MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 Datasheet

MacBook Pro 13-inch Unibody
Source: – MacBook Pro 13-inch Unibody

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2016 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on June 11, 2012, and its price started at $1,199.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB or 750 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” drive, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and integrated 1 GB Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook was discontinued on October 27, 2016. Today MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 is 11 years old!

MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 Details

IntroducedJune 11, 2012 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 22, 2013 (Core i7) – 10 years ago
October 27, 2016 (Core i5) – 7 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 20, 2022 – 22 months ago
Time on the Market52 months (4 years)
Time of Support121 months (10 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro9,2
Model NumberA1278
Order NumberMD101LL/A (2.5 GHz)
MD102LL/A (2.9 GHz)
Original Price$1,199 (Core i5)
$1,099 (Core i5) from July 29, 2014
$1,499 (Core i7)
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 3210M “Ivy Bridge” (2.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3520M “Ivy Bridge” (2.9 GHz)
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
2.9 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.1 GHz (Core i5)
Up to 3.6 GHz (Core i7)
Number of Cores2
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache3 MB shared L2 (2.5 GHz)
4 MB shared L2 (2.9 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
8 GB
Maximum Memory8 GB (Apple)
16 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC3-12800 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1600 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 4000
Graphics Memory1 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt
Display SupportSupport for up to two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels
CameraFaceTime HD camera
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs.


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


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
USB2 – Up to 5 Gbps
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 10.7.4
Maximum OSmacOS 10.15.7
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, 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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