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Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.0 15" 2006 Specs

MacBook Pro - MA464LL/A - MacBookPro1,1 - A1150

About This Mac

The Apple MacBook Pro went on sale on January 10, 2006. Although it looks like the PowerBook G4 that preceded it, one of its key differences is the Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz processor (T2500) 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 for this MacBook Pro can be found below.


The device comes with an impressive 80/100. 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 10.4.5 which runs on a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor (T2500).  It also has the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 128/256 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality.

      Memory & Architecture

      Applications are guaranteed to run efficiently with a 2 MB Level 2 cache plus a 667 MHz frontside bus with 512 MB/1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) for its RAM.  All of this is centered around a 32-Bit architecture.

      Battery Life

      The MacBook Pro comes with a 60-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that can last as long as 4.5 hours. This put its official battery life lower than its predecessor the PowerBook.

      2.0 GHZ Core Duo

      512 MB/ 1 GB

      80/100 GB Hard Drive

      4.5 Hours


      This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 512 MB/ 1 GB RAM to up to 2 GB RAM. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be updated from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.5 (8G1453) to up to MacOS X 10.6.8. 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 Duo is a portable device packed with features that make it a standout device. Definitely portable enough to be convenient, but best to plug it in for the majority of the time.

      Introduced:  February 14, 2006

      Discontinued:   October 24, 2006

      Screen Size and Resolution


      Screen Size

      15.4 inches

      Level 1 Cache




      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      2MB on chip


      RAM Type

      PC2-5300 DDR2


      1 (2 Cores)

      Min. RAM Speed

      667 MHz



      Standard RAM

      512 MB/ 1 GB


      2.0 GHz

      Maximum RAM

      2 GB


      Core Duo (T2500)

      RAM Slots


      Processor Upgrade


      Motherboard RAM





      System Bus Speed

      667 MHz

      Video Card

      Radeon X1600

      Cache Bus Speed

      2.0 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type




      Standard VRAM

      128 MB/ 256 MB

      EFI Architecture


      Maximum VRAM

      128 MB/ 256 MB


      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      80 GB HDD

      Standard Optical Drive

      4X SL “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

      3.5-4.5 hours

      FireWire 400





      Case Type


      Inclusive Input


      Form Factor

      MacBook Pro

      S-Video Output


      Apple Order No




      Apple Subfamily

      MacBook Pro



      Apple Model Number

      A1150 (EMC 2101)

      Sound Out


      Model ID

      MacBook Pro 1.1

      Power Adapter


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