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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" Early 2008 Specs

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro4,1 - A1260 - 2198

About This MacBook Pro

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MB134LL/A. We have listed this device separately as it has been configured with an upgraded processor when compared to the base model. This has been done to make it easier to catalog as well as easier to read.

The Apple MacBook Pro 15 -inch Core 2 Duo powered with a 2.6 GHz Intel processor (T9500) was released on February 26, 2008. Some of its distinguishing features include a 250 GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive storage. It is also possible to configure the device with a 200 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive storage. It is also able to host one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 at the same time. The trackpad is also enhanced with support for “multi-touch gesturing” (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag).  This is seen as the pinnacle of technology for the MacBook Pro and really allowed the MacBook Pro to stand out.  Further device specifications and capabilites for this MacBook Pro can be found below.


The device comes with an impressive 250.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” to ensure that safety of your data in the event of any accidental damage.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The MacBook Pro has a 15.4” antiglare widescreen TFT LED backlit display” with a native 1440×900 resolution and ability to support other resolutions such as 1024×768, 800×600, 1280x 800 and, 1152×720.

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 8X DL “SuperDrive”
      • AirPort Extreme (802.11g and 8.02.11n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
      • Bluetooth 2.1+ 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 and a FireWire “800” are provided allowing data transfer to and from external hard drives, video cameras and Sound Cards at speeds of up to 400 and 800 megabits per second respective
      • 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 1920×1200 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
      • The Apple remote became a US$19 option and not a standard feature
      • MagSafe power connector

        Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

        The MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.5.2 (9C2018) and standard with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T9500).  It also has a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality.

        Memory & Architecture

        Applications run smoothly due to the 6 MB of Level 2 cache plus an 800 MHz frontside bus with 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300). All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

        Battery Life

        The MacBook Pro has a 60-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 5 hours of wireless use. This is a marginal increase from the previous model but still provides poor usage due to the high power consumption of the internal components.

        2.6 GHZ Core 2 Duo

        2 GB

        250 GB Hard Drive

        5 Hours


        This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 2 GB RAM to up to 6 GB RAM, however, 4 GB is the official maximum support. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.5.2 (9C2018) to up to MacOS X 10.11.x. It can also host Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit) and can accommodate operating systems as recent as Windows 7 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro has dimensions of 1.0 in ×14.1in ×9.6 in and a weight of 5.4 lbs (2.45 kg). 

        Introduced:  February 26, 2008

        Discontinued: October 14, 2008

        Screen Size and Resolution


        Screen Size

        15.4 inches

        Level 1 Cache




        Level 2/Level 3 Cache

        6 MB on chip


        RAM Type

        PC2-5300 DDR2


        1 (2 Cores)

        Min. RAM Speed

        667 MHz



        Standard RAM

        2 GB


        2.6 GHz

        Maximum RAM

        6 GB


        Core 2 Duo (T9500)

        RAM Slots


        Processor Upgrade


        Motherboard RAM





        System Bus Speed

        800 MHz

        Video Card

        GeForce 8600M GT

        Cache Bus Speed

        2.6 GHz (Built-in)

        VRAM Type

        GDDR3 SDRAM



        Standard VRAM

        512 MB

        EFI Architecture


        Maximum VRAM

        512 MB


        Inclusive Features and Ports

        Standard Storage

        250 GB HDD

        Standard Optical Drive

        8X 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


        1 (400), 1 (800)




        Case Type


        Inclusive Input


        Form Factor

        MacBook Pro

        S-Video Output


        Apple Order No




        Apple Subfamily

        Early 2008



        Apple Model Number

        A1260 (EMC 2198)

        Sound Out


        Model ID

        MacBook Pro 4.1

        Power Adapter


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