Pros

  • Finger-friendly keyboard
  • Great unibody (MacBook Air-like) design

Cons

  • Disappointing battery life

At A Glance

The MacBook Pro's new design aesthetic -- and new GPU solutions -- makes it a good, but not great, notebook.

Manufacturer’s Description

The latest Intel processor, a bigger hard drive, plenty of memory, and even more new features all fit inside just one liberating inch. The new MacBook Pro Notebook has the performance, power, and connectivity of a desktop computer, Without the desk part.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB471LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
DisplayPort Yes
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 9600M GT, GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 768 MB
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909226252
Manufacturer Part Number MB471LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Pro Notebook
Marketing Information

The latest Intel processor, a bigger hard drive, plenty of memory, and even more new features all fit inside just one liberating inch. The new MacBook Pro Notebook has the performance, power, and connectivity of a desktop computer, Without the desk part.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Pro
Memory
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Pro Notebook
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • Power cord
  • AC wall plug
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Additional Information

    Graphic Details:

  • nVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 SDRAM
  • nVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB DDR3 SDRAM shared
  • 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 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.0"
    Width 14.4"
    Depth 9.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 88.0 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 6 MB
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 93.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 1:54:02 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 267.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 248.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 467.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 627.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 933.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 80.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 71.86   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 55.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 55.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 50.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 61.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 73.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 80.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 179.58   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 125.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 321.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0