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.

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The Specs

Part Number MB471LLA
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Display size 15.4 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
Primary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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 type DDR3
Memory max 4.0 GB
Width 14.35 inches
Depth 9.82 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Warranty information 1 Year Limited Warranty
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Other Features
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty


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iTunes 7.6 1:00
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of RAM
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Speedmark 5 Score 231
iMovie HD6 0:44
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