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Apple MC024LL/A MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.53GHz 500GB

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  • 4GB RAM & 2.53GHz Intel Core i5
  • 500GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 17-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display

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Apple MC024LL/A MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.53GHz 500GB

Precision aluminum. The new gold standard.
Carved from a single block of aluminum, the MacBook Pro is a true engineering achievement. Its patented unibody enclosure is the product of precise machining. From the thumbscoop to the now-you-see-it-now-you-don?t sleep indicator, no detail is unaccounted for. The end result is a notebook that?s not only breakthrough, but thin, light, polished, and refined. The unibody also makes MacBook Pro more durable than ever. So you can throw it in your briefcase or messenger bag and pull it out at an airport, at school, at the office, or on location without a second thought.

The new energy-efficient architecture in every MacBook Pro, along with automatic graphics switching in the 15- and 17-inch models, gives you dramatically longer battery life. On a single charge, the battery in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro lasts up to 10 hours (8 to 9 hours on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro). And you?ll get up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles ? that?s nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. Advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging allow the battery to maintain charging capabilities longer and determine the optimal way to charge the battery?s cells. Because the battery lasts up to five years, MacBook Pro uses just one battery in the same time a typical notebook uses three. That makes for less waste. And that, in turn, makes for one environmentally friendly battery.

Powerful graphics, two ways.
MacBook Pro gives you more options for high-performance graphics, starting with the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor in the 13-inch model. It?s up to 80 percent faster than the previous generation and is even more energy-efficient for everyday tasks like writing email and surfing the web.

The new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models give you even more power for graphics-intensive 3D games and pro applications, and longer battery life for everyday tasks like checking email or surfing the web. Depending on which application you?re running, these models automatically switch between the blazingly fast discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor and power-efficient integrated Intel HD Graphics. So you don?t have to compromise performance for battery life ? and vice versa.

A display of brilliance.
Every MacBook Pro has a pristine LED-backlit display with wide-angle viewing and a color gamut usually seen only on a desktop display. So whether you?re watching a movie or making one, you?ve got the perfect canvas. The ultrathin, seamless glass enclosure makes the display strong and durable. And because it?s power efficient and free of mercury and arsenic, this display is greener than ever. Ready for something even more brilliant? The 15-inch model is now available with a high-resolution 1680-by-1050 glossy or antiglare screen that gives you 36 percent more pixels.

Even the keyboard is advanced.
The rigid aluminum keyboard webbing has been cut precisely to hold the keys. And the keys are curved to perfectly fit fingers. The result? Pure typing bliss. The keyboard is also illuminated, so when you?re in low-light settings, such as airplanes or conference rooms, you can always see what you?re typing.

It all just clicks.
The first thing you might notice ? or not notice ? about the MacBook Pro trackpad is the button. The entire trackpad is the button, so you can click anywhere. Without a separate button, the spacious trackpad gives your hands plenty of room to move on the large, silky glass surface. Use two fingers to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling. Pinch to zoom in and out. Rotate an image with your fingertips. Swipe with three fingers to flip through your photo libraries. Swipe with four fingers to show your desktop, view all open windows, or switch applications. If you?re coming from a right-click world, you can right-click with two fingers or configure a right-click area on the trackpad. The more you use the Multi-Touch trackpad, the more you?ll wonder what you ever did without it.

Everything fits.
Each MacBook Pro comes standard with a large hard drive offering up to 500GB of storage capacity, so there?s plenty of room for your photo libraries, video projects, and files. Or, for enhanced durability, you can order a solid-state drive with no moving parts. Choose 128GB, 256GB, or even 512GB. MacBook Pro also features ample high-speed 1066MHz DDR3 memory, with support for up to 8GB of RAM, so you can run more applications at once and quickly access your data and media.

Nothing but speed. And more speed.
The MacBook Pro lineup starts with advanced Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at up to 2.66GHz. And things only get faster from there. The 15- and 17-inch models now feature the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors ? the fastest dual-core processors on the market ? which reach Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.33GHz. With up to 4MB of shared L2 or L3 cache, MacBook Pro runs applications up to 50 percent faster than before.

Ports with possibilities.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is iPod, iPhone, digital camera, and external hard drive ready. If it has a cable, there?s a place for it. You?ll find two USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port for connecting faster peripherals.

Mini DisplayPort.
The Mini DisplayPort delivers a pure digital connection to external displays ? even large 30-inch displays ? quickly and easily. It gives you plug-and-play performance with the Apple LED Cinema Display and supports VGA and DVI, as well as the latest multimedia standards such as DisplayPort and HDMI.

From camera to computer. In an instant.
Transfer your photos and videos to and from your MacBook Pro just as fast as you?re able to take them. Built into the 15-inch MacBook Pro is an SD card slot, so you can edit and share your photos and digital video on the spot.

Your studio to go.
With the latest 802.11n wireless technology built into MacBook Pro, you?re always seamlessly and effortlessly connected to the wireless world out there, at home, and at work. MacBook Pro automatically finds available networks and allows you to join them with just one click. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so brilliant accessories can become your wireless accomplices. With a built-in battery that lasts longer than ever before, you can do everything you need to do, where you need to do it.

Burn DVDs superfast.
After editing and applying the finishing touches to your home movie masterpiece in iMovie and iDVD, use the ultrafast 8x SuperDrive on your MacBook Pro to burn it to DVD. And because the SuperDrive also writes to double-layer discs (DVDs with nearly 9GB of space), it?s great for backing up data.

Be everywhere at once.
Cleverly integrated ? almost hidden ? at the top of the MacBook Pro display is an iSight camera. Use it with iChat, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with a colleague, or present to a client. Use iSight with Photo Booth for fun photo effects. And there?s no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works.

The new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro.
New Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
The new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors boost performance up to 50 percent over the previous generation. Based on Intel?s latest 32-nanometer process technology, these are the fastest dual-core processors available and they set an all-new benchmark for Mac notebooks.

Turbo Boost.
Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors also feature Turbo Boost. If you?re using processor-intensive applications like Aperture 3 or Final Cut Pro that would benefit from an extra performance kick, Turbo Boost dynamically increases the speed of one or both cores, taking a 2.66GHz MacBook Pro all the way up to 3.33GHz.

Built-in Hyper-Threading allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core, so Mac OS X recognizes four virtual cores instead of just two. When you?re running multiple applications at once, the Core i5 and Core i7 processors spread tasks more evenly across a greater number of cores ? so you can get more done, faster.

Integrated memory controller.
Unlike systems that connect memory to the processor through a separate controller, the new MacBook Pro uses an integrated memory controller to connect memory directly to the processor. In a sense, this cuts out the middleman. With faster access to memory, each core gets right to work on your data, rather than waiting for it to arrive. Together with up to 4MB of shared L3 cache, the integrated memory controller ensures MacBook Pro can keep up with you.

Next-generation graphics.
Inside the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models is the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics processor ? the fastest graphics ever in a Mac notebook. With 48 processing cores and up to 512MB of dedicated video memory, this graphics processor delivers even more horsepower than the previous generation. And you don?t have to sacrifice efficiency for speed: The NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M is up to 30 percent more energy efficient than its predecessor. For even greater power savings, MacBook Pro also includes integrated Intel HD Grap

On-demand performance. Off-the-charts efficiency.
The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models come standard with automatic graphics switching. It?s a breakthrough technology from Apple that switches graphics processors on the fly to give you performance when you need it (when you?re playing the latest 3D game, for example) and better battery efficiency when you don?t (such as when you?re reading email). MacBook Pro transfers the workload between the powerful discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics so seamlessly, you won?t even notice. Whether you?re using applications like Aperture, Motion, or Final Cut Pro or just surfing the web, your MacBook Pro always knows which processor to use. You don?t have to log out, shut down, or change your preferences. Automatic graphics switching does it all for you.

One charge. Nine hours.
Since high-performance graphics kick in only when you need them, the battery in the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro can last up to 8-9 hours on a single charge.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The new standard for performance and portability.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features advanced NVIDIA integrated graphics technology along with Intel Core 2 Duo processors that are faster than ever before. That makes for the ultimate combination of performance, portability, and battery life ? up to 10 hours ? without adding an ounce to the slimmest, lightest MacBook Pro. And with 4GB of memory and larger hard drives now standard, this is the most powerful 13-inch MacBook Pro yet.

Faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
Now reaching speeds up to 2.66GHz, the new processors in the 13-inch MacBook Pro are big on performance. With the 1066MHz frontside bus and 3MB of shared L2 cache, all your applications will run faster and more efficiently than you thought possible.

More powerful NVIDIA graphics.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro features the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor with 48 processing cores ? three times as many as before. The result? The fastest integrated graphics on the market and a performance boost of up to 80 percent over the previous generation. That makes a huge difference when you?re using 3D games and graphics-intensive applications. And when you?re not, you?ll benefit from a new energy-efficient architecture that uses up to 40 percent less power for everyday tasks like writing email and surfing the web. It?s so efficient, in fact, that you can now get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

One charge. Ten hours.
The new energy-efficient architecture in the 13-inch MacBook Pro gives you up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. So you can stay unplugged longer than ever.

Why you?ll love a Mac.
The Mac is designed to provide the best computer experience you can have. Everything just works. And everything works together. That?s because Apple makes both the hardware and the software. So whether you?re accessing a Wi-Fi network or organizing your photos by faces or video chatting with friends, it?s all amazingly simple. And that?s just the beginning. Here are a few more reasons why so many people choose a Mac.

A Mac is better at the things you do every day.
The things you do most often on a computer, like browsing the web, checking email, and working with Microsoft Office files, are some of the things the Mac does best.

The first time you use a Mac, you?ll quickly discover the benefits of a single company making the hardware, software, and operating system. Take the Multi-Touch trackpad on the MacBook Pro. Mac OS X Snow Leopard enables trackpad gestures, so you can interact more easily with your photos, documents, and the web. Zoom in or out on images with a pinch. Scroll up and down a page with a flick. Or flip through your web bookmarks like you?re turning the pages in a book.

A Mac also has Wi-Fi technology built in and can join wireless networks (even Windows networks) in a few clicks. Just select your network, enter a password if necessary, and you?re connected. There?s no configuration process or complicated setup. Like a lot of things, the Mac does it all for you.

A Mac is great at day-to-day things, too. It comes loaded with all the essentials for email, calendar, contacts, browsing the Internet, and much more. And since these applications are all made by Apple, they all work together seamlessly. The Mac can also open Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel, and even run Windows ? so it?s compatible with the PC world.

On a Mac you can do amazing things with photos, movies, and music.
Take home a Mac, and right away you can start doing cool stuff with iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. They?re part of iLife. And they?re included with every new Mac.

Innovation is everywhere on the Mac. Starting with how you manage your photos. iPhoto features facial recognition that lets you organize your entire photo library by the people in the pictures. So when you need to find a particular photo of a friend, the hard work is already done for you. It?s incredibly advanced technology, but a Mac makes it simple.

Or how about finally making use of all your video clips? With iMovie, it?s easy. In fact, you can put together a great-looking movie in minutes (literally). And you can give your finished video some professional polish. Add Hollywood-quality animated titles or stabilize your shaky video in just a few clicks.

A Mac can also teach you how to play guitar or piano. Just open GarageBand and you?ve got video music instruction right on your Mac. When you?re ready to take it a bit further, you can download Artist Lessons, and learn to play hit songs from the musicians who made them famous. And then jam right along with them.

On a Mac, advanced technologies come standard.
Why Mac? Intel multicore processors. Engineering innovations years ahead of their time. And an operating system tailor-made to get the most from it all. That?s why Mac.

The Mac is loaded with high-performance technologies. Intel multicore processors are standard, so applications fly. Powerful NVIDIA graphics bring the latest 3D games to life. And fast Wi-Fi, an iSight camera, Bluetooth wireless technology, and so many other features are all built in.

The innovations also extend to features you might not expect. Like the battery. The 13-inch MacBook Pro includes a built-in battery that can run for up to 10 hours (8 to 9 hours on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro) and a charging system that helps the battery last for years. The precision aluminum unibody enclosure is another engineering marvel. It allows the MacBook Pro to be thin, light, and still incredibly durable. And its Multi-Touch trackpad is a single sheet of smooth glass, allowing for more room for fingers to move. Even the power cord is smartly designed. It attaches with a magnet, so if someone should accidentally trip on it, the cord just pulls away, leaving the MacBook Pro safe.

And, of course, only a Mac comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, an operating system custom-designed for the advanced technology inside. Mac OS X has a rock-solid UNIX foundation that resists PC viruses, as well as an elegantly designed interface that makes it easy to learn and use.
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Product ID 107280
UPC 885909304356
Brand Apple
SKU 107280
Manufacturers Part Number MC024LL/A
Product Weight 6.6
Processor Speed 2.3GHz
Processor Intel Core i5
Width (inches) 15.47
Height (inches) .98