|Apple Macbook Pro 15" 2008: Core 2 Duo 2.4, 2GB, 120 HD, OS X 10.8|
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|Apple Macbook Pro 15" 2008: Core 2 Duo 2.4, 2GB, 250GB, OS X 10.9, New Battery|
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|Enhance your computing performance with the Apple MacBook Pro MB133LL/A notebook PC that is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The widescreen display of this Apple 15.4-inch laptop gives you a clear and bright view of all the content in your PC. For a superior graphic performance, this notebook PC comes integrated with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and dual-link DVI. The iSight camera of this Apple 15.4-inch laptop enables you to video chat with your friends, with ease. You can access the internet anywhere you want with the Apple MacBook Pro MB133LL/A�s AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi connectivity.|
|Product Family||MacBook Pro|
|EAN||718908999240, 885909174966, 885909212255|
|Processor Type||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Processor Speed||2.40 GHz|
|Number of Cores||Dual-Core|
|Bus Speed||800 MHz|
|Display Technology||TFT Active Matrix LCD|
|Display Max. Resolution||1440 x 900|
|Security Features||Kensington Lock Slot|
|Expansion Ports||1 x IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400), 1 x IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800), 2 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 400, FireWire 800, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out|
|Expandability||1 x ExpressCard Slot|
|Special Features||Integrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port|
|Hard Drive Capacity||200 GB|
|Hard Drive Rotation Speed||5400 RPM|
|Storage Controller Type||Serial ATA|
|Installed RAM||2 GB|
|RAM Technology||DDR2 SDRAM|
|Max Supported RAM||4 GB|
|RAM Speed||667 MHz|
|Installed Cache Memory||6144 KB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Type||DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 6x (DVD+R DL), 6x (DVD-R DL), 8x (DVD), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)|
|Optical Drive Write Speed||24x (CD), 4x (DVD+R Dual Layer), 4x (DVD-R Dual Layer), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)|
|Optical Drive ReWrite Speed||10x (CD-RW), 4x (DVD+RW), 4x (DVD-RW)|
|Graphic Processor||NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT|
|Installed Video Memory||256 MB|
|Graphic Bus Interface||PCI Express|
|Audio Output Type||Headphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Optical Digital Output, Sound card, Speaker(s), Speakers|
|Audio Input Type||Integrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Optical Digital In, SPDIF in|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN, Network Adapter|
|Data Link Protocol||AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 5 Hours|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Release Date||February, 2008|
|Input Method||Keyboard, Remote Control, TouchPad, Trackpad|
"Updated CPUs, improved battery life, adds touch pad gestures from the MacBook Air."
Small performance premium over the cheaper 13-inch MacBook; only 90 days of toll-free technical support; still no SD card reader.
"A solid, if predictable, upgrade to the MacBook Pro line, but noteworthy for stealing the MacBook Air's best feature--expanded gesture controls for the touch pad."
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This is an overall very easy to use and accommodating computer. It is running 10.5.8 leopard, very fast boot up and very easy to use, from internet connections to the apple email software. Love the slot loading DVD as compared to the tray loading on my old computer, that seems to me as cumbersome. It has 2ea USB ports: one on the left side and one on the right, this works great because there is room for big USB devices like some my large body thumb drives. Also has firewire 400 and 800 which I try to utilize whenever I can, because of the much faster transfer rate than USB. A DVI, Ehternet and Express 34 is also on this laptop. The express 34 slot I think is a great idea to have for future expansion to newer technology when it comes along( USB 3.0 OR eSATA). The screen is big and clear, but its still small enough to fit into a computer bag to tote along with you. Another nice little feature is in low light conditions the keyboard keys light up for better visibility. It also has a built in camera and 2 speakers that has a good sound depth from a laptop. The laptop case is aluminum and will get warm in various spots, but this helps the cooling of the main board so I would think over all the core temp in the laptop would be cooler than a poly cased one, or a least less fan use. Being that it is a aluminum case it will dent so it may not be as forgiving as a plastic cased one, but I have seen the plastic cased ones cracked and chipped. I personally think this laptop has a lot better overall use than a windows laptop, and this comes from a former windows laptop user.
The version of Apple's MacBook Pro I bought is a few years old (made in 2008 and it's 2010 now), but it still has all the power I need. If you are looking to get into the Mac world or if you can't stomach buying a brand new Mac consider buying used. Check feedback and read the ad carefully for the computer's back-story because you don't want to get a lemon. However, if you do your homework and buy from someone trustworthy you just might get a great computer at a more reasonable price. It's like buying a new car and paying a premium, or buying a car with 20,000 miles on it that is just like new. My MacBook Pro is new to me and I'm loving it so far.
Super- beautifully designed laptop computer which is a pleasure to work with after years on PCs. I have made the "plunge" into the Mac world by buying a Macbook Pro and a Mac Pro with no regrets. They are simple to set up, to use and the thought of no invasive virus threats are worth the higher prices. I am a converted very happy Mac user!
barely larger than the 13 inch macbook, the additional screen space makes viewing and paging fast and comfortable. The features for the MacBook Pro are all useful, not just bells and whistles. Finally getting the internet speed I was paying for- old computer was pokey. The backlit keyboard is an extremely desirable feature and the battery level stays higher much longer than my old Powerbook (which I had for 6 years!). I switched from PC to Mac when OSX came out and I will never go back, PCs are so tedious....
This model is worth the 500 difference between the entry level. The screen is beautiful, the new LED Displays are great, better color depth, more color, the laptop doesn't get as hot as previous versions. Everything works, it is very fast, and this laptop replaced 2 high end workstations + 2 high end laptops (A dell with workstation class graphics card, and 17 inch macbook pro). I can edit 1080p high def video in real time with no slow down, edit my 12mp raw files in real time with no slow down. I can play the latest games like Call of Duty 4 maxed out on windows vista at native resolution with no slow down online.
With the beefy 250gb HD, ability to upgrade to 4gb of ram, the 512 graphics card, and 6mb cache, this machine is a complete replacement for me, and revolutionizes my life, work style, and workflow.
It is worth buying, and definitely better than the 2k version, by leaps, read my longer review for more.
Longer Fuller Review.
The new macbook pros are fantastic! I had a 17 inch core 2 duo before, it was nice, but it didn't do everything I wanted or needed. I was forced to keep my mac pro, and my custom built windows PC for running the applications I need, and the ability to play games (I do some freelance game design, as well as photography and animation work)
I grew tired of having so many workstations, but what can you do when you need the power? Apples new macbook pro has answered my needs. I have wanted a laptop with a 512mb graphics card for years, it has never happened until now.
Previous to this laptop, my laptops have been "toys" the only close workstation I had was a dell that cost close to 3k, and would break your back to carry it (but it had a 512 workstation class graphics card!)
With this laptop, I have sold my other machines, it is all I need, or want. If it meets my needs and expectations, it should be able to meet yours easily.
The reason you buy this model, is because of the graphics card, and the increase in l2 cache on the processor. The 2k model has less cache than last years santa rosa model (3mb compared to last years 4mb) this model and the 17 inch has 6mb, as well as the 512mb graphics card, dual core processor, and the ability to use 4gb of ram.
After getting the laptop, I use bootcamp to repartition the harddrive (did not need to reinstall OS X, was able to do this on the fly to install windows) I split it up to give me 165gb for OS X, and the rest for windows.
I need to use specialized software that requires windows, and these programs also require very high end workstations. The life of someone in 3d is not easy. This workstation takes care of all my needs. I'm running the 32 bit version of vista ultimate (the 64 bit is horrible, do not run it) I use windows to run the programs I need (mainly zbrush, unreal engine, and 3ds max) I can and do have maya, and can use it on this partition as well as os x thanks to the dongle, but I cannot use my creative suite software on windows, because of adobes licensees. (though oddly enough, I can run Lightroom on both platforms)
On my OS X side, I run maya, photoshop, after effects, and final cut studio (with shake 4.1, yes I need 2 compositing programs) I have no problems running these programs on this system. I can render out quickly, everything is snappy. With the 8600 geforce (opposed to ATI) maya is very responsive, and I get very few render errors. Dynamics are able to be rendered on this machine, and I can run simulations with ease.