MacBook Pro (Early 2008)


Family: MacBook Pro

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.2

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: February 2008

Terminated: October 2008


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (T9xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.4/2.5 GHz (2.6 GHz BTO)

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 800 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: PC2-5300 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 667 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4 GB

Expansion Slots: 1 ExpressCard/34


Screen: 15.4 LED-backlit TFT/17" active matrix TFT (LED-backlit available BTO)

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

VRAM: 256/512 MB GDDR3

Max Resolution: 1440x900/1680x1050

Video Out: dual-link DVI

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 200/250 GB 5400 RPM (w/SMS) (200/7200, 300/4200 available BTO)

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/16x/8x/8x/8x/8x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD+R DL


USB: 2/3 2.0

Firewire: 1

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

Dimensions: 1.0" H x 14.1" W x 9.6" D

Weight: 5.4 lbs.


The 2.4 GHz model used an Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T8300 CPU, with 3 MB of L2 cache. The 17.1" was discontinued in January 2009, weighed 6.8 lbs and had the following dimensions: 1" H x 15.4" W x 10.2" D.

Introduced in February 2008, the MacBook Pro (Early 2008) was a speed-bump of the MacBook Pro (Mid 2007). The MacBook Pro (Early 2008) shipped in three configurations:

  • 15.4"/2.4 GHz/3 MB L2/2 GB RAM/200 GB HD/256 MB VRAM/$1999
  • 15.4"/2.5 GHz/6 MB L2/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD/512 MB VRAM/$2499
  • 17"/2.5 GHz/6 MB L2/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD/512 MB VRAM/$2799

A 2.6 GHz processor was available as a Build-to-order option. In October 2008 All models except the 17" were discontinued in favor of the new Unibody models. The 17" got 4GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive, and continued to sell for $2799, until it was replaced in January 2009, by the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.