Apple MacBook Pro 2007 Edition review: Apple MacBook Pro 2007 Edition

We're still not fans of Apple's nearly obligatory extended warranty upsell. The default warranty for the MacBook is one year of coverage for parts and labor, but toll-free telephone support is limited to a mere 90 days--well short of what you'd typically find on the PC side--unless you purchase the $349 AppleCare Protection Plan, which extends phone support and repair coverage to three years.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
875 

Adobe Photoshop CS2 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
271 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
123 

DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
215 

'Quake 4' performance (in frames per second)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,024x768, 4xAA 8xAF  
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
65 

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System configurations:

Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
OS X 10.4.8; 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz
OS X 10.4.8; 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1600; 150GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv6500t
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB Nvidia 8400M GS; 200GB Toshiba 4,200rpm

Sony Vaio FZ180
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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Apple MacBook Pro 2007 Edition (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD)

Part Number: MA896LL/A Released: Jun 21, 2007
Low Price: $509.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jun 21, 2007
  • Installed Size 2 GB
  • Weight 5.5 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) - fixed
  • Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz