Model Detail - MacBook Pro 17 inch "Core 2 Duo" 3.06GHz (Mid 2009)

This BTO 'Build to Order' model MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 17" (Mid-2009) is powered by a 45 nm Penryn 3.06GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T9900) 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 500GB 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, an iSight camera and a gloss 1920x1200 17" LED widescreen display with a $50 "matte" option.

Ports and connectivity come via an AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 Firewire 800 port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analog audio in/out, 1 (2560x1600 external display resolution support) "Mini DisplayPort" and an ExpressCard/34 slot.

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Processor Speed 3.06GHz
First Build Date 6/8/2009
Last Build Date 4/13/2010
Built-in Display 17.0
Model Identifier MacBookPro5,2
Apple Order Number BTO
Apple Model Number A1297 (EMC 2329)
Form Factor MacBook Pro (Unibody) 17
Apple Subfamily Mid-2009 17
Standard RAM
Maximum RAM
RAM Slots2
RAM SpecsPC3-8500 DDR3-1066
RAM Speed1066MHz
Standard Storage Drive
500GB (5400 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Processor Type Core 2 Duo (T9900)
Processors / Cores 1 (2 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 4202
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 3.06GHz (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 500GB (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 10.5.7 (9J3050)
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$2799
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