Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.53 17" Mid 2010 SpecsMacBook Pro - MC024LL/A - MacBookPro6,1 - A1297
About This Mac
Midway through 2010 Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro line-up powered by “Intel Core i5” processors. The first in the line-up is the MacBook Pro “Core i5” 2.53 GHz 17-inch. One of the main features of this device includes that it comes with two graphics processors built into it. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (provides better graphics) and Intel HD Graphics (provides better battery life). The switch between the two is determined by the operating system and depending on what applications are in use. A turbo boost for the processor speed is also supported on this system when there is significant workload. Further device specifications and capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.
The hard drive storage is increased to 500 GB capacity which is almost doubled from the previous year. The base model MacBook Pro 2017 has only 256 GB SDD.
Screen Size and Resolution
This version of the MacBook Pro comes in with a 17’ screen. The default display is the TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1920×1200 native resolution). It also is available via custom configuration with an “antiglare” display for an additional $50 USD.
The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:
- An 8X DL “SuperDrive”
- AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
- A Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
- A FireWire 800 port
- A 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.
- An Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
- A Mini DisplayPort that supports an external display of 2560×1600 and can pass audio signals
- An SD Card Slot
- No button glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four
finger” gestures and programmable zones
Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
This MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.6.3 (10D2063a) and runs on a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 I5-540M (Arrandale) processor. The two graphics processors shipped with the device are the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory and Intel HD Graphics with 256 MB of RAM shared with the system.
Memory & Architecture
Your applications installed on the MacBook Pro are also guaranteed to run smoothly with a 256k level 2 cache and a 3 MB Level 3 cache plus a 1066 MHz frontside bus with 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) for its RAM. All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.
The MacBook Pro comes with a 95-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 8 – 9 hours of wireless use. This battery configuration is the now common non-swappable type that is noted in more recent models.
2.53 GHZ Core i5
500 GB Hard Drive
8 – 9 Hours
This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 4 GB RAM up to 8 GB RAM. However, many individuals noted that more than 4 GB of RAM would be most beneficial due to the nature of MacBook Pro users. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.6.3 (10D2063a) to up to current MacOS X. It can also be a host to Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit) and accommodates operating systems as recent as the Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.98 x 15.47 x 10.51 in and a weight of 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg).
Introduced: April 13, 2010
Discontinued: February 24, 2011
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
32k/32k x 2
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
256k x 2, 3MB
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core i5 (I5-540M )
System Bus Speed
Cache Bus Speed
2.53 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
500 GB HDD
Standard Optical Drive
8X DL “SuperDrive”
2.5” (9.5 mm)
Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
95 W h Li-Poly
USB Port 2.0
8 – 9 hours
MacBook Pro (Unibody)
SD Card Slot
Apple Order No
Apple Model Number
A1297 (EMC 2352)
MacBook Pro 6.1