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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.

 

Battery Life & Condition


During the assessment stage of our system we use a measure we call the 80% rule. This rule is our boundary for battery replacement. Our technicians look at the full charge capacity of the laptop vs the design capacity as well as cycle count. If this falls below what we regard as less than 80% of the original battery life we fit the system with brand new battery.

How long will my battery last?

We anticipate that the minimum battery life of your system will be above 5h of general usage.

Please note this is not guaranteed as all users use their laptops in different ways. This figure is an average taken using a wide range of systems from different years.

 

Condition Grades


 

A


Systems classified as grade A we regard as being as good as new. These systems show only the minor signs of use on the external casing. All screens are checked and free of any inconsistencies or imperfections.

 

B


Our B grade condition systems will include minor visible cosmetic wear. This could include cosmetic imperfections such as scratches, scuffs or dents to the body. None of the issues interfere with the functionality of the system.

 

C


Anything we consider as grade C has clearly visible cosmetic wear. This includes deeper scratches and/or dents in the casing. Screens may also include imperfections such as dead pixels or blemishes and if applicable this is clearly stated.

If you’re budget conscious a C grade system can be the ideal solution for those looking to save and still have all the benefits and functionality of the Mac.

 

All systems provided come in 100% full working order and with our industry leading warranty. The conditions we describe below are only in relation to the cosmetic appearance of our machines. We never supply systems with technical faults unless clearly stated in the condition description. When pricing a system the condition grade is an attributing factor and a reduction of price will be seen on lower grades.

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).

All of our items include our industry-leading warranty with exclusive access to our support centre. With a myriad of warranty benefits your never more than a phone call away from your technical issues being solved.

The MacBank Protection Plan for your Apple Mac includes three years of hardware & software technical support as well as further service options from our in-house team.

With your purchase of our Protection Plan, you are only ever one phone call away from a trained technician ready to answer questions about your Apple Mac. As a Protection Plan customer, you’ll get priority access to our helpdesk of Apple Certified technicians.


Standard WarrantyProtection Plan
Term1 Year (unless otherwise stated).3 Years
CostsIncluded with your purchase.From £99
SupportThe warranty includes technical support from our experience Apple certified team.

If a problem arises with your product, please contact our customer service department, and they will ensure your issue is dealt with swiftly.

Our protection plan includes priority access to Apple Certified Experts via phone, email, live chat and internet remote access support via a secure connection.
Hardware & SoftwareIf a problem occurs with your hardware or software using our collect & return service we can efficiently repair your system and return to you ready to go. If your system cannot be repaired, we will replace it with a comparable system. Repairs are performed on-site using genuine parts & software.Your priority status continues, and your repairs are fast-tracked into our repair centre and completed first.
Not includedShipping costs for repairs, packaging costs incurred by you, software installation costs, data recovery costs, data loss, water damage, fall damage and any other type of damage caused by you.Our protection plan covers the courier cost of your first claim.
DetailsClick here for terms and conditions.For details about our Protection Plan click here.

Additional Information

Processor

Storage

1TB HDD

Memory

8GB

Screen Size

15-inch

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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
ManufacturerApple
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro5,3
Model NumberA1286
Processor
Processor TypeIntel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed2.8GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core
Motherboard
Bus Speed1066 MHz
Display
Display TechnologyLED
Display Size15.4″
Display Max. Resolution1440 x 900
Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot, Slot For Cable Lock
Expansion Ports2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Mini Display Port, FireWire 800, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 x SD Card Slot
Special FeaturesIntegrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity1TB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed5400RPM
Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA
Memory
Installed RAM8GB
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM8GB
RAM Speed1066MHz
Installed Cache Memory6144 KB
CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Video
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 

 

Installed Video Memory512MB & 256MB
Audio
Audio Output TypeHeadphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Sound card, Speaker(s)
Audio Input TypeIntegrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Microphone, Optical Digital In
Networking
Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Battery
Battery Run TimeUp to 7 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer
Dimensions
Depth24.9 cm
Height2.4 cm
Width36.4 cm
Miscellaneous
Release DateMid 2009
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad
Exterior ColourSilver

 

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