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Updated with fresh Sandy Bridge processors and AMD Radeon graphics, the late 2011 17-inch MacBook Pro continues to be a powerful desktop replacement from Apple.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 24, 2011
  • Price at launch: $2,499.99

Availability

  • Laptop type: Desktop replacement
  • Width: 15.47 inches
  • Depth: 10.51 inches
  • Thickness: 0.98 inches
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Operating system: Mac OS X

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 17 inches
  • Display surface: Matte, Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1200 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Multitouch points: 4

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2720QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6770M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2

Memory

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 750 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB

Storage

  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, Dual-layer DVD burner

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2
  • Subwoofer: Yes

Audio

  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Ambient light: Yes

Sensors

  • USB: 3
  • FireWire 800: 1
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • Card slot(s): ExpressCard/34

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • Size: 95 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr

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