Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.66 17″ (Unibody) Specs – Gadget Salvation Blog

Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.66 17″ (Unibody) Specs


Identifiers: Early 2009 – MB604LL/A – MacBookPro5,2 – A1297 – 2272

Gadget Price $1,500.00
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  • MSRP: $1,800.00

Gadget Description

The Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.66 17-Inch (Unibody – Early 2009) features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.66 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (T9550), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared “on-chip” level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 320 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL “SuperDrive”, dual graphics processors — a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, and an LED-backlit 17.0″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” — or “anti-glare” for an extra US$50 via build-to-order — display (1920×1200 native resolution).

Connectivity includes an ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire “800” port, optical digital/analog audio in/out, and a “Mini DisplayPort” that supports an external display at 2560×1600.

Like the 15-Inch “Unibody” MacBook Pro models released months earlier, the MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.66 17-Inch (Unibody) uses a case design milled from a single block of aluminum to provide greater strength and a superior finish than previous systems. However, the 17-Inch “Unibody” has a faster processor, support for 8 GB of RAM, a third USB 2.0 port, the anti-glare display option (the 15-inch models only are offered with glossy displays), and a different built-in (non-swappable) battery design.

Also like the 15-Inch “Unibody” models, the 17-Inch “Unibody” system offers a new “no button” glass “multi-touch” trackpad with support for new “four-finger” gestures and programmable “zones”, a faster architecture with a faster system bus, faster memory, and perhaps most notably, faster and dual graphics processors when compared to the “Early 2008” 17-Inch model that it replaced.

Gadget Features

Processor Speed 2.66
RAM Type PC3-8500 DDR3
Video Card GeForce 9600M GT