Aluminium unibody enclosure, advanced longer-lasting battery, brilliant LED-backlit display.
Aluminium unibody enclosure, advanced longer-lasting battery, brilliant LED-backlit display. MacBook Pro has been precision engineered down to the smallest detail.
Precision aluminium. The new gold standard.
Carved from a single block of aluminium, the MacBook Pro is a true engineering achievement. Its patented unibody enclosure is the product of precise machining. From the thumbscoop to the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t sleep indicator, no detail is unaccounted for. The end result is a notebook that’s not only breakthrough, but thin, light, polished and refined. The unibody also makes MacBook Pro more durable than ever. So you can throw it in your briefcase or messenger bag, and pull it out at an airport, at school, at the office or on location without a second thought.
The longest-lasting Mac notebook battery ever.
The new energy-efficient architecture in every MacBook Pro, along with automatic graphics switching in the 15- and 17-inch models, gives you dramatically longer battery life. On a single charge, the battery in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro lasts up to 10 hours (8 to 9 hours on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro). And you’ll get up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles — that’s nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. Advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging allow the battery to maintain charging capabilities longer and determine the optimal way to charge the battery’s cells. Because the battery lasts up to five years, MacBook Pro uses just one battery in the same time a typical notebook uses three. That makes for less waste. And that, in turn, makes for one environmentally friendly battery.
Powerful graphics, two ways.
MacBook Pro gives you more options for high-performance graphics, starting with the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor in the 13-inch model. It’s up to 80 per cent faster than the previous generation and is even more energy-efficient for everyday tasks like writing email and surfing the web.
The new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models give you even more power for graphics-intensive 3D games and pro applications, and longer battery life for everyday tasks like checking email or surfing the web. Depending on which application you’re running, these models automatically switch between the blazingly fast discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor and power-efficient integrated Intel HD Graphics. So you don’t have to compromise performance for battery life — and vice versa.
A display of brilliance.
Every MacBook Pro has a pristine LED-backlit display with wide-angle viewing and a colour gamut usually seen only on a desktop display. So whether you’re watching a movie or making one, you’ve got the perfect canvas. The ultrathin, seamless glass enclosure makes the display strong and durable. And because it’s power efficient and free of mercury and arsenic, this display is greener than ever. Ready for something even more brilliant? The 15-inch model is now available with a high-resolution 1680-by-1050 glossy or antiglare screen that gives you 36 per cent more pixels.
Even the keyboard is advanced.
The rigid aluminium keyboard webbing has been cut precisely to hold the keys. And the keys are curved to perfectly fit fingers. The result? Pure typing bliss. The keyboard is also illuminated, so when you’re in low-light settings, such as airplanes or conference rooms, you can always see what you’re typing.
It all just clicks.
The first thing you might notice — or not notice — about the MacBook Pro trackpad is the button. The entire trackpad is the button, so you can click anywhere. Without a separate button, the spacious trackpad gives your hands plenty of room to move on the large, silky glass surface. Use two fingers to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling. Pinch to zoom in and out. Rotate an image with your fingertips. Swipe with three fingers to flip through your photo libraries. Swipe with four fingers to show your desktop, view all open windows or switch applications. If you’re coming from a right-click world, you can right-click with two fingers or configure a right-click area on the trackpad. The more you use the Multi-Touch trackpad, the more you’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
Nothing but speed. And more speed.
The MacBook Pro lineup starts with advanced Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at up to 2.66GHz. And things only get faster from there. The 15- and 17-inch models now feature the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors — the fastest dual-core processors on the market — which reach Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.33GHz. With up to 4MB of shared L2 or L3 cache, MacBook Pro runs applications up to 50 per cent faster than before.
Each MacBook Pro comes standard with a large hard drive offering up to 500GB of storage capacity, so there’s plenty of room for your photo libraries, video projects and files. Or, for enhanced durability, you can order a solid-state drive with no moving parts. Choose 128GB, 256GB or even 512GB. MacBook Pro also features ample high-speed 1066MHz DDR3 memory, with support for up to 8GB of RAM, so you can run more applications at once and quickly access your data and media.
Ports with possibilities.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is iPod, iPhone, digital camera and external hard drive ready. If it has a cable, there’s a place for it. You’ll find two USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port for connecting faster peripherals.
The Mini DisplayPort delivers a pure digital connection to external displays — even large 30-inch displays — quickly and easily. It gives you plug-and-play performance with the Apple LED Cinema Display and supports VGA and DVI, as well as the latest multimedia standards such as DisplayPort and HDMI.
From camera to computer.
In an instant.
Transfer your photos and videos to and from your MacBook Pro just as fast as you’re able to take them. Built into the 15-inch MacBook Pro is an SD card slot, so you can edit and share your photos and digital video on the spot.
Why you'll love MacBook Pro?
The Mac is designed to provide the best computer experience you can have. Everything just works. And everything works together. That’s because Apple makes both the hardware and the software. So whether you’re accessing a Wi-Fi network or organising your photos by faces or video chatting with friends, it’s all amazingly simple. And that’s just the beginning. Here are a few more reasons why so many people choose a Mac.
A Mac is better at the things you do every day.
The things you do most often on a computer, like browsing the web, checking email and working with Microsoft Office files, are some of the things the Mac does best.
The first time you use a Mac, you’ll quickly discover the benefits of a single company making the hardware, software and operating system. Take the Multi-Touch trackpad on the MacBook Pro. Mac OS X Snow Leopard enables trackpad gestures, so you can interact more easily with your photos, documents and the web. Zoom in or out on images with a pinch. Scroll up and down a page with a flick. Or flip through your web bookmarks like you’re turning the pages in a book.
A Mac also has Wi-Fi technology built in and can join wireless networks (even Windows networks) in a few clicks. Just select your network, enter a password if necessary and you’re connected. There’s no configuration process or complicated setup. Like a lot of things, the Mac does it all for you.
A Mac is great at day-to-day things, too. It comes loaded with all the essentials for email, calendar, contacts, browsing the Internet and much more. And since these applications are all made by Apple, they all work together seamlessly. The Mac can also open Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel, and even run Windows — so it’s compatible with the PC world. With one exception: It doesn’t get PC viruses.
On a Mac you can do amazing things with photos, movies and music.
Take home a Mac and right away you can start doing cool stuff with iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. They’re part of iLife. And they’re included with every new Mac.
iPhoto. iMovie. GarageBand. iWeb.
Innovation is everywhere on the Mac. Starting with how you manage your photos. iPhoto features facial recognition that lets you organise your entire photo library by the people in the pictures. So when you need to find a particular photo of a friend, the hard work is already done for you. It’s incredibly advanced technology, but a Mac makes it simple.
Or how about finally making use of all your video clips? With iMovie, it’s easy. In fact, you can put together a great-looking movie in minutes (literally). And you can give your finished video some professional polish. Add Hollywood-quality animated titles or stabilise your shaky video in just a few clicks.
A Mac can also teach you how to play guitar or piano. Just open GarageBand and you’ve got video music instruction right on your Mac. When you’re ready to take it a bit further, you can download Artist Lessons and learn to play hit songs from the musicians who made them famous. And then jam right along with them.
On a Mac, advanced technologies come standard.
Why Mac? Intel multicore processors. Engineering innovations years ahead of their time. And an operating system tailor-made to get the most from it all. That’s why Mac.
The Mac is loaded with high-performance technologies. Intel multicore processors are standard, so applications fly. Powerful NVIDIA graphics bring the latest 3D games to life. And fast Wi-Fi, an iSight camera, Bluetooth wireless technology, and so many other features are all built in.
The innovations also extend to features you might not expect. Like the battery. The 13-inch MacBook Pro includes a built-in battery that can run for up to 10 hours (8 to 9 hours on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro) and a charging system that helps the battery last for years. The precision aluminium unibody enclosure is another engineering marvel. It allows the MacBook Pro to be thin, light, and still incredibly durable. And its Multi-Touch trackpad is a single sheet of smooth glass, allowing for more room for fingers to move. Even the power cord is smartly designed. It attaches with a magnet, so if someone should accidentally trip on it, the cord just pulls away, leaving the MacBook Pro safe.
And, of course, only a Mac comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, an operating system custom-designed for the advanced technology inside. Mac OS X has a rock-solid UNIX foundation that resists PC viruses, as well as an elegantly designed interface that makes it easy to learn and use.
Size and weight
Height: 2.50 cm (0.98 inch)
Width: 39.3 cm (15.47 inches)
Depth: 26.7 cm (10.51 inches)
Weight: 2.99 kg (6.6 pounds)
Connections and expansion
MagSafe power port
Gigabit Ethernet port
One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
Three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
Audio line in
Audio line out
Kensington lock slot
17-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours
Supported resolutions: 1920 by 1200 (native), 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
Graphics and video support
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
Intel HD Graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
Automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours
AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Stereo speakers with subwoofers
Omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Processor and memory
2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache; or optional 2.66GHz or 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache
4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive; optional 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive, or 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive6
8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Maximum write: 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
Maximum read: 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
Battery and power
Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
MagSafe power port
Electrical and operating requirements
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C
(50° to 95° F)
Storage temperature: -24° to 45° C
(-13° to 113° F)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 3,000 m (10,000 feet)
Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 m (15,000 feet)
Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 m (35,000 feet)
Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
What’s in the box
Display cleaning cloth
85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
Printed and electronic documentation
Warranty: 1 year manufacturer.