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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15" (SR) Specs

Identifiers: Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz* - MA895LL - MacBookPro3,1 - A1226 - 2136

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Apple MacBook ProThe Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15-Inch (Santa Rosa) features a 2.2 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7500), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 120 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality, and a new heralded "mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit" 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 "matte" or "glossy" TFT active-matrix display.

With the exception of the display, the 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" MacBook Pro models effectively are externally identical to the previously released "Core 2 Duo" systems -- with the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera (although it is an unadvertised 1.3 megapixels), and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the "Santa Rosa" models have 802.11n enabled by default), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

Internally, however, the "Santa Rosa" models use a more advanced architecture with a faster frontside bus (800 MHz compared to 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity (4 GB instead of 3 GB), a faster graphics processor (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT instead of the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600), and superior power management (including a dynamically adjustable frontside bus, which when combined with the backlit LED display on 15-inch models results in an extra hour of estimated battery life). The 15-Inch "Santa Rosa" systems also have a slightly faster dual-layer SuperDrive (8X compared to 6X).

Also see:

  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models?
  • What is the difference between the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa models and the previous MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models that they replaced?

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June 5, 2007 February 26, 2008
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2007.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
2901 3225
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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1059 1752
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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1213 2054
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7500)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7500) 65 nm "Merom" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo "Mid-2007/Santa Rosa" models compared to the "Core 2 Duo" models that they replaced?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
800 MHz 2.2 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 800 MHz frontside bus. The system bus in this model can be dynamically "downclocked" to conserve battery life.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: Also see: Does the MacBook Pro have a ROM or BIOS?
32k/32k 4 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz
Details: Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the MacBook Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support?
2 GB 6 GB*
Details: 2 GB installed as two 1 GB modules. No slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: N/A
GeForce 8600M GT GDDR3 SDRAM
Details: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
128 MB 128 MB
Details: N/A
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900
Details: 15.4" color "matte" or "glossy" "mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution.

Apple reports that the system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio, [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."

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Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
120 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: This model also can be configured with a 160 GB 5400 RPM, 160 GB 7200 RPM, or 200 GB 4200 RPM hard drive.

The hard drive uses a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus.

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8X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that the 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD."
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was offered for US$49.
802.11a/b/g/n 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
2 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
ExpressCard/34 None
Details: One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.

Also see: What is ExpressCard/34? Is it compatible with PC Cards?
Full-size Trackpad
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." It also includes a fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences".

The trackpad supports "two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag".
Notebook MacBook Pro
Details: N/A
MA895LL Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz*
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1226 (EMC 2136) MacBookPro3,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1226 Model Number, the 2136 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro3,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
60 W h Li-Poly 6 Hours
Details: Apple estimates six hours of battery life, but notes that this "depends on configuration and use."

Also see: How long is the battery life of the MacBook Pro in real-world tests?
X 10.4.9 (8Q1058) Current*
Details: *This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" as well as the current version of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," although it does not support the AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap features. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," either. It does support "OpenCL" and Grand Central Dispatch.

Please also note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X, like Mountain Lion and Mavericks, are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
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1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6 5.4 lbs. (2.45 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 35.7 cm, 24.3 cm).
US$1999 US$625-US$725
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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1 (DVI) None
Details: Supports external display in dual display and mirroring modes. VGA output provided by included Apple DVI-to-VGA adapter, S-video output provided by optional adapter (sold separately).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: No internal modem. External Apple USB modem offered for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
None 1
Details: S-video output provided by optional adapter (sold separately).
1 (Internal) 1
Details: Internal omnidirectional microphone. Optical digital audio in.
1 1
Details: Single Optical digital audio out port doubles as a headphone jack.
1 None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 85W "MagSafe" power adapter. Also see: What is the "Magsafe" power connector? How does it work? How was it designed to not cause data loss?



Global original prices for the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15" (SR) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$2199 US$1999

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €1899
N/A N/A
€1899 €1899
N/A €1899
€1899 N/A
N/A €1849
N/A CHF 2'849
£1299

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥259,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$2899 NZ$3399


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