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Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.0 15" Specs

Identifiers: MacBook Pro (Glossy) - MA464LL/A* - MacBookPro1,1 - A1150 - 2101

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Apple MacBook ProThe Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.0 15-Inch features a 2.0 GHz "Core Duo" processor (T2500), 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 or 1.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, an 80.0 GB or 100.0 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and a 4X single-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 128 MB or 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 TFT active-matrix display (glossy display option available starting May 16, 2006).

Like the PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (HR) that preceded it, 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 there were two configurations of this model -- MA464LL/A -- which shipped with 1 GB of RAM, a 100 GB hard drive, and 256 MB of video memory from February 14, 2006 to May 16, 2006 for US$2499 -- and MA600LL -- which shipped with 512 MB of RAM, an 80 GB hard drive, and 128 MB of video memory from May 16, 2006 to October 24, 2006 for US$1999. The second configuration also was available with a build-to-order "glossy display".

Also see: What are the differences between the first shipped and "glossy display" MacBook Pro 15-Inch models?

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February 14, 2006 October 24, 2006
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date this model was introduced via press release. On May 16, 2006, Apple changed the configuration, model number, and price.

Also see: What are the differences between the first shipped and "glossy display" MacBook Pro 15" models?

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
1 (2 Cores) 32-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 32-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
2450 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 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
N/A N/A
Details: The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support 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 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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N/A N/A
Details: The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support 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 MacBookPro1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2.0 GHz Core Duo (T2500)
Details: The Intel "Core Duo" (T2500) 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 N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
667 MHz 2.0 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, 1 GB 2 GB
Details: 512 MB installed as a single module after May 16, 2006 (MA600LL), 1.0 GB installed as a single module before (MA464LL/A). 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, 256 MB 128 MB, 256 MB
Details: This system shipped with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM from February 14, 2006 to May 16, 2006 (MA464LL/A), and 128 MB afterwards (MA600LL), along with a reduced price.
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900
Details: 15.4" color "matte" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Starting May 16, 2006, a "glossy" display also was available as a custom configuration. 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."
Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
80, 100 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: This system shipped with a 100.0 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive from February 14, 2006 to May 16, 2006 (MA464LL/A). After May 16, 2006, it shipped with an 80.0 GB (5400 RPM) drive and a reduced price (MA600LL).

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

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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?

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards as well as external expansion options and accessories including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.

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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
MA464LL/A* MacBook Pro (Glossy)
Details: *The MA464LL/A Apple order number was assigned to the configuration that shipped from February 14, 2006 to May 16, 2006. The model number for the subsequently shipped system is MA600LL and the subfamily formally is "15-inch Glossy".
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 EveryMac.com'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?

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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
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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$400-US$500
Details: Introduced for US$2499 on February 14, 2006 (MA464LL/A). Starting May 16, 2006, it shipped with less RAM, a smaller hard drive, and a less expensive video card for US$1999 (MA600LL).

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" 2.0 15" in 34 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 & South America

C$2899 N/A
N/A US$2499

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €2179
N/A N/A
€2149 €2139
N/A €2699
N/A €2139
N/A N/A
€2599 N/A
CHF 3'699 £1779

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 24,900 N/A
N/A N/A
¥309,800 N/A
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
N/A N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$3999 NZ$4689

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