MacBook Pro

Introduced: January 2006
Terminated: May 2006


The MacBook Pro was Apple’s new professional-level laptop.  It was the first portable from Mac to use the Intel processor.  The case, like the PowerBook, was aluminum, but it was somewhat thinner.  It had a built in iSight camera and an Apple Remote.  The screen was now a wide-screen.  There were two configurations, both 15.4” wide.  The 1.83Ghz configuration had an 80Gb hard drive and the 2.0Ghz configuration had a 100Ghz hard drive.


The first portable Mac to take advantage of the new Intel processors, the MacBook Pro replaced the long-lived PowerBook line.  Although there were a number of enhancements, there were also some omissions in this professional laptop-there was no FireWire 800 or s-video.


MacBook Pro


Processor: Intel Core Duo (T2400, T2500, T2600) (“Yonah”)
Number of Cores: 2
Processor Speed: 1.83, 2.0 or 2.16 GHz
Benchmarks: 1.83 GHz: 2312, 2.0 GHz: 2491, 2.16 GHz: 2678
Cache: 2 MB on chip shared L2 cache
System Bus: 667 MHz
Hard Drive: 80, 100, 120 GB 5400-rpm or 100 GB 7200-rpm
Media: 4x Slot-loading SuperDrive (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): 5.6 lbs., 1” H x 14.1” W x 9.6” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 kg, 2.59 cm H x 35.7 cm W x 24.3 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.5 (8G1453)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.6 (8I1121)
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT 3A107
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: 128 or 256 MB GDDR3
Built-in Display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) TFT (106 dpi), 300 cd/m2 brightness
Resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480 and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio
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: 60-watt-hour lithium-polymer (M9756G/A)
Battery Life: Up to 4.5 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: 2 - 480 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 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, 2 - Built-in speakers


Introduced in January 2006, the Macbook Pro was replaced by a newer model in May 2006.



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