MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2009 Datasheet

MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody
Source: apple.com – MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2009 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2010 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on June 8, 2009, and its price started at $1,699.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.53 GHz / 2.66 GHz / 2.8 GHz or 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 15.4″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 4 GB of RAM, 250 GB / 320 GB or 500 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FireWire “800”, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on April 13, 2010. Today MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2009 is 15 years old!

MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2009 Details

IntroducedJune 8, 2009 – 15 years ago
DiscontinuedApril 13, 2010 – 14 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time on the Market309 days (10 months)
Time of Support88 months (7 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro5,3 (2.66 GHz / 2.8 GHz and 3.06 GHz)
MacBookPro5,4 (2.53 GHz)
Model NumberA1286
Order NumberMC118LL/A (2.53 GHz)
MB985LL/A (2.66 GHz)
MB986LL/A (2.8 GHz)
Original Price$1,699
Weight5.5 Ibs.
2.49476 KG
Dimensions0.95” H x 14.35” W x 9.82” D
2.41 cm H x 36.44 cm W x 24.94 cm D

MacBook Pro Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo P8700 “Penryn” (2.53 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 “Penryn” (2.66 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 “Penryn” (2.8 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo P9900 “Penryn” (3.06 GHz)
Processor Speed2.53 GHz
2.66 GHz
2.8 GHz
3.06 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache3 MB shared L2 (2.53 GHz and 2.66 GHz)
6 MB shared L2 (2.8 GHz and 3.06 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage250 GB (HDD)
320 GB (HDD)
500 GB (HDD)
128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory4 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
8 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC3-8500 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1066 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


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 CardNVIDIA GeForce 9400M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Graphics Memory256 MB or 512 MB GDDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT)
256 MB DDR3 shared with main memory (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M)
Display Connection1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SD)
Hard Drive Interface3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive Interface3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 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 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock


Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad


Original OSMac OS X 10.5.7
Later OS Mac OS X 10.6
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’09 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


System Battery73 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter60 W or 85 W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)

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