
  • 2.0-I:This model also could be custom configured with a 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-4850HQ) for an extra US$100 or a 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-4960HQ) for an extra US$300.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations (which only have "integrated" Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics) as their own models -- the MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 Late 2013 (Iris Only) and MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 Late 2013 (Iris Only).
  • 2.3-I,2.6-I:N/A
  • 2.3-D:This model also could be custom configured with a 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-4960HQ) for an extra US$200.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.6-D:N/A
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
System Bus Speed: 5 GT/s (DMI2)
Cache Bus Speed: 2.0-I:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
2.3-I,2.6-I,2.3-D:2.3 GHz (Built-in)
2.6-D:2.6 GHz (Built-in)
  • This system has a "Direct Media Interface" -- specifically DMI2 -- that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k x4
L2/L3 Cache: 256k x4, 6 MB
  • Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 6 MB of shared level 3 cache.
RAM Type: DDR3L SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 1600 MHz
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:Ships standard with 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM onboard.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:Ships standard with 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM onboard.
Standard RAM: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:8 GB
2.3-D,2.6-D:16 GB
Maximum RAM: 16 GB
Motherboard RAM: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:8 GB
2.3-D,2.6-D:16 GB
RAM Slots: None
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard. It can be upgraded to 16 GB only at the time of purchase.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:There are no RAM slots. 16 GB of RAM is onboard.
Video Card: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:Iris Pro 5200
2.3-D,2.6-D:GeForce GT 750M
VRAM Type: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:Integrated
2.3-D,2.6-D:GDDR5
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:This model has an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:This model has dual graphics processors -- a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 SDRAM and Intel Iris Pro 5200 with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). The system automatically switches between graphics systems based on use (when applications use OpenGL, Core Graphics or other graphically demanding technologies, the system will use the dedicated NVIDIA graphics, otherwise it will use the integrated Intel graphics to conserve battery life).

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to switch between graphics processors on the Retina Display MacBook Pro models manually?
Standard VRAM: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:1.5 GB
2.3-D,2.6-D:2 GB
Maximum VRAM: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:1.5 GB
2.3-D,2.6-D:2 GB
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:Apple reports that the video system on this model is simply "Intel Iris Pro Graphics" and it allocates up to 1.5 GB of system memory for video use. Intel more specifically reports that the Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor used in this model shares 1 GB of memory with the system for graphics function and also has 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM on the CPU package to provide more memory bandwidth than earlier integrated graphics solutions. When running OS X 10.9.3 or higher, up to 1.5 GB of system memory is allocated for video function. When running earlier versions of OS X, up to 1 GB of system memory is allocated for video function.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:The NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics processor has 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. The "integrated" Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor shares 1 GB of memory with the system for graphics function, but also has 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM on the CPU package to provide more memory bandwidth than earlier integrated graphics solutions.
Built-in Display: 15.4" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2880x1800
  • This model has a 15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2880 by 1800 native resolution at 220 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It also supports scaled resolutions of 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640.

    Also see: How can you "force" or "hack" the Retina Display MacBook Pro models to run at the native resolution or otherwise fit more on screen than by default?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600 (x2*)
  • This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 2560x1600 on two external displays via Thunderbolt. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 2560x1600 via Thunderbolt and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI.

    Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
Standard Storage: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:256 GB SSD
2.3-D,2.6-D:512 GB SSD
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
  • 2.0-I:At the time of purchase, this model also could be configured with 512 GB or 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$300 or US$800, respectively.

    Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.

    Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 15-Inch Retina Display "Late 2013" MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.3-I:At the time of purchase, this model also could be configured with 512 GB or 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$300 or US$800, respectively.

    Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.

    Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 15-Inch Retina Display "Late 2013" MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.6-I:At the time of purchase, this model also could be configured with 512 GB or 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$300 or US$800, respectively.

    Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.

    Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 15-Inch Retina Display "Late 2013" MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.3-D:At the time of purchase, this model also could be configured with 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$500.

    Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.

    Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 15-Inch Retina Display "Late 2013" MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.6-D:At the time of purchase, this model also could be configured with 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$500.

    Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.

    Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 15-Inch Retina Display "Late 2013" MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions: Proprietary
Storage Interface: Proprietary* (PCIe 2.0 x2)
  • As first documented by site sponsor OWC, this model has a PCIe-based SSD (PCIe 2.0 x2 interface).
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: None
  • This MacBook Pro does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor PowerMax offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.

    Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.

    Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for this MacBook Pro? Can it be used with other Macs?
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.
Standard AirPort: 802.11ac
Standard Bluetooth: 4.0
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
USB Ports: 2 (3.0)
Firewire Ports: None
  • Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
Expansion Slots: SDXC Card Slot
Expansion Bays: None
  • This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.

    Also see: Which SD Card storage solution is best for the Retina Display MacBook Pro? Which models are compatible? Is this type of storage safe?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad (Inertial)
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) with ambient light sensor."

    The multi-touch trackpad supports "inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities."
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: MacBook Pro (Retina)
  • This MacBook Pro uses a thin black and silver "unibody" case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
Apple Order No: 2.0-I:ME293LL/A
2.3-I,2.6-I:BTO/CTO
2.3-D:ME294LL/A
2.6-D:ME874LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Retina Late 2013 15"
Apple Model No: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:A1398 (EMC 2674)
2.3-D,2.6-D:A1398 (EMC 2745)
Model ID: 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:MacBookPro11,2
2.3-D,2.6-D:MacBookPro11,3
  • 2.0-I,2.3-I,2.6-I:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1398 Model Number, the 2674 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro11,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.3-D,2.6-D:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1398 Model Number, the 2745 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro11,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 95 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life: 8 Hours
  • Apple reports that this model has a "95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" that provides "up to 8 hours of wireless web" use. It cannot be upgraded by an end-user.

    Also see: How do you replace the battery in the 15-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro? Is it possible?
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.9 (13A3017)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" as well as OS X 10.11 "El Capitan." It is fully supported by macOS Sierra (10.12) also.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 10 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Boot Camp 6 supports the 64-bit version of Window 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 0.71 x 14.13 x 9.73
Avg. Weight: 4.46 lbs (2.02 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (1.8 cm, 35.89 cm, 24.71 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.0-I:US$1999
2.3-I:US$2099
2.6-I:US$2299
2.3-D:US$2599
2.6-D:US$2799
Est. Current Retail: 2.0-I:US$1350-US$1600
2.3-I:US$1400-US$1600
2.6-I:US$1500-US$1800
2.3-D:US$1600-US$1900
2.6-D:US$1700-US$2000
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Source: Apple, EveryMac

Documentation

Series

Apple MacBook Pro series documentation

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