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Apple 17″ MacBook Pro – Quad Core i7 2.4Ghz – 2011

Apple 17″ MacBook Pro – Quad Core i7 2.4Ghz – 2011

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Condition:Grade A - Click for more info.
Battery Life:80%+ Original Manufacture Capacity - Click for more info.
Processor:Quad Core i7 2.4Ghz
Memory (RAM):Configure up to 16GB (1333Mhz)
Storage:Configure up to 480GB SSD
Graphics:AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Screen:17" Widescreen (1920x1200)
Operating System:macOS High Sierra 10.13
Warranty:1 Year Warranty - Click for more info.
Delivery Time:Next Day Delivery (48Hr Dispatch) - Click for more info.
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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 a fresh installation of the MacOS High Sierra and with a free 12 month warranty which covers both parts and labour, for extra piece of mind.

The base model is 8GB / 120GB SSD, but you can configure to your own requirements using the drop-down fields to increase the RAM or have a larger SSD installed – its your choice! Please also note that the SSD that you select to install will be a new unit, not the old, pre-existing one or a refurbished one, to give your unit that extra “works like new” touch.

Also, as you may be aware, these Macbook Pro units suffer from Graphics card failure, due to a manufacturing defect in the lead free solder used in their original production, which can crack over time and cause the GPU to overheat and fail. Apple ran a recall programme to rectify this, which expired in Dec 2016.

As a matter of course, we run a similar programme to Apple, in that all of these models, that we refurbish, have a new GPU fittedwith new solder that will not be affected by the issue. This will give you confidence that the MacBook Pro you purchase from us will give you years of trouble free service

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

Product Information
The system is powered by a quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 CPU with 3.5GHz Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 support. The computer is loaded with 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-10600) memory, the original 5400rpm hard drive has been upgraded to a new Solid State Drive, giving superb read/write speed improvements. You’ll be able to connect to the Internet with ease via 802.11n Wi-Fi or wired Gigabit Ethernet. The MacBook Pro also features built-in Bluetooth, making it easy to use the system with wireless headphones, keyboard, mice, and other compatible peripherals. An ExpressCard/34 slot is available, allowing you to use compatible expansion cards with the system.

Graphics are handled by a hybrid system that gives you the best of both worlds in regards to battery life and performance. The MacBook Pro will use an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU for light tasks — such as web browsing and word processing. When more performance is needed — for video games, HD video playback, or the like — the system will switch over to the dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6770M. The Radeon features 1GB of fast GDDR5 memory, which translates into pretty awesome performance.

The computer features a comfortable backlit chiclet-style keyboard, which features space between each key for improved accuracy and comfort when typing. It also sports a glass Multi-Touch trackpad with a clickable design. Rather than having a separate button for mouse clicks, the entire surface of the pad is clickable. This increases the active surface area, and allows you to quickly click, even if your finger is near the top of the trackpad.

What’s more, the smooth surface fully supports Multi-Touch gestures — you can tap the trackpad with one finger to click, with two fingers to right click, scroll through documents using two fingers, pinch to zoom, navigate through Safari or iPhoto with three-finger left and right swipes, or use two fingers to rotate a photo or PDF.

Product Identifiers
ManufacturerApple
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro 8,3
Model NumberA1297
Processor
Processor TypeIntel Core i7 (i7-2760QM)
Processor Speed2.4GHz with Turbo Boost to 3.5GHz
Number of CoresQuad-Core
Motherboard
Bus Speed1333MHz
Display
Display TechnologyLED
Display Size17″
Display Max. Resolution1920 x 1200
Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot, Slot For Cable Lock
Expansion Ports3 x USB 2.0, Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 x PCMCIA Card Slot (ExpressCard/34)
Special FeaturesIntegrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port
Storage Drive
Drive Capacity240GB
Drive TypeSolid State Drive
Memory
Installed RAM8GB
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM16GB
RAM Speed1333MHz
Installed Cache Memory6144 KB
CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Video
Graphic ProcessorAMD Radeon HD 6770M & Intel HD Graphics 3000
Installed Video Memory1GB & 384MB
Networking
Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Run TimeUp to 8 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer
Dimensions
Depth10.5 in.
Height0.98 in.
Width15.4 in.
Weight6.6 lb.
Miscellaneous
Release DateLate 2011
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, Trackpad
Exterior ColourSilver

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.

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

Memory

16GB, 8GB

Storage

120GB SSD, 240GB SSD, 480GB SSD

Screen Size

17-inch

Condition

Grade A

Suitability

Office and Home (Faster), Photo and Design

How much memory do I need?


Use CaseDescription4GB8GB16GB32GB
Office ProductivityBasic Document Work
Large Documents, Heavy Multitasking
Web BrowsingBasic Multitab Browsing
Heavy (30+ Tab) Browsing
Media StreamingAudio or Video (Netflix/Youtube)
Photo EditingBasic
Intermediate
Advanced
Video Editing / Music ProductionLow-End (1080p)
Mid-Range (2K – With Supported Graphics Card)
High-End (4K With Supported Graphics Card)

 

 

What is an SSD and why do we supply them with every system?


FactorDifference
Access Time (amount of time required to find your data).An SSD is 190% faster.
ReliabilityAn SSD is 120% more reliable.
Energy Savings An SSD has 100% lower power consumption. (Longer battery life).
Backup TimeSSDs on average are 110% faster to backup.

 

 

We no longer supply Hard Disk Drives (HDD) storage and only install Solid State Drives (SSD).
The reason for this is that is that Apple has introduced a new file saving system called APFS, with the latest macOS High Sierra, which is:
Designed specifically for Solid State Drives.
– Optimizes data storage for increased speed.
SSDs can access all data storage locations simultaneously. An HDD cannot do this.
An HDD just like a vinyl player uses its needle to play your song an HDD uses a needle to read your data. An SSD doesn’t need a needle as it has access to everything instantly. APFS scatters your data across your drive for efficiency with SSDs, however, this has the adverse effect with HDDs and dramatically reduces performance and progressively worsens over time.
Because of this, we stopped supplying any products that have macOS High Sierra with HDD storage a long time ago. All of these products have the old HDD removed and an SSD installed to replace it. Benefits of this are:
– Improved reliability with no physical wear from moving parts.
– Improved performance at 4x faster with no reduction in disk speed over time.
– Increased longevity of your Mac with the use of upgraded current technology.

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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 NOT available on this product.

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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