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The information below has been gathered from many sources (spec. database, observation, etc.) and may not be all inclusive. Please feel free to notify us of important errors or omissions.

The original MacBook Pro®, introduced in January of 2006, came with a 15.4-inch TFT 1440x900 LCD, 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2 MB of level 2 cache, 512MB or 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 128MB or 256MB of video RAM, 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, Airport Extreme®, iSight®, stereo speakers, microphone, SuperDrive, remote control, dual USB® 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 2.0, DVI port, FireWire 400 port, ExpressCard/34 slot, microphone/optical audio input, headphone/optical audio output, and MagSafe® power connection.

In April of 2006, the MacBook Pro® (17-Inch) was introduced. This model had a 17-in TFT 1680x1050 Display, 256MB of video RAM (shared), 1GB of RAM, an additional FireWire 800 port and an additional USB port; other features are the same as the 15.4-inch model.

In May of 2006, the MacBook Pro® (15-Inch Glossy) MacBook Pro® (15-Inch Glossy) was introduced. This model is comparable to the original MacBook Pro® except that it had a faster processor (2.0 or 2.16GHz) and a glossy LCD.

Then, in October of 2006, the MacBook Pro® (15-inch Core 2 Duo) and the MacBook Pro® (17-inch Core 2 Duo) were introduced. The entry-level 15-inch model had a 2.16 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The high-end 15- and 17-inch model had a 2.33 GHz processor, and 2GB of RAM. All models include one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 port. Other features were identical to the earlier models.

In June of 2007, the MacBook Pro® (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz), and the MacBook Pro® (17-inch 2.4GHz) were introduced. Two 15-inch models had a 2.2GHz processor with a 120GB HD, and a 2.4GHz processor with a 160GB HD. The single 17-inch 2.4GHz model also had a 160GB HD. All models came with 2GB of RAM and 8x SuperDrives.

In November of 2007, the MacBook Pro® (Late 2007) model was introduced. Still referred to as the MacBook Pro® (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz) and the MacBook Pro® (17-inch 2.4GHz), these models were the same as the earlier models, except that the two high-end machines (15- and 17-inch) had an optional 2.6 GHz processor. Otherwise, these machines are the same as the previous models.

In February of 2008, the MacBook Pro® (15-inch Early 2008) and the MacBook Pro® (17-inch Early 2008) were introduced. The entry-level 15-inch machine had a 2.4GHz processor, and the high-end 15- and 17-inch machines had a 2.5GHz processor. Otherwise, these machines had the same features as the previous models.

In October of 2008, the MacBook Pro® (15-inch Late 2008) was introduced. Sometimes referred to as Unibody, these models had a black keyboard and a new, more solid design. The entry-level machine still had a 2.4GHz processor, but with 3MB of full speed cache, and 256MB of GDDR3 video memory. The two high-end machines had a 2.53GHz or 2.8GHz processor with 6MB of cache, and 512 MB for video. Differences from the previous models also include a 1066MHz FSB, DDR3 PC3-8500 RAM, one FireWire® 800 port, Mini Display port, dual video processors (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M), and a new one-piece trackpad/clicker design.

In January of 2009, the MacBook Pro® (17-inch Early 2009) was introduced. Like the 15-inch Unibody model, except it had a 17-inch (1920x1200) display, 2.66GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 PC3-8500 RAM, extra USB Port, and a built-in main battery.

In June 2009, the MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009) [≥2.66GHz], and MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009) were introduced. The 13-inch model had either a 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz processor, the 15-inch had a 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, or 3.06GHz processor, and the 17-inch had a 2.8GHz or 3.06GHz processor. All of these models eliminated the ExpressCard/34 slot, replacing it with an SD card slot. The 13-inch, and 2.53GHz 15-inch models had only the GeForce 9400M graphics, while the other 15 and 17-inch models retained the dual 9400M/9600M GT configuration. Otherwise, all models had similar features as the previous models

In April of 2010, the MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), and MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010) were introduced. The 13-inch model had either a 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor, the 15-inch had a 2.4GHz Core i5, 2.66GHz Core i5, or 2.66GHz Core i7 processor, and the 17-inch had a 2.53GHz Core i5, 2.66GHz Core i7, or a 2.8GHz Core i7 processor. The 13-inch models had the GeForce 320M graphics, while the 15 and 17-inch models used the dual GeForce 320M/GT 330M configuration. Otherwise, these models had similar features as the previous models.

In February of 2011, the MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), and MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011) were introduced.. The 13-inch model had either a 2.3GHz Core i5 or 2.7GHz Core i7 processor; the 15-inch had the 2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, or 2.3GHz Quad-Core i7 Processor; and the 17-inch had the 2.2GHz or 2.3GHz Quad-Core i7 processor. All of these models used 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM, and had a Thunderbolt port. The 13-inch models had only an Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor; the 2.0GHz 15-inch model has a dual Intel HD Graphics 3000/Radeon HD 6490M (256MB/GDDR5); and the remaining 15-inch and the 17-inch models use the dual Intel HD Graphics 3000/Radeon HD 6750M (1GB/GDDR5). Otherwise, these models had similar features as the previous models.

Introduced in October of 2011, the MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), and MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011) were introduced. The 13-inch model had either a 2.4GHz Core i5 or 2.8GHz Core i7 processor; the 15-inch had the 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, or 2.5GHz Quad-Core i7 Processor; and the 17-inch had the 2.4GHz or 2.5GHz Quad-Core i7 processor. The 2.2GHz 15-inch model had a dual Intel HD Graphics 3000/Radeon HD 6750M (512MB/GDDR5); and the remaining 15-inch and the 17-inch models used the dual Intel HD Graphics 3000/Radeon HD 6770M (1GB/GDDR5). Otherwise, these models had similar features as the previous model.

Introduced in June of 2012, the current line consists of the MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), and MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012). The 13-inch model has either a 2.5GHz Core i5 with 4GB of PC3-10600 RAM, or a 2.9GHz Core i7 processor with 8GB of PC3-12800 RAM; the 15-inch and the Retina have the 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, or 2.7GHz Quad-Core i7 Processors with PC3-12800 RAM. The 2.3GHz 15-inch model now has a dual Intel HD Graphics 4000/GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 (the faster 15-inch models and all of the Retina models have 1GB of GDDR5). The Retina Models have a new Hi-Res (2880x1800) displays, Solid State Hard Drives, and are built much less serviceable (like the MacBook Air). All models now have USB 3.0, but the Retina models do not have FireWire;

Click Here for detailed specifications on all of the MacBook Pros.

All MacBook Pros are hard to work on. RAM is user-installable, but most other repairs require major disassembly. Few parts are interchangeable between the various models.

Please contact us before ordering any part that doesn't specifically state compatibility with your EXACT model.

We have or can get almost any part for the MacBook Pro®. If you don't see what you need, please contact us. We will do our best to help you out.



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