Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

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Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

Apple, Inc MB986LL/A-BNCANON3
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Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

Apple, Inc MB986LL/A-BNCANON620
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Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

Apple, Inc MB986LL/A-BNCANON860
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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

This 15-inch MacBook Pro bests or matches the standard 17-inch configuration in many of our tests. It's a great choice, particularly if you’re a switcher, a new buyer, or have one of Apple’s older notebook models. If you already have a unibody MacBook Pro, though, you will already have most of the great features these new models have to offer.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MB986LL/A MB986LL/A-BNCANON3 MB986LL/A-BNCANON620 MB986LL/A-BNCANON860

Battery Information

Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer) Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer) Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer) Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 7 Hour 7 Hour 7 Hour 7 Hour

Interfaces/Ports

FireWire/i.LINK Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2 2 2 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2 2 2 2
DisplayPort Yes Yes Yes Yes

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 15.40  " 15.40  " 15.40  " 15.40  "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10 16:10 16:10 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA+ WXGA+ WXGA+ WXGA+
Screen Resolution 1440 x 900 1440 x 900 1440 x 900 1440 x 900
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB, Up to 512 MB Up to 256 MB, Up to 512 MB Up to 256 MB, Up to 512 MB Up to 256 MB, Up to 512 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM, GDDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM, GDDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM, GDDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM, GDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared Shared Shared Shared

Storage

Storage Size 500 GB 500 GB 500 GB 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA Serial ATA Serial ATA Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400 5400 5400 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No No No No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer DVD-Writer DVD-Writer DVD-Writer

General Information

Manufacturer Apple, Inc Apple, Inc Apple, Inc Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909295722 43211503 43211503 43211503
Manufacturer Part Number MB986LL/A MB986LL/A-BNCANON3 MB986LL/A-BNCANON620 MB986LL/A-BNCANON860
Brand Name Apple Apple Apple Apple
Product Name MacBook Pro Notebook MacBook Pro Notebook MacBook Pro Notebook MacBook Pro Notebook
Marketing Information

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible. And it's exactly how the new MacBook Pro was created. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, it's a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible. And it's exactly how the new MacBook Pro was created. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, it's a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible. And it's exactly how the new MacBook Pro was created. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, it's a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

To build something truly different, you need to work in a truly different way. Apple designers and engineers work together through every stage of product development. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible. And it's exactly how the new MacBook Pro was created. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features and environmentally sound design, it's a revolution in the way notebooks are made.

Product Type Notebook Notebook Notebook Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Pro MacBook Pro MacBook Pro MacBook Pro

Memory

Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card Secure Digital (SD) Card Secure Digital (SD) Card Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2 2 2 2
Memory Card Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • MacBook Pro Notebook
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • MacBook Pro Notebook
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Canon IP100 Mobile Printer
  • MacBook Pro Notebook
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Canon-MP620 All in 1 Wireless Printer
  • MacBook Pro Notebook
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Canon-MX860 All in 1 Printer
  • Network & Communication

    Wireless LAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple Apple Apple Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme AirPort Extreme AirPort Extreme AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 1.0" 0.9" 0.9" 0.9"
    Width 14.4" 14.3" 14.3" 14.3"
    Depth 9.8" 9.8" 9.8" 9.8"
    Color Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

    Built-in Devices

    Webcam Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Microphone Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Manufacturer Intel Intel Intel Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo Core 2 Duo Core 2 Duo Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core) Dual-core (2 Core) Dual-core (2 Core) Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 6 MB 6 MB 6 MB 6 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz 1066 MHz 1066 MHz 1066 MHz

    Software

    Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    Input Devices

    Pointing Device Type TouchPad TouchPad TouchPad TouchPad

    Performance

    Macworld Labs

    iTunes AAC - MP3 Encode

    min

    54.0      
    iMovie Export to iTunes for iPhone

    min

    39.0      
    Quake 4

    fps

    77.1fps      
    Photoshop CS3

    min

    0:48      
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5

    min

    0:45      
    Compressor-encode Short Babies.mov to h.264 for video podcast

    min

    92.0      
    iMovie HD6

    0:39      
    Speedmark 6 Score

    139      
    iTunes 7.7

    0:54      
    Tested Configuration

    Mac OS X 10.5.7      
    Compressor

    1:32