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Apple MacBook Pro 17" Laptop - MC226LL/A (June, 2009)

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Apple MacBook Pro 17" MC226LL/A 2.80GHz Core 2 Duo 500GB HD 4GB RAM OS 10.8
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Apple MacBook Pro 17" MC226LL/A 2.80GHz Core 2 Duo 500GB HD 4GB RAM OS 10.8
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Enhance your computing performance with the Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A (June, 2009) PC Notebook that comes integrated with the 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. The 17-inch high-resolution LED-backlit widescreen display of this Apple notebook gives you a clear and bright view of all the content in your PC, and supports millions of colors. For a superior graphic performance, this Apple 17-inch laptop comes integrated with AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor and Intel HD Graphics 3000. You can store all your important data in the 750 GB storage capacity of this Apple notebook. The Wi-Fi networking of this Apple 17-inch laptop is based on IEEE 802.11n that enables you to connect to the internet from any room in your house. You can quickly transfer files to and from the Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A (June, 2009), using its 3 USB ports.

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Product Identifiers
ManufacturerApple
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro5,2
Model NumberA1297
EAN008859093303, 885909330386, 885909330829

Processor
Processor TypeIntel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed2.80 GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core

Motherboard
Bus Speed1066 MHz

Display
Display TechnologyLED
Display Size17"
Display Max. Resolution1920 x 1200

Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot, Slot For Cable Lock
Expansion Ports2 x USB 1.1, 3 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 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 Memory6144 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)

Video
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Installed Video Memory512 MB

Audio
Audio Output TypeHeadphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Optical Digital Output, 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
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 8 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer

Dimensions
Depth10.51 in.
Height0.98 in.
Width15.47 in.
Weight6.6 lb.

Miscellaneous
Release DateJune, 2009
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad

eBay Product ID: EPID78157208

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    Created: 12/23/09

    Apple Macbook Pro 17" 2.8GHz 500GB 4GB MC226LL

    This notebook is powerful and a Desktop replacement .

    It has all the power needed . Powerful Intel core 2 due processor 3.8 Gh with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM . Enough hard drive space to store all the pictures , video and user data ( 500 GB) .

    Dual Video processor to give ultimate Video Performance . (NVIDIA Geforce 9400M + 9600M GT Graphics ) . Watching movies is fun on a 17" which is matched with the video card.

    Lots of ports ( like USB , Firewire , Ethernet , Bluetooth , wireless , Display port , SD slot and many more . This makes it the complete Desktop replacement .


    Defiantly one of the best Desktop Replacement .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 12/03/09

    late 2009 MacBook Pro 17"

    This is my 3rd 17" MBP, and although it is amazing, there are a few things i do not like about it: Previous 17's had surprisingly great sound, but this new 17" has horrible sound. Speaker grill holes are like pinholes, and the sound is very thin and tinny.
    Also, the new glass trackpad. What a bad design. I had to actually open the laptop up to adjust the click pressure, it was VERY loud (CLICK) and hard to press down. I very much miss the older separate button.
    Screen resolution is incredible, but with that higher rez, system fonts and text within all applications is much smaller, so if you have bad eyesight, you might want to pass on the 17" and go for the 15".

    The actual unit is much more soundly built then previous versions. The billet aluminum housing is very stout. Look likes it's going to hold up to years worth of use.
    I purchased mine used WITH apple-care, off someone on ebay. Saved about $1000 in the end buy doing this. I would recommend doing your research, the Applestore being your last resort. (Unless you have bottomless pockets).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 01/07/11

    MacBook Pro 17

    This is the second used Mac laptop I have purchased and I have been very pleased with both. I needed to upgrade to a faster machine as the 5 year old model was now too slow. The MacBook Pro 17 is perfect for my needs and has all the features I was looking for. The lighted keyboard is also a nice touch.

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    Created: 08/09/10

    Apple MacBook Pro

    I'm a fan, what else can I say. I wouldn't think of buying a PC. My son who has a top secret clearance and works on computer security told me the next home he buys will be a Mac because of the much more effective security systems. I've been using Macs for 28+ years. Bought the MacBook Pro so I could take my business with me when I travel.

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    Created: 08/04/10

    experience

    good machine, everything works fine, enough power, very good full High Definition display, bit noisy hard drive and fun,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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