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Apple MacBook Pro MA463LL/A 15.4" Laptop (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

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  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2 MB shared L2 Cache
  • 512 MB (single SODIMM) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300); 80 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive; slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • One FireWire 400, two USB 2.0 ports, and ExpressCard/34 slot; no FireWire 800 slots
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit); built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 15.4-inch TFT widescreen display with 1440 x 900 resolution
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Screen Size15.4 inches
Screen Resolution1440 x 900
Processor1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
RAM0.5 GB
Hard Drive80 GB
Card DescriptionATI Mobility Radeon X1600
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless TypeBluetooth, 802.11G, Infrared
Brand NameApple
Seriesmacbook pro
Item model numberMA463LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Item Weight5.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H19.50 x 7.60 x 19.50 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
  
Additional Information
ASINB000BNLC3K
Shipping Weight10.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 14, 2006
  
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Powered by a dual-core Intel engine. Up to four times the speed of the PowerBook G4. Eight times the graphics bandwidth. With built-in iSight for instant video conferencing on the move. And Front Row with Apple Remote to dazzle everyone in the room. Wait no more.



Side view of the MacBook Pro. Ports include one FireWire 400, two USB 2.0 ports, and ExpressCard/34 slot.

New engine, same soul
This is the first Mac notebook built upon the revolutionary new Intel Core Duo--which is actually two processors (up to 2.16 GHz) engineered onto a single chip. It provides 2 MB of Smart Cache, L2 cache that can be shared between both cores as needed. It delivers higher performance in 2-D and 3-D graphics, video editing, and music encoding. And the new engine is only part of the story. MacBook Pro has a frontside bus and memory that, at 667 MHz, runs faster than any previous Mac notebook. It’s the first Mac notebook with PCI Express, a Serial ATA hard drive and the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 for superfast graphics performance.

Embedded reporter
Sit down. Click on someone's iChat icon. And video conference from anywhere in the world. Though you can barely see it, there's an iSight camera built into the thin bezel just above the display. So now you can conference with associates during the day and chat with the kids at night. iChat AV lets you video chat with up to three other people simultaneously. And when you go head to head, you'll see your colleague more clearly, thanks to the VGA resolution made possible by the superfast Intel Core Duo. MacBook Pro also comes with Apple's new Photo Booth application, a fun program that lets you take warped and Warholesque snapshots. With the new iLife '06 (included, of course), you can even record movies with iSight right into iMovie, then use the new iLife's newest application, iWeb, to create a video blog entry or podcast in just a few clicks.



The new MagSafe Connector prevents the MacBook Pro from being pulled off your desk.

Road show
The first notebook to deliver the Front Row media experience, MacBook Pro makes it easy (and rather spectacular) to showcase your latest creations. Whether you're at the client's office, on location, or back at your hotel room, you just use the Apple Remote to control your videos, music, movies, and more. Front Row lets you quickly navigate through your work and play from anywhere in the room. You can even use the Apple Remote to navigate through Keynote presentations.

Do something. Say something. Make something.
MacBook Pro comes with iLife '06, a suite of easy-to-use applications that make it easy for anyone to make postcards, calendars, DVDs, websites and podcasts. Even professionals with proficiencies in high-end applications can appreciate the ease of creating initial compositions. Or posting pictures, videos, and commentary of current events almost before they happened. Enjoy the freedom of the press on MacBook Pro.

What's in the box
MacBook Pro; power adapter with MagSafe Connector, AC wall plug and power cord; lithium-polymer battery; Apple Remote; DVI to VGA adapter; install/restore DVDs; printed and electronic documentation.

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Overall, I would highly recommend the MacBook Pro to anyone not needing an ultra lightweight portable.
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80 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Steve H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 10, 2006
It's the most stunning idea, isn't it? We talk about usability, but people always want to know about the speed. This MacBook Pro is the second fastest Mac notebook ever, only slower to the more expensive model of this same release.

When Steve Jobs announced the new Macs, with Intel Core Duo processors I was almost certain I wanted to buy one. Why? Macs are well known for ease of use and capabilities, but they have managed all that for years, with processors that are not always top-notch. That all changed in January 2006.

Processor in the new MacBook Pro

The Intel Core Duo processor in the new MacBook Pro is an amazing chip. What have I noticed about the speed of the machine featuring this chip? It is incredibly fast. You'd be surprised by how much faster even web browsing is, when you have a processor as powerful as the Core Duo. However, what I've really been impressed by is doing things such as video encoding. I've encoded videos in H264 as much as eight times faster than my Powerbook G4. Furthermore, the iLife applications that are included on the MacBook Pro fly, with the speed. iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and Garageband perform like never before. I've really been impressed by the speed.

The Core Duo is a great processor. It offers exceptional desktop PC performance, in a design that can fit in small computers and notebooks. It features two cores on a single die, which effectively gives you the performance of two processors. Don't let the 1.83 GHZ clock speed fool you. This Core Duo Chip will outperform 3+ GHZ Pentium 4 processors. It really is an amazing breakthrough, from Intel.

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The new MacBook Pro 2 GHZ model features an ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Christian Saborío on April 8, 2006
I bought this machine a little over a month ago, it replaced my Powerbook G3 1.5 Ghz. From the moment I have started using it, I have been quite impressed on how well it performs.

Keep in mind that you MUST add RAM to it, the 512 MB that it comes with are nothing. With that much memory, working with Rosetta apps (binaries that were build for PPC) will really slow down your system. I upgraded to 1.5 GB and this thing FLIES. For example, when using handbrake to create an mp4 file from a movie DVD, it took my old Powerbook around 4 hours. The MBP can do it in 45 minutes which totally blows me away.

Keep in mind that at the time of this writing, there are many apps out there (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver) that will not run at full native speed. This does not mean they are unbearable to work with, they are just not running as fast as they could. I use Photoshop on weekly basis for designing web pages. Its speed is like that of using Photoshop on my iMac G5 - so trust me, its not bad at all. As I have mentioned before, cram it with RAM and things will work great.

Performance-wise it is top notch. With the recent release of Boot Camp, you can now easily run Windows on a separate partition. This should really be tempting to some Windows users out there that want to try OS X but are scared of not liking it and then being stuck with a machine they wont use. If you are Windows user, do yourself a favor and get this laptop. In case you hate OS X, just boot under Windows and you will be right at home. Recent benchmarks that I have read of comparable Acer systems leave the MPB as a clear contender even when running Windows XP.

The backlit keyboard, iSight, the remote control are just extras that put icing on the cake. I have never been so happy with a machine in my life. It is so great to be running multiple apps and see the Activity Monitor's CPU usage stay around 10%!

I really can't say more, I love this machine.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By tall-latte on May 1, 2006
We just replaced a Dell notebook and desktop with a MacBook Pro and iMac. OS X is just amazing, and I can't believe that Apple hasn't stolen more market share.

The iMac is perfect. The MacBook Pro has a few quirks to be aware of:

1. When the CPU is idle and the MacBook Pro is on battery, there is a medium to high pitch sound that emits from the computer. This drove me crazy the first two days, but now I don't notice it as much. Apple will hopefully fix this soon via a firmware update. In the meantime, there is an easy workaround: launch and minimize Photo Booth, and it consumes just enough CPU to make the sound go away. Also, the sound seems to disappear about 90% when on A/C instead of battery.

2. The MacBook Pro gets very hot when plugged in. It won't burn you, but it is surprisingly hot. You probably won't want to put it on your lap.

3. The MacBook Pro is heavy, relative to ultra portables.

4. The keyboard is hard to get used to for Windows switchers. It takes two keystrokes to do things like DEL, HOME, END, etc. The iMac keyboard is easier.

For reasons 2 and 3, consider this a "portable" and not a "laptop."

Despite these issues, this is the best portable computer I have ever owned, primarily due to OS X and .Mac.

Also - my first reaction was that I might have trouble getting used to the wide screen and how low it goes. Nope - it is a pleasure to work with.

For Windows switchers -- expect a frustrating first day but also lots of smiles how everything just works first try.

Overall, I would highly recommend the MacBook Pro to anyone not needing an ultra lightweight portable.
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