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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.8 17" Mid 2010 Specs

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro6,1 - A1297

About This Mac

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MC024LL/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.

Midway through 2010 Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro line-up powered by “Intel Core i7” processors. The first in the line-up is the MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.8 GHz 17-inch. One of the main features of this device is 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. 

Storage

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.

      Inclusive Features

      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 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 I7-640M (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 4 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.

          Battery Life

          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.

          2.8 GHZ Core i7

          4 GB

          macbook pro model a1297

          500 GB Hard Drive

          8 – 9 Hours

          Upgradability

          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:  October 20, 2010

          Discontinued: February 24, 2011

          Screen Size and Resolution

          Memory

          Screen Size

          17 inches

          Level 1 Cache

          32k/32k x 2

          Resolution

          1920×1200

          Level 2/Level 3 Cache

          256k x 2, 4MB

          Processor

          RAM Type

          PC3-8500 DDR3

          Processors

          1 (2 Cores)

          Min. RAM Speed

          1066 MHz

          Architecture

          64-Bit

          Standard RAM

          4 GB

          Speed

          2.8 GHz 

          Maximum RAM

          8 GB

          Type

          Core i7 (I7-640M)

          RAM Slots

          2

          Processor Upgrade

          Soldered

          Motherboard RAM

          None

          FPU

          Integrated

          Graphics

          System Bus Speed

          2.5 GT/s*

          Video Card

          GeForce 330M

          Cache Bus Speed

          2.8 GHz (Built-in)

          VRAM Type

          GDDR3

          ROM/Firmware

          EFI

          Standard VRAM

          512 MB

          EFI Architecture

          64-Bit

          Maximum VRAM

          512 MB

          Storage

          Inclusive Features and Ports

          Standard Storage

          500 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 – 9 hours

          FireWire 800

          1

          Description

          Keyboard

          Full-size

          Case Type

          Notebook

          Inclusive Input

          Trackpad (Inertial)

          Form Factor

          MacBook Pro (Unibody)

          SD Card Slot

          One

          Apple Order No

          BTO/CTO

          Microphone

          1

          Apple Subfamily

          Mid-2010 17”

          Headphone

          1

          Apple Model Number

          A1297 (EMC 2352)

          Sound Out

          1

          Model ID

          MacBook Pro 6.2

          Power Adapter

          1

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