Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.2 15″ (Mid/Late 2007)

An Icon of Mobile Computing

The powerhouse 15″ MacBook Pro line of laptops is the first of Apple’s notebooks to employ Intel processors and has become an icon of mobile computing. 

Though dated compared to the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, this model features an optical disc drive and is far more configurable compared to the Retina models’ “sealed” design. This not only amounts to more options for upgrades, but far cheaper repairs as well.

With a blazing fast processor, more RAM than the average user will ever need, and space for massive hard drive configurations, the MacBook Pro 15″ is the perfect mobile platform for professionals and casual users alike.

The Santa Rosa model uses advanced architecture with superior power management. This results in an extra hour of estimated battery life. The power-efficient mercury-free LED display is pleasing to the environmentally conscious.

The 15″ MacBook Pro is a truly versatile design — perfect for a home office or workstation, for professionals on the go, or for casual users with a need for computing excellence. It doesn’t stop there! The MacBook Pro is employed heavily by designers, photographers, developers, and lovers of creative projects in general.

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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.2 15-Inch (Santa Rosa) features a 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor (T7500), with two independent processor cores, a 4 MB shared on chip level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 120 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with Sudden Motion Sensor technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a new heralded mercury-free power-efficient and beautiful LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 1440×900 matte or glossy TFT active-matrix display.

The 15-Inch Santa Rosa MacBook Pro models are externally identical to the previously released Core 2 Duo systems. They have the same fiber-optic-based ambient light sensor that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, scrolling TrackPad, MagSafe power connector, iSight video camera (1.3 megapixels), and includes an Apple Remote. Connectivity includes two USB 2.0 ports, the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (the Santa Rosa models have 802.11n enabled by default), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 400 port, Firewire 800 port, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

The Santa Rosa models are more advanced with a faster frontside bus (800 MHz compared to 667 MHz), and additional RAM capacity (4 GB instead of 3 GB).

2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7500)
2 GB 6 GB
GeForce 8600M GT GDDR3 SDRAM
Details: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus..
128 MB 128 MB
Details: N/A.
15.4″ Widescreen 1440×900
Details: 15.4″ color “matte” or “glossy” “mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit” widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution.Apple reports that the system also supports “1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio, [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched.”
Dual/Mirroring 2560×1600
Details: Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560×1600 on an external display..
120 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
None None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was offered for US$49..
802.11a/b/g/n 2.0+EDR
2 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
ExpressCard/34 None
Details: One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot..
Full-size Trackpad
Notebook MacBook Pro
MA895LL Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz
A1226 (EMC 2136) MacBookPro3,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1226 Model Number, the 2136 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier.
60 W h Li-Poly 6 Hours
X 10.4.9 (8Q1058)) Current
Original Price (US): $1999


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Excellent 4.8

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