MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)


Family: MacBook Pro

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.7

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: June 2009

Terminated: April 2010


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (T9xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.8 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 6 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-8500 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 8 GB

Expansion Slots: 1 ExpressCard/34


Screen: 17" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 512 MB GDDR3, 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1920x1200

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x/8x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD±R DL


USB: 3 2.0

Firewire800: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Power: 85 Watts

Battery Life: 8 hours

Dimensions: 0.98" H x 15.47" W x 10.51" D

Weight: 6.6 lbs.


The MacBook Pro's second graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 272 MB of RAM.

Introduced in June 2009, the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009) was a speed-bump of the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009), released only five months before. The processor speed was increased to 2.8 GHz, and the hard drive capacity was increased to to 500 GB. The MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009) shipped in a single configuration, with 4 GB of RAM, for $2499, and was replaced by the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010) in April 2010.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.