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Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop - MC372LL/A (April, 2010)

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APPLE 15" MACBOOK PRO 2.53GHZ CORE I5 4GB RAM 500GB HD MC372LL WARRANTY
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APPLE 15" MACBOOK PRO 2.53GHZ CORE I5 4GB RAM 500GB HD MC372LL WARRANTY
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Get yourself the MacBook Pro notebook and discover brilliant performance and improved productivity. Powered by 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor, this Apple laptop promises to deliver superior performance. This Apple notebook gives you plenty of space to store your files, documents, photos, videos, games, etc. The large 15.4 inch LED-backlit display of this Apple laptop renders true-to-life pictures, videos and text documents, at 1440-by-900 resolution. Integrated with Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics card, this Apple notebook lets you play action games, watch 3D movies, sports scenes, with optimum clarity and detail. Thanks to the slim, sleek and lightweight design of the MacBook Pro makes it highly portable.

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Product Identifiers
ManufacturerApple
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro6,2
Model NumberA1286
EAN0885909359844, 628586231818, 885909359844

Processor
Processor TypeIntel Core i5
Processor Speed2.53 GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core

Motherboard
Bus Speed1066 MHz
DMI (Direct Media Interface)2.5 GT/s

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

Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot
Expansion Ports1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire 400), 2 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 x ExpressCard Slot, 1 x SD Card Slot
Special FeaturesIntegrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5400 RPM
Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA

Memory
Installed RAM4 GB
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM8 GB
RAM Speed1066 MHz
Installed Cache Memory3072 KB

CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Read Speed24x (CD), 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), 8x (DVD+RW)

Video
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Installed Video Memory256 MB

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

Networking
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
Battery Run TimeUp to 9 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer

Dimensions
Depth9.82 in.
Height0.95 in.
Width14.35 in.
Weight5.6 lb.

Miscellaneous
Release DateApril, 2010
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, TouchPad, Trackpad
Exterior ColorSilver

eBay Product ID: EPID83704095

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

  • THE GOOD

    Adds fast, efficient Intel Core i5, i7 processors, new Nvidia graphics, seamless switching between integrated, discrete GPUs...

  • THE BAD

    At the top end of the price scale; still no HDMI, Blu-ray, or other high-end options.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same look and feel, but offers major internal changes, including an optional Intel Core i7 CPU, making it a very serious portable powerhouse.

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Average review score based on 26 user reviews

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Created: 06/21/10

mac is so sexy ..lol

After having a 3 year-old Dell die on me (to be fair it was put through multiple trips to and from school in my bag, sometimes while it was still on) and a Toshiba Satellite fail after a year, I was tired of paying bargain prices and receiving a frustrating experience to go with it.

My girlfriend had talked about buying a Mac and I always balked at them as being too expensive. Well, most of the main problems with my old laptops were hardware/compatability/driver issues. Knowing that Apple makes the hardware and develops the software for their computers made me think they would be able to integrate the two aspect better PC's I have used. I still have nightmarew about all the drivers I had to hunt down when I downgraded my Toshiba from Windows Vista to XP.

I had actually purchased a 13" Macbook Pro with a glossy screen from Amazon a few days before Apple did their big upgrade in April 2010. It was a beautiful looking machine and was easy to use after I became accustomed to the differences from a PC, ie; What is the "Finder"? However, the 13" screen was a little small for me. I do some photography work, and I watch movies on it as well so I decided the 15" Macbook Pro would be the way to go. Once they did their upgrade for all their machines I decided to buy directly from Apple.

I debated long and hard on the glossy vs. matte option. Going with the high-res screen (1680 X 1050 as opposed to standard 1440 X 900) was a no-brainer. After doing some online research I also chose the matte option (as opposed to the default glossy screen). I had never actually seen a matte screen as the local Best-Buy didn't have one in stock. I was a little nervous on my decision, but I called Apple tech support and easily arranged for a return on my not-yet-arrived 15" Macbook Pro should I want one with a glossy screen instead. The person I spoke with even arranged for return shipping labels paid for by Apple! I didn't upgrade the harddrive or RAM because I can do those myself, or have them done later, for a lot cheaper than Apple's pricing.

The new 15" w/ the matte screen came and I opened up some high-res You-tube videos and compared it side-by-side to the glossy. This was the middle of the day and the lone window in our living room was creating all sorts of reflections on the glossy screen while the matte was unphased. Sure the blacks on the glossy were a deeper and the colors might have "popped" a little more, but knowing I would be using my laptop in a room lit by daylight or with a bright light, the henious reflections on the glossy screen definitely made it a no-go for me. This was a window that was in front of the computer and wasn't even directly shining on the screen. I was really happy I decided to go matte.

That being said, I have loaded up Photoshop CS5 and it runs great. Way faster than my old laptop. I appreciate a lot of the little touches that Apple puts into their products that are becoming more and more noticable every day I use it. (Such as their search feature is always available with 1 click from the desktop) I plan to buy an Applecare plan towards the end of my one-year warranty period to make sure this lasts me at least 3 years. Hopefully I might be able to keep this for 4 or 5 years.

Overall, if you have the $$ I highly recommend this product.

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Created: 11/05/11

You cannot go wrong with an Apple!!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Good purchase. Added additional memory for $50. The only difference from newer version is Thunderbolt so I have time so other products can change over as well. Very good product - would recommend this for those who want an Apple but don't want to spend the outrageous prices. If you're like me, I prefer to purchase the latest release before the newest / upgraded product in order to read reviews and ultimately so that the major bugs are worked out.

Dislike the migration process when upgrading. Users should keep copies of software and licenses for easier installs.

Apple to some is overrated but each year they get better and better.

Able to use MS Office for Win7 on this pc without switching over

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Created: 01/02/11

MacBook Pro Loaded with Defects

I'm on my second one of these dogs and I'm heading back to exchange it for another one. I'm really surprised to be experiencing the problems I've had with both machines. My wife has been bugging me for a mac for years now and we are both very let down so far. We're stuck in the mountains in Colorado for now and we fight over my older $400 Dell refurb laptop purchased through the Dell Outlet. It's far more reliabnle and stable than the POS mac. Hopefully the third attempt will live up to the expectations we had for an Apple computer. The first computer froze incessantly while using Safari and applecare said they would replace it if we shipped it back but we were still within the exchange time at Best Buy. The second computer has been more stable using Safari however it has been a nightmare as far as the video card(s) are concerned and other programs including the photo software included with my camera as well as iPhoto have been quitting unexpectedly and my photos were corrupted upon import into iPhoto. Now the computer is actually locking up along with a very weird video display of grayish screen with lots of vertical lines. Have to reboot boot several times before it goes away.

One very let down newbie to apple computers here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually like the Mac operating system so far and that's why I'm going to try one more exchange at Best Buy beforing giving up on Apple.

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Created: 03/18/11

MacBook Pro is all that, and more.

Having bought an iBook G4 in 2002 for my daughter for use in college, I soon followed with my own iBook G4. The ease, power, and speed of the G4 machine made me an advocate for the product. Last month, my daughter mentioned that she wanted to upgrade to the MacPro. She researched and found that this model best suited her script writing needs. I surprised her with a MacPro and she was blown away by the refinements, speed, and quality of the product. Two weeks later, I bought myself one. There are computers and then there's Apple. The back-lit keyboard is easy on the eyes. The applications are easy to access and manipulate. I have no reservations of having bought two MacBook Pro's in a month.

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Created: 10/22/11

Great design, buy and a reliable product. Very few things to dislike.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought this to replace my HP Pavillion DV6000. That PC lasted me four years but always had issues. This Apple laptop has a TB HD 8 GB memory and runs great so far. The graphics is stunning. It has not given me any errors so far. I am not used to Mac but it has been fairly easy to figure out if you are tech savvy. There doesn't seem to be nearly as many glitches and viruses. The laptop can get a little hot but nowhere near as hot as my former laptop. Battery is not as great as advertised. It lasts about 2-4 Hrs with high usages and no power consumption limits. All in all I feel its great buy and a reliable product. I love the design including the backlit keyboard and awesome graphics.

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