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Macbook Pro 13.3-inch (Glossy) 2.53GHZ Core 2 Duo (Mid 2009) . - Apple MB991LL/A

Part#: 105409  In Stock
Condition: Refurbished
Customize Your Apple
 Hard Drive
 Optical Drive
 WiFi Connection
 Mac Operating System
 Windows Operating System
 Power Adapter
 Extended Warranty
 Laptop Sleeve

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  • Manufacturer - Apple
  • Manufacturer Part# - MB991LL/A
Short Technical Specifications

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT display, 1280x800 resolution
  • 2.53GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Base 250GB (5400 RPM) 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Upgradable 1.5TB (5400 RPM) or 512GB (Solid State)
  • Base 4GB (2GB x 2) RAM PC3-8500-SODIMM, Upgradable 8GB RAM, Total Memory Banks: 2
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Customizable Mac OS X installed
  • Optional Windows OS installed
  • Power Adapter Included
  • 180 Day Warranty Included, up to 3 years available
  • Quality Assurance Tested with 30 Day money back guarantee

Options: Use the Configurator (to the right) to select: Hard Drive, Optical Drive, Memory, Airport Card, Power Adapter, Apple Mouse and Battery. Extended Warranty, Diagnostics Testing and Insurance must be added at time of purchase.

Product Includes: Computer, battery, AC adapter and power cord, Apple Mac OS, optional Microsoft Windows OS and optional Parrallels installed, iSight and iLife installed on hard drive. Paper manuals not included. Electronic versions are available online.


Specifications for MacBook Pro 13.3" 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Unibody
Macbook Pro Manuals

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30 Day Money Back Satisfaction GuaranteeThe GainSaver 30 Day Money Back Guarantee means you’re covered. If you don’t like the computer system you order from GainSaver, you can return it for any reason.

Send it back and GainSaver will:

  • Replace your computer with the same or equivalent model
  • Allow you to upgrade to a different computer or system configuration
  • Refund your money

You can’t lose. Our "no questions asked" protection covers everything. So if you don’t like it, you don’t need to keep it. You have 30 days to make up your mind.

Need more coverage? Consider the GainSaver Extended Warranty

GainSaver Warranty ProtectionWith GainSaver’s Extended Warranty programs, you can extend the protection provided by our 30 Day Guarantee for up to three years. If you have any trouble with your computer during the warranty period, send it back for a free replacement.

The Extended Warranty does not include accessories such as keyboards and power adapters. And returns under the Extended Warranty are for replacement or upgrade only, not refunds. For details, see the complete Terms and Conditions.

An Extended Warranty is the best investment you can make to ensure that you get full use of your computer. Extended Warranties are available for periods of

  • 90 Days
  • One Year
  • Two Years
  • Three Years

90 Day Extended Warranties start at just $25 depending on the system. If you have any questions call us at 800-844-4051.

GainSaver's selection of Certified Pre-Owned Macs gives you a lot more choices when it comes to buying a Mac. We offer dependable, fully tested Macs for far less money than the new ones available today. And you get it your way. Using GainSaver's Macintosh Configurator, you can customize your Mac to exactly match your own personal or business requirements. You're not stuck with a few limited configuration options. You get just what you want for the best price anywhere. And you get it now from our huge inventory.

Availability may be limited on certain models. Click or call now to ensure immediately delivery!

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The Story of your Certified Pre-Owned Mac

The Certified Pre-Owned Macintosh computer you buy from GainSaver has been fully tested and certified by GainSaver's trained Apple technicians to verify every major component is in 100% working order. Our Certified Pre-Owned Macs come ready for you to boot up and use with the Apple OS installed.

The first step is receiving thousands of pre-owned Macintosh computers every month, mostly from corporate and academic environments. GainSaver purchases Apple systems in large lots with quantity discounts. That's how we can offer such a huge selection at the lowest prices anywhere. Once we have these great bargains on the shelf in our warehouse, we get to work adding value for you.
Our primary concern at GainSaver is to make sure you get a fully functioning Macintosh that gives you years of exceptional service. So the next thing we do is take apart every unit that comes in. GainSaver technicians remove each component for individual inspection. The hard drive, optical drive and memory are all tested separately outside the computer. Then the motherboard is tested, and in the case of notebook computers, the keyboard, touch pad and screen.
Next the hard drive is reformatted, removing any trace of what the last owner had installed on the system. The process also verifies hard drive functionality and ensures the drive has no bad sectors. Then the Apple OS is installed, so you have everything you need to use your Mac.
Then we put it all together. Once all components are checked, the unit is reassembled and tested one final time. At this point, we can guarantee the Macintosh you buy is working flawlessly, and mark it Certified Pre-Owned for your protection.

GainSaver Macs are Certified Pre-Owned. We're here to help. Call or click now!

How to customize your Mac with the Macintosh Configurator

When you buy a Certified Pre-Owned Macintosh from GainSaver, you get exactly what you want. No more and no less. Every order is customized to your needs with the Macintosh Configurator at the top of the page. Just select the configuration options you want from the Configurator's menus. When you're done, click the Buy Now button. Below are some things to consider when you make your selections.

Hard Drive The hard drive is where all of your programs, documents, songs, images and videos are stored. Hard drive sizes are measured in gigabytes, so "250GB" means the hard drive has 250 gigabytes. One gigabyte of storage can hold about 10 music CDs. That's about 250 songs in MP3 format which can be played on your iPod. A DVD movie takes up a lot of hard drive space, anywhere from 5 to 10GB. And the Mac OS takes up even more hard drive space.

Basically, the more hard drive space you have, the better. People hate to delete things they have collected, like favorite songs and family pictures. So you should get a bit more than you think you are going to really need. New Apple Macs come standard with up to 250GB hard drives. They keep getting bigger every year because people are always installing more programs and downloading more and more files. Plan ahead and get at least 160GB.

You should get even bigger than this if you are doing any image processing, video or music production with your Mac. In that case the 500GB is recommended.

Optical Drive

Optical drives play CDs and DVDs. Apple has two kinds of optical drives, the SuperDrive and the Combo drive.

The Combo drive came first. It was a big advance over the CD drive, which played and recorded on CDs only.

The Combo drive also plays DVDs. You can watch DVD movies on your Mac with a Combo drive, but you cannot record on DVDs, only on CDs. Recording on DVDs requires the SuperDrive.

The SuperDrive does it all: play and record on CDs and DVDs. Writing on DVDs is a great benefit, because you can store up to 4.7GB of data on one single-sided DVD disc. This is about 8 times more than you can store on a single CD. This makes DVDs perfect for inexpensive backup of your entire hard drive, or at least your critical documents, songs and family pictures.


Selecting the right amount of memory for your needs is one of the most important decisions when you customize your pre-owned Mac. Memory is different from hard drive space, which is for permanent storage of your files and data. The Mac can't do anything with that data until it is actually transferred from the hard drive into memory. Hard drive data is sort of like information in a book. You can't think about it until you've read it into your own memory.

Computer memory is measured in megabytes and gigabytes. The best amount for you depends on the programs you plan to use, and how many programs you are going to run at the same time. The Mac OS comes preinstalled on all pre-owned Macs from GainSaver. The minimum requirements are 256MB of memory. However, this is the bare minimum. With only 256MB of memory what happens is that the operating system and the programs you run have to keep saving to the hard drive and swapping data back and forth between memory and the hard drive in order to run. This is like your Mac having a short term memory. It has to keep looking things up on the hard drive, and this really slows things down.

The same thing happens again if your programs or data files become bigger than what can be handled in memory at the same time. So the way to get the best performance is to get as much memory as you can. You should always get at least 512MB. If you are creating graphics and doing image processing, then you should get 1GB minimum. And if you are working with real time audio and video production, get the max your Mac can support.

Wireless Apple Card

You'll want to keep your Mac connected to the internet. The fastest, easiest way to do that is with Apple's Airport Extreme Card (or Airport Card for older Macs). The Airport Extreme Card is the standard for connecting wirelessly. More and more public places such as schools, office buildings and even coffee shops offer free Wi-Fi access to the internet. All you need is the Airport Card to take advantage of it. You can also exchange files with other nearby Macs that have Airport capability, play multi-player games or even do some serious work. And because the signal travels through walls, you don't even need to be in the same room.

Make sure to add the Airport Extreme Card (or Airport Card) with the Mac Configurator. The alternative is being anchored to your desk with an ethernet cable.

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What about scratches?

This is an important issue to some people. GainSaver technicians can fix just about everything but the minor dings and scratches. If some blemishes on the exterior are a problem, you may want to consider spending more and buying a new Mac.

Most people don't mind the scratches. We have customers who order Power Macs with a dented case and think about just how much they saved every time they see the dent. Some can tolerate just a few marks and scratches, and finally there's the group that prefers to buy their Certified Pre-Owned PowerMacs in a brand-new-from-the-factory case.

The important thing is that you are not surprised. Expect some dings and scratches. But because these are Certified Pre-Owned from GainSaver, you know they are guaranteed to perform as advertised.

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Diagnostics Testing

GainSaver technicians test every component of each Mac before it is shipped out. However, there are certain problems that can only be uncovered through extended diagnostics testing over a period of 24 hours. Some hardware problems don't appear until the computer has been turned on and running for at least a few hours. This is especially true of the mother board, ports and LCD screen in Macs that include a screen.


Diagnostics Testing is done after final assembly of your custom configured Mac. Software programs put the computer through a battery of tests and monitor performance. The test results are analyzed and any necessary changes are made.



The Macintosh is famous for its ruggedness. Millions of older Macs are still in operation and still supported by Apple's application and system software programs. That's the whole point of getting a Certified Pre-Owned Mac from GainSaver. You want to use it as long as possible.


A Mac is not like most electronic devices you buy and end up never using. Six months later they are in a drawer somewhere. But you know you will use your Mac every day, and you will use it until it stops working. At that point it will need to be replaced. With this in mind, you should consider GainSaver's Extended Warranty protection. You can purchase additional coverage for 90 days, or 1, 2 or 3 years.


The GainSaver warranty is the best anywhere, even better than Apple's own warranty on new Macs. The GainSaver Extended Warranty covers any and all damage that occurs through normal use. Every hardware component is included, from hard drive to memory to keyboard to screen. The coverage is even transferable if you sell it to someone else during the warranty period. This type of protection is not available anywhere. It's a big reason why people choose GainSaver and keep coming back for Certified Pre-Owned Macs they can count on for years of service.


GainSaver offers shipping insurance to save you time and money in the event of delivery problems.

Our warehouse professionals package your Mac carefully and securely to make sure it arrives in one piece. But accidents can happen during shipping. And when they do, it can take a while for claims to be put in and repairs made to your computer. When you add GainSaver insurance, we will repair or replace your equipment free of charge in the event of damage during shipping.

Select Insurance from the Configurator if you really need your Mac right now, no matter what happens.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) - Technical Specifications

MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2.26GHz (MB990LL/A)
MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2.53GHz (MB991LL/A)

Size and weight

  • Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
  • Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)
  • Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg)

Connections and expansion

  •  MagSafe power port
  •  Gigabit Ethernet port
  •  One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  •  Mini DisplayPort
  •  Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  •  SD card slot
  •  Audio in/out
  •  Kensington lock slot


  •  Optional AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  •  Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  •  Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)


  •  Built-in stereo speakers
  •  Built-in omnidirectional microphone
  •  Combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)
  •  Supports Apple Stereo Headset with microphone


  •  13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  •  Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched

Graphics and video support

  •  NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  •  Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
  •  Built-in iSight camera
  •  Mini DisplayPort

Pure digital video output

  • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
  • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (optional)
  • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)


  •  Built-in full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  •  Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Processor and memory

  •  2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  •  1066MHz frontside bus
  •  Configurable Memory


  •  Configurable Hard Drive
  •  Configurable Optical Drive

and power
  •  Configurable Battery
  •  MagSafe power port

Electrical and operating requirements

  •  Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  •  Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  •  Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
  • (10° to 35° C)
  •  Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F
  • (-24° to 45° C)
  •  Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  •  Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  •  Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  •  Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

13-inch Configurations

2.26GHz MacBook Pro

2.53GHz MacBook Pro


Precision aluminum unibody


2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

L2 cache

3MB shared

System bus





Hard drive



Slot-loading optical drive



NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory


Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port


13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution


One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot


Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital output/headphone out with selectable analog audio line in


Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet


Optional AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module

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The GainSaver Business Model

GainSaver sells refurbished Mac and PC computer systems. Our huge inventory of used laptops, desktops and tablets comes from many different sources: large and small businesses, leasing companies, distributors, stores and individuals. GainSaver technicians thoroughly clean, test and repair these systems for sale to our customers.

Buying a GainSaver refurbished computer is just like buying a new computer. Navigate the GainSaver website to find the make and model of computer you want, choose your configuration options, select the quantity and then click the Buy Button.

You can purchase one computer for home, or dozens for your business. Whatever your needs, GainSaver makes buying used Mac and PC computers as safe and convenient as buying new.

And if you are looking for the lowest prices, free system configuration and guaranteed satisfaction – then refurbished GainSaver deals are even better than buying new.

Why Buy GainSaver Refurbished?

GainSaver sells refurbished Mac and PC systems for much less than the cost of new ones. But just as important as low prices, GainSaver takes the risk out of buying used. When you buy used products from an individual, you never know what you are going to get. It could be for sale because it doesn’t work right. And if you actually go to some stranger’s house to see the computer they are selling, you might even be at personal risk.

GainSaver is fast and friendly. Just call or click to order. And with GainSaver’s rigorous testing, refurbishing and reconditioning of every computer we sell, you can be sure that the product you are purchasing is in 100% excellent working condition. And you don’t have to take our word for it. You are guaranteed.

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If you are not totally satisfied, you can return your computer system to GainSaver for your money back, or in exchange for a different computer. No questions asked. You can return your equipment for any reason. Perhaps it works fine, but it doesn’t meet your requirements. That’s OK. We’ll take it back.

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Every system includes a free GainSaver 180-Day Warranty which takes effect immediately from the purchase date. You can return your refurbished computer to GainSaver for any reason, and get a like for like replacement. Or you can receive credit for your system and apply it to a different model. It’s your choice.

GainSaver’s Satisfaction Guarantee means that for six months you are completely protected – at no additional charge. You are guaranteed to have a computer system that is fully functional and meets your requirements.

Extended Warranty Coverage Available

Depending on the computer system you buy, or the importance it will have for your productivity, you have the option of purchasing GainSaver’s Extended Warranty coverage.

GainSaver’s Extended Warranty program is unique. It works the same way as the Free GainSaver 180-Day Warranty program, only you can extend it to one year, two years, or even three years.

It’s simple. Under the Extended Warranty program, you can return your refurbished computer back to GainSaver for a free exchange – for any reason. The GainSaver Extended Warranty program protects you from malfunctions – and even obsolescence – for up to three years. Want a faster computer or a laptop with a bigger screen? Exchange it for different one.

Huge Selection

GainSaver has hundreds of models in stock of refurbished used Mac and PC laptop, desktop and tablet computers. And for each model, we have large quantities available.

Why is a large selection important? It saves you time, money and the potential problems that can happen when buying a used computer.

Easy Price Comparison

When you purchase a used computer online from a source like eBay or craigslist, you don’t know the buyer and you don’t know what you are going to get. And if you are looking for a specific model, the search can be very time consuming. But at GainSaver, you can quickly find the cheapest computer that meets your system requirements.

When you compare prices and features of different models available at GainSaver, you know you are comparing apples to apples – two refurbished Mac or PC computers with the same hardware and software configuration.

Get it Fast

You can order right now and have your refurbished computer shipped out quickly, because GainSaver has what you want in stock. On sites like eBay or craigslist, you can only select from what other people happen to be selling today, which may or may not meet your needs.

Make the Best Buying Decision

With a limited selection, you may buy more than you need, or even worse, a computer that is not powerful enough to run your software. But at GainSaver, you can find the perfect balance of cost vs. performance. For example, if you are looking for a refurbished MacBook Pro, you can browse GainSaver’s huge selection of MacBook Pro models and filter them by processor type, screen size, year of introduction and much more. This lets you easily compare costs for MacBook Pro models with similar features.

By narrowing your search to MacBook Pro models with the specifications you need, you can compare the results to find the best deals. Perhaps you require a Quad Core i7 processor in your MacBook Pro. On the left side of the screen, you can see the various filters available. Click on “Intel Quad Core i7” to show only those models. Now you can see the price difference between 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models with a Quad Core i7 processor.

When you compare products sold on eBay or craigslist, every seller is different, some with good equipment, some not so good. There are too many unknowns to make useful comparisons. And you are limited to used computers that are being sold today, that may or may not meet your requirements.

Order in Quantity

Only at GainSaver can you order multiple units of the exact same refurbished Mac or PC at the same price, with the same hardware and software configuration of your choosing. After you find the specific model you want and select the configuration options that are best for you, just select the quantity.

You can buy one, two or 10 of any model. And every time you order the same thing, you will get the same thing, with exactly the same GainSaver Money Back Guarantee – something you can’t get from a private party who sells to you “As Is”.

Only GainSaver Gives You Free Customization

One of the best reasons to buy your refurbished Apple or PC computer from GainSaver is the free customization provided with every system. Nobody else offers the extensive range of customization choices you get from GainSaver.

Just use the GainSaver Configurator to select exactly the options you want, including hard drive, memory, optical drive and more, with the available options depending on the computer you want. This allows you to customize your system to get just the right mix of performance and savings you are looking for. For example, you can select additional memory if know you are going to need it for the software programs you use. Or, you might decide on a smaller hard drive to save money on a computer you know will only be used for browsing the web.

Additionally, you can configure your refurbished Mac laptop or desktop computer with just the version of the Mac OS you require, or even order a dual setup that includes Mac OS and Windows. With both the Mac and Windows operating systems installed, your Mac can be used for all your favorite Mac applications, as well as for the Windows software you want to run. Only GainSaver gives you this level of customization.

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Many refurbished GainSaver computers include a free GainSaver Gift Card with purchase. Click “Free Gift Card” in the navigation panel on the left edge of the website. You can see the actual Gift Card amount shown in red near the price of the system. The Gift Card can be used on future purchases to help you save even more. Best of all, it never expires.

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Discounts of up to 20% on selected products

GainSaver offers discounts of up to 20% on a wide variety of refurbished laptops, desktops and tablets. You can find the various discounts on the navigation panel at the left of the GainSaver website. Just look under “Promotions,” and then click the percentage level of discount you want.

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Want to know what deals just got better? On the left, in the navigation panel, click “Price Dropped” to see all the newest Price Drops.

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One of the best ways to select a refurbished Apple or PC is to see what other people are buying. Click the “Best Sellers” link in the navigation panel to find GainSaver’s most popular products in every category.

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Have a question? Just click on the Online Help link at the GainSaver website. Here you’ll find the answers on a range of topics. If you don’t find the answer to your question, it’s simple to log into your GainSaver account and place a Customer Service Order. You’ll get an answer to your question within a few hours, any time during regular business hours.

Have a question? GainSaver Online Customer Service is the place to go if you have question or issue with your order, or want to make a return. Just log in and let us know. It’s fast and easy.

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GainSaver Recycling Program

We make it easy to do your part and recycle your used Mac or PC system. Free recycling is available for virtually every Mac every made, and many PC models, including Dell, HP, Motion Computing and Panasonic. We’ll even send you a prepaid shipping label. All you need to do is box up your computer and drop it off at UPS, or call UPS to pick it up. GainSaver does the rest.

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