Prototype MacBook Pro hits eBay

Apr 27, 2009
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A prototype 2006 Apple MacBook Pro has shown up on eBay, bearing a beta wireless card and green logic board.  The laptop is believed to have been constructed to test out the new wireless card, which is labeled as "M35B Dusty Client DVT Wireless Sample".

The MacBook Pro also has an FCC warning sticker on the bottom, suggesting that it had not past the Commission's wireless testing, together with a barcode label linking it to the Apple Development Team.  There's also a list of full specifications, confirming not only that the notebook has a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 and 2GB of RAM, but WiFi a/b/g/n.

At time of writing, bidding for the prototype MacBook Pro is up to $400, with two days and 10hrs left to run.  Potential buyers are warned that so far attempts to upgrade it beyond OS X 10.4.9 Tiger have failed.

[Thanks Steve!]


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