Pros

  • Thin and light for a big notebook

Cons

  • Hard drive isn't user-accessible

At A Glance

Lightweight 17-incher does Mac or Windows OSes and comes loaded with useful multimedia and creative software.

Manufacturer’s Description

What makes MacBook Pro Notebook so mobile? Performance in a portable package.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MA897LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 6 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
DVI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WSXGA+
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 8600M GT
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909166329
Manufacturer Part Number MA897LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Pro Notebook
Marketing Information

What makes MacBook Pro Notebook so mobile? Performance in a portable package.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Pro
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Pro Notebook
  • Apple Remote
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Power Cord
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adaptor
  • Install/Restore DVDs
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • DVI to VGA Adaptor
  • Additional Information

    Built-in Devices:

  • iSight Camera
  • Omnidirectional Microphone
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.0"
    Width 15.4"
    Depth 10.4"
    Weight (Approximate) 108.8 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T7700
    Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
    Cache 4 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 88.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:44:49 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 439.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 372.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 677.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 655.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 225.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 141.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 110.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 410.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0