What was the cMBP back in the day?

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  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Searching through the archives where people were talking about Glossy vs Anti-Glare, they keep mentioning a cMBP but no one says what it's abbreviated for. I know it's a MacBook Pro, but what was the little 'c' for?
     
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  3. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    cMBP usually refers to any Macbook Pro that doesn't have a Retina display. It could mean the orignal Macbook Pro produced from 2006-2008 or the unibody machines produced from 2008-2012 (well technically the 13" stuck around until 2016). Basically, if it has an optical drive, removable battery, ethernet port, firewire, expresscard slot, or a spinning HD, it's a cMBP.

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  4. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Holy Smokes! My 2007 MBP is a cMBP and I didn't even know it! :)
     
  5. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    How I miss the old non-chicklet keyboards.
     
  6. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    I too have a 2007 cMBP 17" but hate the keyboard.

    prefer the newer island type keys.
    great laptop stopped using as too heavy to and from work everyday.

    Non of my macs are retina bar my ipad3 but I dont use it hardly at all now.
     
  7. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    The irony is that while a lot of these machines can't run a modern version of OS X, they run Windows 10 or Chrome OS perfectly well. I'd take one of these running Windows 10 over a cheap PC.
     
  8. howiest macrumors regular

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    I bought a 2007 15" MacBook Pro new, and instead of getting rid of it I max'ed out the RAM (6 GB), and stuck an SSD in it. Those upgrades were a game changer, and it now runs El Capitan quite nicely.
     

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