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Performance squared MacBook Pro is built upon the revolutionary Intel Core Duo — which packs the power o... See full description.
  • 15.4"
  • 1280 x 720 (WXGA)

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Performance squared

MacBook Pro is built upon the revolutionary Intel Core Duo — which packs the power of two processors (up to 2.16GHz) inside a single chip. It provides 2MB of Smart Cache, L2 cache that can be shared between both cores as needed. It delivers higher performance in 2D and 3D graphics, video editing and music encoding. And the new engine is only part of the story. MacBook Pro has a frontside bus and memory that, at 667MHz, runs faster than any previous Mac notebook. It’s the first Mac notebook with PCI Express, a Serial ATA hard drive and the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 for superfast graphics performance.

iSight to behold

Sit down. Click on someone’s iChat icon. And video conference from anywhere in the world. Though you can barely see it, there’s an iSight camera built into the thin bezel just above the display. So now you can conference with associates during the day and chat with the kids at night. iChat AV lets you video chat with up to three other people simultaneously. And when you go head to head, you’ll see your colleague more clearly, thanks to the VGA resolution made possible by the superfast Intel Core Duo. MacBook Pro also comes with Apple’s Photo Booth application, a fun program that lets you take warped and Warholesque snapshots. With the new iLife ’06 (included, of course), you can even record movies with iSight right into iMovie, then use the new iLife’s newest application, iWeb, to create a video blog entry or podcast in just a few clicks (3).

Road show

MacBook Pro delivers the >Front Row media experience, making it easy (and rather spectacular) to showcase your latest creations. Whether you’re at the client’s office, on location, or back at your hotel room, you just use the Apple Remote to control your videos, music, movies and more. Front Row lets you quickly navigate through your work and play from anywhere in the room. You can even use the Apple Remote to navigate through Keynote presentations.

Do something. Say something. Make something.

MacBook Pro comes with iLife ’06, a suite of easy-to-use applications that make it easy for anyone to make postcards, calendars, DVDs, Web sites and podcasts. Even professionals with proficiencies in high-end applications can appreciate the ease of creating initial compositions. Or posting pictures, videos and commentary of current events almost before they happened. Enjoy the freedom of the press on MacBook Pro (2).

1. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2006 using pre-production MacBook Pro units; PowerBook systems were shipping units. Estimated SPECint_rate_base2000 score: 33.9 for 2.16GHz system and 31.7 for 2GHz system. Estimated SPECfp_rate_base2000 score: 27.4 for 2.16GHz system and 26.3 for 2GHz system. SPEC®, SPECfp and SPECint are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); see www.spec.org for more information. SPEC® benchmarks were compiled using the IBM compiler and a beta version of the Intel compiler for Mac OS. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation. 2. Testing conducted by Apple in April 2006 using pre-production 17-inch MacBook Pro units with 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo; PowerBook systems were shipping units. SPEC®, SPECfp and SPECint are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); see www.spec.org for more information. SPEC® benchmarks were compiled using the IBM compiler and a beta version of the Intel compiler for Mac OS. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation. 3. Some features require .Mac. The .Mac service is available to persons age 13 and older. Annual membership fee and Internet access required. Terms and conditions apply.
product specification
Screen size 15.4"
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Mac OS X Tiger
RAM 1GB of Memory
Hard disk capacity 100GB Storage
Number of cores Dual Core Processor
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T2400
Processor speed 1.83 GHz
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life 4.5 hours of battery
Weight (kg) 2.54
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon X1600
Remote control Yes
Release date 8 May 2006