Pros

  • Improved battery life
  • Higher quality display
  • Bootable SD card slot
  • Lower price

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote included
  • No ExpressCard slot
  • No matte screen option

At A Glance

With a faster processor speed and more RAM than its predecessor, this MacBook Pro model is an excellent choice if you’re a switcher, a new buyer, or have one of Apple’s older notebook models. Its graphics performance also makes this a good choice for gamers, unlike the 2.53GHz configuration.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Intel processor, a bigger hard drive, plenty of memory, and even more features all fit inside just one liberating inch. The MacBook Pro has the performance, power, and connectivity of a desktop computer. Without the desk part.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB985LL/A
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 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
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 885909295715
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 7.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Mini DisplayPort
Bluetooth Yes
Slots SD Card
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.35 inches
Depth 0.95 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software iLife
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Built-In Microphone
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Macworld Labs
Quake 4 69.9fps   fps
Photoshop CS3 0:52   min
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:47   min
iMovie HD6 0:43
Speedmark 6 Score 127
iTunes 7.7 0:57
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 4GB of RAM
Compressor 1:37