Pros

  • Much longer battery life (within Mac OS)
  • Thin, rounded design

Cons

  • Battery is no longer user-replacable
  • Tough-to-press mouse button

At A Glance

This 17-inch MacBook Pro boasts better design and a big battery life improvement (so long as you don't install Windows).

Manufacturer’s Description

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

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB985LL/A
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 885909295715
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 7.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Mini DisplayPort
Bluetooth Yes
Slots SD Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.35 inches
Depth 0.95 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software iLife
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Built-In Microphone
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 102.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:18:41 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 288.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 221.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 379.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 335.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 590.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 206.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 398.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 67.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 62.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 53.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 56.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 55.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 47.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 50.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 65.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 41.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 67.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 66.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 179.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 131.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 350.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0