Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.6 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 2.6 15-Inch (Early 2008) features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo processor (T9500), with two independent processor cores, a 6 MB shared on chip level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 250 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 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a vibrant antiglare LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 1440×900 active-matrix display (a glossy display is available via build-to-order).
The keyboard retains the ambient lighting capability but 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.
Internally, the Early 2008/Penryn models use faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm “Penryn” processors — compared to 65 nm “Merom” processors in the Mid-2007 Santa Rosa series — larger 6 MB level 2 caches (on the 2.5 GHz and faster models, compared to 4 MB caches on their predecessors, albeit the 2.4 GHz model has a 3 MB cache), more video memory (256 MB or 512 MB, compared to 128 MB or 256 MB), and larger stock hard drives.
||Core 2 Duo (T9500)
||GeForce 8600M GT
||The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
||The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. The “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor shares memory with the system.
||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.”
|2nd Display Support:
||2nd Max. Resolution:
||This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 2560×1600 on two external displays via Thunderbolt. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 2560×1600 via Thunderbolt and a single display up to 1920×1200 via HDMI. Although it can theoretically power all three external displays, as confirmed by a helpful reader, it runs too hot with three displays connected.
|Standard Hard Drive:
||250 GB (5400 RPM)
||Int. HD Interface:
||Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
||8X DL “SuperDrive”
||This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.
||1 (400), 1 (800)1 (400), 1 (800)
||This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
|Apple Order No:
|Apple Model No:
||A1260 (EMC 2198)
||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. Also see: All Macs with the A1398 Model Number, the 2512 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro10,1 Model Identifier.
||60 W h Li-Poly
||X 10.5.2 (9C2018)
|Original Price (US):