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Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer

B&H # APMBP25S17Q Mfr # MB766LL/A
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Product Highlights
  • 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
  • 320GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 8x SuperDrive
  • nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512MB Graphics
  • 17" Glossy High-Resolution LED Backlit Widescreen Display
  • iSight Webcam, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 802.11n AirPort Extreme
  • Mac OS X Leopard
  • 6.6 lb

The 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer from Apple gives you all the power of a Macintosh computer in an easily portable and attractive form. The laptop is housed in an aluminum alloy enclosure, which is designed to resist stains and scratches. It is designed to meet the needs of video editors, graphics designers, educators and businesspeople.

The MacBook Pro is Apple's professional-level portable computer and is powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. The Core 2 Duo is actually two processors built into a single chip, which translates into much better performance than a single processor chip. The computer is loaded with a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive, 4GB of RAM, 802.11n Airport Extreme wireless networking, integrated Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, built-in speakers, a glossy high-resolution widescreen display, and Apple's Dual-Layer 8x SuperDrive, a DVD and CD burner that supports Dual-Layered DVD discs.

All this hardware runs on Apple's OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system with Rosetta technology. This allows you to seamlessly run legacy applications as well as Universal Binaries that have been designed to run on both PowerPC and Intel chips, making the MacBook Pro a great choice for your home or office.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
The system is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz processor powered by a 800MHz frontside bus. The Core 2 Duo features two processors on a single chip, which increases system efficiency and reduces power consumption compared to two-chip dual processor systems.
17" Glossy High-Resolution Widescreen LCD Display
The 17" glossy high-resolution LCD display delivers crisp, clear graphics. It is large enough to allow you to work efficiently while still keeping the laptop small enough to be easily portable. The display features a glossy finish, which delivers deeper color saturation and brighter images compared to comparable displays. The widescreen format gives you more viewing area than a standard aspect ratio display. The display features a native aspect ratio of 1920 x 1200. This supports display of true 1080p HD video at native resolution, making the computer ideal for video editors working with HD footage. It also provides much more screen real estate for pro photography applications such as Aperture, Lightroom or Photoshop.
Multi-touch Trackpad
The MacBook Pro features a multi-touch trackpad. The trackpad will change the way you control your computer; you'll be able to pinch, swipe, or rotate your fingers to navigate through photos, text, or albums. iPhone users will feel right at home with multi-touch in OS X.
Front Row
Apple's Front Row software turns your MacBook Pro into a sleekly designed media player. Working in conjunction with an Apple remote control, you can easily watch DVD movies and music videos, browse your iPhoto library and play music through iTunes. Integrating your entertainment center and computer is ideal for users with limited space such as a dorm room or apartment, or for those who simply want to get more out of their computer than word processing and web browsing.
iSight Camera
The built-in iSight camera allows you to participate in video conferencing using the included iChat AV software or easily setup a web cam. The camera is integrated in the computer's design, taking the ugly "bubble camera" style that is often associated with web cams out of the picture.
MagSafe Power Connector
The MacBook Pro features the innovative MagSafe Power Connector. The adapter secures to the computer via a magnetic connection. If you trip over your power cord, you no longer have to worry about dragging your laptop off a desk or table - the cord will simply disconnect and no damage will be done.
Mac OS X Leopard
The computer is pre-loaded with Mac OS 10.5. Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 gives you everything you need to live in the digital age. The entire system and its applications are designed to work well with each other and suit your individual computing style.
nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Graphics Card
The display card offers lightning fast graphics, powerful 3D effects, and a dual-link DVI output for an external LCD. This allows you to work effectively and crisply with dual displays, which increases productivity in many applications.
8x SuperDrive
The SuperDrive allows you to burn DVD and CD discs at lightning fast speeds, making it easy to transport and archive data from your computer. The drive offers full support for high-capacity DVD dual-layer DVD discs.
FireWire and USB 2.0 Interfaces
The laptop features connections for FireWire-400, FireWire-800, and USB 2.0 devices. This gives you a world of options when choosing external peripherals for use with your computer. An ExpressCard/34 slot is also built into the notebook for expansion cards.
Lightweight
The 17" MacBook Pro weighs only 6.6 pounds, making it easy to take it with you wherever you go.
Sudden Motion Sensor
Apple's Sudden Motion Sensor, a standard feature on the MacBook Pro, automatically parks your hard drive when it detects a sudden change in position and accelerated movement. This protects your data in the event of dropping your laptop.
Rosetta Technology
The changeover to Intel-powered Macintosh computers is made seamless with OS X Leopard's built-in Rosetta technology. You can open applications written for older PowerPC Macintosh computers without any special steps -- just click and run.
Optional Protection
Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a one-year limited warranty. You may choose to add an AppleCare Protection Plan to this package, which will extend coverage of the computer for 3-years from the original date of purchase, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that your system will run optimally for its effective life cycle. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer.
Performance
Processor 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Cache L2: 6MB
System Bus 800MHz
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM
Type: PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 RAM
Installed: 4GB (2x2GB)
Capacity: 4GB main memory
Configuration: 1GB, 2GB or 4GB total memory
Display Type: Active Matrix Glossy TFT-LCD
Size: 17"
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Supported Resolutions: 1920 x 1200 (native), 1680 x 1050, 1280 x 800, 1152 x 720, 1024 x 640 and 800 x 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 x 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 x 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600 and 640 x 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600 and 640 x 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 x 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 x 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
External Resolutions: Up to 2560 x 1600
Graphics Display Card Interface: PCI Express
Installed: nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Internal Resolutions: up to 1920 x 1200
External Resolutions: Up to 2560 x 1600
Dual Display: Yes
Video Mirroring: Yes
Storage and Expansion
Hard Drive Bays: 1x
Installed: 320GB 5400rpm
Type: Serial ATA
Optical Drive 8x Superdrive
Reads
CD: 24x
DVD-ROM: 8x
DVD-ROM (Double Layer DVD-9), DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R DL: 6x

Writes
CD-R: 24x
CD-RW: 16x
DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD+R DL: 4x
Expansion Slot 1x ExpressCard/34 slot
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x FireWire-400
1x FireWire-800
3x USB 2.0
Display Output 1x Dual-Link DVI
1x VGA (with included DVI to VGA Adapter)
Audio Built-in Speaker: Built-In Stereo Speakers
Built in Microphone: Internal Omnidirectional Microphone (located under left speaker grille)
Headphone Jack: Yes
Analog audio: Via combined optical digital input/audio line in and combined optical digital output/headphone out
Digital audio: Via FireWire or combined optical digital input/audio line in and combined optical digital output/headphone out
Video Digital: 1x DV via FireWire-400
Analog: S-Video or Composite Video Output with Optional DVI to Video Adapter
Flash Media Slot None
Communications
Wired Network: 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
Modem: None
Wireless Wi-Fi: Airport Extreme 802.11n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
General
Operating System Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
Security Kensington Cable Lock Slot
Internet Access None
Keyboard Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) and embedded numeric keypad
Backlit keyboard with ambient light sensors for automatic adjustment of keyboard illumination and screen brightness
Pointing Device Solid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Battery 68-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs)
Power Requirements Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
DC Input: 18.5VDC, 4.6A Max
Environmental Requirements Operating
Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)
Humidity: 0-90%, non-condensing
Maximum Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)

Storage
Temperature: -13-113°F (-24-45°C)
Humidity: 0-90%, non-condensing
Maximum Altitude: 15,000' (4572 m)

Shipping
Maximum Altitude: 35,000' (10,688 m)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.4 x 1 x 10.4" (39.2 x 2.59 x 26.5cm)
Weight 6.6 lb (2.99kg)
Apple 17" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Power Cord
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Software:
    Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
    iLife '09 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork '06 (30-day trial), Comic Life, FileMaker Pro Trial, Omni Outliner
    Photo Booth
    Front Row
  • Install/Restore DVDs
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty with 90 Days of Telephone Support
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