17 MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Intel core2duo, 3G RAM, 250G HD, Superdrive, Lion & assorted software £499
The Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 17-Inch features a 2.33 GHz “Core 2 Duo” processor (T7600), with two independent processor “cores”, a 4 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 2.0 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, a 160 GB hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” technology, and an 8X dual-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive. It also includes an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory and dual-link DVI functionality, and a 17″ widescreen 1680×1050 TFT active-matrix display (glossy display option available).
Like the original 17-inch MacBook Pro model, this model has the same fiber-optic-based “ambient light sensor” that adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness, “scrolling TrackPad”, “MagSafe” power connector, integrated iSight video camera, and included Apple Remote. Connectivity includes the same ExpressCard/34 slot, AirPort Extreme (although the Core 2 Duo models support 802.11n as well as 802.11g after a firmware update), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire “400″ port, Firewire “800″ port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out of the original 17-inch model.