Pros

  • Supports trackpad hand gestures
  • Better battery life

Cons

  • Apple remote no longer free
  • Trackpad a bit narrow for multi-touch hand gestures

At A Glance

Like the MacBooks, the MacBook Pro line gets the latest generation of Core 2 Duo chips code-named Penryn. That boosts the amount of L2 cache to 6MB on the 2.5GHz models (though the cache drops to 3MB on this system). The MacBook Pro also adds the MultiTouch trackpad first introduced in the MacBook Air.

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 MB133LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 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 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 200 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MB133LL/A
UPC Code 885909174966
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 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
  • Display cleaning cloth
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adaptor
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • DVI to VGA adaptor
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation
Additional Information

Built-in Device:

  • 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 2.1
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 T8300
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Cache 3 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

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:53   min
Photoshop CS3 1:05   min
Tested Configuration OS X 10.5.2 with 2GB of RAM
Speedmark 5 Score 204
iMovie HD6 0:49
iTunes 7.5 1:03
Compressor 1:51
Unreal Tournament 2004 73.4fps