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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17" Specs

Identifiers: Core 2 Duo/Late 2006 - MA611LL/A - MacBookPro2,1 - A1212 - N/A

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Apple MacBook ProThe Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17-Inch features a 2.33 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7600), with two independent processor "cores", a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 160 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 17" widescreen 1680x1050 TFT active-matrix display (glossy display option available).

Like the original 17-inch MacBook Pro model, this model has the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, "scrolling TrackPad", "MagSafe" power connector, integrated iSight video camera, and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the Core 2 Duo models support 802.11n as well as 802.11g after a firmware update), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out of the original 17-inch model.

Also see:

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

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October 24, 2006 June 5, 2007
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 2006.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
2950 3339
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 MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1072 1823
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 MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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N/A N/A
Details: When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. 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 MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7600)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" models compared to the "Core Duo" systems?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
667 MHz 2.33 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 667 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 32-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 4 GB*
Details: 2 GB installed as two modules, no slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 3 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 4 GB of RAM using two 2 GB memory modules with some limitations.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: N/A
Radeon X1600 GDDR3 SDRAM
Details: The ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
256 MB 256 MB
Details: N/A
17.0" Widescreen 1680x1050
Details: 17.0" color "matte" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1680 by 1050 native resolution. A "glossy" display also was available by custom order.

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; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 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."
Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
160 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: This model also could be configured with a 100 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, and DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW; 4x DVD+R (double layer), 24x CD-R; [and] 16x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW; DVD+R DL (double layer); [and] 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?
3 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Three 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 17"
Details: N/A
MA611LL/A Core 2 Duo/Late 2006
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1212 (EMC N/A) MacBookPro2,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1212 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the MacBookPro2,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
68 W h Li-Poly 5.5 Hours
Details: Apple estimates 5.5 hours of battery life, but notes that this "depends on configuration and use."
X 10.4.8 (8N1051) X 10.7.5*
Details: *This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion." However, although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* Vista (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit version of these operating systems with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
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1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4 6.8 lbs. (3.1 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 39.2 cm, 26.5 cm).
US$2799 US$675-US$850
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
3 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Three 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 was 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" 2.33 17" 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$3099 US$2799

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €2829
N/A N/A
€2799 €2789
N/A €2799
€2789 N/A
N/A €2719
N/A CHF 3'949
£1899

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥349,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$4399 NZ$5549


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