MacBook Pro 15” “Early 2007”


Also known as the “Santa Rosa” MacBook Pro, the “Early/Mid 2007” models featured a faster, 800 MHz front-side bus and faster 256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor than their predecessor plus an LED backlit display. Combined, these not only made a more powerful MacBook Pro, they also afforded an extra hour of battery run time thanks to superior power management.

Available in one 17-inch and two 15-inch configurations, this revision featured a 2.2 GHz or 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo dual-core processor, up to 6 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM, a 256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor, a widescreen LED-backlit display, a 1.5 Gb/s SATA hard disk drive, an 8x DVD-R/W “Superdrive”, an ExpressCard/34 slot, a 1.3 megapixel iSight camera and an automatically backlit keyboard. Connectivity was provided through Airport Extreme 802.11n wireless networking, gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2 and Firewire 800 ports. Microsoft Windows® could be natively run via Apple Boot Camp or though virtualization within Mac OS X.

This MacBook Pro was purchased as a pile of parts. The LCD panel and hard drive were defective and replaced. It features a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB RAM and a 60GB hard disk drive. It boots to Mac OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”.