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Apple 15″ MacBook Pro – Dual Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz – MB986LL/A

Apple 15″ MacBook Pro – Dual Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz – MB986LL/A

£479.00

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz Processor
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900 LED Backlit TFT Display
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT and an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1TB HDD - NEW
8X DL SuperDrive
Bluetooth & Wifi
NEW BATTERY FITTED

macOS X El Capitan 10.11

MB986LL/A A1286

Cosmetic condition of this unit is Grade B - excellent operation condition, just some minor scuffs / scratches to external casing.

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This MacBook Pro is ASD tested and refurbished by our own in house Apple Certified Technician (ACMT) to make sure that it will work straight out of the box.

It is supplied loaded with the Mac OSX El Capitan, with a free 6 month warranty which covers both parts and labour, for extra piece of mind and even has a new HDD fitted to give extended life to the MacBook Pro.

Please also note that the HDD installed will be a new unit, not the old, pre-existing one or a refurbished one, to give your unit that “works like new” touch.

All purchases from MacBank are supplied including 20% VAT in the price – invoice supplied with every purchase.

The MacBook Pro MB986LL/A A1286 15″ features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.8 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor, with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache, a 1066MHz frontside bus, 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500), a Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL “SuperDrive”, dual graphics processors — a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1440×900 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire “800” port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analogue audio in/out, a “Mini DisplayPort” that supports an external display at 2560×1600, and an SD card slot.

 

Additional information

Processor

Storage

1TB HDD

Memory

8GB

Screen Size

15"

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How much memory do I need?

Memory or ‘RAM’ is the short-term memory of your computer. Anything currently running on the computer will be using your RAM. Every safari page, word document and mail application uses a small amount. More advanced users who use professional applications will require more RAM.

Here is what we recommend:

How much storage do I need?

The amount of storage you need depends on what you plan on storing on your system. For non-professional users, we recommend 500GB as a healthy amount. Having a good amount of storage allows for plenty of space for photos, videos, documents and other data you will collect over the lifetime of the system. If you’re not an avid user of your computer, then 250-320GB can be all you need.

For professional users, we recommend increasing that amount. Once you start loading your music, samples, photos and videos, you can find that your drive will fill up fairly quickly if you’re not careful. Not to mention when you start creating projects, producing or editing and you add all the data associated. At minimum 500GB is recommend and if budget allows 1TB is ideal. In certain cases more may be necessary, if you’re not sure please contact our team.

What is an SSD?

An SSD or solid state drive is the next generation in storage. They are twice the speed of a conventional HDD (Hard Disk Drive). They also  contain no moving parts and are therefore safer and less likely to fail.

Why you would pick an SSD over a HDD;

  • – Faster load time of the system and files.
  • – High bandwidth (Allows you too load more at once).
  • – More responsive system (Applications will load quicker and perform actions faster).

Why you would pick a HDD over an SSD;

  • – More cost effective (SSDs can be expensive, especially at higher volumes).
  • – Larger sizes (You can get much larger HDDs than you can SSDs).
  • – Speed is not required (If you only use your computer for basic functions such as email or watching films the speed isn’t needed).

Full Specification

 

Product Information
The MacBook Pro MB986LL/A A1286 15″ features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.8 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor, with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache, a 1066MHz frontside bus, 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500), a Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL “SuperDrive”, dual graphics processors — a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1440×900 native resolution). 

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire “800” port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital/analogue audio in/out, a “Mini DisplayPort” that supports an external display at 2560×1600, and an SD card slot.

 

Product Identifiers
Manufacturer Apple
Product Family MacBook Pro
Model ID MacBookPro5,3
Model Number A1286
Processor
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed 2.8GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Motherboard
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Display
Display Technology LED
Display Size 15.4″
Display Max. Resolution 1440 x 900
Technical Features
Security Features Kensington Lock Slot, Slot For Cable Lock
Expansion Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Mini Display Port, FireWire 800, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability 1 x SD Card Slot
Special Features Integrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 1TB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5400RPM
Storage Controller Type Serial ATA
Memory
Installed RAM 8GB
RAM Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM 8GB
RAM Speed 1066MHz
Installed Cache Memory 6144 KB
CD / DVD
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Video
Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 

 

Installed Video Memory 512MB & 256MB
Audio
Audio Output Type Headphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Sound card, Speaker(s)
Audio Input Type Integrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Microphone, Optical Digital In
Networking
Networking Type Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link Protocol AirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Battery
Battery Run Time Up to 7 Hours
Battery Technology Lithium polymer
Dimensions
Depth 24.9 cm
Height 2.4 cm
Width 36.4 cm
Miscellaneous
Release Date Mid 2009
Input Method Keyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad
Exterior Colour Silver

 

About our warranty:

These MacBank items includes our FREE 6 month return to base warranty, phone, email and remote support (If applicable) via our secure high speed internet connection.

Our warranty covers all of the components in our Mac systems, if one should fail, we will endeavour to replace or repair it at your convenience.

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Dispatch and Delivery:

We aim to pack and dispatch all our items within 48 hours of payment (Monday to Friday). Items purchased over the weekend will usually be dispatched on Monday. For the entire UK, all items are delivered free of charge. Shipping to mainland Europe is also available.

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System I/O:

1 x Mini Display Port w/Audio
2 x USB 2.0
1 x FireWire 800
1 x Ethernet

 

Whats in the box:

1 x 15″ Apple MacBook Pro 5,3
1 x Magsafe Charger
1 x UK Power Cable