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Apple MacBook Pro / Core i5 2.3GHz / 4GB / 320GB / 13.3 inch / Superdrive / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard MC700B / A / Laptop / Notebook

Released on 01 February 2011

Manufacturer: Apple

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Comment:This is a pre-owned MacBook in very good condition with minor markings to the casing and packaging.

The new MacBook Pro.
High performance reaches a whole new height.

Introducing the new 13-, 15-, and 17-inch MacBook Pro. State-of-the-art quad-core and dual-core Intel processors deliver up to 2x faster performance. New graphics processors on the 15- and 17-inch models are up to 3x faster than before. New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port, and transfer files at lightning speeds. And with the new built-in FaceTime HD camera, you can make astonishingly crisp HD video calls.

Key Features
- Up to 2x faster performance from the latest quad-core and dual-core Intel processors
- Next-generation Thunderbolt high-speed I/O for connecting high-performance peripherals and displays through a single port
- Up to 3x faster AMD Radeon graphics on the 15- and 17-inch models
- FaceTime HD camera
- Multi-Touch trackpad
- Long-lasting battery

Why a Mac
- A Mac is better at the things you do every day, like surfing the web, checking email, and working with Microsoft Office files.
- With a Mac you can do amazing things with photos, movies, and music-right out of the box.
- Advanced technologies such as the latest processors and next-generation graphics come standard.
- The operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is tailor-made to help you get the most from your Mac.

Introducing Thunderbolt.The fastest, most versatile I/O ever in a notebook.

Imagine accessing multiple streams of uncompressed HD video - from your notebook - at speeds that let you edit an HD feature film in real time. That's how Thunderbolt technology will connect the next generation of high-performance peripherals to the next generation of computers - starting with MacBook Pro. Ultra-fast and ultra-flexible, the Thunderbolt pipeline is more than 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0, and it offers unprecedented expansion capabilities. It changes what you can do on a notebook.

The Thunderbolt port will give you plug-and-play performance with a whole new world of Thunderbolt peripherals, as well as with the Apple LED Cinema Display and other Mini DisplayPort peripherals. You can daisy-chain up to six devices, including your display. And with support for video and eight-channel audio, it's easy to connect HDMI-compatible devices - like your TV and home stereo - using the HDMI adapter you already have. Current VGA, DVI and DisplayPort adapters are also supported.

The new FaceTime HD camera. The difference is clear.

Get more of your friends in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The new FaceTime HD camera gives you three times the resolution of the previous camera - perfect for the brilliant LED-backlit display - along with improved low-light performance. You and your friends can make 720p HD calls from one new MacBook Pro to another. You can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers,4 iPhone 4 or the new iPod touch.

Multi-Touch trackpad. Be more hands-on.

The Multi-Touch trackpad is the most natural way to interact with what's on your screen, and the smooth glass surface gives you plenty of room for gestures. Pinch to zoom in and out, swipe to flip through photos, rotate to adjust an image and much more. The buttonless design lets you click anywhere. And 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 how you ever did without it.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5- 2.3GHz - 3MB L3 cache Dual Core
  • Memory: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • HD Capacity: 320GB SATA 5400 RPM
  • Display: 13.3" widescreen display (1280x800)
  • Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Optical Drive: 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Networking: WiFi 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Expansion:One Thunderbolt port, two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, one SDXC card slot
  • Features: Built-in FaceTime HD camera, Thunderbolt port with support for DVI, dual-link DVI, VGA and HDMI connections
  • Battery Life:Up to 7 hours of wireless web
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customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 Great machine.

| | See all Marty1979's reviews (1)

Don't be put off by the price it's worth every penny. Mac OS X is so easy to use and never crashes.

 I prefer Windows

| | See all nehushta's reviews (1)

Despite the hype, OSx Lion is nowhere near as good as Windows 7. A previous "review" says that OSx doesn't crash, well, I've got news for you, it's crashed more for me that Windows 7 ever has!

The hardware is great (but too expensive), the operating system is less impressive. It's an old linux engine at the heart of the os at the end of the day.

I do like the multitouch tracking pad, and I wouldn't want to go back to the way most laptops function now that I've got a MacBook Pro.

One thing that annoys me about OSx is that it doesn't close your usb memory stick session until you eject the memory stick. Unless you eject the pen drive, you risk losing all the files on the memory stick, which happened to me on my MacBook Pro. That's not what I'd call the "Worlds Most Advanced Desktop Operating System"

In conclusion; OSx Bad, Hardware good