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Macbook Pro 17-inch (Antiglare) 2.5GHZ Core 2 Duo (Early 2008) Small Dents. - Apple MB166LL/Asm_dents

Part#: 108447  (In Stock)
Condition: Refurbished
Specs: Screen Size - 17 Inch
Introduced - 2008
Color - Aluminum
# Cores - 2
Processor Type - Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed - 2.5GHz-2.99GHz
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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 17" 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Small Dents (MB166LL/A)
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MacBook Pro (Early 2008) - Technical Specifications

MacBook Pro 15.4-inch: 2.4GHz (MB133LL/A)
MacBook Pro 15.4-inch: 2.5GHz (MB134LL/A)
MacBook Pro 17-inch: 2.5GHz (MB166LL/A)

    Size and weight
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
      • Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)
      • Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm)
      • Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm)
      • Weight: 5.4 pounds (2.45 kg)
    • 17-inch MacBook Pro
      • Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)
      • Width: 15.4 inches (39.2 cm)
      • Depth: 10.4 inches (26.5 cm)
      • Weight: 6.8 pounds (3.08 kg)
    Connections and expansion
    •  One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps
    •  One FireWire 800 port at up to 800 Mbps
    •  15-inch MacBook Pro: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports
    •  17-inch MacBook Pro: Three 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports
    •  ExpressCard/34 slot
    •  Kensington cable 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 (located under left speaker grille)
    •  Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack)
    •  Combined optical digital audio output/audio line out (minijack)

    •  Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
    •  Backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor for automatic adjustment of keyboard illumination and screen brightness
    •  Solid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
      • 15.4-inch (diagonal) antiglare widescreen TFT LED backlit display with support for millions of colors; optional glossy widescreen display
      • Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 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
    • 17-inch MacBook Pro
      • 17-inch (diagonal) antiglare widescreen TFT display with support for millions of colors; optional glossy widescreen display
      • Supported resolutions: 1680 by 1050 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 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
      • Optional 17-inch (diagonal) antiglare TFT widescreen LED backlit display with support for millions of colors; optional glossy widescreen display
      • Supported resolutions: 1920 by 1200 (native), 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1600 by 1200, 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
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
      • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support; 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.4GHz configuration; 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.5GHz and 2.6GHz configurations
    • 17-inch MacBook Pro
      •  NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support and 512MB of GDDR3 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
      •  DVI output port
      •  Built-in iSight camera

    Processor and memory
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
      • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed; or 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB L2 cache
    • 17-inch MacBook Pro
      • 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
      •  Configurable Memory
      •  800MHz frontside bus

    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
      •  Configurable Hard Drive
      •  Configurable Optical Drive
    • 17-inch MacBook Pro
      •  Configurable Hard Drive
      •  Configurable Optical Drive

    Battery and power
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
      • Configurable Battery
    • 17-inch MacBook Pro
      • Configurable Battery
      •  MagSafe power adapter port
      • Up to 5 hours when configured with optional 1920 x 1200 LED backlit display

    Electrical and operating requirements
    •  Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    •  Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    •  DC input: 18.5 Vdc, 4.6A maximum
    •  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


    15.4-inch: 2.4GHz

    15.4-inch: 2.5GHz

    17-inch: 2.5GHz


    15.4-inch (diagonal), 1440 by 900 resolution, TFT widescreen

    17-inch (diagonal), 1680 by 1050 resolution, TFT widescreen


    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo



    PCI Express graphics

    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and dual-link DVI

    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI

    Hard disk drive



    Slot-loading optical drive



    One FireWire 400, one FireWire 800, two USB 2.0 ports, and ExpressCard/34 slot

    One FireWire 400, one FireWire 800, three USB 2.0 ports, and ExpressCard/34 slot


    Built-in iSight camera


    Combined optical digital input/audio line in, combined optical digital output/audio line out, stereo speakers, microphone


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


    Optional AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR


    Apple USB Modem (sold separately)


    Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor; Multi-Touch trackpad


    5.4 pounds

    6.8 pounds


    14.1 by 9.6 inches

    15.4 by 10.4 inches


    1.0 inch

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