MacBook Pro 15-inch Early 2011 Datasheet

MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody
Source: apple.com – MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Early 2011 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2011 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on February 24, 2011, and its price started at $1,799.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.0 GHz / 2.2 GHz or 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB or 750 GB hard drive, slot-loading 24x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FireWire “800”, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and 256 MB AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics and Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of memory in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on October 24, 2011. Today MacBook Pro 15-inch Early 2011 is 13 years old!

MacBook Pro 15-inch Early 2011 Details

IntroducedFebruary 24, 2011 – 13 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 24, 2011 – 12 years ago
Last Software UpdateNovember 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market242 days (8 months)
Time of Support116 months (9 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro8,2
Model NumberA1286
EMC2353-1
2417
Order NumberMC721LL/A (2.0 GHz)
MC723LL/A (2.2 GHz)
MD035LL/A (2.3 GHz)
Original Price$1,799
$2,199
$2,449
ColorsAluminum
Weight5.6 Ibs.
2.540 KG
Dimensions0.95” H x 14.35” W x 9.82” D
2.41 cm H x 36.44 cm W x 24.94 cm D

MacBook Pro Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core i7 2635QM “Sandy Bridge” (2.0 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2720QM “Sandy Bridge” (2.2 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2820QM “Sandy Bridge” (2.3 GHz)
Processor Speed2.0 GHz
2.2 GHz
2.3 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores4
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache6 MB shared L3 (2.0 GHz and 2.2 GHz)
8 MB shared L3 (2.3 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage500 GB (HDD)
750 GB (HDD)
128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
Media1 – 24x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

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

Display

Built-in Display15.4″ LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT Display
Pixel Density110 dpi
Brightness300 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
1440 x 900 (native)
1680 x 1050 (Optional glossy or antiglare Display)

Graphics

Graphics CardAMD Radeon HD 6490M and Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6750M and Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Memory256 MB GDDR5 (AMD Radeon HD 6490M)
1 GB GDDR5 (AMD Radeon HD 6750M)
384 MB DDR3 shared with main memory (Intel HD Graphics 3000)*
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt
Display SupportSupport up to two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels
CameraFaceTime HD
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 384 MB

Expansion

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

Connections

Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
ModemNone
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Thunderbolt1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Sensors

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

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.6.6
Later OS Mac OS X 10.6.7
Maximum OSmacOS 10.13.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDropSupported
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.6
iLife ’11 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Power

System Battery77.5 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter85 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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