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Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 1.83 15" Specs

Identifiers: MacBook Pro - MA463LL/A* - MacBookPro1,1 - A1150 - 2101

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Apple MacBook ProUpon first glance, the Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 1.83 15-Inch looks quite similar to the PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (HR) that it replaced, but the MacBook Pro is powered by an Intel "Core Duo" processor, which makes it a member of the first Mac notebook series to have Intel chips.

The Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 1.83 15-Inch features a 1.83 GHz "Core Duo" processor (T2400), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 512 MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), an 80.0 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology (announced with a 100.0 GB hard drive), and a 4X single-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality (announced with 256 MB), and a 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix display (1440x900 native) that Apple states is 67% brighter than the display provided by its predecessor.

Like its predecessor, this model has the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, the same "scrolling TrackPad", and the same AirPort Extreme (802.11g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

However, the MacBook Pro models drop the Firewire "800" and S-video out ports provided by the PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (HR), substitute a new ExpressCard/34 expansion slot for the standard Type I/II PC card slot, and drop the internal modem. The MacBook Pro also includes a built-in iSight video camera, an Apple Remote for use with Apple Front Row, and a new "MagSafe" power connector that safely disconnects if someone accidentally trips over the cord.

Please note that the configuration of this model changed before it shipped.

Also see: What are the differences between the originally announced and shipped MacBook Pro 15-Inch?

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January 10, 2006 May 16, 2006
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date this model was introduced via press release. On February 14, 2006, prior to shipping, Apple changed the configuration, model number, and price.

Also see: What is the difference between the originally announced and shipped MacBook Pro 15"?

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
1 (2 Cores) 2288 & N/A
Details: When last updated, Geekbench 2 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. 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 MacBookPro1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
Details: The Intel "Core Duo" (T2400) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast is the MacBook Pro 15" compared to the PowerBook G4?
N/A 32-Bit
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
667 MHz 1.83 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 2 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 2 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?
512 MB 2 GB
Details: 512 MB installed as a single module. One slot free.

Also see: Is the 2 GB maximum RAM capacity for the MacBook Pro a true limit? Would it support 4 GB of RAM if I installed dual 2 GB SO-DIMMs?

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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 uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
128 MB 128 MB
Details: This system was announced with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM, but shipped with 128 MB and a reduced price (MA463LL/A).
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900
Details: 15.4" color widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple reports that it 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.
80 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: This system was announced with a 100.0 GB hard drive, but shipped with an 80.0 GB drive and a reduced price (MA463LL/A).

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

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
4X SL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this single-layer write, double-layer read DVD/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "4x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RW; 24x CD-R; [and]10x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW; 4x DVD+R (double layered) and DVD-R (double layered); [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 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
2 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" 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
MA463LL/A* MacBook Pro
Details: *The MA463LL/A Apple order number refers to the configuration that shipped. The model number for the originally introduced system was MA091LL.
A1150 (EMC 2101) MacBookPro1,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1150 Model Number, the 2101 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro1,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
60 W h Li-Poly 3.5-4.5 Hours
Details: Apple originally stated that battery life "depends on configuration and use". On April 24, 2006, Apple changed this to "4.5 hours" formally confirming that battery life was less than the PowerBook that it replaced.

Also see: How long is the battery life of the MacBook Pro in real-world tests?
X 10.4.5 (8G1453) X 10.6.8*
Details: *This system can run the last version of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard". However, it cannot boot in 64-bit mode nor does it support "OpenCL". It cannot run versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.6.8.

Also see: Which Intel Macs are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?
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, if upgraded to at least 1 GB of RAM, 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
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6 5.6 lbs. (2.54 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 35.7 cm, 24.3 cm).
US$2499* US$450-US$600
Details: *Introduced for US$2499, shipped with a smaller hard drive and less expensive video card for US$1999 (MA463LL/A).

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)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: No internal modem. External Apple USB modem was offered for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) 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 Duo" 1.83 15" 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's Global Original Prices section.

Original Prices - North America

C$2899* US$2499*

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €2729
€2699 €2689
N/A €2699
€2689 N/A
N/A €2599
N/A CHF 3'699

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 19,900 N/A
¥249,800 N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$3999* NZ$4689*

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