MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2009 Datasheet

MacBook Pro 17-inch Unibody
Source: apple.com – MacBook Pro 17-inch Unibody

The Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2009 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2009 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on January 6, 2009, and its price started at $2,799.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.66 GHz or 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 17″ LED-backlit TFT glossy Display, new aluminum unibody, 4 GB of RAM, 320 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 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GT graphics.

This MacBook has been discontinued on June 8, 2009. Today MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2009 is 15 years old!

MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2009 Details

IntroducedJanuary 6, 2009 – 15 years ago
DiscontinuedJune 8, 2009 – 15 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time on the Market153 days (5 months)
Time of Support93 months (7 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro5,1
Model NumberA1297
Order NumberMB604LL/A
Original Price$2,799
Weight6.6 Ibs.
2.993 KG
Dimensions0.98” H x 15.47” W x 10.51” D
2.48 cm H x 39.29 cm W x 26.69 cm D

MacBook Pro 17-inch Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T9550 “Penryn” (2.66 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9800 “Penryn” (2.93 GHz)
Processor Speed2.66 GHz
2.93 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache6 MB on-chip shared L2 (2.66 GHz)
6 MB shared L2 (2.93 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage320 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 Memory8 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC3-8500 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1066 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display17″ LED-backlit TFT glossy Display (Optional antiglare Display)
Pixel Density133 ppi
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
1280 x 1024
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200 (native)


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory512 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 by 1600 pixels


Expansion Slots1 – ExpressCard / 34
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
USB3 – 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 10.5.6
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


System Battery95 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 8 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter85 W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)

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