Pros

  • Classic design
  • Bright and environmentally friendly screen
  • Much improved graphics performance
  • 2GB of RAM, which is expandable to 4GB
  • Excellent overall performance

Cons

  • Some software needs tuning for new graphics chip
  • No PCMCIA slot or eSATA port

At A Glance

The MacBook Pro gets a new chipset, which means processor bumps, a faster frontside bus, and more RAM capacity. However, the more significant refinements in this update are improvements to the display -- this 15-inch model's LCD is backlit by light-emitting diodes for improved battery life and less environmental impact -- and a new graphics system powered by the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT.

Manufacturer’s Description

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

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MA895LL/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 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA+
Screen Resolution 1440 x 900
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 8600M GT
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 120 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909176298
Manufacturer Part Number MA895LL/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 14.1"
    Depth 9.6"
    Weight (Approximate) 86.4 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T7500
    Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
    Cache 4 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34