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Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A 17-Inch LaptopPrice :CheckPriceAverage Customer Rating4.7 out of 5Product FeatureIntel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.8GHzq4GB DDR3 RAMq500GB 5400RPM Hard Driveq17-Inch Screen, GeForce GTqApple Mac OS X v10.5qRead moreqProduct DescriptionMacBook Pro brings high performance and precision design to everyone. Every new MacBook Pro features abreakthrough, long-lasting battery that delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity on a single charge (8 hours on the17-inch MacBook Pro) and can be recharged up to 1000 times—nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebookbatteries. The new LED-backlit display has a 60 percent greater color gamut than that of previous generations, givingyou richer, more vibrant colors. Every MacBook Pro features the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor,which provides an outstanding graphics experience for everyday tasks. Power your way through the latest 3Dgames—including Call of Duty and Quake—and enjoy improved graphics performance with iWork, iLife, and everythingyou do in Mac OS X. The 17-inch MacBook Pro has an advanced graphics architecture that employs both the integrated9400M and the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics processor. Experience the fastest, smoothest, and clearestgraphics yet for pro applications like Aperture and Motion, productivity tools such as Keynote, and intensive 3D games.Depending on how much performance or battery life you need, it’s a snap to switch between the two processors. Andwith the latest 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, it’s the most powerful Mac notebook ever. All in a precision aluminumunibody enclosure that’s less than an inch thin. Read moreProduct DescriptionAmazon.com has certified this product is Frustration Free. A Frustration-Free Package is easy-to-open and comeswithout hard plastic "clamshell" casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. Its designed to be opened without the use of abox cutter or knife and will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging during shipping. Products withFrustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without the need for an additional shippingbox. Learn more about Frustration-Free Packaging.Featuring a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, the 17-inch MacBook Pro is thinnerand lighter than its predecessor as well as stronger and more durable. But Apple didnt stop innovating with the bodysdesign. The MacBook Pro also includes a new high-resolution LED-backlit widescreen with a 1920-by-1200-pixelresolution, a greater color gamut for more vibrant colors, and a 700:1 contrast ratio that makes whites brighter andblacks blacker. It also includes the new glass trackpad that does away with the trackpad button (for larger tracking area)and features Apples Multi-Touch technology. And the non-removable battery lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge andcan be recharged up to 1000 times--compared with only 200 to 300 times for typical notebooks.
The 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro (see larger version).Under the hood, the MacBook Pro is powered by a powerful 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (with 6 MB L2 cache and1066 MHz front-side bus), which runs applications faster and more efficiently as well as helps to reduce powerrequirements and save on battery life. And the MacBook Pro includes two video processors for ultimate flexibility:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics for great everyday performance and NVIDIA 9600M GT discrete graphics(512 MB of GDDR3 memory) for fast, smooth video--perfect for 3D gaming.Other hardware features include a 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB of installed RAM (which can be upgraded to 8 GB), an 8xcombo Superdrive (for burning dual-layer DVDs as well as CDs), built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking,Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), FireWire 800 port, Mini DisplayPort video output (for DVI and VGAconnections), and an ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot for expansion solutions such as 3G cellular networking.It comes pre-loaded with Apples Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system--an operating system custom-designedfor the advanced technology inside--and it also comes with the iLife 09 suite of applications, including iPhoto, iMovie,Garageband, and iTunes.The Unibody MacBook Pro DesignTraditionally notebooks are made from multiple parts. With the MacBook Pro all of those parts with just one part--thebreakthrough unibody enclosure. Every MacBook Pro starts its life as a single block of aluminum, which is preciselymachined into the basic unibody design. Another pass and the unibody takes shape. Another, and the integratedkeyboard emerges. When you pick up a new MacBook Pro, you immediately notice the entire enclosure is thinner andlighter. And it feels strong and durable--perfect for life inside (and outside) your briefcase or backpack.
The standard aluminum electro-static trackpad has been replaced with a new glass Multi-Touch trackpad, whichprovides 40 percent more tracking area than before. Use two fingers to scroll up and down a page. Pinch to zoom in andout. Rotate an image with your fingertips. Swipe with three fingers to flip through your photo libraries. Swipe with fourfingers to show your desktop, view all open windows, or switch applications. The entire trackpad surface is also a button,allowing you to both track and click virtually anywhere on the trackpad. And you can easily enable multiple virtualbuttons in software, such as right-clicking.The keyboard has also been improved, with the rigid aluminum keyboard webbing cut precisely to hold the keys, whichare curved to perfectly fit fingers. And its illuminated, so when youre in low-light settings, such as airplanes orconference rooms, you can always see what youre typing.Vibrant DisplayWith the high-resolution LED-backlit widescreen display on the 17-inch MacBook Pro, you get desktop-quality color in anApple notebook for the first time. The moment you open your MacBook Pro, youre greeted instantly by full,corner-to-corner screen brightness. The 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution (133 pixels per inch) means you can view morepalettes and windows or watch HD video in its native 1920 x 1080 resolution. Perfect whether youre working in thestudio or out in the field, the display offers a 60 percent greater color gamut than previous generations for richer, morevibrant colors and a 700:1 contrast ratio that makes whites brighter and blacks blacker. In addition, the seamless glassenclosure makes the display stronger and more durable. Because its power efficient and the glass is mercury- andarsenic-free, its also greener than ever.Long-Lasting BatteryThe 17-inch MacBook Pro includes a newly engineered lithium-polymer battery that that lasts up to 8 hours on a single
charge thanks to advanced chemistry, intelligent monitoring of the system and battery, and Adaptive Chargingtechnology. The battery is built right into the computer, eliminating the space-consuming mechanisms and housingsthat standard removable batteries require. This non-removable battery also provides a longer battery lifespan of up to1000 recharges--meaning fewer depleted batteries and less waste, which is better for the environment.Giving it a lifespan of up to 1000 recharges required breakthroughs in battery technology. Apple electro-chemistsdeveloped advanced chemistry that maintains the batterys charging capabilities longer than ever. And while mostnotebooks wear down their batteries by charging them at a constant rate, the 17-inch MacBook Pro takes a differentapproach. Using an Apple-developed technology called Adaptive Charging, a microchip on the battery constantlycommunicates with the computer to determine the optimal way to charge its cells, adjusting the current up and downdepending on a variety of conditions. Combined, these advancements offer a dramatic improvement in battery lifespan:more than three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries--up to five years.Off-the-shelf lithium-ion cells come in fixed, cylindrical shapes. The 17-inch MacBook Pro is powered by custom-made,ultrathin lithium-polymer batteries.Intel Core 2 Duo ProcessorExperience improved energy efficiency, expanded wireless connectivity, and amazing battery life with the 2.80 GHzIntel Core 2 Duo processor, which has a super-fast 1066 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and an extra-large 6 MB on-chipshared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2cache can help speed up your systems performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a fasterfront-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)The hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--conserves even more energy,giving you more time away from the wall outlet. With 6 MB of shared L2 cache, data and instructions can be kept closeto the two processor cores, greatly increasing performance and allowing the entire system to work more efficiently. And,because the processor cores share the L2 cache, either can use the entire amount if the other happens to be idle.Video Processing & OutputThe 17-inch MacBook Pro combines the efficiency of an integrated graphics processor with the desktop-classperformance of a discrete graphics processor thanks to the inclusion of both. Out of the box, it runs the integratedNVIDIA GeForce 9400M processor, which provides plenty of performance for everyday use with up to 5 hours of batterylife. But when you need turbocharged performance for the most graphically intensive tasks, the discrete NVIDIAGeForce 9600M GT processor delivers--such as for demanding 3D games like Quake, Call of Duty, and Spore. Andthanks to a new graphics architecture, its easy to switch between these two processors. The 9400M graphics processorshares 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM with main memory, while the 9600M provides 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 videomemory.The MacBook Pro includes a next generation Mini DisplayPort, which delivers a pure digital signal that can drive up to a30-inch widescreen display. The Mini DisplayPort is ultra-compact at just 10 percent the size of a full DVI connector, andis compatible with Apples 24-inch Cinema Display. Adapters are also available for using VGA, DVI/HDMI and Dual-LinkDVI displays
Hard Drive and MemoryThe 500 GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (5400 RPM) quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin toUSB 2.0. The 4 GB of PC3-8500 DDR3 RAM (two SO-DIMMs of 1024 MB) has an industry-leading 1066 MHz speed, andthe RAM capacity can be increased to 8 GB.Wireless ConnectivityThe built-in 802.11n wireless networking provides up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g, butits also backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g routers, enabling you to communicate with the a wide variety of Wi-Firesources. It works seamlessly with the new AirPort Extreme with 802.11n. Use the built-in Bluetooth wirelesstechnology to connect to your PDA or cell phone, synchronize addresses, or download pictures from your cell phone.You can also use a wireless headset for iChat audio chats and VoIP calls as well as quickly share files with a colleague.Video Conferencing with Built-in iSightArtfully placed in the glass display is an iSight camera, which enables easy video conferencing as well as allows you tosnap pictures of yourself and create video podcasts. Using the iChat AV application, video conferencing is integratedinto your iChat buddy list, so initiating a video conference is a breeze. iChat also lets you hold audio chats with up to 10people and provides high-quality audio compression and full-duplex sound so conversation can flow naturally. For videopodcasting, you can record a short clip using the iSight camera, then use iWeb to create a video blog entry or post yourGarageBand-recorded podcast.Other FeaturesThree USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800, ExpressCard/34 slotMini DisplayPort compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI connectors (all optional)Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors8x slot-loading SuperDrive with the following write speeds: 8x DVD±R; 4x DVD±R DL (double layer); 4x DVD±RW; 24xCD-R; 10x CD-RWBuilt-in full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted"T" arrangement)Internal omnidirectional microphone and built-in speakersCombined optical digital output/headphone out (minijack)Combined optical digital input/audio line in (minijack)95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery providing up to 8 hours of battery life using 9400M graphics (up to 7 hours using9600M graphics)Kensington lock slotMeasures 15.47 x 10.51 x 0.98 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 6.6 pounds (including battery)
Environmental ConsiderationsApple has worked hard to eliminate many of the toxins that are a common part of computer manufacturing. Appleengineers removed the majority of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from circuit boards,internal cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives, and more in the MacBook Pro.Because Apple makes both the hardware and the software for the MacBook, theyre designed to work together toproduce a smarter product that uses less electricity. For instance, to reduce energy consumption, the hard drive spinsdown automatically when inactive. MacBook Air also decides which processor--CPU or GPU--is best suited to efficientlyperform a task. The LED-backlit display in the MacBook Pro is another feature that plays an important part in conservingenergy, consuming 30 percent less power than conventional LCD displays. And the display is designed to dim when youenter a darkened room.The MacBook Pro meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR certification.MacBook also meets the latest efficiency requirements of ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Specification for Computers beforeits July 2009 effective date.The MacBook Pro has also earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold. The Electronic Product Environmental AssessmentTool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses,and how its designed and manufactured.
Pre-Loaded with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iLife 09Every Mac comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the worlds most advanced operating system, and iLife, Applesinnovative suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music. SnowLeopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies andout of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. iLife features iPhoto, to easily organize and manage photos; iMovie withpowerful easy-to-use new features such as Precision Editor, video stabilization and advanced drag and drop; andGarageBand which introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar.Installed softwareMac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari,Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)iLife 09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)Whats in the BoxMacBook Pro, display cleaning cloth, 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, install/restore DVDs,printed and electronic documentationRead moreYou May Also LikeSpeck SeeThru for 17-Inch MacBook Pro Unibody - Clear (MB17AU-SEE-CLR-D)Case Logic PAS-217 17-Inch Macbook Neoprene Sleeve (Black)Apple MacBook Pro MC024LL/A 17-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)This promotional is part of Amazon Service LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising programdesigned to provide a means for sites to earn advertising feed by advertising and linking to Amazon