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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop - MB470LL/A (October, 2008)

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Apple MacBook Pro MB470LL/A 2.40GHz Core 2 Duo 250GB HDD 2GB RAM OS10.8 Mountain
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Apple MacBook Pro MB470LL/A 2.40GHz Core 2 Duo 250GB HDD 2GB RAM OS10.8 Mountain
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Browse through multiple applications simultaneously with the integrated Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz processor of the MacBook Pro MB470LL/A notebook from Apple. The installed 1066MHz system bus of this Apple laptop prevents system bottlenecks and ensures smoother execution. Boost your gaming experience with the installed nVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor of this Apple MacBook. Surf the internet with the high-speed Airport Extreme 802.11n connection of this Apple laptop. You can now exchange data with compatible devices through the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module of this Apple MacBook. Avail high-speed network connection with the 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet connection of the MacBook Pro MB470LL/A notebook. Connect other peripheral devices to the MacBook Pro MB470LL/A notebook through its integrated USB 2.0 ports.

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Product Identifiers
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro5,1
Model NumberA1286
EAN718908999226, 885909226009

Processor TypeIntel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed2.40 GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core

Bus Speed1066 MHz

Display TechnologyLED
Display Size15.4"
Display Max. Resolution1440 x 900

Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot
Expansion Ports2 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 x ExpressCard Slot
Special FeaturesIntegrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5400 RPM
Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA

Installed RAM2 GB
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM4 GB
RAM Speed1066 MHz
Installed Cache Memory3072 KB

Optical Drive TypeDVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Read Speed24x (CD), 6x (DVD), 6x (DVD+R DL), 6x (DVD-R DL), 8x (DVD), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)
Optical Drive Write Speed24x (CD), 4x (DVD+R Dual Layer), 4x (DVD-R Dual Layer), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed10x (CD-RW), 4x (DVD+RW), 4x (DVD-RW), 6x (DVD+RW), 6x (DVD-RW)

Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Installed Video Memory256 MB

Audio Output TypeAnalog Audio, Headphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Sound card, Speaker(s)
Audio Input TypeIntegrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Microphone, Optical Digital In

Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN, Network Adapter
Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Battery Run TimeUp to 5 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer

Depth9.82 in.
Height0.95 in., 9.82 in.
Width14.35 in.
Weight5.5 lb.

Release DateOctober, 2008
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad

eBay Product ID: EPID78131796

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Created: 02/13/11

Awesome Last True Apple Laptop

This MacBook Pro is one of the last made that still had a removable battery. It also features an ExpressCard slot and dual video cards. And this is a 15" model by the way. Now, all 15" MacBook Pros come with non-removable batteries, NO ExpressCard slot, and either an integrated or stand-alone graphics card. For me, this older generation is the last true laptop Apple made before deciding to make all of its laptops giant iPods.

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Created: 12/26/09

Apple MacBook Pro (MB470LL/A) 15.4 in. Notebook

I have been a PC guy for many years, even though I had an Apple 2E as my first computer. It occurred to me as I was spending HOURS loading, upgrading, tweaking security programs, that there must be a better way. I bought subject MacBook Pro and was delightfully surprised. This laptop is slim, light, precision built and practically virus proof. The operating system is Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and the machine is up and running in about 50 seconds after a cold start. The latest Macs use the Intel multi core components and are fast. The biggest advantage is the notable absence of bloatware needed by the PCs for virus, spyware, worm etc. protection.

I am just starting to experience the Mac world, but I must say, so far I am impressed. The MacBook Pro will perform as well as any PC I have experienced and has been less likely to have freezes, shutdowns and other unpleasant events.

Try one. I'll bet you'll like it.

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Created: 01/10/10

Back To Mac and Happy To Be Home

This is not an attempt to denigrate my PC. Several years ago my workplace switched us all to PCs, where I had spent most of my life (well, from the release of the very first Macs) working on Macintosh computers. In November, with changes at work, we were required to acquire our own Macintosh and I looked to Ebay as an outlet to do so at a reasonable price. Initially I looked at the 13 inch Macbook Pro, but opted instead for the 15.4 model. While I have gained an appreciation over the past few years for the capabilities of the PC platform, I am an individual who does a great deal of desktop publishing and photography. Macintosh just seems to meet my needs better and allows me to accomplish my assignments much more easily. The multimedia capabilities are almost endless, especially in education, which is another reason I am pleased to be back working with the Macintosh.

Frankly, I carry both computers in my briefcase. With my new Mac having a dual processor I know I will eventually be able to transfer my PC material to my Mac and run it natively, but for now, both computers have become fast friends and I want to keep them close.

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Created: 04/27/10

Macbook Pro is a pro laptop!!

I LOVE my Macbook Pro! One of the best purchases I've ever made! It's simple to use and has a ton of extra features that a regular PC wouldn't have like the trackpad and Safari browser, etc. If you are thinking about getting one, it won't disappoint. The one I got is a late 2008 model and is very comparable to the newer models. I like the fact that it has a removable battery so that if it runs down I can always replace it and have a back-up battery. The speed of the laptop is superb. I was having to use an 8 year old dinosaur Dell desktop that was on it's last leg. The superior quality and user-friendly interface of my Macbook is light-years ahead of my old PC. Highly recommend it!

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Created: 01/05/10

MacBook Pro Unibody 15.4 in

I bought the MacBook Pro 15.4 inch after seeing it at the Apple Store. My Windows based laptop was just running too slow and the user interface of the MacBook is so much better, especially with the glass trackpad.

Likes: It's cool, It's fast, great user interface

Dislikes: Needs Windows to run a lot of programs that I was used to. Have to relearn keyboard shortcuts, Interfacce with Office is there, but is somewhat hindered.

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