by Kyocera


13-inch MacBook Pro/2.26GHz

by Apple


15-inch MacBook Pro/2.66GHz

by Apple


MacBook Air/1.86GHz (Mid 2009)

by Apple

Price Best Price: $1,099.00
  • High quality display
  • Improved battery life
  • Bootable SD card slot
  • Has FireWire 800 port
  • Entry-level price tag
  • Improved battery life
  • Higher quality display
  • Bootable SD card slot
  • Lower price
  • Bright 13-inch display
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Thin
  • No video adapters or Apple Remote included
  • No CPU or 7,200 rpm upgrade options available
  • No matte screen option
  • No video adapters or Apple Remote included
  • No ExpressCard slot
  • No matte screen option
  • Slower than all other Apple laptops
  • Single USB port limits connectivity
At A Glance

With its lower price, the return of FireWire, longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro family makes an impressive debut.

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.

If what you want out of your Mac laptop is the best combination of speed and price, the MacBook Air’s not for you. But if the specs that matter most to you are light weight and small size, the MacBook Air is the system for you. If the MacBook Air always appealed to you, but you were turned off by the price tag, it’s time to reconsider the Air, now that the price has been reduced.



Part Number SCP9300KIT MB990LL/A MB985LL/A MC233LL/A


Processor type Qualcomm Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 1.0  MHz 2260.0  MHz 2660.0  MHz 1860.0  MHz
Cache size   3.0  KB 3.0  KB 6.0  KB
Bus speed   1066.0  MHz 1066.0  MHz 1066.0  MHz


Display size 4.7  inches 13.3  inches 15.4  inches 13.3  inches
Display type Multitouch   Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 480 x 800  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels 1440 x 900  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels
Aspect ratio   16:10 16:10 16:10


Internal Memory 1000.0  MB      
Other storage Micro SD SD Card SD Card  
Drives included   1.0 1.0 1.0
Drive size   160.0  GB 320.0  GB 120.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed   5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM 4200.0  RPM
Drive Controllers     Serial ATA  


Battery Type Lithium ion Lithium ion Lithium ion Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life   7.0  hours 7.0  hours 5.0  hours
Standard Number of Batteries   1.0 1.0 1.0
Number of Included Batteries   1.0 1.0 1.0


Width 4.53  inches 12.78  inches 14.35  inches 12.8  inches
Depth 2.22  inches 8.94  inches 0.95  inches 8.94  inches
Height 2.22  inches 0.95  inches 0.95  inches 0.76  inches
Weight 0.425  pounds 4.5  pounds 5.5  pounds 3.0  pounds

Exposure Controls

Flash Built-in Flash      
Video Capture Format High Definition (720p)      

Image Processor

Megapixels 5.0      

Storage Media

SD card Micro SD Yes Yes  


Cell Carrier Sprint      

Supported Video Formats

Maximum video capture resolution High Definition (720p)   pixels      
MPEG4 Yes      
Video Calling No      

Supported Audio Formats

AAC AAC|AAC Plus      

Included Software

Operating System Android Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software   iLife iLife iLife

Form Factor

Form Factor Slide      
Keyboard Software      

Operating System

OS Version 2.2      
Multitasking Support With native and third-party apps      
Web Browser WebKit      


Front-Facing Camera 0.0      


GPS 1.0      


Graphics Type   Integrated Discrete Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset   nVidia GeForce 9400m Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

General Information

UPC Code   885909296552 885909295715 885909335305

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces   Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort
Bluetooth   Yes Yes Yes
Slots   SD Card SD Card  


Memory type   DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed   1066.0  MHz 1066.0  MHz 1066.0  MHz
Memory max   8.0  GB 8.0  GB 2.0  GB


Speakers   Stereo Stereo Mono

Other Features

Docking Station Port   No No No
Devices   Built-In Microphone Built-In Microphone Built-In Microphone
Input devices   Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard|Touchpad (multitouch)


Macworld Labs

Quake 4


  39.1fps 69.9fps 23.8fps
Photoshop CS3


  1:07 0:52 1:25
Cinema 4D XL 10.5


  0:56 0:47 1:24
iMovie HD6

  0:49 0:43 1:09
Speedmark 6 Score

  104 127 70
iTunes 7.7

  1:05 0:57 1:30
Tested Configuration

  Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 2GB of RAM Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 4GB of RAM Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 2GB of RAM

  1:52 1:37 2:49
Speedmark 5 Score