How do I find out what exactly my MBP has for specs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by idle0095, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. idle0095 macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2008
    I was on and i saw that there was four main macbook pro reviews done. all different dates and different specs. my specs seemed to be the ones that were dated in 2008 and 2007. but i dont beileve my MBP is that new. I was told it was 16 Months old but the specs i have in my MBP are better then a 16 month old computer. How can i tell in detail what i have for specs. how do i see if i have a intel core 2 duo or just core duo. how do i find if i have the wireless n card and if i have firewire 800. the main things really. also want to know what t series processor i have as well. also if i have 15.4" glossy widescreen TFT LED backlit display (1440 x 900). help
  2. atluten macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
    Top left of your screen you should see a blue Apple logo. Click on it and select "About this Mac." The resulting window will show you the kind of processor, it's speed, and the amount of memory you have. If you want more details click on "More Info..." Cheers.
  3. idle0095 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2008
    yes i saw that but it dont tell me T series of the processor. it dont tell me if i have wireless n card, dont tell me if i have the backlite led display. things like that i need to know what i have.
  4. sahni130 macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2008
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    what are your specs? what is the speed of the frontside bus and the speed of the ram? How much is the capacity of the hard drive and what kind of graphics card do you gave?
  5. idle0095 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2008
    i traded my new macbook for this used macbook pro yesterday.

    specs are

    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    does this mean i have intel core 2 duo?

    3 Gigs ram
    120G hard drive changed it to 250G.

    ATI Radeon X1600:
    Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x71c5
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.068
    Color LCD:
    Display Type: LCD
    Resolution: 1440 x 900
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Built-In: Yes
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Does this show if i have the tft backlite display?


    Firmware Revision: AA26
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

    is this the double layer dvd rom??

    Isight camera.
    I dont know how to find if i have a wireless n card or not because it only shows it as a airport card.
  6. jroller macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Google mactracker; it has data about every mac ever made. You should be able to find your specs there.
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
    Introduced: May 2006
    Discontinued: October 2006
    Machine ID: MacBookPro1,1
    Model Number: --
    Order Number: MA600LL (2.0 GHz), MA601LL (2.16 GHz)
    Initial Price: $1,999 (2.0 GHz) $2,499 (2.16 GHz) USD
    Support Status: Supported
    Processor: Intel Core Duo (T2500, T2600) ("Yonah")
    Number of Cores: 2
    Processor Speed: 2.0 or 2.16 GHz
    Benchmarks: 2.0 GHz: 2458, 2.16 GHz: 2660
    Cache: 2 MB on chip shared L2 cache
    System Bus: 667 MHz
    Hard Drive: 80, 100, 120 GB 5400-rpm or 100 GB 7200-rpm
    Media: 4x Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling
    Keyboard: Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys incl. 12 function, 4 arrow, embedded keypad, illuminated with ambient light sensor
    Case: Lightweight aluminum alloy
    Weight and Dimensions (US): 5.6 lbs., 1" H x 14.1" W x 9.6" D
    Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 kg, 2.59 cm H x 35.7 cm W x 24.3 cm D
    Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.6 (8I1121)
    Later Mac OS: --
    Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
    Hardware Test: AHT 3A107
    Firmware: Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
    Firmware Update: MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2
    Firmware Update URL:
    Logicboard RAM: None
    Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB
    Type of RAM Slots: 2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM
    Minimum RAM Speed: --
    Interleaving Support: Yes
    Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
    ATI Card Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
    Graphics Connection: PCI Express
    Graphics Memory: 128 or 256 MB GDDR3
    Built-in Display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) TFT, Optional glossy display
    Brightness: --
    DPI: 106
    Resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480 and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio
    Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
    External Resolution: Up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
    Display Connection: 1 - Dual-link DVI (VGA, Composite and S-video with adapter)
    Camera: Built-in iSight
    Expansion Slots: 1 - ExpressCard/34
    Expansion Bays: None
    Hard Drive Bus: 1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
    Optical Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (running at UATA/66)
    Motion Sensor: Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
    Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)
    System Battery: 60-watt-hour lithium-polymer (M9756G/A)
    Battery Life: Up to 4.5 hours
    Max Watts: --
    Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
    AirPort: Built-in AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
    Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) (support for jumbo frames)
    Infrared: 1 - For Apple Remote only
    Modem: Optional Apple USB Modem (MA034Z/A)
    USB: 2 - 480 MBit/s
    FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s
    Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
    Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack, 1 - Built-in microphone
    Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack, 2 - Built-in speakers
    ENERGY STAR: Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
    EPEAT: --
    History: The MacBook Pro was the first portable Mac to use Intel processors. The name for Apple's professional portable was ostensibly changed from PowerBook because Apple felt that all Macintoshes should have "Mac" in their product names. Though the MacBook Pro included a number of enhancements to the final iteration of the PowerBook G4—a thinner case, a built-in iSight camera, a remote control with Apple's Front Row home media center software, an ExpressCard/34 slot, improved wireless reception, a larger screen and the new "MagSafe" power connector designed to be less prone to damage—there were also some notable omissions. The MacBook Pro no longer included FireWire800, s-video or modem ports (a USB modem was available separately), and the slot-loading SuperDrive no longer supported dual-layer DVD+R media. The MacBook Pro shipped in two configurations: 1.83 GHz/80 GB/$1999 U.S. and 2.0 GHz/100 GB/$2499 U.S. Both configurations were speed-bumped in May 2006 to 2.0 GHz and 2.16 GHz, respectively, and were made available with a glossy screen as a BTO option.
    History Source:
    History Source Address:
    History License: --
    Created by Mactracker, copyright 2001 - 2008 Ian Page
  8. idle0095 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2008
    so does mactracker tell me what my model is or is it just what was made during that period of time? because when i choose this mac in mactracker i see a basic break down and not showing my comouter because i have 3 gigs ram and it shows 2. i think its just was what was in them during that time.
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    My last post has all the MacTracker info on your model. The System Profiler on your Mac will tell you information specific to your computer, such as amount of RAM you have installed, your specific hard drive, etc.
  10. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    From what I see, you have the first Intel Core Duo MacBook Pro. No wireless-N, and no LED backlighting, I'm afraid. and it can't support 3GB, only 2GB, really. You shouldn't have a Firewire 800 port. The easiest way to differentiate between a Core 2 Duo and a Core Duo is to look at your iSight webcam. Is there a small dot to the right, or is there just one webcam and that's it? The Core Duo MacBook Pro has a small black dot on the right of the webcam.
  11. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2006
    If you just want the CPU, in the terminal (/Applications/Utilities), type "sysctl machdep.cpu.brand_string"

    It's output is something along the lines of: machdep.cpu.brand_string: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz

    However, if you want more info, the mactracker's a better place.
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You answered two of your own questions in the same post. The specs you posted show you have an Intel Core Duo processor, not an Intel Core 2 Duo. You have 2GB of RAM, not 3GB.
  13. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    Well, he COULD have 3GB RAM... but his Core Duo machine will only be able to use 2GB...

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