MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2007 Datasheet

MacBook Pro 15-inch
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The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2007 is a noteworthy notebook computer produced by Apple Inc. during the period from 2007 to 2008 as part of its renowned MacBook Pro line. Unveiled on November 1, 2007, this model carried a starting price tag of $2,749.

Equipped with a 2.4 GHz “Core 2 Duo” processor boasting two independent cores, a 4 MB shared on-chip level 2 cache, and an 800 MHz frontside bus, the Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4 15-inch model also boasted 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM and a 160 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive featuring “Sudden Motion Sensor” technology.

Additionally, it included an 8X dual-layer DVD RW/CD-RW SuperDrive and an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality. One of its standout features was the introduction of the mercury-free power-efficient LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 1440×900 display, available in both matte and glossy TFT active-matrix variants.

Externally, the 15-inch MacBook Pro Late 2007 models closely resembled their predecessors, featuring attributes such as the fiber-optic-based ambient light sensor for adjusting keyboard illumination and screen brightness, a scrolling TrackPad, and the MagSafe power connector. Connectivity options included an ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire “400” and “800” ports, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.

MacBook Pro
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Internally, these models boasted advanced architecture with enhancements such as a faster frontside bus (800 MHz), increased RAM capacity (up to 4 GB), an improved graphics processor (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT), and enhanced power management. Notably, the dynamically adjustable frontside bus, combined with the LED display on 15-inch models, contributed to approximately an extra hour of estimated battery life. The 15-inch systems also featured a slightly faster dual-layer SuperDrive (8X).

Starting November 1, 2007, Apple provided an option to configure this model with a 2.6 GHz “Core 2 Duo” (T7800) processor for an additional $250.

The later iteration of this MacBook Pro introduced a 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 processor, 15.4″ TFT Display, 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer SuperDrive, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, FireWire 400 and 800, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics in the base model.

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2007 model was discontinued on February 26, 2008. Today, the MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2007 celebrates its 16-year anniversary.

MacBook Pro 15- and 17-inch
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MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2007 Details

IntroducedNovember 1, 2007 – 16 years ago
DiscontinuedFebruary 26, 2008 – 16 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time on the Market117 days (3 months)
Time of Support104 months (8 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro3,1
Model NumberA1226
EMC2136
Order NumberMA896LL/A
Original Price$2,749
ColorsAluminum
Weight5.4 Ibs.
2.449 KG
Dimensions1” H x 14.1” W x 9.6” D
2.54 cm H x 35.81 cm W x 24.38 cm D

MacBook Pro 15-inch Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7800 “Merom” (2.6 GHz)
Processor Speed2.6 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
System Bus800 MHz
Cache4 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage160 GB
200 GB
250 GB
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

Built-in Memory2 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
6 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC2-5300 DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM 667 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in Display15.4″ Color TFT Display (Glossy Display Optional)
Pixel Density110 dpi
Brightness300 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800
1440 x 900 (native)

Graphics

Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Graphics Memory256 MB GDDR3
Display Connection1 – dual-link DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 by 1600 pixels
CameraiSight

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – ExpressCard / 34
Hard Drive Interface1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100 (UATA/66)
BaysNone

Connections

Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
1 – 800 Mbps
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – dual-link DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Sensors

Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorNone

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 78-key (U.S.) or 79-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys, embedded keypad, illuminated with ambient light sensor
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, drag, and scroll)

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.5
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
iWork ’08 (30-day trial)
Aperture Trial

Power

System Battery60 W Lithium-Polymer (MA348LL/A)
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 6 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles300
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter85 W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)

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