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Apple 17″ MacBook Pro – Quad Core i7 2.2Ghz – MC725LL/A

Apple 17″ MacBook Pro – Quad Core i7 2.2Ghz – MC725LL/A

From: £999.00 From: £699.00

Intel Quad Core i7 2.2Ghz Processor (i7-2720QM)
With Turbo Boost to 3.3GHz
17" Widescreen 1920x1200 LED Backlit TFT
Dual GPU - AMD Radeon HD 6750M & Intel HD Graphics 3000
Variable SSD / HDD options - all installed new
8X DL SuperDrive
Bluetooth & Wifi

macOS High Sierra 10.13

MC725LL/A A1297

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

This rare 17 inch MacBook has been fully ASD tested and reconditioned by our team of Apple Certified Technicians to work straight from the box.

The Intel Quad Core i7 processor & Dual GPU make these MacBook Pro’s powerful tools for creative professionals, such as web designers, photographers and graphic designers working with applications such as Logic Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, Premier Pro, Abode suite, Lightroom, Final Cut X and Photoshop effortlessly.

They are in simply incredible condition and work superbly, supplied with a fresh installation of macOS High Sierra 10.13 and a 12 month warranty, so you can buy with confidence.

We offer a wide range of solutions for storage / RAM configuration and our ACMT qualified technicians can also install older versions of OS X, should you require!

The base model is 8GB / 1TB HDD, but you can configure to your own requirements using the drop-down fields to increase the RAM or have a larger HDD or even have a SSD installed – its your choice!

If you need something even more niche than we are offering – such as having the optical drive removed and having both an SSD & a HDD installed – get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

In addition, all purchases from MacBank are supplied with a full 20% VAT inclusive invoice.

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16GB, 8GB



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Built to order


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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


The MacBook Pro MC725LL/A “Core i7” 2.2 17-Inch features a 32 nm “Sandy Bridge” 2.2 GHz Intel “Core i7” processor (2720QM), with four independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-10600), Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL “SuperDrive”, dual graphics processors — an AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares 384 MB of memory with the system — and an integrated FaceTime HD webcam.

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire “800” port, three USB 2.0 ports, separate audio in and out ports, an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot, and a new “Thunderbolt” port that is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, likewise, supports an external display at 2560×1600 and passes an audio signal. Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.


Product Identifiers
Manufacturer Apple
Product Family MacBook Pro
Model ID MacBookPro 8,3
Model Number A1297
Processor Type Intel Core i7 (i7-2720QM)
Processor Speed 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost to 3.3GHz
Number of Cores Quad-Core
Bus Speed 1333MHz
Display Technology LED
Display Size 17″
Display Max. Resolution 1920 x 1200
Technical Features
Security Features Kensington Lock Slot, Slot For Cable Lock
Expansion Ports 3 x USB 2.0, Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability 1 x PCMCIA Card Slot (ExpressCard/34)
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
Installed RAM 8GB
RAM Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM 16GB
RAM Speed 1333MHz
Installed Cache Memory 6144 KB
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Graphic Processor AMD Radeon HD 6750M & Intel HD Graphics 3000
Installed Video Memory 1GB & 384MB
Networking Type Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link Protocol AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
Battery Run Time Up to 8 Hours
Battery Technology Lithium polymer
Depth 10.5 in.
Height 0.98 in.
Width 15.4 in.
Weight 6.6 lb.
Release Date Early 2011
Input Method Keyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad
Exterior Colour Silver


About our warranty:

These MacBank items includes our FREE 12 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 Thunderbolt
3 x USB 2.0
1 x FireWire 800
1 x Ethernet


Whats in the box:

1 x 17″ Apple MacBook Pro 8,3
1 x 85W Magsafe Charger
1 x UK Power Cable