Pros

  • Double the video RAM of previous models
  • Supports trackpad hand gestures
  • Better battery life

Cons

  • Hardware remote no longer free
  • Trackpad a bit narrow for 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; this model also sports more video RAM for its Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor. The MacBook Pro 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 MB134LL/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 512 MB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 250 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MB134LL/A
UPC Code 885909174959
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 T9300
    Processor Speed 2.50 GHz
    Cache 6 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
    Photoshop CS3 1:02   min
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:51   min
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.2 with 2GB of RAM
    Speedmark 5 Score 222
    Compressor 1:42
    iMovie HD6 0:46
    iTunes 7.5 1:01
    Unreal Tournament 2004 89.4fps