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MacBook Pro

  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • DVD±R/RW
  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger
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The MacBook Pro is an powerful alternative to your clunky old desktop! At just 1" thick, the MacBook Pro gives you brilliant color and crisp, clear graphics; up to 6 hours of battery life; high-quality optical digital audio input and output; dual-display and video-mirroring capabilities; a host of slick Mac utilities, and much, much more!

With its 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 4MB on-chip shared L2 cache; 2GB of DDR2 memory; NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support, and brilliant 15.4" display, you'll get unbelievably fast performance and crisp, bright graphics, whether your rendering 3D models, video conferencing, editing, or playing back HD video.

You get easy connections with all your peripherals and electronic gadgetry, thanks to the MacBook Pro's I/O panel, with 3 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 400 and 800 connectors, plus an Express Card slot. You get Bluetooth connectivity and 802.11n WiFi technology, to work with the AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Wi-Fi that will work with 802.11a/b or /g wireless routers. MacBook Pro even helps protect your data from loss due to drop damage, by parking the hard drive head whenever it senses fast changes in orientation.

  • newegg Intel Core 2 Duo Processor The Intel Core 2 Duo processor includes two mobile-optimized execution cores in a single processor to enable execution of parallel threads or applications on separate cores. The results enable outstanding dual-core performance and greater system response when running multi-threaded or multiple demanding applications simultaneously.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU The Powerful NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU with 128MB dedicated memory fully supports Microsoft DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 to unleash today’s cutting-edge games, and features NVIDIA PureVideo and PowerMizer technologies for the ultimate HD video experience and minimized power consumption.
  • newegg 15.4-inch Widescreen The 15.4-inch widescreen displays more visual information with almost no black bars for enhanced viewing comfort during movie playback. Widescreen displays also enable convenient panoramic image editing and viewing with less horizontal scrolling.
  • newegg SuperDrive DVD Burner The built-in slot-loading 8X SuperDrive enables users to burn any DVD+R/-R or DVD+RW/-RW disc and supports the dual-layer function for allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg Built-in iSight Camera With an integrated iSight camera, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


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  • Russell A.
  • 3/19/2008 3:48:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis machine killed my PC.

Pros: Thin, light, beautiful screen, OSX, sleek design, boot camp, backlit keyboard, comfortable to use (ergonomic), has hotkeys that are actually convenient! Have had absolutely no WLAN issues, unlike some other users. My WLAN has a ridiculous range, even through multiple brick walls.

Cons: Fans can be loud when gaming with Boot Camp, can get hot under gaming conditions as well. Trackpad takes a bit of getting used to. 120 GB HDD is a little on the small side.

Other Thoughts: This Macbook Pro literally killed my PC. I don't even turn it on any more, this is so much more pleasant to use. I have not owned a Mac since the Mac Plus, and have been using windows all those years, but it is refreshing to get back to a simpler OS. This machine, unlike a windows PC does not require constant tinkering with the OS to make it run quickly or with stability. As usual, the Mac does most of the tedious work for you. Boot Camp is one of the major reasons I bought this machine, since i love PC games. I have played both COH and Tabula Rasa on this, and they run well and look incredible. Of course the machine does get hot under these conditions, and the fans do sound like a blast furnace. But guess what? So did my windows desktop. Anybody who expects less is living in a fantasy world. Mac OSX is really nice, all applications look so much nicer run on it. I use Adobe's CS3 a lot and it makes such a difference to use it on a Mac vs. a windows machine.

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  • James Y.
  • 3/5/2008 3:08:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsSave your money

Pros: Sleek
Runs OS X

Cons: Case warping: large gap between the lid and base when closed

LED defect: yellowing on bottom of screen, backlight bleeding

Headphone jack defect: hissing sound from jack when using headphones (even with no sound file playing)

Low end HD: constant beeping/clicking noise emitting from hard drive

Heat: Well known issue, impossible to use on lap for anything processor intensive (even their own time machine causes the laptop to heat up like a grill)

Very expensive for what you get (similarly configured BUSINESS models from other companies go for $700 less)...I didn't realize OS X is worth $700?

Other Thoughts: OS X is simply not worth all the trouble. Get a cheap computer for now, and wait for Microsoft's new OS.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/1/2008 11:30:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOverkill machine

Pros: Strong NVidia GPU allows good gaming under Win XP; excellent screen; bright keyboard backlight; lots of features; smooth shape makes for easy transport; beautiful exterior & mac OS interface; ergonomic keyboard; really inspiring to work on such a futuristic device. Quicker processing is nice.

Cons: Two grand. Inferior to Macbook except for the screen & GPU. Crashes & hangs a lot more than the white macbook I've had for a year. Can hear the fans... all these are consequences of carrying more power on the road than the laptop industries have learned to put together nicely. Macbook basic model is at the peak. This unit strikes me as pushing it, with consequences.

Other Thoughts: The macbook is silent, has a superior latch (just magnets), a sturdier frame & shell, and relies on a much more sober logic board. Only get this "pro" model if you absolutely need the bigger screen & GPU. It appears to me as though Apple decided consciously to spend a lot more R&D money developing the basic macbook than this one, and to give this one the better video chip & some nifty parts that help to sell it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2008 7:17:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Alternative

Pros: Alright, to be fair, I have the prior model (2.16gHz, ATI Radeon x1600), anyway, this is an excellent notebook. The display is excellent and the whole system runs smoothly. Any software you throw at it will actually run, vice causing some cryptic error like with windows. I've installed OS X Leopard (10.5.1) and haven't had any issues with stability, errors, or viruses.

Cons: Gaming performance is mediocre.
Hard drive could be bigger (120gb fills quickly, esp with the OS which is about 11gb install)
I wish the battery life was better, though it's on-par with similar laptops

Other Thoughts: This is a great overall system that will serve you well for a long time. I would recommend maxing out the ram though as it really does make a difference.
I originally, switched to MAC when I wanted to make a video on my pc. Even with all the right codecs and software, my system still couldn't do it. If you're tired of the issues that come up with Windows, then this is your machine.

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  • Joseph N.
  • 2/9/2008 7:19:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsnice to look at but....

Pros: Core 2 duo is great. The low temperature and noise compared to my ~3 year old HP laptop is amazing. Thankfully can boot Windows.

Cons: Like many Apple products I have owned (a regular mac book, ipods) I feel the build quality is less than acceptable for the price. After 3 months of having my ipod and treating it ever so delicately to protect it from fingerprints, scratches, etc the body split apart at the seams... It just POPPED apart. Well this laptop is no different from that. The top lid that surrounds the keyboard POPPED apart. Thankfully it is under warranty and is being repaired soon. Three of the keys stopped functioning, that is awaiting repair as well. This thing is such a scratch magnet I feel it needs a nice coat of wax to protect it from whatever might touch it.

Other Thoughts: Get a regular mac book if you are considering apple because the mac book pro's are severely overpriced for what you get.

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  • George C.
  • 2/7/2008 5:16:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsgood stuff

Pros: Went I used it at my friends house it was great for a labtop. good vga good cpu good display looks cool what can I say.

Cons: there is still the problem of price and power but isn't the best with that. low specs of ram pata and I can't stand that you can't play most game on it( even thoguh there getting better)

Other Thoughts: YES I HAVE A PC but my sister and friend have a mac and I really would think of whiching the pc a made for a mac but they make a crazy good and workable labtop.

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  • Nanlu S.
  • 1/30/2008 7:28:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Computer Ever Owned

Pros: Fast-Faster than my AMD 64 3800+ desktop, not i'm playing games of course but everyday tasks.

Quite-

Stable-I leave it on usually for month straight, never hanged on me, though my AMD box rarely does that now but some programs doesnt play well on XP.

The things I like the most are actually the auto dim screen, auto backlit keyboard and mouse/touchpad. The keyboard is super comfortable and EXTREMELY quite, with auto dim screen and backlit keyboard I work at night and for the 1st time my girlfriend did not complain; the mouse/touchpad is unbelievably convenient as well, never new the one-button mouse I use to bash about is such a nice design.

Cons: -Quite heavy although slim
-Wish I can turn off that "breathing light" when its sleeping, I have to cover it every night cuz its very distracting
-Office 2008 is not yet out and all the versions before that have slow startup time
-Wish iChat does MSN with video...

Other Thoughts: This is my very 1st Mac and let me tell ya, I really had to think hard about the Cons...I used this computer for some professional tasks like web design, web programming, C++....does everything well as you expect it to; especially many simple and casual tasks are well done, like web surfing just make me not wanting to turn on my PC. I like my AMD tower too as I put a lot of work into it, but its solely for gaming and running programs that doesn't run on Mac.

This has became my everyday computer and sure beats the Dells, even the Sonys I've used in the past; take it from a guy who use to laugh at Mac's one button touchpad ;)

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2008 9:57:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust Okay

Pros: Nice backlit keyboard, vivid graphics, use two fingers on the mouse pad to scroll instead of using the scroll bar on the right hand side (I love this feature), no BSOD, no need to search for drivers to install for ANYTHING, its all in there already...

Oh, and the ability to run windows by using bootcamp is a HUGE plus!

Cons: Runs extremely HOT! Apple refuses to call this a 'laptop' and have labeled it a 'notebook' due to the heat that it generates. It runs so hot, apple advises that you DO NOT place this on your lap when operating it.

The wireless connectivity is horrible. After the most recent security update for Tiger, Airport loses its wireless connection after a few minutes and will not reconnect even though the wireless signal is strong. Even when coming out of sleep mode, the wireless connection is lost and wont recover. You have to restart the computer to regain wireless connection.

Sometimes when you use the touchpad to move the cursor, if the pointer is on a link or button it will activate that link or button even though you didnt lift your finger. Basically, if you want to move the cursor you have to gently touch the mouse pad and slide your finger. If you do it too hard it thinks your using the mousepad to 'click'.

Safari cant play windows media content on certain websites.

Other Thoughts: I got this laptop for Pro Audio on the go and for internet use when I'm on the crapper. Pro Tools doesnt support Leopard yet, so I havent upgraded the OS. Maybe after I upgrade to Leopard my internet connection issues will be gone.
The battery life is decent, but you can get the most out of it by not using the backlit keys and lowering down the brightness of the screen.
Going from the PC world to this, which is my first mac, has a slight learning curve. I still do not know a lot about the mac OS, but overall I was a little disappointed with this purchase... But its still better than Vista!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2007 6:42:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Notebook Handsdown

Pros: The design, No other computer manufacturer can match the sleek design of this notebook. Its also lightweight. Battery life is about 3-4 hours. Gaming performance is decent. Primary use the laptop for development and server administration and haven't had a complaint. OSX is fairly solid..its going to be an update or two before 10.5 is rock solid but unlike vista the potential is there.

Cons: Boot camp windows drivers could use some work but there are plenty of ways to update your drivers. If you are a gamer apple does provide some updated nvidia windows drivers. Yes it does get hot under heavy load..but lets think about this...2.2ghz dual core in notebook thats an inch thick and has 2 fans...well I can't think of any other outcome but this resulting in the notebook getting hot.

Other Thoughts: Windows XP and OSX 10.5, couldn't as k for a better combo.

If you want the capabilities of XP and the luxuries of OSX then this is the notebook for you.

Bottom Line: Best multi purpose notebook on the market.

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  • James D.
  • 12/28/2007 11:57:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDesktop? What Desktop?

Pros: Sturdy, attractive, and FAST! Except for graphics stuff where I need a larger screen to work from, I haven't used my desktop 2GB G5 in over a month, except to wirelessly serve files to this machine. Everything else is on here. The screen is clear and sharp, the hard drive fast and steady, and I've had no problem with the DVD drive at all. This thing has become my new constant companion.

Cons: 6 hour battery life? I don't -think- so. If you're doing anything at all that's drive intensive, you're lucky to get 2.5 hours. The track pad is sometimes . . . odd -- it may take a couple of seconds to register your movement. It does get a little warm on my lap after a while, but not overly so.

Other Thoughts: The only reason I DIDN'T buy it at Newegg is 'cause I was impatient to go and pick it up. The Speck hardcase, additional memory and external HD HAVE come from Newegg.

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