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Sell MacBook Pro 17-inch 2008
Judging by the exterior design, the 2008 MacBook Pro (17-inch) remains unchanged. Newbie Apple users may consider the unchanged exterior a put-off, but it is a characteristic Apple design pattern. The Cupertino-based company follows a minimalistic approach to upgrades. Exterior designs are rarely changed unless a functional transformation creates space for another port or outlet. So the exterior design of the 2008 MacBook Pro is identical to the MacBook Pros in the past couple of generations.
The fun starts when you turn on the device. If you've used the previous model, you will notice that the new 17-inch MacBook Pro has a higher native resolution screen than prior models. The new model comes with a 1,920-by-1,200 resolution display vs. the previous 1,680-by-1,050 display; that's 31% more pixels occupying the same amount of screen space.
Thanks to the upgrade, you can fit a larger image on the screen, watch full 1080p HD video, and have more windows open. On the flip side, pictures and symbols appear to be smaller on this screen.
Still on the new additions, the latest 17-inch MacBook Pro has more RAM (4GB vs. 2GB) than the previous model. The basic configuration hard drive was also upgraded, with a capacity of 320GB instead of the previous 250GB.
Although, with the previous model, you can get all components (except for the 7,200 rpm hard drive) of the 2008 MacBook Pro through the customize-to-order options.
Whichever way, the 2008 MacBook Pro 17 is old-news now, especially in the US, where we are quick to discard older laptops for the latest ones. If you still own a 2008 MacBook Pro, it is likely packed and collecting dust or underused. You make the best of the device by selling it to fund the purchase of a new generation MacBook. This way, you are saving the planet from electronic waste. If this sounds interesting, consider selling your 2008 MacBook Pro 17 on Gizmogo for the best price. We also offer swap services.
Design info: As stated earlier, the 2008 MacBook Pro 17-inch has the same external details as the 2007 version. It features the same chassis, weighs the same 6.6 pounds, and has the same peripheral ports - three USB 2.0 connectors, one FireWire 400, and one FireWire 800 port. Also, it features the same keyboard and trackpad and the ability to identify three-finger multitouch gestures but not the new four-finger gestures.
It also uses the same Intel Penryn CPU, a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo, which is slightly slower than the 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo in the high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro.
A FireWire 800 port, Two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, headphones, a Mini DisplayPort, a MagSafe power port, and mic connections, and a Kensington lock slot are all available on the MacBook Pro. It also comes with a space for an ExpressCard/34 (but alas, no memory card reader).
Capacity info: Apple equipped this MacBook Pro with a 320.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard disk with a "Sudden Motion Sensor" to protect your data in the case of accidental damage.
Size and weight info: This MacBook Pro measures 1.0 in x 15.4 in x 10.4 in and weighs 6.8 lbs (3.08 kg).
Display info: The MacBook Pro boasts a 17-inch antiglare widescreen TFT LED-backlit display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. The display can support addition resolution including 1024x768, 800x600, 1280x800, and 1152x720.
Camera info: The laptop has an inbuilt iSight video camera. According to Apple's marketing material, the iSight video camera is capable of video calls – skype calls.
The output is not excellent but decent enough for communication.
Chip info: The MacBook Pro comes with MacOS X 10.5.2 (9C2018) pre-installed and a 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T9300). It also has an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI.
Not one but two Nvidia graphics cards are included in the MacBook Pro: a GeForce 9400M with 256MB of shared memory (integrated) and a GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB of dedicated memory (discrete). Apple claims that having two graphics cards provides customers the best of both worlds: they can utilize discrete graphics while gaming or editing high-definition movies and then switch back to integrated graphics when they're just perusing the web (or need to conserve battery life).
Battery info: The MacBook Pro sports a 68-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery that lasts 4.5 hours when used wirelessly. This is a little improvement over the previous generation, but it still delivers mediocre performance due to the internal components' excessive power consumption.
With the integrated graphics card switched on and Wi-Fi turned off, the Pro lasted 2:47 on a DVD rundown test. That's a 20-minute improvement over the previous MacBook Pro, but it's still not terrible.
If you are interested in selling your MacBook Pro 17-inch 2008 for cash, or you want to make an upgrade, you can do so on Gizmogo. We have done business with over 1000 customers and counting; so we are well experienced to service all your needs. If you choose to trade with us, we will buy your MacBook Pro 17-inch 2008 at the best market price and recycle it for use. Join us in saving the planet from e-waste; call us to begin.
You can also exchange your MacBook Pro 17-inch 2008 for a newer gadget listed on the Gizmogo website. Our process is simple, and it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish! First, log in to the Gizmogo website, browse through our available products, make a selection and reach out to us with the details.
Have you been looking to make some easy bucks on your used devices? If yes, Gizmogo is the right place to be! We offer free inspections and fast payments to all our customers within 24 hours of the transaction. Visit the selling page for the 2008 MacBook Pro 17-inch (or the device you want to sell) to provide information about the condition of the device and get an offer.