Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory Upgrades
The Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo was announced in June of 2007 as “a portable powerhouse for creative and professional users” but which also proved to be a popular alternative to PC laptops for the average consumer as well with its fast processing speed and bounty of options and attractive graphics.
The Apple MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz was the first of the Apple MacBooks to feature the new, power-efficient LED-backlit display a green innovation ahead of its time which was part of the company’s effort to eliminate the use of mercury in its products. This display measures 15.4, offers 1440-by-900 resolution, with AMD Radeon HD 6750M.
The processor on the MacBook Pro 2.2 GHZ was the then state-of-the-art quad-core Intel i7 processor delivering up to 2x faster performance over previous MacBook Pro models and featured 2GB installed RAM, as well as a 750 GB serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM). Further, this MacBook Pro model was the first to offer the high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology with 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions.
The Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15.4-inch) shipped with the following features in the summer of 2007
iSight video camera
lightweight, aluminum enclosure just 1 inch thick
8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Two video processors AMD Radeon HD 6750M and the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor to conserve battery life when off the charger
Buttonless multi-touch trackpad
Wi-Fi wireless networking4 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
Stereo speakers with subwoofer
2 USB ports
one FireWire 800 port
SDXC card slot
ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot for expansion solutions such as 3G wireless networking,
DVI video output to connect up to a 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
Up to 7 hours of battery life
Meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements
Rated EPEAT Gold
Dimensions: 14.35 x 9.82 x 0.95 inches (WxDxH)
Weight: 5.6 pounds
This MacBook Pro came with advanced operating system, Mac OS® X version 10.4.9 Tiger, including Safari™, Mail, iCal®, iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth. The MacBook Pro 2.2 GHZ also came with iLife® ’06, the Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto®, iMovie® HD, iDVD®, GarageBand™ and iWeb™.
Accessories included Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that magnetically connected the power cord to the computer and which safely disconnects under strain.
Standard RAM as shipped: 2GB
Maximum Memory Allowed: 4GB
Number of slots: 2 (Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot-not to exceed manufacturers recommended maximum
Memory Type Required: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)