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Apple MacBook Pro 15" - Mid 2009
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz or 3.06GHz  |  Up to 7hrs Battery Life
Model ID: MacBookPro5,3 & MacBookPro5,4 View how to find model ID

Processor / Memory

  • 2.53GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed; or 2.8GHz or 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 8GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 8GB of memory.

Internal Drives

  • 250GB, 320GB, or 500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
  • Optional 320GB or 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive
  • Optional 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW
    Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD
Hard drive upgrade: Add up to 1.0TB of storage

Ports

  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • SD card slot
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out
  • Kensington lock slot

Power

  • Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 60W or 85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
  • MagSafe power port

Network

  • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Sound

  • Stereo speakers with subwoofers
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
  • Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack)
  • Combined optical digital audio output/audio line out (minijack)

Display / Monitor Capability

15.4-inch (diagonal) 1440 by 900 native resolution
LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Optional 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display with 1680 by 1050 pixels (glossy or antiglare)
16:10 aspect ratio
  • 1280 by 800
  • 1152 by 720
  • 1024 by 640
  • 800 by 500
4:3 aspect ratio
  • 1024 by 768
  • 800 by 600
  • 640 by 480
4:3 aspect ratio (stretched)
  • 1024 by 768
  • 800 by 600
  • 640 by 480
3:2 aspect ratio
  • 720 by 480
3:2 aspect ratio (stretched)
  • 720 x 480

Graphics / Video

  • All models: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Selected models: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.66GHz configuration; or 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.8GHz and 3.06GHz configurations
  • Dual display 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 colors
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort

Keyboard / Mouse

  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Dimensions / Weight

Height: 0.95" (2.41cm)
Width: 14.35" (36.4cm)
Depth: 9.82" (24.9cm)
Weight: 5.5 lb (2.49 kg)
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