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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop - MB471LL/A (October, 2008)

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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.53GHZ 500GB 4GB UPGRADED MAVERICKS MASTER COLLECTION
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15" Apple MacBook Pro Unibody 2.53GHz 2GB RAM 320GB HD MB471LL/A
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Work smoothly on multiple applications simultaneously with the MacBook Pro MB471LL/A notebook that features Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz processor. The installed 1066 MHz system bus of this Apple laptop prevents system bottlenecks and ensures smoother execution. Boost your gaming and other visual experiences with the installed NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor of this Apple MacBook. Surf internet with the high-speed AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n) connection of this Apple laptop. You can now exchange data with compatible devices via the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module of this Apple MacBook. Avail high-speed network connection with the supported 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connection of the MacBook Pro MB471LL/A notebook. Connect other peripheral devices to the MacBook Pro MB471LL/A notebook through its integrated 2 x 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports.

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Product Identifiers
ManufacturerApple
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro5,1
Model NumberA1286
EAN885909226252

Processor
Processor TypeIntel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed2.53 GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core

Motherboard
Bus Speed1066 MHz

Display
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 Capacity320 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5400 RPM
Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA

Memory
Installed RAM4 GB
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM4 GB
RAM Speed1066 MHz
Installed Cache Memory6144 KB

CD / DVD
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)

Video
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Installed Video Memory512 MB

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

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

Battery
Battery Run TimeUp to 5 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer

Dimensions
Depth9.82 in.
Height0.95 in.
Width14.35 in.
Weight5.5 lb.

Miscellaneous
Release DateOctober, 2008
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad

eBay Product ID: EPID78119865

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CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

  • THE GOOD

    New aluminum unibody construction looks good, feels solid; giant trackpad; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; new dual graphics provide more power or more battery life.

  • THE BAD

    All-clicking trackpad is a bit awkward, at least initially; the extra-glossy screen won't appeal to everyone; switching GPUs not as seamless as it should be; similar performance to the cheaper 13-inch MacBook; still no media card slot.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Apple's redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro boasts a redesigned aluminum body that's stunning, thin, and sturdy; a new trackpad with expanded functionality; and a dual graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance, but there's now less incentive to spend extra for it because its 13-inch mainstream cousin received a greater overhaul.

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Created: 10/03/11

Words can't describe how happy I am with my purchase!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This is probably my 6th computer, 5th laptop, and second Macbook.
I bought the MacBook Air in 2008 and it was brilliant. It served me well, but it was not potent enough for my needs.
Luckily, I've found this MBP and other than battery life, it is by far the best piece of machinery I've ever owned.
Once you go Apple, or lit keyboard rather, you never go back!
Battery life lasts for about two hours, which is pretty good for a three year old machine that runs so smoothly with the backup light, and keyboard light on. It's acceptable for something this powerful to suck up a lot of battery.
I am now able to get all the editing and work done I need. Psshh...no offense, but this Mac is also capable of running Windows 7, much better than any other Windows machine I've owned in the past.

It's size and weight are also perfect for me. Words can't describe how happy I am with my purchase!!!

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Created: 09/18/11

I think this is the Best of all 15.4' MacBook Pro's, including new ones!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This is my third MacBook Pro 15.4" This is my first uni-body MacBook Pro. I really liked the previous MacBook Pro's having an Express Card slot. This late 2008 MacBook Pro is the only 15.4" uni-body MacBook Pro that has an Express Card slot. Following this model, Apple replaced the Express Card slot with a SD card slot.

You can put an Express Card in that has a SD card slot, but if you only have a SD card slot, an SD card is the only thing you can put in it. I own 5 Express Cards, including one with a SD Card Slot. I have an Express Card that has an e-sata port, and 4 USB 2.0 ports, all of which I use most of the time.

I have maxed out all of the MacBook Pro's I have owned. This one allows me to upgrade to 8mb of memory and a 1 TB hard drive. For my use, I prefer this model over a brand new model 15.4" MacBook Pro. I also have Parallels installed with Windows XP. I do video processing on the mac. My 1 TB drive is getting a real workout.

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Created: 12/18/10

New macbook pro

I love this new computer. It's in mint condition and is a huge upgrade from my 13" macbook. The screen resolution is perfect and the new mouse technology is amazing.

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Created: 12/20/13

Buying "AS IS" (For Parts Not Working) = Gamble my Ex notwithstanding ;-)

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

It's a delicate balance when shopping in the "Not working For Parts aisle" you're really not sure in most cases what kind of minor or major catastrophe awaits you and by nature of the sale being specifically "Damaged Goods" it's very literally a gamble but as long as one can keep expectations in check and you hopefully find a seller with somewhat decent feedback you can get very lucky like in my recent case where my seller was selling what he described was a machine that was not functional but had cosmetically decent grades.

Indeed I received a machine with the cosmetic exterior of one that was not only much younger but one that for all other matter would fit right in among machines at least 3+ years younger.
At that point I knew all I needed to do as a trained apple technician was go about finding the internal malfunction/s and set a course of actionable checks until such problems were revealed and then if economically viable any possible repairs could then be ordered executed and ideally in my case within budget and I'm more than pleased to say all of these steps went flawlessly and I now have good as new 2008 Macbook Pro that could easily stand next to machines half it's age with cosmetics and general health.

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Created: 03/06/11

love it

I honestly don't know why I waited so long? This Mac Pro is simply the best computer I have ever owned.

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