Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A 17-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)
Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A 17-Inch Laptop
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2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processor
4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive; 8x DVD/CD
17-Inch LED-backlit Display, 1920 by 1200
Resolution; AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life
The new MacBook Pro notebooks have several major new features: Intel Core i7 Processors with Turbo Boost
Technology, Thunderbolt the next generation of I/O, new AMD Radeon Graphics, and FaceTime HD camera. The
17-inch MacBook Pro now feature the latest quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. New Thunderbolt technology lets
you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to one port - with data transfer rates up to
10 Gbps. Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and DisplayPort. And because
Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini
DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display,
just use an existing optional adapter. AMD Radeon graphics on the 15-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than
those in previous models, so you can take everything from games to CAD to HD video projects anywhere.
FaceTime makes full-screen HD video calls that are astonishingly crisp. And thanks to the new widescreen format,
you can get your friends in the picture, too. And with Mac OS X Lion and iLife '11, you're sure to get a great Mac
notebook - all in a precision aluminum unibody enclosure that's less than an inch thin. 17.0-inch (diagonal)
LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1920-by-1200 resolution Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD
6770M (1GB GDDR5 dedicated memory) with automatic graphics switching Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+-R
DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless (based on IEEE 802.11n specification) Bluetooth 2.1 +
EDR 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet ExpressCard /34 slot FaceTime HD Camera Audio Stereo speakers
with subwoofer & omnidirectional microphone Expansions - 3 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Audio line in, Audio line out,
1 x Thunderbolt port (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI supported - requires adapters, sold Read more
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Introducing the 17-inch MacBook Pro. The state-of-the-art quad-core Intel i7 processor delivers up to 2x faster
performance (over the previous generation of MacBook Pro). New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect
high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port, and transfer files at lightning speeds.
And with the built-in FaceTime HD camera, you can make astonishingly crisp HD video calls.
The 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt
technology (see larger image).
With the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, you'll be able to achieve bi-directional channels with transfer
speeds to peripherals like external hard drives and servers up to an amazing 10 Gbps--while also connecting to a
DisplayPort-compatible high-resolution display.
As with previous models, the MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of
aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 6.6 pounds) that's
also highly durable. It includes a 17-inch, LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn't include
a button (for larger tracking area) that features Apple's Multi-Touch technology. And it comes standard with
automatic graphics switching that provides performance when you need it and energy efficiency when you don't.
You'll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go.
This version of the 17-inch MacBook Pro (model MD311LL/A) features a second-generation 2.4 GHz Core i7
quad-core processor, 750 GB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N
Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an ExpressCard/34 slot, three USB 2.0 ports, and a FireWire 800 port
(see full specifications below).
FaceTime HD camera built into the bezel for crisp,
widescreen video chats (see larger image).
The backlit keyboard--great for typing in low-light
settings (see larger image).
Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology
Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an
amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the MacBook Pro, the Thunderbolt
port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire
peripherals using simple adapters. You'll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more
than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a
And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, you'll be able to connect to a high-resolution
display from the same port. Any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port, and you can also
connect displays that use DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA connections with an existing adapter. You'll also be
able to include your display into a daisy-chained set of peripherals.
Next-Generation Quad-Core Intel Processor
This MacBook Pro is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, which provides
breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo
Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i7 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing, dynamically
accelerating performance to match your workload.
Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time,
delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. And you'll enjoy a rich set of new features for a
stunning and seamless visual experience with no additional hardware. The Core i7 processor also provides faster
access to the installed RAM, with an integrated memory controller to connect fast 1333 MHz memory directly to
With new microarchitecture, the graphics processor resides on the same chip as the central processor and has
direct access to the 6 MB of shared L3 cache--helping your applications run at peak performance. And an
integrated video encoder enables HD video calls with FaceTime, while an efficient decoder gives you long battery
life when you're watching DVDs or iTunes movies.
Automatic Graphics Switching
The MacBook Pro offers excellent graphics flexibility with two video processors--the discrete AMD Radeon HD
6770M processor (with 1 GB of GDDR5 video memory) for heavier workloads and an integrated Intel HD Graphics
3000 processor for better battery life on the go. When gaming or using processor-intensive applications like
Aperture or Final Cut Pro, you'll appreciate the power of the AMD Radeon HD 6770M, which lets you see more
frames per second and experience better responsiveness. And the automatic graphics switching feature
determines which graphics processor an application needs and switches instantly between the processors.
Buttonless Multi-Touch Trackpad
With no button on the glass trackpad, there's more room to track and click--left, right, center, and everywhere in
between. Without a separate button, the trackpad gives your hands plenty of room to move on the large, silky
glass surface. It also incorporates Multi-Touch gestures--including swipe, pinch, rotate, and four-finger swipe. And
it also now supports inertial scrolling, an intuitive way to scroll through large photo libraries, lengthy documents
and long web sites.
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17-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with edge-to-edge, uninterrupted glass (1920 x 1200-pixel
2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor ("Sandy Bridge") with 6 MB shared L3 cache for excellent
Dual graphics processors with automatic switching between AMD Radeon HD 6770M (with 1 GB of GDDR5
video memory) for demanding applications and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 (with 384 MB of DDR3
SDRAM shared with main memory) for power savings.
750 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
4 GB installed RAM (1333 MHz DDR3; supports up to 8 GB)
8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)
Built-in FaceTime HD camera for video chatting
Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification; 802.11a/b/g compatible)
Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and cell
Three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port
Thunderbolt port with native Mini DisplayPort output plus support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI
(requires adapters, sold separately)
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control with support for inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe,
three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Full-size backlit keyboard
Stereo speakers with subwoofers
Dimensions: 15.47 x 10.51 x 0.98 inches (WxDxH)
Weight: 6.6 pounds
Up to 7 hours of battery life
Meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements
Rated EPEAT Gold
What's in the Box
17-inch MacBook Pro, display cleaning cloth, 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, printed and
Limited Warranty And Service
The MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be
extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.
At the heart of every MacBook Pro--and every Mac--is OS X Lion, an operating system that's both easy to use and
incredibly powerful. It's built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation and engineered to take full advantage of the
technologies in every new Mac. So everything works together perfectly. And features like Multi-Touch gestures
and Mission Control let you interact with your computer in amazing and intuitive new ways.
OS X Lion (includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime,
Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight,
QuickTime, and more)
iLife helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse,
edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your
home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song--including
tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.
iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand)
AppleCare Protection Plan
Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated
system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so
most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3
years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to
Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your
Mac and select Apple peripherals.
Optional Accessories and Related Products
85W MagSafe Power Adapter
Need an extra adapter for home or work? The MagSafe Power Adapter is
held in place magnetically, so if someone trips over it, the cord disconnects
harmlessly while your MacBook Pro stays put on your desk.
MagSafe Airline Adapter
With the MagSafe Airline Adapter, your MacBook Pro can go the distance no
matter how long your flight. Just plug it into your airline seat power port to
watch movies and stay productive from takeoff to landing.
Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
Essential for any traveler, this World Travel Adapter Kit includes the Apple
USB Power Adapter, USB Cable, and six interchangeable AC adapter plugs
that let you plug your Apple MagSafe Power Adapter, Portable Power
Adapters, and AirPort Express into most electrical outlets around the world.
Time Capsule is the revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with
Time Machine in OS X Leopard or later. It automatically backs up everything,
so you never have to worry about losing important files. It also doubles as a
full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station. Choose from 2 TB and 3 TB models.
AirPort Extreme Base Station
Speed, range, and easy setup make AirPort Extreme the perfect wireless
solution for home, school, and small business. It offers simultaneous
dual-band support and lets up to 50 people share Internet access, a wireless
network, a hard drive, and a printer.
Apple Thunderbolt Display
The world's first Thunderbolt display doesn't just give you more pixels. It gives
you more possibilities. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you connect as
many as six devices through a single port and transfer data up to 20 times
faster than with USB 2.0.
Apple Magic Trackpad
Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your
Mac desktop computer, and it supports a full set of gestures. Click, scroll,
swipe, and rotate to control what's onscreen. Use it along with your mouse or
as an alternative to one.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
The sleek aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard lets you type in front of your
computer, on your lap, or anywhere within range. It's also incredibly thin and
streamlined, so it sits on your desk surrounded by nothing but glorious space.
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