Apple MacBook Pro A1297 17" Laptop - MC725LL/A (February, 2011)

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Powered by the Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, the MacBook Pro MC725LL/A delivers high-speed performance, great media-management, and enhanced multi-tasking efficiencies. This Apple 17 inch laptop supports automatic switching between Dual graphics processors - AMD Radeon and Intel HD Graphics processors, facilitating power saving. Using the powerful Thunderbolt technology, this Apple notebook lets you connect Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals including USB and FireWire peripherals, with ultra-speed connectivity, on a single port. The high speed RAM built in this Apple 17 inch laptop facilitates speedy performance and faster data access. Further, the spacious hard drive in this Apple MacBook Pro MC725LL/A notebook allows you to store maximum amount of data inside. You can also take advantage of the FaceTime HD camera in the MacBook Pro MC725LL/A to indulge in video calling.

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Product Identifiers
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro8,3
Model NumberA1297

Processor TypeIntel Core i7 2nd Gen.
Processor Speed2.20 GHz
Number of CoresQuad-Core

DMI (Direct Media Interface)5 GT/s

Display TechnologyLED
Display Size17"
Display Max. Resolution1920 x 1200

Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot
Expansion Ports1 x IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800), 2 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 x ExpressCard Slot
Special FeaturesIntegrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5400 RPM
Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA

Installed RAM4 GB
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM8 GB
RAM Speed1333 MHz
Installed Cache Memory6144 KB

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)

Graphic ProcessorAMD Radeon HD 6750M
Installed Video Memory1024 MB

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

Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Battery Run TimeUp to 7 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer

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

Release DateFebruary, 2011
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, TouchPad, Trackpad
Exterior ColorAluminum

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