Apple MacBook Pro MA897LL/A
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Wuggee Rating
Wuggee Notes
Low-cost processor suitable for basic tasks such as internet, music, movies.
Processor not suitable for multitasking, and computation intensive tasks such as advanced photo and video editing, etc.
Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
Basic GPU allows playing less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at low detail settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2,) even at lowest settings
17" screen suitable as desktop replacement and gaming; not ideal for portability
Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
No integrated webcam; will need separate webcam purchase for video chat (or camera information unavailable)
Basic Specs2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
2 GB RAM
6 lbs; 17" display; 1680 x 1050 resolution
160 GB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 3.60 stars (51 user reviews)
BatteryNot avail
Display
17"
1680 x 1050
Camera
Other Specs
6 lbs overall weight
Optical : Double-layer DVDRW/CD-RW
Built-in AirPort Extreme (draft-802.11n, 802.11a/b/g-compliant) Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless interface
PortsNot avail
Resources
 3.6 stars (51 user reviews)
I purchased this battery after my (second) $138 Genuine Apple battery started swelling and died after 209 cycle (supposed to last at least 300 cycles)The shipping was fast and the item was received on... I have been researching like a crazy person for a high-quality battery for my beloved, "gigantor" 17" MacBook Pro that I use daily for freelancing...for making money. This big ol' silver beast has bee... Not my first replacement for a MAC laptop - recommend you always read the user reviews BEFORE you order and only go with the ones that get the best ratings. This battery arrived quickly, installed ea... My 17" Macbook pro has been through two batteries in the last couple of years. This time I decided to try a third party battery because, as we all know the Apple batteries cost around $130.00. I'd say... Trying to save money is not always a good idea, and you end up spending more time trying to return it, not to mention frustration with a faulty product.This was the second battery I purchased that was... I had tired of buying expensive authentic Apple batteries for my aging MacBook Pro and decided to give this third-party option a try based on price alone. It's a simpler design, visibly cost-engineere...
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