eBay
  • eBay Deals
  • Shop gifts
Click to Go Back to search resultsBack to search results
Apple MacBook Pro A1297 17" Laptop (Octo...
Photo contributed by #M#.This product photo was contributed by the community member attributed here.
Enlarge
 
Most relevant review:
See all reviews
rating
Love this Mac, but wish it was more upgrade-friendly!
I love this computer! I use it for classes in college, photoshop side projects, playing some less-demanding games, and just browsing the web. The screen real estate is bigger ...Read more
rating
this is the best MacBook Pro for software development w/o external monitor
Overall this is a very nice laptop. My primary use is software development and I'm very satisfied with the machine. One upgrade that it needs is memory and hard disk. I upgrad...Read more

Apple MacBook Pro A1297 17" Laptop (October, 2011) - Customized

Configure your computer Multiple Configurations AvailableReset Configuration
Memory
4GB+8GB+16GB+
Hard Drive Capacity
120GB+250GB+320GB+500GB+750GB+1TB+
Processor Type
Processor Speed
1.5GHz+2GHz+2.5GHz+

Product description

Product Highlights
Video

Product Identifiers
ManufacturerApple
Product FamilyMacBook Pro
Model IDMacBookPro8,3
Model NumberA1297
EAN411378290571, 885909538270

Processor
Number of CoresQuad-Core

Motherboard
Bus Speed1066 MHz
DMI (Direct Media Interface)5 GT/s

Display
Display TechnologyLED
Display Size17"

Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot
Expansion Ports1 x IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800), 2 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Expandability1 x SDXC Card Slot
Special FeaturesIntegrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port

Hard Drive
Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA

Memory
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported RAM8 GB
Installed Cache Memory8192 KB

CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW

Video
Installed Video Memory384 MB

Audio
Audio Output TypeHeadphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Sound card, Speaker(s)
Audio Input TypeIntegrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Microphone, Optical Digital In

Networking
Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, EDGE, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Battery
Battery Run TimeUp to 7 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer

Dimensions
Depth10.51 in.
Height1 in.
Width15.47 in.
Weight6.6 lb.

Miscellaneous
Release DateOctober, 2011
Input MethodKeyboard, Remote Control, TouchPad, Trackpad

eBay Product ID: EPID110931896
eBay users' reviews
Apple MacBook Pro A1297 17" Laptop (October, 2011) - Customized
  • Average rating:
    Based on 9 user reviews
  • Rating distributions

  • 5 stars8
  • 4 stars1
  • 3 stars0
  • 2 stars0
  • 1 star0
Feature ratings
Size / weight
Battery life
Performance
Value for money
Relevance|Newest|Popular

All Reviews

Love this Mac, but wish it was more upgrade-friendly!

Overall rating:
4/5
Feature ratings
Size / weight
Battery life
Performance
Value for money
 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 13/11/14
I love this computer! I use it for classes in college, photoshop side projects, playing some less-demanding games, and just browsing the web. The screen real estate is bigger in person. I love everything about it! There are a few things to consider when buying this laptop. One, it has very small font. I like it and it suits me well, but others may find it hard to read. Two, I recently had a problem with the headphone jack displaying a red LED light which lets the user know that there is something wrong with the headphone port. This means I can't listen to anything through my speakers once the headphones are removed. I fixed this by putting a cut in half Q-Tip in the input and wiggled it around until it fixed. I normally hate using the jam it in method, but that is what it said on multiple reputable websites. It worked so I guess they were right. Three, I think the laptop could use a better graphics card or at least allow you to upgrade it yourself. This would allow a gamer such as myself to not have to play on low settings to get decent FPS on a game like DOTA. Overall, this is a great laptop and I would recommend to anyone. I get complements on it all the time!
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

this is the best MacBook Pro for software development w/o external monitor

Overall rating:
5/5
Feature ratings
Size / weight
Battery life
Performance
Value for money
 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 02/01/13
Overall this is a very nice laptop. My primary use is software development and I'm very satisfied with the machine. One upgrade that it needs is memory and hard disk. I upgraded my memory to max 1GB supported and replaced the HDD with and SSD which makes this a beast, light and fast!
The 17 inch is just right for my needs so size is not an issue for me. I prefer having more real estate on the display as I rarely use an external monitor.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Fabulous product and an outstanding value for price!!!!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 03/01/13
I wanted to replace a 2008 Macbook Pro with this newer model and the last model that Apple made as a 17" laptop.
The product has much faster processor, double the RAM and new Thunderbolt connection for external monitor and/or hard drives.
Also has new Operating System MAC OS 10.8 Mountain Lion which also speeds up processing.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Out of production but still one of the best Apple Computers available

Overall rating:
5/5
Feature ratings
Size / weight
Battery life
Performance
Value for money
 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 05/03/14
It is a shame Apple no longer makes a 17 inch Macbook pro. I have been using an 11" air book for just about everything. The difference in the screen size is amazing.
Not an easy computer to travel with but it once there the screen size makes it worth the trouble. I also like the ability to upgrade/replace the drive and the memory something not easily done in the new MacBooks.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Been enjoying the less then 30 sec stasrt up.

Overall rating:
5/5
Feature ratings
Size / weight
Battery life
Performance
Value for money
 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 03/08/12
Super fast. lightweight. The Anti-Glare screen is a beauty. All in all...couldn't find a better machine. It's been running all the programs with clean precision, only one crash and that was on purpose. Have the Hybrid drive installed. but not sure if I like it yet. I don't understand it's set up, but I think it is what makes the machine start up so fast.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Bubble Opens Help Start of layer
Bubble Help End of layer