MacBook Pro (15-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 (P7xxx/P8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.53/2.66/2.8 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: 3 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: SD card


Screen: 15.4" LED-backlit TFT

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

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

Max Resolution: 1440x900

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 250/320/500 GB 5400 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

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


USB: 2 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: 7 hours

Dimensions: 0.95" H x 14.35" W x 9.82" D

Weight: 5.5 lbs.


The 2.8 GHz model used an Intel Mobile Core Duo T9600 CPU with 6 MB of L2 cache. The 2.53 GHz model had only a single NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU 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 (15-inch, Mid 2009) was primarily a speed-bump of the The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008). In addition to including faster processors, The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) included two major changes: The ExpressCard/34 slot was replaced with an SD card slot, and the removable battery was replaced with the integrated battery introduced with the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009).

The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) shipped in three configurations: 2.53 GHz/4 GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce 9400M/250 GB HD/$1699, 2.66 GHz/4 GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce 9400M & 9600M GT/256 MB VRAM/320 GB HD/$1999, 2.8 GHz/4 GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce 9400M & 9600M GT/512 MB VRAM/500 GB HD/$2299. Built-to-order options included a 3.06 GHz processor, 320 and 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drives, a 128 or 256 GB solid-state drive, an anti-glare display, and up to 8 GB of RAM. All models were discontinued in April 2010, replaced by the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.