Mistake? Early escapee? Refurbished MacBook Pro 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BettBee, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. BettBee macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    15.4-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    SD Card Slot
    Built-in 7-hour battery
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB
    Illuminated keyboard


    Ships: 3-5 business days
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    Product Details

    Enclosure Precision aluminum unibody
    Processor 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 Cache 6MB shared
    System bus 1066MHz
    Memory 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB
    Hard drive1 320GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    Slot-loading optical drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor; and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
    Graphics Memory 512MB GDDR3
    Video Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)
    Display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    Expansion One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
    Audio Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital input/analog line in, combined optical digital output/analog line out
    Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
    Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)3 ; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
    Hardware accessories 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
    Height 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
    Width 14.35 inches (36.4 cm)
    Depth 9.82 inches (24.9 cm)
    Weight 5.5 pounds (2.49 kg)4


    Precision aluminum unibody enclosure.

    Carved from a single block of aluminum, MacBook Pro is slim, light, and durable enough to take anywhere.
    Breakthrough battery performance.

    Every new 15-inch MacBook Pro features an advanced built-in battery that lasts up to 7 hours on a single charge.5
    The world's greenest lineup of notebooks.

    Highly recyclable and energy efficient, the new MacBook Pro is designed with the environment in mind.

    Need Assistance?
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    1. 1GB=1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
    2. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256MB.
    3. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
    4. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
    5. For the 15-inch MacBook Pro: Testing conducted by Apple in May 2009 using preproduction 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based MacBook Pro units with a Better Battery Life setting. Battery life depends on configuration and use. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information. The wireless productivity test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%.
    6. Following the 90 day support period, you may be asked to provide a credit card or other payment method.

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  2. Bushiboo macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
  3. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    I don't really follow either...certainly no need to post all of that technical data on a mac site beyond the processor/ram/hd/screen finish? we here on a mac site know all that other stuff...?

    IMO i cant see dropping 2200 bucks on a machine thats been opened up, and yes i know how great apple refurbs are and how they have the same warranty but i personally could never fathom dropping that kind of money on a laptop that isnt brand new...i know i go against the grain here.
  4. BettBee thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    The fastest MacBook Pro I can find for sale on the Apple site is 2.8GHz. So either I'm missing something, or Apple made a mistake in the listing, or some kind of prototype or version of a newer faster MBP has made it into the refurb shop.
  5. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    early escapee, why, because it's a 3.06 machine?

    theyve been selling 3.06 MBPs since June, almost a year now...
  6. BettBee thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010


    I was all hopeful there for a moment. (I've never even looked further at the configuration options for the current MBPs, never been in the market for one before now.)
  7. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    2.8 isn't, and hasn't been, the top model since March 2009. 3.06 is the CTO option on the 2.8 model.

    lol nice edit caspian ;)
  8. neondrgns macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2010
    nothing new here...you can order a 3 ghz processor equipped 15" new as a BTO...I don't see any other stats that are different
  9. sgtCaspian macrumors newbie


    Mar 29, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    I guess you wouldn't know that unless you've actually been to the customization screen. That's the kind of thing you'll want to check before posting speculation though. ;)
  10. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    True enough--I know because I've been rocking a 2.8 since November 2008, which was the CTO option then ;)

    (As an aside it's pretty lame that the CTO 1.5 years ago is STILL the high end standard configuration, having only slipped one slot in the lineup...come on Apple)
  11. BettBee thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Thanks :rolleyes: Live and learn . . .
  12. sgtCaspian macrumors newbie


    Mar 29, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Not to worry...

    I'm hoping for a nice "one more thing" announcement at the end of this thing on Thursday. Core iX notebooks for everyone(soon)!
  13. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    This is a good computer; just ordered one myself albeit, I bought a new machine.
  14. Opstech macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    I have a 3.06
    I've had it for the last 4 months
  15. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    Wouldn't it be great if people researched before posting their ********?
  16. Opstech macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    Calm down Relznuk...He's already been told about researching content. You don't need to add salt to insult. We are here to help others not degrade them.

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