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What kind of expansion slots are provided by the "Unibody" MacBook Pro? Which have ExpressCard/34 and which have SD Card slots?
15-Inch MacBook Pro models -- "Unibody" and otherwise -- released prior to June 8, 2009 include a single ExpressCard/34 expansion slot and all subsequently released 15-Inch MacBook Pro models have SD card slots instead. All 17-Inch MacBook Pro models include a single ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.
No. All MacBook Pro models -- "Unibody" and otherwise -- have the processor soldered to the motherboard. It is not upgradable.
All "Unibody" MacBook Pro models have an 8X slot-loading "SuperDrive" (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW). This drive is capable of reading and writing dual-layer and single-layer DVD as well as CD media.
All "Unibody" MacBook Pro models -- regardless of release date -- support an external display at 2560x1600. However, models in the "Late 2008," "Mid-2009" and "Mid-2010" lines have a Mini DisplayPort whereas the "Early 2011," "Late 2011" and "Mid-2012" models have a "Thunderbolt" port instead, which is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and works with Mini DisplayPort-equipped displays.
Please note that Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt both only support VGA, DVI, dual-link DVI and HDMI with adapters.
The Mini DisplayPort provided by the "Mid-2010" MacBook Pro models -- the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13-Inch, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 13-Inch, "Core i5" 2.4 15-Inch, "Core i5" 2.53 15-Inch, "Core i7" 2.66 15-Inch and "Core i5" 2.53 17-Inch -- can pass an audio signal, so it possible to use a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter without the need for a second USB adapter for audio when connected to a device that supports audio via HDMI (like an HDTV). Earlier MacBook Pro models do not have this capability.
Also see: What is "Mini DisplayPort"? Is it an industry-standard? How is it different from Mini-DVI and Micro-DVI?