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17-inch Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A (Late 2011)

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Pros: is fast with thunderbolt and lots of hard drive space

Cons: has been discontinued from apple site and won't get the new display etc due to

this is a nice to have mac i have the mid 2010 model thats  like it just not quad core with thunderbolt. I want to upgrade due to I have the mid 2010 with same design etc and a i7 processor and apple care i plan to sell to upgrade to this one this late 2011 model is a good and fast one especially with the i7 and quad core and if u decide to upgrade to more ram it comes with 500gb hard drive that can be upgraded. This is a good one to have because the 17 inch macs have 3 usb jacks and larger screen and more. I have seen and been on this mac before at the apple store and it boots up and opens applications fast, unfortunately you can't find this mac in apple stores anymore, you can find it at places like mac authority and other apple resellers still. The benefits of this mac are ones like its fast, can be i7 quad core , 3 usb jacks , larger screen then others , unlike the new macs has built in cd/dvd burner, and is upgradeable for the hard drive and more. This is a nice mac for those who like 17 inch fast laptops that pack power and performance , and don't want to have to for more screen space buy a external monitor etc. 

17-inch Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A (Late 2011)
Description:

The new MacBook Pro notebooks have several major new features: Intel Core i7 Processors with Turbo Boost Technology, Thunderbolt the next generation of I/O, new AMD Radeon Graphics, and FaceTime HD camera. The 17-inch MacBook Pro now feature the latest quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to one port - with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps. Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and DisplayPort. And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing optional adapter. AMD Radeon graphics on the 15-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than those in previous models, so you can take everything from games to CAD to HD video projects anywhere. FaceTime makes full-screen HD video calls that are astonishingly crisp. And thanks to the new widescreen format, you can get your friends in the picture, too. And with Mac OS X Lion and iLife '11, you're sure to get a great Mac notebook - all in a precision aluminum unibody enclosure that's less than an inch thin. 17.0-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1920-by-1200 resolution Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1GB GDDR5 dedicated memory) with automatic graphics switching Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+-R DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless (based on IEEE 802.11n specification) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet ExpressCard /34 slot FaceTime HD Camera Audio Stereo speakers with subwoofer & omnidirectional microphone Expansions - 3 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Audio line in, Audio line out, 1 x Thunderbolt port (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI supported - requires adapters, sold

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
ManufacturerApple Computer
ModelMD311LL/A
Height0.98 inch (2.50 cm)
Weight6.6 pounds (2.99 kg)
Width15.47 inches (39.3 cm)
List Price$2,499.00
Processor2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 6MB shared L3 cache (configurable to 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache)
Memory4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
Storage750GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive; optional 750GB 7200-rpm hard drive, or 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive1 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory Automatic graphics switching
Video SupportDual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors FaceTime HD camera Thunderbolt port
AudioStereo speakers with subwoofer Omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille) Audio line in minijack (digital/analog) Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog) Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Connections and ExpansionMagSafe power port Gigabit Ethernet port FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps) Three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) Audio line in Audio line out ExpressCard/34 slot Kensington lock slot
Electrical and Operating RequirementsLine voltage: 100V to 240V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C) Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C) Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
Limited Warranty and Service90 days of complimentary telephone support and a one-year warranty
Environmental Status ReportHighly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure Mercury-free LED-backlit display Arsenic-free display glass BFR-free PVC-free Energy Efficient Ethernet Reduced packaging volume Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements Rated EPEAT Gold
In the BoxMacBook Pro MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord Display polishing cloth Printed and electronic documentation
Included SoftwareOS X Lion, iLife '11
Depth10.51 inches (26.7 cm)
Display17-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Battery and Power95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery 85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system MagSafe power port
WirelessWi-Fi wireless networking (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)
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

 

Technical Specifications

 

Display

LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors.

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17-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display with support for millions of colors

 

Supported resolutions:

1920 by 1200 (native), 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024 pixels at 5:4 aspect ratio stretched; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1600 by 1200, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched

 

Price

$2,499.00

Storage

 

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500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive; optional 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive, 750GB 7200-rpm hard drive, or 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive

 

8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

 

Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW


Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD

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Processor and Memory

Powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 and DDR3 memory.

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2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 6MB shared L3 cache 

 

Configurable to 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache

 

Memory

  • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB

 

Size and Weight

 

 

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Height: 0.98 inch (2.50 cm)

Width:  15.47 inches (39.3 cm)

Depth: 10.51 inches (26.7 cm)

Weight: 6.6 pounds (2.99 kg)

Graphics

AMD Radeon and Intel HD Graphics with automatic switching.

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AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

 

Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

 

Automatic graphics switching

Video Support and Camera

Built-in FaceTime camera.

 

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  • FaceTime HD camera

  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

  • Thunderbolt port
 

Thunderbolt digital video output

 
  • Native Mini DisplayPort output
  • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
  • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (optional)
  • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)
  • HDMI audio and video output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

Connections and Expansion

USB 2.0, Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, MagSafe power port.

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  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out 
  • ExpressCard/34 slot
  • Kensington lock slot

 

Battery and Power

Advanced lithium-polymer battery with MagSafe power adapter.

 

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Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

 
85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
 
MagSafe power port

 

Communications

 

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Wi-Fi

802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible

 

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology

Wired

10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Audio

Stereo speakers, microphone, and headphone.

  • Stereo speakers with subwoofer

  • Omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
  • Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
  • Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
  • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC

  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Limited Warranty and Service

90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. 

Environmental Status Report

  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure

  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • Reduced packaging volume
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold

 

In the Box

 

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  • MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Display polishing cloth
  • Printed and electronic documentation

 

Included Software

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OS X Lion

Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.

 

Lion Recovery

OS X Lion includes a built-in set of tools for repairing your Mac in the Lion Recovery, a new feature that lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without a physical disc.

 
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Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
 

 

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