Pros

  • High quality display
  • Improved battery life
  • Bootable SD card slot
  • Has FireWire 800 port
  • Entry-level price tag

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote included
  • No CPU or 7,200 rpm upgrade options available
  • No matte screen option

At A Glance

With its lower price, the return of FireWire, longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro family makes an impressive debut.

Manufacturer’s Description

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible. And it's exactly how the new MacBook Pro was created. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, it's a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB990LL/A
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2260.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 9400m
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 160.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 885909296552
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 type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.78 inches
Depth 8.94 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight 4.5 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

Macworld Labs
Quake 4 39.1fps   fps
Photoshop CS3 1:07   min
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:56   min
iMovie HD6 0:49
Speedmark 6 Score 104
iTunes 7.7 1:05
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 2GB of RAM
Compressor 1:52