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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.

Storage

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

Upgradability

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

Memory

Screen Size

15.4 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k

Resolution

1440×900

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

4MB on chip

Processor

RAM Type

PC2-5300 DDR2

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

667 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

1 GB

Speed

2.16 GHz

Maximum RAM

4 GB

Type

Core 2 Duo (T7400)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

None

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

667 MHz

Video Card

Radeon X1600

Cache Bus Speed

2.16 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

GDDR3 SDRAM

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

128 MB

EFI Architecture

32-Bit

Maximum VRAM

128 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

120 GB HDD

Standard Optical Drive

6X DL “SuperDrive”

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet

10/100/1000Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)

Standard Air Port

802.11a/b/g

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

2.0+EDR

Type

60 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 2.0

2

Battery Life

5 hours

FireWire 400

1

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad

Form Factor

MacBook Pro

S-Video Output

None

Apple Order No

MA609LL

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

MacBook Pro

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1211 (EMC 2120)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 2.2

Power Adapter

1

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