Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.6 17″ (Mid/Late 2007)
An Icon of Mobile Computing
The powerhouse 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 17″ is the perfect mobile platform for professionals and casual users alike.
Miles ahead of its PowerBook predecessor, this early MacBook Pro sports an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with an Apple-advertised 39% speed increase over the previous Core Duo model.
The vibrant 17″ display is impressive in and of itself, providing an abundance of space for users who need a portable powerhouse of a machine.
The 17″ 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 17-Inch (Santa Rosa) features a 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo processor (T7800), 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 160 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 17″ widescreen matte or glossy CCFL-backlit 1680×1050 TFT active-matrix display.
||Core 2 Duo (T7800)
||GeForce 8600M GT
||The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256 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.
||This model has a 15.4″ color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2880 by 1800 native resolution at 220 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It also supports scaled resolutions of 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640.
|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:
||160 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)
||This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
||MacBook Pro 17″
|Apple Order No:
||Mid/Late 2007, 2.4GHz
|Apple Model No:
||A1229 (EMC 2137)
||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.
||68 W h Li-Poly
||X 10.4.9 (8Q1058)
|Original Price (US):