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). This model features a slightly faster processor--2.53GHz vs. 2.5GHz--than its predecessor at the same price.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer from Apple gives you all the power of a Macintosh computer in an easily portable and attractive form. The laptop is housed in a sleek glass and aluminum enclosure. It features a keyboard with an ambient light sensor and backlit keys. The computer is designed to meet the needs of photographers, video editors, graphics designers, educators, and businesspeople who demand a compact and light portable computer.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB471LLA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 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
Primary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Other storage Express Card 34
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - TOSlink Optical Digital
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • FireWire 800/IEEE 1394 - 9 pin
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
  • Video - 16 pin Mini-DVI
Ethernet Type
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Slots Express Card 34
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.35 inches
Depth 9.82 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year Limited Warranty
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty

Performance

Macworld Labs
Photoshop CS3 0:56   min
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:53   min
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of RAM
Speedmark 5 Score 231
Compressor 1:41
iMovie HD6 0:44
iTunes 7.6 1:00
Unreal Tournament 2004 77.0fps