MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2011 Datasheet

MacBook Pro 13-inch Unibody
Source: apple.com – MacBook Pro 13-inch Unibody

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2011 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2011 to 2012 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on October 24, 2011, and its price started at $1,199.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB or 750 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” drive, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FaceTime camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and 384 MB Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on June 11, 2012. Today MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2011 is 12 years old!

MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2011 Details

IntroducedOctober 24, 2011 – 12 years ago
DiscontinuedJune 11, 2012 – 12 years ago
Last Software UpdateNovember 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market231 days (7 months)
Time of Support108 months (9 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro8,1
Model NumberA1278
Order NumberMD313LL/A (2.4 GHz)
MD314LL/A (2.8 GHz)
Original Price$1,199
Weight4.5 Ibs.
2.041 KG
Dimensions0.95” H x 12.78” W x 8.94” D
2.41 cm H x 32.46 cm W x 22.7 cm D

MacBook Pro 13-inch Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core i5 2435M “Sandy Bridge” (2.4 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2640M “Sandy Bridge” (2.8 GHz)
Processor Speed2.4 GHz
2.8 GHz
Number of Cores2
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache3 MB shared L2 (2.4 GHz)
4 MB shared L2 (2.8 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage500 GB HDD
720 GB HDD
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory4 GB
Maximum Memory8 GB (Apple)
16 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC3-10600 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1333 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density114 ppi
Brightness250 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800 (native)


Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Memory384 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt
Display SupportSupport for one Thunderbolt display
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels
CameraFaceTime HD camera
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 384 MB


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive Interface3 or 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
USB2 – 480 Mbps
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
Thunderbolt1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In1 – Audio out is user-selectable as an analog audio line in
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – Combined optical digital output and headphone out
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock


Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, incl. 12 function and 4 arrow
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad


Original OSMac OS X 10.7.2
Maximum OSmacOS 10.13.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iTunes, iMovie, GarageBand)


System Battery63.5 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter60 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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