MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2008

The Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2008 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2008 to 2009 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer has been introduced on February 26, 2008, and its price started at $2799.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.5 GHz or 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 17″ TFT Display, 2 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, FireWire “400” and “800”, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, and 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics.

This MacBook has been discontinued on January 6, 2009.

Today MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2008 is 14 years old!

MacBook Pro 17-inch
Source: techable.com – MacBook Pro 17-inch

MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2008 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 26, 2008
DiscontinuedJanuary 6, 2009
Model IdentifierMacBookPro4,1
Model NumberA1261
EMC2199
Order NumberMB166LL/A
Original Price$2,799
$3,049
ColorsAluminum
Weight6.8 Ibs.
3.084 KG
Dimensions1” H x 15.4” W x 10.6” D
2.54 cm H x 39.11 cm W x 26.92 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T9300 “Penryn” (2.5 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 “Penryn” (2.6 GHz)
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
2.6 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
System Bus800 MHz
Cache6 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage200 GB
250 GB
300 GB
320 GB
128 GB (SSD)
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

Built-in Memory2 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
6 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC2-5300 DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM 667 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in Display17″ CCFL or LED backlit TFT Display (Optional glossy Display)
Pixel Density116 ppi (1680 x 1050 Display)
133 ppi (1920 x 1200 Display)*
Brightness300 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1680 by 1050 (native)

or
640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200 (native)
*a higher-resolution display was available by custom order

Graphics

Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Graphics Memory512 MB GDDR3
Display Connection1 – dual-link DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 by 1600 pixels
CameraiSight

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – ExpressCard / 34
Hard Drive Interface1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100 (UATA/66)
BaysNone

Connections

Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
1 – 800 Mbps
USB3 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
4 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – dual-link DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Sensors

Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorNone

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size 78-key (U.S.) or 79-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys, embedded keypad, illuminated with ambient light sensor
TrackpadSolid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.5.2
Later OSMac OS X 10.5.4
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Power

System Battery68 W Lithium-Polymer (MA458G/A)
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles300
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter85 W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)

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