Apple MacBook Pro 15.4in 2.8ghz 2X2GB 500 SD  

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The 2.8GHz MacBook Pro 15.4" is carved from a single block of aluminum—a true engineering achievement. The laptop computer's unibody enclosure is the product of precise machining. From the thumbscoop ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 2.8GHz MacBook Pro 15.4" is carved from a single block of aluminum—a true engineering achievement. The laptop computer's unibody enclosure is the product of precise machining. From the thumbscoop to the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't sleep indicator light, no detail is unaccounted for. The end result is a notebook computer that's not only a breakthrough, but thin, light, polished, and refined. The unibody also makes MacBook Pro more durable than ever. So you can throw your MacBook Pro 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
Built right into each of this generation of MacBook Pro notebooks is a breakthrough battery that lasts dramatically longer and does so without increasing the size or weight of your MacBook Pro. On a single charge, the battery lasts up to 7 hours and can be recharged up to 1000 times. That's compared with only 200 to 300 times for typical notebooks. Advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging allows the battery to maintain charging capabilities longer and determines 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.

Graphics in full force
The MacBook Pro reaches a new level of high-speed, high-end game-playing power. Not to mention pure performance for graphics-intensive applications like Aperture and Motion. The power-saving NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GT ntegrated graphics processor inside every MacBook Pro is great for everyday performance, while delivering long battery life.

A display of brilliance
The moment you open your new MacBook Pro you're greeted by glorious, full-screen brightness. But that's only one gleaming quality of the glossy LED-backlit widescreen display. It offers a 60 percent greater color gamut than previous generations for richer, more vibrant colors. Anything you view—including the ultrathin display itself—is a spectacular experience. The seamless glass enclosure makes this display strong and durable. And the display is power efficient and mercury- and arsenic-free, so it's greener than ever.

Even the keyboard is advanced
The rigid aluminum keyboard you get with your MacBook Pro features webbing that has been cut precisely to hold the keys. The keys are curved to perfectly fit fingers for 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 about the MacBook Pro's trackpad—or not notice—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 up and down a page. 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.

Everything fits
Each MacBook Pro comes standard with a large hard drive—in this case 500GB of storage capacity, so there's plenty of room for your photo libraries, video projects, and files. MacBook Pro also features ample high-speed 1066MHz DDR3 memory, with support for up to 8GB of RAM (comes with 4GB), so you can run more applications at once and quickly access your data and media.

Think fast
Inside this 15.4" MacBook Pro is a fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.8GHz. The processor is based on groundbreaking 45-nm process technology and advanced Core microarchitecture. With the 1066MHz frontside bus and 3MB of shared L2 cache, your MacBook Pro runs applications faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Ports with possibilities
Every MacBook Pro is ready to work with your iPod, iPhone, digital camera, or external hard drive. 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. MacBook Pro even recognizes what you plug in, so you don't have to install new drivers.

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 15.4" MacBook Pro is an SD card slot so you can edit and share your photos and digital video on the spot.

Your studio to go
With the latest 802.11n wireless technology built into MacBook Pro, you're always seamlessly and effortlessly connected to the wireless world out there, at home, and at work. MacBook Pro automatically finds available networks and allows you to join them with just one click. Bluetooth capabilities are also built in, so brilliant accessories can become your wireless accomplices. With a built-in battery that lasts longer than ever before, you can do everything you need to do, where you need to do it.

Burn DVDs superfast
After editing and applying the finishing touches to your home movie masterpiece in iMovie and iDVD, use the ultrafast 8x SuperDrive on your MacBook Pro to burn it to DVD. The SuperDrive also writes to double-layer discs (DVDs with nearly 9GB of space), so it's great for backing up data too.

  • Precision aluminum unibody
  • 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 6MB shared L2 cache
  • 1066MHz system bus
  • 4GB (2 GB of SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM with support up to 8GB
  • 500GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm hard drive
  • 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL, DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GT graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440 x 900 resolution
  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
  • Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital input/analog line in, combined optical digital output/analog line out
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
  • Mac OS X v10.5 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)
  • Dimensions: 14.35"W x 9.82"D x .95"H
  • Weight: 5.5lb.
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AppleMacBook Pro 15.4in 2.8ghz 2X2GB 500 SD

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Raw Power, Efficient computing.

By Lydell N.

from Minnesota

Comments about Apple MacBook Pro 15.4in 2.8ghz 2X2GB 500 SD:

I own this mac. There is simply no other choice if you're going to buy a computer in this price range. PROS: The 15" screen isn't too small, but isn't too large either (and trust me, you rarely enjoy lugging a 17"+ laptop around). The RAM is quick, and there's more than enough to deal with music creation apps at breakneck speed. The Hard Drive space will last you an eternity. Both gfx cards are insanely useful. Backlit keyboard? More useful than you'd expect. Operating System? OS X is genius. The multi-touch trackpad may take time to get used to, but is completely efficient, saving time instead of navigating menus or using button shortcuts. More than enough ports, and the Audio-In is incredibly useful, although a USB interface may be more practical for instrumental recording. Display is incredibly high quality over other laptops with similar specs. The whole thing is basically a pro. It looks nice, it feels nice, it works nice. What more could you ask for? CONS: Being the beast it is, this mac tends to run hot (especially on the 9600M setting). Upwards of 180 deg. F during extensive use. You will no doubt find that less programs work on a mac than on a windows, but this is less of a problem in the music industry. That being said, I love OS X and I would never voluntarily switch back to windows. If you're looking for a system that just works, and doesn't give you security problems or registry errors, or a computer that won't slow down after 3mo. usage, this is your computer.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By Alastair

from Fredericksburg, Va

Comments about Apple MacBook Pro 15.4in 2.8ghz 2X2GB 500 SD:

WoW! What a great product this is! Fast hard drive, and a great computer! For those who are used to the Windows format, it may take a little getting used to before you get a handle on how to use this, but one session at this computer and you will be hooked! My favorite feature on this is Garage Band, you can record and edit your own soundtracks, which is very helpful musically. Basically a recording studio in one computer!

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)



By matt

from Hummelstown, PA

Comments about Apple MacBook Pro 15.4in 2.8ghz 2X2GB 500 SD:

My friends have it. I love the multi-touch pad and the battery life is amazing!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By Zack A

from Washington, D.C.

Comments about Apple MacBook Pro 15.4in 2.8ghz 2X2GB 500 SD:

I had a PC for over 10 years, and then just recently switched to the MacBook Pro and fell in love instantly. It's true when they say, "once you go Mac you can't go back". The apps on this computer are awesome, and the layout makes it much easier to use. Not to mention it comes with a built-in firewall, saving the extra money of having to get Norton for a PC. Great computer!

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