Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo review: Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

The default warranty for the MacBook Pro 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.

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System configurations:

Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo)
OS X 10.4.8; Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz; 3GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 256MB; 150GB Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook Pro (15.4-inch 2.0GHz Core Duo)
OS X 10.4; Intel Core Duo 2GHz; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 256MB; 100GB Toshiba MK1032GSX 5,400rpm

Apple Mac Pro
OS X 10.4.7; 2x 2.66GHz Intel Xeon 5150; 1GB DDR2 FB-SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT; 250GB Western Digital 7,200rpm

HP Pavilion dv6000t
Windows XP Professional; Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16GHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 256MB; 100GB Fujitsu MHV2100BH 5,400rpm

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Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD)

Part Number: MA609LL/A Released: Oct 24, 2006
MSRP: $1,999.00 Low Price: $69.95 See all prices

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  • Release date Oct 24, 2006
  • Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.4
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Weight 5.5 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL) - fixed
  • Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 - 128 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz