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Processor: For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, you have the option to choose from a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. For the 15- and 17-inch models, you are treated with the fastest dual core processors in the market – the Intel i5 and i7 processors with Turbo Boost speeds that reach up to 3.33GHz. And with an integrated memory controller, the processors have faster access to memory data. These speeds have more than enough muscle to flex their way through any program you intend to throw at them, but if you’re looking to maximize the performance of your MacBook Pro, opt for the faster processor. You will pay a premium for the price, but you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing you are operating at the fastest possible speed available.


Hard Drive: A couple of hard drive options are available for the 13-inch MacBook Pro – the 250GB and the 320GB. For the 15-inch model, you can choose from its 320GB and 500GB hard drive sizes. And for the 17-inch MacBook Pro, there’s the 500GB Serial ATA hard drive. All these are hefty chunks of storage space capable of holding multiple programs, large libraries of music and photos, and even whole movies. If you are involved with graphics intensive activities that will require a lot of storage space for your work, or you intend to store large libraries of media, consider a larger faster hard drive a worthy investment.

Axiom Memory 1GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM for Select iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro Models MA346G/A-AX
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1GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM for Select iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro Models
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Final Price:  $20.00

Memory: All MacBook Pro models come with a 4GB worth of DDR3 memory; allowing the MacBook Pro to keep up with any multi tasking it has to juggle. If you are purchasing the MacBook Pro to handle a lot of work, graphics, or gaming, higher RAM will give you a lot of bang for your buck. The MacBook Pro can support up to 8GB worth of RAM, with that much memory muscle, your notebook will be able to run anything as smooth as butter.