Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4 15″ (Early 2008)

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 Macbook Pro features a Multi-Touch trackpad, providing access to several gestures using two, three, or four fingers. The user is in direct control of the screen in a more natural and intuitive way. The fluid and realistic gestures feel more responsive. Multi-Touch gestures are exceptionally precise, as Apple makes both the hardware and software.

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 2.4 15-Inch (Early 2008) features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor (T8300), with two independent processor cores, a 3 MB shared on chip level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 200 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 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a gorgeous antiglare LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 1440×900 active-matrix display.

The keyboard retains the ambient lighting capability, though eliminates the embedded numeric keypad, replaces the enter key next to the right-hand command key with a second option key, and has a different function key mapping. The trackpad adds support for multi-touch gesturing. 

Connectivity includes two USB 2.0 ports, the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 400 port, Firewire 800 port, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out. Bluetooth has been upgraded to the 2.1+EDR standard.

2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (T8300)
2 GB 6 GB
GeForce 8600M GT GDDR3 SDRAM
Details: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
256 MB 256 MB
Details: N/A.
15.4″ Widescreen 1440×900
Details: 15.4″ color “antiglare widescreen TFT LED backlit 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..
200 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
8X DL “SuperDrive” 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 2.1+EDR
2 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
ExpressCard/34 None
Details: One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.
Full-size Trackpad
Notebook MacBook Pro)
MB133LL/A Early 2008
A1260 (EMC 2198) MacBookPro4,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1260 Model Number, the 2198 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro4,1 Model Identifier. .
60 W h Li-Poly 5 Hours
X 10.5.2 (9C2018)) Current
Original Price (US): $1999

Rating overview

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Total score
Excellent 4.8

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