Model Detail - MacBook Pro 17 inch "Core 2 Duo" 2.93GHz (Unibody) (Early 2009)

This BTO 'Build to Order' model MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.93 17" Early 2009 (Unibody) is powered by a 45 nm Penryn 2.93GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T9800) sporting dual core architecture, a 6MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066MHz frontside bus, 4GB of DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) SDRAM as paired 2GB SODIMMs, a 5400 RPM 320GB SATA hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive" plus two graphics processors including a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM plus an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB of system shared memory and a gloss 1920x1200 17" LED widescreen display with a $50 "matte" option.Ports and connectivity come via 1 ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Firewire 800 port, optical digital/analog audio in/out and 1 (2560x1600 external display resolution support) "Mini DisplayPort".

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Processor Speed 2.93GHz
First Build Date 1/6/2009
Last Build Date 6/8/2009
Built-in Display 17.0
Model Identifier MacBookPro5,2
Apple Order Number BTO
Apple Model Number A1297 (EMC 2272)
Form Factor MacBook Pro (Unibody) 17
Apple Subfamily Early 2009
Standard RAM
Maximum RAM
RAM Slots2
RAM SpecsPC3-8500 DDR3-1066
RAM Speed1066MHz
Standard Storage Drive
320GB (5400 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Processor Type Core 2 Duo (T9800)
Processors / Cores 1 (2 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 3957/4368
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds N/A
Architecture 64-Bit
Processor Upgradeable No / Soldered
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 4GB
Maximum RAM 8GB
RAM Slots 2
RAM Specs PC3-8500 DDR3-1066
RAM Speed 1066MHz
System Bus Speed 1066MHz
Cache Bus Speed 2.93GHz (Built-in)
ROM / Firmware Type EFI
EFI Architecture 64-Bit
L1 Cache 32k/32k
L2 / L3 Cache 6MB (on chip)
Video Card GeForce 9600M GT
Standard VRAM 512MB
Maximum VRAM 512MB
Native Resolution 1920x1200
Multi Display Support Dual/ Mirroring
Multi Display Max Resolution 2560x1600
Standard Storage Drive 320GB (5400 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive 1.5TB
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Optical Disk 8X DL
Floppy / Zip Drive None
AirPort 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Video / Multi-IO 1 (Mini DisplayPort)
Thunderbolt Ports / Spec None
USB Ports / Spec 3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports / Spec 1 (800)
Ethernet (RJ-45) 10/100/1000Base-T
Modem (RJ-11) None
Headphone 1
Microphone 1 (Internal)
Audio In 1
Audio Out 1
Keyboard Full-size
Mouse / Trackpad Trackpad (4 Finger)
Expansion Slots ExpressCard/34
Expansion Bays None
S-Video Input None
S-Video Output None
Floppy None
ADB None
Serial None
Geoport None
Pre-Installed MacOS OSX 10.5.6 (9G2141)
Maximum MacOS Current
MacOS 9 Support None
Windows Support Boot/ Virtualization
Minimum Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Battery Type 95 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life 8 Hours
Power Adapter 1
Case Type Notebook
Dimensions 0.98 x 15.47 OSX 10.51
Weight 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
Original Price USD US$3099
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