Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" 2007 SpecsMacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro3,1 - A1226
About This MacBook Pro
This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MA896LL. 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 went on sale on November 2007. Although it looks like the PowerBook G4 that preceded it, one of its key differences is the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz processor (T7800) 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. Further device specifications and capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.
The device comes with an impressive 160.0 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.
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
- 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 10.4.9 which runs on a 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T7800) and the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT processor with 256 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 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) for its RAM. All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.
The MacBook Pro comes with a 60-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that can last as long as 6 hours. This put its official battery life lower than its predecessor the PowerBook.
2.6 GHZ Core 2 Duo
160 GB Hard Drive
This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 2 GB RAM to up to 6 GB RAM. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be updated from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.9 (8Q1058) to up to MacOS X 10.11. 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 5.4 lbs. (2.45 kg) the MacBook Pro 15 -Inch Core 2 Duo is a portable device packed with features that make 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: November 1, 2007
Discontinued: February 26, 2008
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
4 MB on chip
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core 2 Duo (T7800)
System Bus Speed
GeForce 8600M GT
Cache Bus Speed
2.6 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
160 GB HDD
Standard Optical Drive
8X DL “SuperDrive”
2.5” (9.5 mm)
Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
60 W h Li-Poly
USB Port 2.0
Apple Order No
Apple Model Number
A1226 (EMC 2136)
MacBook Pro 3.1