MacBook Pro (17”)

Introduced: April 2006
Terminated: October 2006


The MacBook Pro (17”) was a dual-core 2.16Ghz configuration with 1Gb of RAM and 120Gb of hard drive space.  It also had a faster dual-layer SuperDrive and the FireWire 800 port that was missing in the 15.4”


The MacBook Pro (17”) brought the features of the 15.4” MacBook Pro released earlier in the year to Apple’s widest screen laptop.


MacBook Pro (17”)


Product Specifications
Processor: Intel Core Duo (T2600) (“Yonah”)
Number of Cores: 2
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Benchmarks: 2.16 GHz: 2635
Cache: 2 MB on chip shared L2 cache
System Bus: 667 MHz
Hard Drive: 120 GB 5400-rpm or 100 GB 7200-rpm
Media: 8x Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling
Keyboard: Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys incl. 12 function, 4 arrow, embedded keypad), illuminated with ambient light sensor
Case: Lightweight aluminum alloy
Weight and Dimensions (US): 6.8 lbs., 1” H x 15.4” W x 10.4” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 3.1 kg, 2.59 cm H x 39.2 cm W x 26.5 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.6 (8I2032)
Later Mac OS:—
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT 3A105
Firmware: Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Firmware Update: MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2
Firmware Update URL:
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: Yes
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Card Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
Graphics Connection: PCI Express
Graphics Memory: 256 MB GDDR3
Built-in Display: 17-inch (diagonal) TFT (106 dpi), Optional glossy display
Resolutions: 1680 by 1050 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
Display Connection: 1 - Dual-link DVI (VGA, Composite and S-video with adapter)
Video Camera: Built-in iSight
Expansion Slots: 1 - ExpressCard/34
Expansion Bays: None
Hard Drive Bus: 1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (running at UATA/66)
Motion Sensor: Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)
System Battery: 68-watt-hour lithium-polymer (MA458G/A)
Battery Life: Up to 5.5 hours
Max Watts:—
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: Built-in AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) (support for jumbo frames)
Infrared: 1 - For Apple Remote only
Modem: Optional Apple USB Modem (MA034Z/A)
USB: 3 - 480 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s, 1 - 800 MBit/s
Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack, 1 - Built-in microphone
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack, 4 - Built-in speakers


Introduced in April 2006, the MacBook Pro (17”) was replaced by a new model in October 2006.



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