Fast & Free Shipping on All Orders*

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 15" 2006 Specs

MacBook Pro - MA609LL - MacBookPro2,2 - A1211

About This MacBook Pro

The Apple MacBook Pro went on sale on October 2006.  Although it looks like the PowerBook G4 that preceded it, one of its key differences is the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz processor (T7400) that powers it. The MacBook Pro is developed to suit the more power hungry individuals and allows its owners to do complex work on the go. The MacBook Pro comes with a 15-inch screen as standard. Other differences include the absence of FireWire 800 port and S-Video out ports. Further device specifications and capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.


The device comes with an impressive 120.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor”. It is incorporated in the previous PowerBook and iBook lines to ensure the safety of your data in event of any accidental damage.

Screen Size and Resolution

The MacBook Pro has a 15.4” widescreen that incorporates a TFT active-matrix “glossy display”.  It ensures clear visuals from most wide angles. It provides a 67% brighter back panel than the PowerBook that preceded it. It also supports a 1440×900 Native Resolution along with other resolution options such as 1024×768 and 1152×720.

Inclusive Features


The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

  • 4 Single-Layer (SL) DVD-RW/CD-RW SuperDrive
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11g) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
  • Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
  • Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
  • One FireWire “400” port is provided allowing data transfer to and from external hard drives, video cameras and sound cards at speeds of up to 400 megabits per second
  • Two USB 2.0 ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
  • Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
  • Video out (mini-DVI) this allows for maximum resolution of 2560×1600 for 2nd display support either dual or mirroring your built-in 15.4” display
  • Scrolling TrackPad allowing for clicking, double-clicking and dragging without the need of an external mouse

Also included are:

  • Inbuilt iSight video camera
  • Apple Remote for Apple Front Row software
  • MagSafe power connector

Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

The MacBook Pro comes with a pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.8 which runs on a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T7400) and the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality.

Memory & Architecture

Applications are guaranteed to run efficiently with a 4 MB Level 2 cache plus a 667 MHz frontside bus with 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) for its RAM.  All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

Battery Life

The MacBook Pro comes with a 60-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that can last as long as 5 hours. This put its official battery life lower than its predecessor the PowerBook.

2.16 GHZ Core 2 Duo
1 GB
120 GB Hard Drive
5 Hours


This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 1 GB  RAM to up to 4 GB RAM. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be updated from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.8 (8N1037) to up to MacOS X 10.7.5. It can also run it’s Windows counterpart, Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit) and operating systems as recent as the Windows Vista (32-Bit). With dimensions of 1.0 in ×14.1 in × 9.6 in and weight of 5.6 lbs (2.54 kg) the MacBook Pro 15- Inch Core 2 Duo is a portable device packed with features that made it a great device. Definitely portable enough to be convenient to use, but best to plug it in for the majority of the time.

Introduced:  October 24, 2006

Discontinued:  June 5, 2007

Screen Size and Resolution


Screen Size

15.4 inches

Level 1 Cache




Level 2/Level 3 Cache

4MB on chip


RAM Type

PC2-5300 DDR2


1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

667 MHz



Standard RAM

1 GB


2.16 GHz

Maximum RAM

4 GB


Core 2 Duo (T7400)

RAM Slots


Processor Upgrade


Motherboard RAM





System Bus Speed

667 MHz

Video Card

Radeon X1600

Cache Bus Speed

2.16 GHz (Built-in)





Standard VRAM

128 MB

EFI Architecture


Maximum VRAM

128 MB


Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

120 GB HDD

Standard Optical Drive

6X DL “SuperDrive”

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet


Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem


Storage Interface

Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)

Standard Air Port



Standard Bluetooth



60 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 2.0


Battery Life

5 hours

FireWire 400





Case Type


Inclusive Input


Form Factor

MacBook Pro

S-Video Output


Apple Order No




Apple Subfamily

MacBook Pro



Apple Model Number

A1211 (EMC 2120)

Sound Out


Model ID

MacBook Pro 2.2

Power Adapter


Create a professional listing for this device on eBay, your website, or anywhere with this HTML code.

Create a Listing

MacBook Pro | Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz | 15 Inch | Late 2006 | Price Comparison Guide

What is this
Techstimate pricing guides are meant to help people track the price of (device model identifier) to make educated decisions when buying and selling. These prices are calculated by analyzing the recently sold (device model identifier) and tabulated as an average price each day. These prices can give you an idea of the approximate value of this (model specs (page title) ie. "2015 Macbook Pro 15" 2.2GHz i7"). Prices of $0 mean the device was not sold on the corresponding date and is not calculated into Techstimate values.

Highlight any portion of the graph by using your mouse to select a timeframe and see specific pricing information.

If you find this graph useful you can bookmark it on your Mac by pressing command + d and check back to monitor (model identifier)`s market price.
Converter: $

Current Trending Price

< $101
$146 <

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This