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Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.16 17" Specs

Identifiers: MacBook Pro 17-Inch - MA092LL/A - MacBookPro1,2 - A1151 - N/A

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Apple MacBook ProUpon first glance, the Apple MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.16 17-Inch looks quite similar to the PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (HR) that it replaced, but the MacBook Pro is powered by an Intel "Core Duo" processor. This model features a 2.16 GHz Intel "Core Duo" processor (T2600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 1.0 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), a 120.0 GB hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/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 17.0" widescreen TFT active-matrix display (1680x1050 native) that Apple states is 36% brighter than the display provided by its predecessor.

Like its predecessor, the MacBook Pro 2.16 17" has the same fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light" 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, Firewire "800" port, and optical digital audio in/out.

However, the MacBook Pro 2.16 17" drops the S-video out port and internal modem, adds an extra USB 2.0 port (for a total of three), and substitutes an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot for the Type I/II PC card slot. The MacBook Pro models also include a built-in iSight video camera, an Apple Remote for use with Apple Front Row software, and the "MagSafe" power connector that safely disconnects if someone trips over the cord.

Also see:

  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro 17-Inch and the PowerBook G4 that it replaced?
  • What are the differences between the MacBook Pro 15-Inch and MacBook Pro 17-Inch models?

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April 24, 2006 October 24, 2006
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.

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1 (2 Cores) 32-Bit
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2592 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.

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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 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro1,2 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.

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2.16 GHz Core Duo (T2600)
Details: The Intel "Core Duo" (T2600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast is the MacBook Pro 2.16 17" compared to the MacBook Pro 15" models?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Is the CPU on the MacBook Pro upgradable?
667 MHz 2.16 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?
1 GB 2 GB
Details: 1 GB 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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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 each display 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."

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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: 100 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive configuration available.

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

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8X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "8x DVD-R and DVD+R; 4x DVD-RW and DVD+RW; 2.4 DVD+R (double layer), 24x CD-R; [and] 16x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-ROM (single layer); 6x DVD-ROM (double layer), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW; 4x DVD+R (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 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
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
MA092LL/A MacBook Pro 17-Inch
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1151 (EMC N/A) MacBookPro1,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

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68 W h Li-Poly 5.5 Hours
Details: Battery life as provided by Apple.
X 10.4.6 (8I2032) 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, 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$600-US$750
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) 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" 2.16 17" in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North America

C$3299 US$2799

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €2929
N/A N/A
€2899 €2879
N/A €2899
€2879 N/A
N/A €2799
N/A CHF 4'099
£1999

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥349,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$4599 NZ$5899


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