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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.93 17" Unibody 2009

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro5,2 - A1297

About This MacBook Pro

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MB604LL/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 17-inch Core 2 Duo powered with a 2.93 GHz Intel processor (T9800) was released on January 6, 2009. Some of its distinguishing features include a 320 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive storage. It is also host to one FireWire 800 port. The trackpad is 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 capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.

Storage

The device comes with an impressive 320.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” to ensure the safety of your data in the event of any accidental damage.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The MacBook Pro has a 17” anti-glare widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display with a native 1920×1200  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
      • 3 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
      • 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 10.5.6 (9G2141) and standard with a 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T9800).  It also has dual graphics processors – a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory.

        Memory & Architecture

        Applications run smoothly due to the 6 MB of Level 2 cache with 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500). All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

        Battery Life

        The MacBook Pro has a 95-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 8 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.

        2.93 GHZ Core 2 Duo

        4 GB

        320 GB Hard Drive

        8 Hours

        Upgradability

        This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 4 GB RAM up to 8 GB RAM. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.5.6 (9G2141) to up to MacOS X 10.11.x. It can also be host to 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 0.98 in x 15.47 in x 10.51 in and a weight of 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg). 

        Introduced:  January 6, 2009

        Discontinued: June 8, 2009

        Screen Size and Resolution

        Memory

        Screen Size

        17 inches

        Level 1 Cache

        32k/32k

        Resolution

        1920×1200

        Level 2/Level 3 Cache

        6 MB on chip

        Processor

        RAM Type

        PC3-8500 DDR3

        Processors

        1 (2 Cores)

        Min. RAM Speed

        1066 MHz

        Architecture

        64-Bit

        Standard RAM

        4 GB

        Speed

        2.93 GHz

        Maximum RAM

        8 GB

        Type

        Core 2 Duo (T9800)

        RAM Slots

        2

        Processor Upgrade

        Soldered

        Motherboard RAM

        None

        FPU

        Integrated

        Graphics

        System Bus Speed

        1066 MHz

        Video Card

        GeForce 9600M GT

        Cache Bus Speed

        2.93 GHz (Built-in)

        VRAM Type

        GDDR3 SDRAM

        ROM/Firmware

        EFI

        Standard VRAM

        512 MB

        EFI Architecture

        64-Bit

        Maximum VRAM

        512 MB

        Storage

        Inclusive Features and Ports

        Standard Storage

        320 GB HDD

        Standard Optical Drive

        8X 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 (3 Gb/s)

        Standard Air Port

        802.11a/b/g/n

        Battery

        Standard Bluetooth

        2.1+EDR

        Type

        95 W h Li-Poly

        USB Port 2.0

        3

        Battery Life

        8 hours

        FireWire

        1 (800)

        Description

        Keyboard

        Full-size

        Case Type

        Notebook

        Inclusive Input

        Trackpad

        Form Factor

        MacBook Pro

        S-Video Output

        None

        Apple Order No

        BTO/CTO

        Microphone

        1

        Apple Subfamily

        Early 2009

        Headphone

        1

        Apple Model Number

        A1297 (EMC 2272)

        Sound Out

        1

        Model ID

        MacBook Pro 5.2

        Power Adapter

        1

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