Pros

  • Thin, rounded design
  • Ecologically conscious
  • Retains FireWire port
  • Great new keyboard
  • Easier to service and upgrade
  • Gorgeous, bright, glossy screen
  • Large trackpad with numerous multi-touch gesture choices

Cons

  • Disappointing battery life compared to the last model
  • No choice of screen finishes
  • Trackpad button can be hard to press
  • Some multi-touch gestures more difficult to maneuver than others

At A Glance

While it appears to be identical to its predecessor at first glance, this MacBook Pro has been remodeled both inside and out. It sports a new unibody architecture similar to the MacBook and MacBook Air enclosures. The matte screen option is gone, replaced by a glossy 15-inch screen. The latest MacBook Pro also employs Nvidia's Hybrid SLI technology, a pairing of two graphics chips-one integrated in the motherboard (GeForce 9400M) and the other discrete (GeForce 9600M GT). The processor speed remains unchanged, as does the price for the 2.4GHz model.

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 MB470LL/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 512 MB
Storage
Storage Size 250 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
Manufacturer Part Number MB470LL/A
UPC Code 885909226009
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 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 256MB 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 2.40 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 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
    Quake 4 59.2fps   fps
    Photoshop CS3 1:07   min
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:54   min
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of RAM
    Speedmark 5 Score 215
    Compressor 1:53
    iMovie HD6 0:49
    iTunes 7.6 1:04