Apple MacBook Pro A1297 17" Laptop (February, 2011) - Customized
About this product
|Product Family||MacBook Pro|
|Number of Cores||Quad-Core|
|DMI (Direct Media Interface)||5 GT/s|
|Security Features||Kensington Lock Slot|
|Expansion Ports||2 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out|
|Special Features||Integrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port|
|Storage Controller Type||Serial ATA|
|RAM Technology||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Max Supported RAM||8 GB|
|RAM Speed||1333 MHz|
|Installed Cache Memory||6144 KB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 6x (DVD+R DL), 6x (DVD-R DL), 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)|
|Installed Video Memory||1024 MB|
|Audio Output Type||Headphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Speaker(s)|
|Audio Input Type||Integrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Optical Digital In|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|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 7 Hours|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Release Date||February, 2011|
|Input Method||Keyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad|
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- jwp-nycAug 2, 2015by
You can go anywhere and do just about anything with this beautiful machine.
The 2011 17" MacBook Pros marked the highpoint of the end of the Steve Jobs era. They are powerful, well made, durable machines that exemplify the best of what was Apple. Now, it's a 'prosumer' shake and bake company for iPhones and toys made to break. It's all about CEO Tim Cook pay out incentives. Sad. But, the opportunity to own a 17" laptop with a self-contained power that would have seemed unbelievable to anyone ten years earlier should be noted, because, most of the notebooks being turned out today are comparatively speaking - junk.
- barrysrqJul 2, 2015by
A gleaming retro muscle car in a field of streamlined little sports sedans.
It's now mid-2015, and I just bought a 2011 MacBook Pro. Why?<br>1. The last of the 17" screens, mine has the optional anti-glare. If you do anything Adobe on the laptop, you need all the space you can get for the many menus and toolbars.<br>2. Apple hardware is pricey off the shelf, but lasts a long time. I can finally afford this machine, which I've wanted since it was introduced, and can realistically expect years of use to come.<br>3. The now-discontinued Unibody design allows opening the bottom: Previous owner installed SSD drive and maxed out the RAM. If something breaks down, there is a fighting chance to go in and fix it, as I have done with other Macs, iMacs and MacBooks. New models have gone to a thinner profile, but no user access is possible, even to replace the battery.<br>4. The last MacBook line to include a DVD drive, and the first to have a Thunderbolt port alongside the Firewire, USB and Ethernet.<br>5. The first generation to use perfected quad-core i7 processors.<br>Drawbacks:<br>1. Heavier than the new, sleek 15-inchers. No problem for me, but harder to pick up with the fingertips of one hand.<br>2. Less battery time than current models, and at this age, I will have to replace the battery in a year or two.Read full review
- a1997stargwApr 12, 2015by
Love this machine!
Loving it! It's everything I hoped for. Very fast, great display, nice and large and very clear. Could use a bigger hard drive but that's easy enough to change. All the ports I wanted plus the super drive.
- odellyMar 22, 2015by
Great product at a great price.
This has been an excellent buy. The MacBook Pro works like a charm. It was well worth the money. It has a great amount of memory ans the SSD drive is really fast. I can honestly say this has been an excellent purchase.
- yardleywangOct 30, 2013by
Wonderful product even if they discontinued them
Great product and fast... the quad core is a great chip in the laptop and apple outdid themselves with this.