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15-inch MacBook Pro
Technology Overview
May 2006
Technology Overview
15-inch MacBook Pro
Contents
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Introducing MacBook Pro
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Product Overview
First Intel-Based Mac Notebook
Video on the Go
Portable Theater
Designed for Mobility
Simple Setup
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Intel Core Duo Processor
Dual-Core Processing
Industry-Leading Power E∑ciency
Multiple Cores and Mac OS X
Universal Applications
Rosetta for Seamless Compatibility
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High-Bandwidth Architecture
667MHz Frontside Bus
667MHz DDR2 Main Memory
PCI Express
Serial ATA Hard Drive
Quantum Leap in Bandwidth
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Leading-Edge Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 Graphics Processor
High-Resolution Display
External Display Support
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Built-in iSight Camera
Video Conferencing with iChat AV
Recording Video with iMovie HD and iWeb
Snapshots with Photo Booth
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Front Row Media Experience
Front Row
Apple Remote
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High-Performance I/O
ExpressCard/34 Slot
DVI Output
Gigabit Ethernet
SuperDrive
FireWire and USB 2.0
Audio
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Unique Mobility Features
Thin, Light Aluminum Design
MagSafe Power Adapter
Illuminated Keyboard
Ambient Light Sensor
Scrolling Trackpad
AirPort Extreme
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Sudden Motion Sensor
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Bundled Software
Mac OS X Tiger
iLife ‘06
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Configurations and Options
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Technical Specifications
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Introducing MacBook Pro
You’ve dreamed about it long enough. The perfect balance of power, speed, and
mobility, MacBook Pro is the notebook computer you’ve been waiting for. With the
powerful new Intel Core Duo processor and PCI Express architecture, it o∂ers the biggest performance leap in mobile Mac history. Creativity has never moved this fast.
Benchmark performance: Up to five times faster than PowerBook G4
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Key features
Intel Core Duo processor
667MHz frontside bus
667MHz DDR2 main memory
PCI Express architecture
Serial ATA hard drive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics
processor with up to 256MB of GDDR3
SDRAM
Built-in iSight video camera
Front Row with Apple Remote
67 percent brighter display
Glossy widescreen display option
ExpressCard/34 slot
MagSafe Power Adapter
PowerBook G4
1.67GHz PowerPC G4
MacBook Pro
2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
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SPECint_rate_base2000
Integer calculation (estimate)
6.7
33.9
5.1x
SPECfp_rate_base2000
Floating-point calculation (estimate)
4.9
27.4
5.5x
Testing conducted by Apple in February 2006 using preproduction MacBook Pro units; PowerBook systems were shipping units. See www.spec.org
for more information. SPEC benchmarks were compiled using the IBM compiler and a beta version of the Intel compiler for Mac OS. MacBook Pro
continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
MacBook Pro is one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch notebook computers on the
market. A joy to handle as well as to use, it adds tremendous power and breakthrough
features to your digital life.
• Introducing the Intel Core Duo. MacBook Pro is the first Mac notebook powered by
the revolutionary Intel engine. This dual-core chip delivers the horsepower of two
processors—boosting MacBook Pro performance to a whole new level.
• Video conferencing to go. Impossible as it may seem, an iSight camera is built into
the bezel of MacBook Pro. Joining a video conference is as easy as clicking the iChat
icon—no camera to attach, no cables to connect.1
• The portable theater. MacBook Pro comes equipped with Front Row software and
the Apple Remote, so you can summon your photos, music, and videos from up close
or across the room. It’s the perfect way to present your work to a group.
• Brighter ideas. See your creative work in the best possible light. MacBook Pro has
a spacious 15.4-inch (diagonal) screen that’s 67 percent brighter than the 15-inch
PowerBook G4 display.
• World’s most advanced operating system. Mac OS X Tiger sets the standard for what
any modern operating system should include: a mail program, web browser, address
book, calendar, dictionary, image capture, and much more.
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Product Overview
Powered by the new Intel Core Duo processor, MacBook Pro is o∂ to a great start.
Add a 667MHz frontside bus, 667MHz DDR2 memory, and 16-lane PCI Express graphics,
and performance skyrockets. But exceptional performance isn’t the whole story. With
a built-in iSight camera and Front Row media navigation, this versatile system brings
a fresh perspective to mobile computing.
Intel is the first microprocessor supplier to
move into high-volume production using
industry-leading 65-nanometer process
technology. By partnering with Intel, Apple
can continue to design thinner and lighter
Mac computers without compromising on
performance.
First Intel-Based Mac Notebook
The Intel Core Duo packs two execution cores on a single silicon chip. A feat of
advanced fabrication technology, this new processor includes a generous 2MB of
shared L2 Smart Cache and sophisticated Dynamic Power Coordination technology.
Its supere∑cient design enables awesome performance while consuming very little
energy. The upshot? It’s possible to fit dual-core horsepower into the svelte 1-inch-thin
MacBook Pro.
Next-generation performance
With two processor cores, you’ll do more and wait less: Enjoy smooth playback of a
1080p high definition movie; host a four-way iChat video conference; or render complex
3D models up to four times faster than before.2 You’ll also enjoy new levels of performance in tasks such as web browsing, word processing, and intensive game play.
Seamless compatibility
MacBook Pro runs your favorite software, such as Microsoft O∑ce and Adobe Photoshop,
thanks to built-in Rosetta technology.3 Rosetta translates most of your PowerPC-based
applications dynamically, so they run on the Intel-based MacBook Pro. Rosetta is completely transparent and requires no configuration.
To identify Universal applications, look for
the Mac OS X Universal logo on software
packages and websites.
To enjoy the full punch of the Intel Core Duo, you can use Universal applications—
software that runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Mac computers.
This includes iLife ’06, iWork ’06, Final Cut Studio 5.1, Logic Pro 7, Aperture 1.1, and other
Apple productivity, entertainment, and creative professional applications. Because
they’re Universal, they’ll take immediate advantage of the two Intel processor cores in
MacBook Pro.
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Video on the Go
With an iSight video camera and microphone integrated into the MacBook Pro
enclosure, you’re all set to participate in video conferences—with no additional
costs and no complicated configuration. Just open iChat AV (included with Mac OS X),
click the video icon for a friend or coworker, and start your video chat.1 With dual-core
processing power, MacBook Pro supports up to four video chat participants. And with
AirPort Extreme wireless technology built in, you can join a video chat from just
about anywhere.4
The iSight camera and microphone open up new video possibilities as well. Imagine
creating your own video podcasts using iMovie HD and publishing them to the
Internet with iWeb.5 Practice your upcoming presentation in front of the camera
using the included Photo Booth software or record your ideas using iMovie. Video
communications have never been so easy.
Joining a video conference is as easy as clicking the iChat icon—no camera to attach, no cables
to connect.
Portable Theater
MacBook Pro comes with Front Row software and the simple-to-use Apple Remote,
so you can access and control your digital media from across the room. Ideal for presenting a slideshow in iPhoto, browsing a DVD, playing a song or narration in iTunes,
or showing the latest edit of your iMovie production, the Apple Remote allows you to
navigate from up to 30 feet away. A push of the Menu button takes you to Front Row,
a full-screen interface that makes it remarkably simple to find the photos, music, or
videos you want to play.
Access your photos, music, and videos from up close or across the room. It’s the perfect way
to present your work to a group.
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Designed for Mobility
Every tiny detail of MacBook Pro has been designed for ultimate versatility and
usability. Only 1 inch thin and weighing just 5.6 pounds,6 it’s one of the thinnest
and lightest 15-inch notebook computers on the market. Whether in the o∑ce, at
home, at client sites, on the road, or in the air, MacBook Pro gives you the flexibility
to work wherever your mobile life takes you.
With built-in AirPort Extreme, MacBook Pro is equipped to connect to a wireless network from almost anywhere and to share the same Internet connection with Mac and
Windows-based computers on the network.4 Integrated Bluetooth 2.0 lets you extend
your wireless capabilities even further—providing cable-free connections to Bluetooth
devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and Apple’s wireless keyboard and mouse.
High-resolution display
The 1440-by-900 display gives you almost 1.3 million
pixels for a spacious visual workspace. Spread out
your photos, work on multiple documents side by
side, or watch DVDs.
Integrated stereo speakers
and microphone
Listen to music and voice through
stereo speakers on each side of
the keyboard. Use the integrated
microphone below the left
speaker grille for audio or video
conferences or recording your
own podcasts.
IR receiver
With an IR (infrared) receiver next to the
display release button, MacBook Pro works
with the Apple Remote—without all the
fuss or clutter of external signal receivers.
Built-in iSight camera
The iSight supports e∂ortless, high-quality video
conferencing using iChat AV,1 as well as fun snapshots with Photo Booth. Or use iMovie HD and iWeb
to produce your own video podcasts.5
Illuminated keyboard
The backlit keyboard makes it easy
to type in low-light situations, such
as on an airplane or in a studio
environment. Adjust the illumination yourself or let the ambient
light sensor control it for you.
Scrolling trackpad
Whether you’re browsing web pages or working with large
images or spreadsheets, this Apple innovation lets you scroll
quickly up, down, or across the active window—just by
dragging two fingers across the trackpad.
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Advanced digital connections
Connections are quick and easy, because Apple has placed the ports exactly where
they should be.
Right side
DVI video port
With dual-link DVI functionality, you can connect
higher-resolution displays, such as the 30-inch Apple
Cinema HD Display. Choose video mirroring—perfect
for presentations—or extended desktop mode, for
more room to spread out your projects.
Gigabit Ethernet port
The integrated Gigabit (10/100/1000BASE-T) Ethernet
interface allows you to connect MacBook Pro to the
Internet or a local area network.
Security lock slot
Secure a Kensington cable lock in the built-in
slot to keep your MacBook Pro safe.
USB 2.0 port
Plug in your iPod, digital camera, scanner,
and printer. For added convenience,
MacBook Pro has two USB 2.0 ports, one
on each side, so you can choose which
works better for your device.
FireWire port
Plug a camcorder or hard drive into the FireWire
400 port. FireWire also allows you to use target
disk mode for fast and easy file transfers.
Left side
MagSafe power port
The new magnetic connector makes it easy to snap the DC plug
into the system securely. It also allows the power cord to break
away cleanly from MacBook Pro when there is undue tension on
the cord.
Optical digital audio and analog audio
line-output port
Plug in stereo headphones or even 5.1 surround
sound speaker systems.
ExpressCard/34 slot
This next-generation 34-mm card slot
provides expansion flexibility and high
bandwidth. It’s easy to add flash memory,
high definition TV tuners, security devices,
and 3G wireless cards.
Optical digital audio and analog audio
line-input port
Connect analog devices as well as state-ofthe-art optical digital recording devices.
USB 2.0 port
Plug in your iPod, digital camera, scanner,
and printer. For added convenience,
MacBook Pro has two USB 2.0 ports, one
on each side.
Slot-loading SuperDrive
The SuperDrive built into every MacBook Pro
reads and writes a variety of DVD and CD media,
so you can author media or archive data right
from the Finder.
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Simple Setup
MacBook Pro is designed to be extremely simple to set up and put to use right away.
Just follow these three easy steps.
• Plug in the power cord.
• Plug in your Ethernet cable—or go wireless. (To use a dial-up connection, you’ll need
to purchase the Apple USB Modem.)
• Push the power button, and you’re ready to go.
Apple Setup Assistant software opens the first time MacBook Pro starts up. It prompts
you to enter the information necessary to set the computer’s time, date, and country
of use and to set up Internet access.
Setup Assistant retains the information you’ve entered, so it’s not necessary to retype
personal data. After setup is complete, you can register your new MacBook Pro with
Apple with a single click.
In addition, Setup Assistant walks you through the process of e∂ortlessly moving
documents, user accounts, Internet settings, and applications from your existing Mac
to MacBook Pro. Your new system will be configured just like your previous one, so
you can feel right at home in no time. Upgrading has never been easier, and the
transfer is fast using FireWire.
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Intel Core Duo Processor
Introducing the Intel Core Duo, a groundbreaking processor from the world’s most
advanced chip manufacturer. As the name implies, the Core Duo packs two execution
cores on a single silicon chip, doubling the computational power in the same space as
a single-core processor.
The Intel Core Duo boasts an elegant design that enables very high performance with
very low energy requirements—making it possible to fit tremendous punch into the
svelte 1-inch-thin MacBook Pro. Compared with the 15-inch PowerBook G4, MacBook
Pro runs industry-standard processor benchmarks up to five times faster.
The transistors in the new 65-nanometer
process have gates measuring a mere
35 nanometers. To put that in perspective,
100 of these transistors could fit inside a
human red blood cell.
Benchmark performance: Up to five times faster than PowerBook G4
SPECfp_rate_base2000 floating-point calculation (estimate)
MacBook Pro
2.16GHz Core Duo
5.5x
MacBook Pro
2GHz Core Duo
Performance benchmarks
SPEC. SPEC rate metrics recognize multiple-core
processors by running multiple copies of the
benchmark code concurrently, allowing both
cores to work in parallel. SPECfp_rate_base2000
and SPECint_rate_base2000 measure the number
of times a system can complete a suite of floatingpoint and integer math based benchmarks, respectively, over a period of time. The performance of
the 2.16GHz MacBook Pro is an estimated 5.5 times
faster in floating-point calculations than the 1.67GHz
15-inch PowerBook G4 and an estimated 5.1 times
faster in integer calculations.
5.3x
MacBook Pro
1.83GHz Core Duo
5.0x
Baseline
SPECint_rate_base2000 integer calculation (estimate)
MacBook Pro
2.16GHz Core Duo
5.1x
MacBook Pro
2GHz Core Duo
4.7x
MacBook Pro
1.83GHz Core Duo
4.4x
Baseline
Cinebench. This 3D rendering benchmark based on
Cinema 4D has the ability to test the performance
of multicore processors. The 2.16GHz MacBook Pro
performed the Cinebench rendering test over three
times faster than the 1.67GHz 15-inch PowerBook G4.
Cinebench CPU rendering
MacBook Pro
2.16GHz Core Duo
3.6x
MacBook Pro
2GHz Core Duo
3.3x
MacBook Pro
1.83GHz Core Duo
3.0x
Baseline
Times faster than 15-inch PowerBook G4 with 1.67GHz PowerPC
Testing conducted by Apple in February/March 2006 using preproduction MacBook Pro units; PowerBook systems were shipping
units. Estimated SPECint_rate_base2000 score: 33.9 for 2.16GHz system, 31.7 for 2GHz system, and 29.6 for 1.83GHz system. Estimated
SPECfp_rate_base2000 score: 27.4 for 2.16GHz system, 26.3 for 2GHz system, and 25.1 for 1.83GHz system; see www.spec.org for
more information. SPEC benchmarks were compiled using the IBM compiler and a beta version of the Intel compiler for Mac OS.
MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain
optimal system operation.
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Dual-Core Processing
With two processor cores at speeds up to 2.16GHz, MacBook Pro can execute multiple
data-intensive tasks, each with dedicated processing resources, at the same time. The
advanced architecture of Mac OS X detects the Intel Core Duo as two discrete logical
processors, each with its own execution resources. This ”divide and conquer” strategy
divvies up computing tasks across the two cores, so the Core Duo can process up to
twice as much work per clock cycle. The result? You’ll enjoy new levels of performance
across the board, in tasks such as web browsing, video and audio encoding, and
manipulation of large photo libraries.
Smart Cache
The Intel Core Duo is the first dual-core processor with a shared L2 cache, which
weighs in at an impressive 2MB. The separate cores use Intel Smart Cache technology
to share cached data—there’s no need to traverse the frontside bus to the system
controller. In single-threaded applications, where only one core is in use, the entire
2MB of L2 cache can be allocated to that core, avoiding the 1MB limitation of a dualcore processor with separate L2 caches. Smart Cache also improves cache coherency
by allowing each core to access the same piece of stored data.
With 2MB of shared Smart Cache,
the Core Duo speeds up processing
while conserving wattage.
Digital Media Boost
Intel Digital Media Boost accelerates data manipulation by applying a single instruction to multiple data at the same time, known as SIMD processing. SIMD technology
accelerates vector math operations and floating-point calculations, enhancing performance of 2D and 3D design tasks, video editing, music encoding, digital photography,
scientific calculations, and the latest blockbuster games. Digital Media Boost supports
Intel Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) versions 1, 2, and 3 to enhance integer and
floating-point performance.
Industry-Leading Power E∑ciency
The Intel Core Duo represents the next generation in high-performance powere∑cient microprocessors. An advanced 65-nanometer process design combines with
Smart Cache and Dynamic Power Coordination to conserve energy without diminishing performance.
Dynamic Power Coordination technology introduces new energy-saving processor
states for fine-tuned power management. Under light load conditions, Enhanced
Speedstep technology reduces the processor clock speed to as little as 1GHz at less
than 0.8 volt. One core can work at a high performance level, utilizing the full 2MB
of L2 cache, while the other core idles independently, saving energy when only a
single core is needed.
In addition, Smart Cache boosts performance and saves energy by reducing the
number of transactions that the processor sends o∂ the chip to main memory—
significantly improving the performance per watt of the entire system. For even
greater e∑ciency, Smart Cache dynamically powers down unused areas of cache
when the Core Duo enters the deepest sleep mode.
Multiple Cores and Mac OS X
Mac OS X is ideally suited to leverage the power of dual-core systems, since it was
originally designed for multiple processors. With symmetric multiprocessing, preemptive multitasking, and multithreading capabilities in Mac OS X, a Core Duo–based Mac
delivers impressive performance right out of the box.
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With symmetric multiprocessing, Mac OS X dynamically distributes tasks across multiple
cores, allowing you to run a processor-intensive task in the background while you work
with another application. Mac OS X assigns each task to a di∂erent processor core—so
the tasks execute simultaneously—and balances the load between cores. Preemptive
multitasking further optimizes performance by allowing Mac OS X to prioritize tasks on
each core.
100 percent native
The version of Mac OS X Tiger that ships
with MacBook Pro runs natively on Intelbased Mac systems. This means Mail, Safari,
Spotlight, Dashboard, Automator, iChat AV,
and all Mac OS X features will take immediate
advantage of the two Intel processor cores
in MacBook Pro.
Multithreaded applications can take even greater advantage of multiple cores. A
multithreaded application can dispatch tasks among several cores at once, achieving
up to twice the performance on a dual-core system as it would on a single-core
system. Because Apple has been shipping dual-processor Mac systems for more than
five years, many popular Mac applications are already multithreaded, so they’ll take
immediate advantage of dual-core processing.
As a user, you don’t need to worry about symmetric multiprocessing or application
threading—you’ll just enjoy the enhanced performance.
Universal Applications
Mac OS X and the Intel Core Duo processor make an outstanding platform for
productivity and creative applications—providing excellent compatibility with
existing applications and for new Universal applications built to run natively on
both PowerPC- and Intel-based Mac computers.
Developing for the Intel-based Mac
Apple provides a wealth of information to
developers who are creating new products
or updating existing applications to run
on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Mac
systems. Intel also provides useful resources
for Apple developers, including the Intel
C/C++ Compiler for Apple, Intel Fortran
Compiler for Apple, Intel Math Kernel
Libraries for Apple, and Intel Integrated
Performance Primitives for Apple.
For more information about development
resources, see developer.apple.com.
You’ll enjoy all the high-performance features of the Intel Core Duo when you
use Universal applications.
Universal application performance: Up to four times faster than PowerBook G4
Modo
3D rendering
4.8x
Logic Pro*
Reverb plug-ins
4.5x
PyMOL
Multithreaded tests
3.9x
GarageBand*
Software instrument
performance
3.0x
OsiriX
Volume and surface render
2.7x
Final Cut Pro
HDV (1080i60) rendering
2.3x
Doom 3
Gaming
2.2x
Safari
HTML load speed (cached)
2.0x
Pages
Common word
processing tasks
2.0x
Baseline
Times faster than 15-inch PowerBook G4 with 1.67GHz PowerPC
Testing conducted by Apple in February 2006 using preproduction 15-inch MacBook Pro units with 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo; PowerBook systems were
shipping units. Doom 3 benchmark = Timedemo Demo1. Safari HTML Load Speed (cached) test is a subset of the i-Bench 5.0 benchmark. All systems
ran beta versions of Modo and Final Cut Pro. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor
speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation. *On a 2.16GHz MacBook Pro, Logic Pro and GarageBand played 4.5 times the reverb plug-ins
and 3 times the software instruments, respectively, compared to a 1.67GHz PowerBook G4.
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Apple’s innovative iLife ‘06, iWork ‘06, Final Cut Studio 5.1, Logic Pro 7, and Aperture 1.1
software programs are Universal applications. In addition, leading software vendors—
including Microsoft, Quark, and Adobe—have announced plans to release their Mac
OS X products as Universal applications. To identify Universal applications, look for the
Mac OS X Universal logo on software packages and websites.
Rosetta for Seamless Compatibility
The version of Mac OS X that ships on Intel-based Mac systems includes an innovative
Apple technology. Called Rosetta, it dynamically translates PowerPC-based Mac OS X
applications, including those that require the Velocity Engine. This means that most of
the applications you already have, such as Microsoft O∑ce and Adobe Photoshop, will
run on MacBook Pro.3
Rosetta is completely transparent and requires no configuration. Just open applications as usual. If the application requires translation, Mac OS X detects it and translates
the application using Rosetta.
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High-Bandwidth
Architecture
Supporting the fast Intel Core Duo processor is an advanced system architecture
that includes a 667MHz frontside bus, 667MHz DDR2 memory, 16-lane PCI Express
graphics with up to 256MB of video memory, and a Serial ATA hard drive. This highbandwidth platform incorporates the latest high-performance technologies without
wasting power.
The result? Fast memory, graphics, and storage combine to make working with big
files—such as photos, music, movies, and 3D games—a breeze.
Intel Core Duo processor
667MHz frontside bus
667MHz DDR2 memory
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
graphics processor
Serial ATA storage
High-performance I/O
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667MHz Frontside Bus
The MacBook Pro system architecture starts with a wide 667MHz frontside bus.
Providing high bandwidth—up to 5.4 GBps—between the Core Duo and the rest of
the system, it allows large numbers of tasks to run concurrently. This high-performance
frontside bus gives MacBook Pro the headroom required by today’s demanding applications, as well as those you can expect in the future.
667MHz DDR2 Main Memory
Fast 667MHz DDR2 main memory ensures that the Core Duo processor is constantly
fed with data without wasting clock cycles. MacBook Pro comes standard with a single
SO-DIMM containing 512MB or 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 (PC2-5300) SDRAM, leaving one
slot open for future memory upgrades.
This high-speed, high-bandwidth memory architecture enables graphics, video, audio,
and other media-rich applications—including your favorite games—to run radically
faster. Large files and applications can be loaded into RAM for rapid access by the
processor, without having to access system storage.
For a performance improvement when working with large files, two easy-access slots
allow you to upgrade your MacBook Pro with up to 2GB of memory. And if both slots
are loaded with an equal amount of RAM, you can take advantage of the system’s
dual-channel memory architecture for an additional performance boost. With a dualchannel memory interface, both banks of SDRAM can be addressed at the same time,
enabling MacBook Pro to reach a memory throughput of up to 10.7 GBps.
PCI Express
MacBook Pro uses a modern PCI Express architecture that speeds up communication
to and from the devices you attach to your system. Older parallel bus architectures, like
PCI, place multiple devices on a single, one-way bus—and all the devices on the bus
share the bandwidth. As devices are added, the bandwidth available to each device is
reduced, and higher-priority transfers can be slowed by lower-priority data.
In contrast, PCI Express is a serial technology that guarantees each device dedicated
bandwidth to and from the system controller. Data can flow upstream and downstream
simultaneously. A series of point-to-point, individually clocked “lanes” eliminate contention for the bus. Each PCI Express lane is capable of a 256-MBps data rate in each
direction, for a total bandwidth of 512 MBps.
The 16-lane PCI Express graphics bus in MacBook Pro is capable of a 4-GBps data rate
in each direction, for a total bandwidth of 8 GBps—eight times the bandwidth of AGP
4X, the graphics implementation in the PowerBook G4. This wide bus supports the
high-performance ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with up to 256MB
of dedicated GDDR3 memory, delivering astonishing 3D graphics and e∂ects for nextgeneration games.
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NCQ support
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is a new
Serial ATA feature that organizes commands
to the hard drive in the most e∑cient order.
This means the hard drive performs more
sequential reading and writing and spends
less time scanning the drive for the correct
piece of data. With NCQ support, the hard
drive in MacBook Pro reads and writes data
faster, while consuming less power.
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Serial ATA Hard Drive
Serial ATA is the industry-standard storage interface replacing the Parallel ATA interface.
Designed to keep pace with the demands of digital video creation and editing, audio
storage and playback, and other data-intensive applications, Serial ATA supports a
data rate of 150 MBps, 50 percent faster than the 100-MBps Parallel ATA standard in
PowerPC G4–based systems.
MacBook Pro comes with an 80GB or 100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive,7 providing plenty of room to store all of your work plus thousands of high-resolution images,
thousands of high-bit-rate audio files, and your latest media productions. For faster
access to applications and documents, you can custom-build your MacBook Pro with a
100GB 7200-rpm drive—or for more storage, you have the option of a 120GB 5400-rpm
drive. Not enough? FireWire and USB ports make it easy to plug in multiple devices for
virtually unlimited storage capacity.
Quantum Leap in Bandwidth
MacBook Pro represents the largest performance advance in Mac notebook history.
Compared with the fastest PowerBook G4, MacBook Pro enjoys tremendous throughput across the entire system architecture.
PowerBook G4
MacBook Pro
Frontside bus
167MHz
1.3 GBps
667MHz
5.4 GBps
PCI
PCI bus
132 MBps
PCI Express lane
512 MBps
Memory
DDR2 at 333MHz
2.7 GBps
DDR2 at 667MHz
10.7 GBps
Graphics
AGP 4X
1 GBps
16-lane PCI Express
8 GBps
Storage
Parallel ATA
100 MBps
Serial ATA
150 MBps
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Leading-Edge Graphics
From 3D modeling applications to Mac OS X features like Exposé, Mac users enjoy fluid
onscreen performance every minute of the day. Now 16-lane PCI Express graphics and
the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor in the new MacBook Pro combine
with state-of-the-art graphics technologies in Mac OS X Tiger to deliver even more
cutting-edge capabilities.
With over a million pixels and wide viewing angles, the panoramic MacBook Pro display
creates a portfolio-like work environment that’s perfect for designing layouts, editing
video, or visualizing data, as well as productivity and Internet applications you use every
day. To expand your workspace at the o∑ce or for presentations that dazzle, just connect MacBook Pro to your choice of external displays, TVs, and projectors.8
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 Graphics Processor
PCI Express–based graphics
The ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 improves
graphics performance across the board.
• Advanced Ring Bus memory controller
with 128-bit memory interface delivers
supercharged graphics performance.
• Ultrathreaded Shader engine supports
Shader Model 3.0 programmable vertex
and pixel shaders.
• High-precision floating-point operations
provide High Dynamic Range (HDR)
rendering for greater visual realism.
The combination of a 16-lane PCI Express architecture and the ATI Mobility Radeon
X1600 graphics processor brings a new level of realism to Mac notebook users. With
up to 256MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory, you’ll experience sharp video and photos,
smooth video playback, astonishing e∂ects, and vibrant colors—as well as incredible,
texture-rich 3D performance in next-generation games.
High-Resolution Display
With almost 1.3 million pixels and 67 percent brighter than the 15-inch PowerBook G4
display, the 1440-by-900-pixel, 15.4-inch display of the new MacBook Pro is a thing of
beauty, giving you a brilliant workspace that rivals many desktop monitors.
The display features wide viewing angles of 130 degrees horizontal and 100 degrees
vertical, so you can see onscreen work without having the computer directly in front
of you. With a minimum of color shift, the display can be viewed from either the side
or the top, which is particularly helpful in small-group situations where some people
may need to view the display o∂-angle.
MacBook Pro comes standard with an antireflective coated widescreen display that’s
perfect for a wide variety of professional and personal uses. For users who prefer a
more immersive viewing experience, MacBook Pro can be configured with a glossy
widescreen display, giving your graphics, photos, and videos even greater color
saturation.
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External Display Support
Featuring a compact footprint and an elegant aluminum design, an Apple Cinema
Display is the ideal match for MacBook Pro. The DVI video interface transfers pure
digital signals from computer to display.
Dual-link DVI functionality in MacBook Pro e∂ectively doubles the bandwidth of the
video signal from the notebook to an external display, increasing both speed and
signal quality. Increased transmission power combines with up to 256MB of dedicated
graphics memory to enable you to connect higher-resolution displays such as the
30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (with 2560-by-1600-pixel resolution) directly to
MacBook Pro.
Video output options
In addition to the latest DVI displays, MacBook Pro connects to virtually any external
display you may have, thanks to its comprehensive video support.
• DVI. This port provides the highest image quality for video output. With a pure digital
connection from the graphics processor to a DVI-equipped display or projector, it
eliminates the degradation inherent in converting a digital signal to analog. Hot-plug
capability allows MacBook Pro to recognize and begin displaying content on an external monitor as soon as it is connected to the DVI port.
• VGA. Use the included DVI to VGA adapter to connect analog monitors and projectors
or analog-based flat panels. Hot-plugging is also supported with VGA devices.
• ADC. Use the Apple DVI to ADC Adapter (sold separately) to connect Apple flat-panel
displays that have an ADC connector.
• S-video or composite video. Connect to many standard televisions, VCRs, or projectors
using the Apple DVI to Video Adapter (sold separately). This gives teachers and students
the ability to present reports, projects, and even websites to an entire class on a television screen. At home, you can attach MacBook Pro to a TV to watch DVD movies. The
computer can instantly detect the TV without the need to restart; press the Command
key along with the Brightness Up (F2) function key, and the system sends the video to
the external monitor.
Switching modes
To toggle between extended desktop
and video mirroring modes, simply press
the F7 function key. Alternatively, you
can select the mode using the Displays
pane in System Preferences.
Viewing modes
MacBook Pro supports an external display in three display modes. Any of these modes
can be used with any of the video output options.
• Extended desktop. Extended desktop mode lets you distribute work across two
displays, providing more room for viewing rich content and using complex applications
that have floating palettes and long timelines—or for keeping many applications
open at once.
• Video mirroring. Video mirroring mode outputs the same information on both displays.
This allows you to control a presentation from the MacBook Pro display while your
audience watches it on a second display or projected image, and you can face your
audience during the presentation. With hardware-based mirroring in MacBook Pro,
video content such as QuickTime movies can play on an external monitor with performance equal to that of the built-in display.
• Lid-closed operation. You can also opt to use MacBook Pro with its full video memory
applied to an external display. To activate this feature, put MacBook Pro to sleep by
closing the lid, and wake it through an external keyboard such as the Apple Wireless
Keyboard. Lid-closed operation is ideal when you want to achieve maximum performance on a high-quality external display or to keep your workspace neat and organized.
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Built-in iSight Camera
An iSight video camera and microphone are conveniently integrated into the
MacBook Pro enclosure, making it easier than ever to hold a video conference with
iChat AV, take snapshots in Photo Booth, or create a video podcast using iMovie HD
and iWeb.5 No costs, cables, or complicated setup procedures are required to get
started with iSight—just open the application you want to use and you’ll be ready
for your close-up.
Video Conferencing with iChat AV
With iChat AV and the high-quality 640-by-480-pixel iSight, you can start or join a
video chat at a moment’s notice.1 Just open iChat AV, click the video icon for a buddy,
and start your video chat.
You can chat with up to three other people at once in a three-dimensional view;
it feels like the other parties are right in the room with you. And because iChat AV
is a feature of Mac OS X Tiger, it works seamlessly with the built-in iSight and Core
Duo processor to bring you stunning, true-to-life picture quality and crystal-clear
conversation.
iSight camera
Starting a video conference is as easy as clicking the iChat icon and choosing your participants.
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Recording Video with iMovie HD and iWeb
iSight works with iMovie HD, so you can use it as an input source for creating
quick videos complete with titles and e∂ects. Then with iWeb, the newest member
of the iLife family, you can e∂ortlessly publish your movies to the Internet as video
web pages, video blogs, or video podcasts.5 You can add chapter markers and web
addresses to your movies, so subscribers can access their favorite parts and find more
information on the web. And since iSight is built into MacBook Pro, you don’t have to
hook up an external video camera each time you want to record a quick message.
Just open iMovie, look into iSight, click Record, and start talking.
iMovie HD makes authoring video podcasts as easy as any iMovie project.
Snapshots with Photo Booth
With iSight and the included Photo Booth software, taking snapshots is completely
e∂ortless. Just open Photo Booth from the Dock, click the camera button, and pose
for a picture. You’ll hear the countdown, see the screen flash, and watch as your photo
instantly appears in the thumbnail viewer. Take as many photos as you want, keep the
ones you like, and delete those you don’t. Photos are saved automatically, so you can
review them right away or browse them later. When you’re done, you can send your
photos via email, add them to your iPhoto library, or choose one as your Address Book
or Buddy picture.
Add any of 16 fun and interesting effects to
your Photo Booth snapshots.
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Front Row Media
Experience
Every MacBook Pro comes with Front Row software—with its intuitive menus, large
text, and brilliant graphics—and the Apple Remote for controlling and enjoying music,
photos, and videos from up close or across the room. You no longer have to be at your
computer to turn up the volume on iTunes, view an iPhoto slideshow, pause a DVD
movie, or play a music video. With an IR (infrared) receiver located next to the display
release button, MacBook Pro works with the Apple Remote without all the fuss or
clutter of external signal receivers.
Front Row
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Keyboard controls
In addition to using the Apple Remote, you
can control Front Row from your keyboard.
The following keys are equivalent to the
buttons on the remote:
Command-Esc: Enter Menu (launch Front Row)
Esc: Exit Menu (Menu back)
Space or Return: Select/Play/Pause
Up Arrow: Volume/Menu Up
Down Arrow: Volume/Menu Down
Left Arrow: Next/Fast-forward
Right Arrow: Previous/Rewind
The four Front Row menus allow you to manage the following digital media.
• Music. Front Row makes finding and listening to your iTunes music as simple as
using an iPod. It gives you access to all of the music, podcasts, and audiobooks in
your iTunes library—and even shows album art on the MacBook Pro display while
your selection is playing. Use the Apple Remote to scroll through albums, artists,
and playlists, select the songs you want to hear, adjust the volume, or pause a song
from anywhere in the room.
• Photos. Front Row gives you access to all of your iPhoto photo albums and lets you
play a slideshow of the photos in any album you choose. When you select a photo
album, Front Row displays a preview of three images from the album so you can
decide whether to open it or choose another album. It also keeps track of the music
and transition settings of slideshows created in iPhoto. If you are listening to music
in iTunes and decide to watch a photo slideshow that has been set up with music,
Front Row stops playing your iTunes music.
• Videos. With Front Row you can easily select and play your favorite video content.
Access iTunes videos, including purchased TV shows and music videos, and video
podcasts. You can also watch QuickTime movies in your Movies folder as well as movie
trailers. The movie trailers menu displays the most recent trailers on the QuickTime
Movie Trailer site, complete with title, artwork, and rating.
• DVDs. Front Row simplifies the DVD experience by giving you full control of all DVD
functions through the six buttons on the Apple Remote. Bringing up the main Front
Row menu while playing a DVD pauses the DVD, fades the current frame into the
background, and adds a virtual chapter marker for easy access to that spot when you
resume watching the movie. Now you can sit back and relax while you’re watching a
DVD on your MacBook Pro, instead of having to get up every time you want to pause,
fast-forward, or rewind.
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Apple Remote
The Apple Remote is an IR device with just six buttons. The remote’s powerful signal
works from up to 30 feet away, and often you won’t even need to point it in the direction of your MacBook Pro. If there is more than one Mac with Front Row in the room,
you can pair each Apple Remote to a specific computer so that the signals never cross.
Using the Apple Remote
Controlling Keynote presentations
You can use the Apple Remote to navigate
through Keynote presentations on MacBook
Pro from anywhere in the room. Combine
this feature with an external display or
projector for a knockout performance.
To use the Apple Remote with Keynote:
Press the Play button to see the slides in
presentation view. Use the Next or Previous
button to view the next or previous slide.
Use the Up or Down button to increase or
decrease the volume.
IR window
Volume/Menu Up button
Previous/Rewind button
Next/Fast-forward button
Volume/Menu Down button
Select/Play/Pause button
Menu button
Battery compartment
Actual size
You can also use the Apple Remote to put MacBook Pro to sleep and wake it, no
matter where you are in the room. To save battery power when it’s not in use, the
remote automatically goes to sleep and then wakes up with the press of a button.
Under regular use, the battery should last up to two years. If the battery starts to
run low, you’ll know ahead of time, because a low-battery indicator appears on the
MacBook Pro screen.
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High-Performance I/O
Packed with features that empower and extend your creativity, MacBook Pro has all
the right connections for your digital life on the go. The MacBook Pro architecture uses
a PCI Express interconnect to integrate I/O subsystems—Ethernet, FireWire, USB, audio,
and wireless technologies—and connect them to the system controller.
ExpressCard/34 Slot
Replacing the PC Card bus, the next-generation ExpressCard/34 interface provides
expansion flexibility, delivering greater bandwidth in a smaller (34-mm) slot. With data
transfer rates of up to 256 MBps in each direction, the ExpressCard interface transfers
data four times faster than the PC Card interface in PowerBook G4 notebooks. Current
ExpressCard modules include flash memory adapters, external SATA II interfaces,
and additional USB or FireWire ports. EVDO wireless communications, FireWire 800
ports, and TV tuners are also expected to be available in the ExpressCard/34 format.
ExpressCard media can be ejected whether MacBook Pro is on or o∂. To eject when
the computer is running, simply drag the card’s icon to the Trash and push the card
gently to activate the spring.
DVI Output
The DVI port provides the highest image quality for video output. With a pure digital
connection all the way from the graphics processor to a DVI-equipped display or projector, it eliminates the degradation inherent in converting a digital signal to analog.
Hot-plug capability allows MacBook Pro to recognize and begin displaying content on
an external monitor as soon as it is connected to the DVI port.
Gigabit Ethernet
MacBook Pro features Gigabit (10/100/1000BASE-T) Ethernet, automatically switching
to the speed of the connected Ethernet network. Just plug MacBook Pro into an
Ethernet network, DSL modem, or cable modem, and you can transfer files or browse
the Internet immediately.
Speaking of easy Internet connections, Mac OS X automatically finds the best way
to connect to the network wherever you take your computer. You don’t have to
continually set and reset complex network options every time you move to a new
location. A feature called “multihoming” in Mac OS X determines the best connection
type based on your location, so each network interface needs to be configured
only once.
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SuperDrive
Disc burning built in
You can burn a CD or data DVD directly
from the Finder. Just drag the files to the
disc and eject it. Mac OS X burns the disc
before ejecting it from the drive.
The SuperDrive built into MacBook Pro reads and writes to a variety of DVD and CD
media, including DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. It works
with the integrated iLife applications to give you the easiest way to create high-quality
CD and DVD content. Use iDVD to organize your work and create a digital portfolio
on DVD. Or burn your movies to a disc that can be played in almost any consumer
DVD player.
FireWire and USB 2.0
Each MacBook Pro system has one 6-pin FireWire 400 port and two USB 2.0 ports.
These convenient, industry-standard ports make it easy to connect a wide range of
high-bandwidth devices such as DV cameras, hard drives, printers, scanners, keyboards,
microphones, iPod players, and speakers. Since FireWire and USB cables carry power,
MacBook Pro can recharge a portable device’s batteries, even while it’s in use.
Quick and easy data transfer
Using target disk mode, it’s easy to transfer
large files between your MacBook Pro and
another computer. Turn the first computer
o∂ and connect it to MacBook Pro with a
FireWire cable. Then turn the computer on,
holding down the “T” key until the FireWire
icon appears. As soon as its hard drive icon
appears on the MacBook Pro desktop, you can
copy all the files you need. When you’re done,
select the hard drive icon and choose Eject
from the File menu. Switch o∂ the first computer and disconnect the FireWire cables.
Audio
Delivering enviable audio performance with powerful stereo speakers, MacBook Pro
gives more dimension to games, music, and movies. The integrated microphone
(located under the left speaker grille, above the keyboard) lets you take advantage
of speech recognition in Mac OS X or use Internet telephone applications without
any additional wires or hardware. A standard minijack provides 16-bit audio input,
so you can plug in a powered microphone for making voice annotations, recording
movie and presentation voiceovers, or using Internet telephone applications. And
with 16-bit audio output at your command, you can plug in headphones and listen
to music using iTunes, watch a DVD movie, play the latest games, or compose a new
song in GarageBand in complete privacy.
Built-in optical digital audio input and output ports enable you to connect MacBook
Pro to decks, receivers, digital instruments, and 5.1 surround sound systems. Because
optical digital audio transmits data as impulses of light rather than electrical signals,
it enables true noise-free, pristine sound—eliminating troublesome ground loops and
ensuring higher audio and signal quality.
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9.6"
Unique Mobility Features
1.0"
14.1"
From its Intel Core Duo processor to its brilliant display and integrated wireless technologies, MacBook Pro is ready to work wherever you go. Every tiny detail has been
designed for ultimate usability. Only 1 inch thin and weighing just 5.6 pounds,6 it’s
one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch notebooks on the market. And with more
high-performance features than ever, MacBook Pro is the ideal combination of form
and function in a notebook computer.
Thin, Light Aluminum Design
For the perfect balance of weight, strength, and durability, Apple uses an aluminum
alloy for the MacBook Pro enclosure. Approximately one-third the weight of steel,
but with a superior strength-to-weight ratio, aluminum is the material of choice for
performance motorcycle and bicycle frames, aircraft parts, and most car engines.
To create the enclosure, the aluminum alloy is cold-rolled and work-hardened for
added strength. After final forming, it undergoes a special anodizing process to harden
and protect the surface against stains, scratches, and discoloration. The result is an
enclosure that is lightweight, durable, and modern.
Further enhancing its durability, MacBook Pro features a lightweight internal frame for
superior sti∂ness and shock resistance. The hard drive is rubber-mounted to the frame,
providing additional protection for your valuable data.
MagSafe Power Adapter
Instant On
The Instant On feature enables
MacBook Pro to wake from sleep in
less than a second, so it’s ready to
work when you are.
Each notebook release from Apple has set new standards of excellence and placed
Apple at the forefront of design for the mobile lifestyle. Among the latest innovations
is the MagSafe Power Adapter.
The MagSafe connector guides the plug into the power port magnetically for a quick
and sure connection, making it easier than ever to charge the system’s battery. When
the connection is secure, an LED at the head of the plug lights orange to indicate that
MacBook Pro is charging its battery or green to signal that the battery is fully charged.
The MagSafe power connector also disconnects easily from MacBook Pro the moment
there is strain on the power cord—preventing the computer from falling to the floor
or preventing someone from tripping on the cord. At the same time, this feature safeguards the power cord from fraying or weakening over time.
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Illuminated Keyboard
People use notebook computers everywhere these days, often in low-light situations
where it’s di∑cult to see the keyboard. To compensate for these environments, Apple
equips MacBook Pro with a backlit keyboard. Unlike other keyboard lighting solutions,
which shine a light down onto the keys (so the light ends up on the user’s hands), the
illuminated keyboard on MacBook Pro is lit from the bottom. This is particularly useful
on nighttime airplane trips or in a studio where the lighting is dim. In these and other
low-light situations, you can activate and adjust the illumination yourself or let the
computer control it with the integrated ambient light sensor.
Ambient Light Sensor
Continuing the tradition of innovations that make Apple products easy to use and
optimized for mobility, the illuminated keyboard includes a built-in ambient light
sensor. This sensor monitors ambient light levels and adjusts the brightness of the
screen backlight and keyboard illumination.
When light levels drop, the computer lowers the brightness of the display and the
illuminated keyboard comes on, so you can see the keys clearly and continue to work.
Conversely, when light levels increase, MacBook Pro increases the display brightness
and turns o∂ the keyboard backlight.
Scrolling Trackpad
When you’re browsing web pages or working with large documents, images, or
spreadsheets, you are constantly moving around in the application window. The
innovative scrolling trackpad capability on MacBook Pro systems makes navigation
and scrolling in a window fast and convenient. MacBook Pro ships with this ease-ofuse feature activated. By dragging two fingers anywhere across the trackpad, you can
quickly pan up, down, or across the active window. You can customize the settings of
this feature—or, if you prefer, turn it o∂ completely—through System Preferences.
AirPort Extreme
Your own portable network
Carry an AirPort Express Base Station when
you travel and you can access the Internet
from anywhere in your hotel room. Just
plug the base station into a convenient
power outlet and connect it to the Ethernet
jack using an Ethernet cable. Start up your
MacBook Pro and you’re ready to surf.
AirPort Extreme wireless technology is built into every MacBook Pro, giving you instant
access to wireless networks and the freedom to connect wherever you are. Based on
the IEEE 802.11g standard, AirPort Extreme supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps.4 That
means you can exchange data on an 802.11g network almost five times as fast as on
an 802.11b network. AirPort Extreme is also compatible with Windows PCs and with
the millions of Wi-Fi Certified 802.11b devices in use around the world. So even if your
environment includes Windows PCs, you’ll be able to access your company’s wireless
network, check email at your favorite co∂ee house, and do research around your
school campus.
Beyond providing wireless Internet access, Apple’s AirPort Extreme Base Station—for
use with AirPort Extreme and 802.11b and 802.11g devices—is loaded with advanced
features, like wireless sharing of a USB printer, wireless bridging of AirPort Extreme or
AirPort Express Base Stations, and other options to increase the range of your network.
It supports up to 50 simultaneous users, Mac and PC, all sharing a single Internet
connection.
Apple’s AirPort Express Base Station allows up to 10 Mac and Windows users to
wirelessly share an Internet connection, stream their iTunes music library to a stereo
or set of powered speakers, print to a USB printer, or extend the wireless range of an
existing AirPort Extreme Base Station.9
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Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
MacBook Pro features integrated Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR). This
means you can connect wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as PDAs,
mobile phones, wireless headsets, HCRP-supported printers, and other Bluetoothequipped computers—without requiring a direct line of sight between devices and
with a bandwidth of up to 3 Mbps. Because Bluetooth was designed to connect to
multiple devices simultaneously, you can, for example, use the Apple Wireless Keyboard
and the Apple Wireless Mouse at the same time. Every MacBook Pro comes ready to
connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled peripheral devices within a radius of 30 feet.
With the included iSync software, you can easily synchronize information between your
MacBook Pro, mobile phone, and Palm OS–based PDA. You can also have cable-free
connections between your MacBook Pro and your Palm handheld. Use the Bluetooth
File Exchange application to transfer files between MacBook Pro and another Mac or a
Windows computer. Or use a camera phone to send images to your MacBook Pro, put
them in an email, and send them instantly over the phone’s GPRS connection.
With the Bluetooth technology in MacBook Pro, a Bluetooth-enabled GSM/GPRS mobile
phone can even act like a cellular modem in your pocket. When future phones access
the Internet at broadband speeds, the 3-Mbps Bluetooth capability will give you the
optimum foundation to take advantage of this greater bandwidth.
Sudden Motion Sensor
You expect your notebook computer to go where you go. The information stored on
its hard drive can range from business-critical information to priceless personal files—
making protection of data on the hard drive a must-have feature. The Sudden Motion
Sensor helps to detect an accidental drop or fall by sensing the change in axis position
of MacBook Pro, as well as the accelerated movement. In the event of a drop or fall,
the Sudden Motion Sensor instantly parks the hard drive heads so they won’t scratch
the disks on impact. This lessens the risk of damage to the drive and helps increase the
chance that you will be able to retrieve your valuable data. When the Sudden Motion
Sensor detects that the computer’s position is once again level, it unlocks the hard
drive heads, and normal operation can resume.
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Bundled Software
Together, MacBook Pro and Mac OS X Tiger deliver an unsurpassed computing experience. Mac OS X provides unparalleled stability and performance. Innovations in such
areas as graphics and media, user interface, networking, cross-platform interoperability, and security make Mac OS X the ideal base for Apple’s best-in-class applications,
including Spotlight, Dashboard, Automator, and iChat AV.
In addition, Mac OS X is the foundation for Apple’s integrated iLife applications: iPhoto,
iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, iWeb, and iTunes. Device drivers are preinstalled, so you
can use today’s most popular USB and FireWire digital devices right away. Just plug in
a digital camera, camcorder, or iPod, and MacBook Pro automatically recognizes it—so
you’re ready to go.
Mac OS X Tiger
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Secure by design
Central to the design of Mac OS X is a security
strategy that emphasizes the adoption of
industry standards, open software development, rapid response measures, and a modern
security architecture—ensuring that every
Mac is safe and secure.
The keychain makes it easy to manage and
safeguard your passwords and permissions.
FileVault protects your data using strong
AES-128 encryption.
An integrated VPN client gives you secure
access to networks over the Internet.
A powerful firewall secures your network.
Change the way you work, play, search, and share on a Mac. Mac OS X Tiger includes
the following:
• Spotlight. Search and find virtually anything, anywhere on your computer as quickly
as you type. Files, images, email, contacts, calendars, and applications appear instantly.
• Dashboard. Dashboard zooms onto your desktop with the click of an icon and
disappears just as quickly. Use it to access mini-applications called widgets.
• Safari RSS. The world’s fastest web browser for the Mac, Safari now features built-in
RSS support. Scan the latest news, information, and articles from thousands of websites
in one easy-to-read, searchable article list.
• Automator. Working like a robot inside your computer, this personal automation
assistant helps you streamline repetitive manual tasks without programming.
• iChat AV. In Tiger, iChat AV brings multiway video and audio conferencing to your
desktop with stunning, true-to-life pictures and crystal-clear communication.1
• QuickTime. Apple’s award-winning multimedia software now includes user-friendly
controls and pristine H.264 video. Upgrade to QuickTime Pro and capture your own
movies, then share them via email or .Mac.10
• Mail. Take control of your correspondence with Mail, featuring Spotlight search
technology. Find email instantly and accurately, organize messages using Smart
Mailboxes, and share, save, or view emailed images using the slideshow feature.
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With Mac OS X Tiger, Mac systems and PCs
can easily share files, networks, and even
peripherals, such as printers, scanners, and
cameras. Tiger supports the same standards
used in Windows and Microsoft-specific
technologies, enabling compatibility with
Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange
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• .Mac Sync. Now built into Mac OS X preferences, .Mac Sync makes staying up to date
simple. Sync information from your favorite applications to multiple Mac computers
and your .Mac account seamlessly.10
• VoiceOver. The spoken English interface to Mac OS X, VoiceOver provides a new way
for those with visual disabilities to access the Mac through speech, audible cues, and
keyboard navigation.
• Parental controls. Protecting kids from undesirable information as they surf the
Internet and use the computer’s mail, search, and chat features, parental controls make
Mac OS X a powerful, family-friendly operating system.
Look for more information about Mac OS X on the web at www.apple.com/macosx.
iLife ‘06
Introducing Apple’s new suite of digital lifestyle applications. iLife ‘06 includes the best
tools available on any platform for creating, organizing, and editing digital media—
giving you more ways than ever to enjoy every element of your digital life. New to
iLife ‘06 is iWeb, an innovative application that lets you share photos, movies, podcasts,
and blogs on the Internet in minutes using .Mac.5 And with Front Row and the Apple
Remote, you have an exciting new way to view your digital media with friends, family,
clients, and coworkers. From composing music to scrolling through slideshows, iLife
and MacBook Pro provide the perfect platform for your creative projects.
iPhoto: Share photos in a whole new way
The easiest way to import, organize, edit, and share your digital photos, iPhoto o∂ers
blazing-fast support for 250,000 of them. Photocasting, one-click iWeb publishing with
.Mac, and custom calendars and cards guarantee that no one will miss a single smile.11
iMovie HD: Turn video into home cinema
Give yourself the green light with iMovie HD featuring new Apple-designed movie
themes. Create Hollywood-style movies using full-screen editing, new audio tools, and
real-time Core Video e∂ects, then share them online with one-click iWeb publishing
using .Mac.5
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Apple and third-party software
In addition to iLife ‘06, every MacBook Pro
comes with the following software:
iWork 30-Day Trial
Microsoft O∑ce 2004 for Mac Test Drive
FileMaker Pro Trial
Comic Life
OmniOutliner
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iDVD: Create stunning DVDs
Author and burn movies, photos, and music to widescreen DVDs. From instant
gratification with Magic iDVD to next-generation themes, iDVD makes it easy. For
your convenience, iDVD supports an array of third-party DVD burners in addition
to the SuperDrive.
GarageBand: Record your next hit show
The best way to record music on a Mac is also the best way to record podcasts.
Podcasting in GarageBand puts you in the control room of your own full-featured
radio station. And iWeb integration gets your voice on the Internet in minutes.5
iWeb: Put your life on the web
Use iWeb to create websites and blogs—complete with podcasts, photos, and movies—
and get them online fast. With the newest member of the iLife family, you can just drag,
drop, and design using your choice of web templates, then publish to your .Mac web
page.5
iTunes: The home of digital music
iTunes is the easiest way to discover, organize, and listen to audio on your computer.12
Manage your music or watch music videos. Catch the hottest TV shows. Create playlists
for every activity, burn them to CD, or download them to your iPod.
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Configurations and Options
Standard Configurations
Apple offers MacBook Pro systems to meet the needs of professionals, media producers, designers, educators, scientists, and researchers. The following standard
configurations are available through the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers.
Order number
MA600LL/A
MA601LL/A
Processor
2GHz Intel Core Duo
2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
L2 cache
2MB shared L2 cache
2MB shared L2 cache
Frontside bus
667MHz
667MHz
Main memory
512MB (single SO-DIMM) of
667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300);
supports up to 2GB
1GB (single SO-DIMM) of
667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300);
supports up to 2GB
Hard drive
80GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)7
100GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)7
Optical drive
Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Display
15.4-inch (diagonal) TFT widescreen; 1440 by 900 pixels
Graphics support
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with
128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and
dual-link DVI support
Video camera
Built-in iSight
Expansion
ExpressCard/34 slot
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with
256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and
dual-link DVI support
Ports
One FireWire 400 port and two USB 2.0 ports
Wireless networking
Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g)4; built-in 3-Mbps Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet
10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Video
DVI output, VGA output
Audio
Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone, optical digital input/line in, optical
digital output/headphone out
Keyboard
Full size; backlit with ambient light sensors
Software
Mac OS X, Front Row, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book,
QuickTime, iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, iWeb, and iTunes),
iCal, Photo Booth, DVD Player, iWork 30-Day Trial, Comic Life, FileMaker Pro Trial,
Microsoft O∑ce 2004 for Mac Test Drive, OmniOutliner, Xcode Development Tools,
Apple Hardware Test, and more
Service and support
90 days of toll-free telephone support and one-year limited warranty
Also included
Apple Remote, DVI to VGA adapter, MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug,
power cord
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Configure-to-Order Options
You can order a custom-configured MacBook Pro from the Apple Store or an Apple
Authorized Reseller. Options may include a glossy widescreen display, additional RAM,
a larger or faster hard disk drive, additional batteries and power adapters, an AirPort
Extreme or AirPort Express Base Station, Apple flat-panel displays, external keyboards
and mice, and third-party peripherals.
Apple Displays and Adapters
To extend your MacBook Pro system, you can choose from Apple’s family of all-digital,
flat-panel displays.
• Apple Cinema Display (20-inch), order number M9177LL/A
• Apple Cinema HD Display (23-inch), order number M9178LL/A
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30-inch), order number M9179LL/A
In addition, the following display adapters are available:
• Apple DVI to ADC Adapter, order number M8661LL/B (required to connect Apple
flat-panel displays that have an ADC connector)
• Apple DVI to Video Adapter, order number M9109G/A (required for S-video or
composite connections)
Other Products
These products are available to enhance your MacBook Pro system.
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AppleCare Protection Plan, order number M8853LL/B
Apple USB Modem, order number MA034Z/A
85W MagSafe Power Adapter, order number MA357LL/A
MacBook Pro Rechargeable Battery, order number MA348G/A
AirPort Express Base Station, order number M9470LL/A
AirPort Extreme Base Station with modem and antenna port, order number M8799LL/A
AirPort Extreme Base Station with Power over Ethernet support and UL 2043
conformance, order number M9397LL/A
Apple Wireless Keyboard, order number M9270LL/A
Apple Wireless Mouse, order number M9269Z/A
Mighty Mouse, order number MA086LL/A
.Mac, order number MA361Z/A
Extended Service and Support
Give yourself long-term peace of mind by extending the complimentary coverage on
your MacBook Pro to three years from the computer’s purchase date. The comprehensive AppleCare Protection Plan includes direct expert telephone assistance, global
repair coverage for your MacBook Pro, web-based support resources, and powerful
diagnostic tools—all for one economical price. You can also enroll one Apple display
for coverage, provided that the MacBook Pro and display are purchased together. For
more information, visit www.apple.com/support/products.
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15-inch MacBook Pro
Technical Specifications
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Processor and memory
2GHz or 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor
2MB on-chip shared L2 cache
667MHz frontside bus
667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300); two SO-DIMM slots support up to 2GB
– 512MB (single SO-DIMM) in 2GHz configuration
– 1GB (single SO-DIMM) in 2.16GHz configuration
Storage
• One of the following hard drives:
– 80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive in 2GHz configuration; optional 100GB
5400-rpm, 100GB 7200-rpm, or 120GB 5400-rpm drive7
– 100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive in 2.16GHz configuration; optional 100GB
7200-rpm drive or 120GB 5400-rpm drive7
• Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
– Maximum write speeds: 4x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD-R;
10x CD-RW
– Maximum read speeds: 8x DVD-ROM (single layer); 6x DVD-ROM (double layer,
DVD-9), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD
Communications
• Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless networking4 (based on 802.11g standard)
• Built-in 3-Mbps Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
• Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Expansion
• One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps13
• Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps
• ExpressCard/34 slot
Display
• 15.4-inch (diagonal) TFT widescreen display with support for millions of colors;
optional glossy widescreen display
• Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768,
1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 pixels at 16:10
aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio;
720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio
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Video and graphics support
• ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with dual-link DVI support
– 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM in 2GHz configuration
– 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM in 2.16GHz configuration
• Extended desktop 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 colors14
• DVI output port
• VGA output using included DVI to VGA adapter
• Built-in iSight VGA video camera; 640-by-480-pixel resolution
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Audio
Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack)
Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack)
Built-in stereo speakers
Internal omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
Battery and power
• 60-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with integrated charge indicator LEDs
• 85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
• MagSafe power adapter port
Security
• Kensington cable lock slot
Input
• Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys,
4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement), and embedded numeric keypad
• Illuminated fiber-optic backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor for automatic
adjustment of keyboard illumination and screen brightness
• Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling,
tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
• Apple Remote
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Electrical and environmental requirements
Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
Line voltage: 100V AC or 240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
DC input: 18.5 Vdc, 4.6A maximum
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–24° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
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Size and weight
Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)
Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm)
Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm)
Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.54 kg) with battery and optical drive installed6
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For More Information
For more information about MacBook Pro,
visit www.apple.com/macbookpro.
To find out more about Mac OS X, visit
www.apple.com/macosx.
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Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product includes electronic documentation.
Backup copy of software is included. 1Video conferencing requires broadband Internet connection; fees may apply. 2Based on
application performance testing conducted by Apple in February 2006. See www.apple.com/macbookpro for more information.
MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to
maintain optimal system operation. 3See www.apple.com/rosetta for information on Rosetta-supported Apple software. Contact
the manufacturer directly regarding third-party software. Rosetta does not translate Classic Macintosh applications or enable
MacBook Pro to run applications written only for Microsoft Windows. 4Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other
wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort. Range may vary
with site conditions. Achieving data rates of up to 54 Mbps requires that all users have an AirPort Extreme– or 802.11g-enabled
computer and connect to an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express Base Station or other 802.11g access point. Actual speeds will vary
based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. Wireless printing over USB requires Mac OS X
v10.2.7 or later and a compatible printer. 5iWeb requires Internet and web server access; .Mac recommended. The .Mac service is
available to persons age 13 and older. Annual membership fee and Internet access required. Terms and conditions apply. 6Actual
weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process. 71GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less. 8May require
adapter, sold separately. 9AirPort Express requires an 802.11b- or 802.11g-enabled computer and Mac OS X, Windows XP, or Windows
2000. Wireless printing over USB requires Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later and a compatible printer. Streaming music requires iTunes 4.6
or later. 10The .Mac service is available to persons age 13 and older. Annual membership fee and Internet access required. Terms
and conditions apply. 11Photocast publishing requires .Mac. 12iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. The iTunes
Music Store is available only to persons age 13 and older in the U.S. and many other countries. Requires Internet access. Terms
apply. 13Actual rates will vary. 14Some third-party DVI displays may not support all resolutions.
© 2006 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, AirPort, Apple Cinema Display, Final Cut, Final Cut Pro,
FireWire, iCal, iDVD, iLife, iMovie, iPhoto, iPod, iTunes, Logic, Mac, Macintosh, Mac OS, Pages, PowerBook, QuickTime, Velocity Engine,
and Xcode are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPort Express, Aperture, Exposé,
FileVault, Finder, GarageBand, iChat, iSight, iWeb, iWork, Keynote, MacBook, MagSafe, Photocasting, Rosetta, Safari, Spotlight,
SuperDrive, and Tiger are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. AppleCare, Apple Store, and iTunes Music Store are service marks of
Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. .Mac is a service mark of Apple Computer, Inc. ENERGY STAR is a
U.S. registered mark. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Intel Core are
trademarks of Intel Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation,
used under license therefrom. SPEC®, SPECfp®, and SPECint® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation
Corporation (SPEC); see www.spec.org for more information. Mighty Mouse © Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Other
product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. This material is provided for information purposes only; Apple assumes no liability related to its use.
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