Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 13″ (Mid-2010)

A wonderful balance between mobility and capability

The 13” MacBook Pro models combine a powerful processor, architecture, capable graphics, and plenty of RAM and storage space into a compact, mobile platform.

As with all MacBook Pro models since 2008, this model uses an Unibody aluminum case and features an LED-backlit 13.3″ widescreen glossy display.

Lightweight and portable, the 13” MacBook Pro manages to strike a wonderful balance between mobility and capability, making it a practical choice for a wide range of users including designers, photographers, and developers on the go.

The 13″ MacBook Pro is a great entertainment platform, with more connectivity options and power than the lighter MacBook Air. Unlike the newer MacBook Pro with Retina Display models, this model retains an optical disk drive.

This model specifically is an excellent example of the versatility of the 13″ MacBook Pro, with it’s speedy 2.4 Ghz dual core Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and capable integrated Intel NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics. Compact, resilient, and with power to spare, it won’t fail to impress long-time users of Apple’s 13″ laptops.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4 13-Inch (Mid-2010) features a 45 nm Penryn 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (P8600), with two independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared on chip level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL SuperDrive, a NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, an iSight webcam, and a vibrant LED-backlit 13.3″ widescreen TFT active-matrix glossy display (1280×800 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire 800 port, a combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in) port, a Mini DisplayPort that supports an external display at 2560×1600 and passes an audio signal, and an SD card slot.

2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8600)
GeForce 320M Integrated
Details: This model has a “48 core” NVIDIA GeForce 320M that shares memory with the system.
13.3″ Widescreen 1280×800
Details: 13.3″ color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix “glossy” display with a 1280 by 800 native resolution. Apple reports that this system also supports “1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched.”
Dual/Mirroring 2560×1600
Details: The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560×1600.
250 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
8X DL “SuperDrive” None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11a/b/g/n 2.1+EDR
2 (2.0) 1 (800)
SD Card Slot None
Details: This model has an SD card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
Full-size Trackpad (Inertial)
Notebook MacBook (Unibody)
MC374LL/A Mid-2010 13″
A1278 (EMC 2351*) MacBookPro7,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification. Also see: All Macs with the A1278 Model Number, the 2351* EMC Number, and the MacBookPro7,1 Model Identifier.  
63.5 W h Li-Poly 10 Hours
X 10.6.3 (10D2125) Current
Original Price (US): $1199

Rating overview

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Total score
Excellent 4.8

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