MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2012 Datasheet

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

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2012 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2013 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on June 11, 2012, and its price started at $1,799.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.3 GHz / 2.6 GHz or 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ 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”, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, FireWire “800”, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics and Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook was discontinued on October 22, 2013. Today MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2012 is 11 years old!

MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2012 Details

IntroducedJune 11, 2012 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 22, 2013 – 10 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 20, 2022 – 22 months ago
Time on the Market16 months (1 year)
Time of Support121 months (10 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro9,1
Model NumberA1286
EMC2556
Order NumberMD103LL/A (2.3 GHz)
MD104LL/A (2.6 GHz)
MD546LL/A (2.7 GHz)
Original Price$1,799
$2,199
$2,249
$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 15-inch Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core i7 3615QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.3 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3720QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.6 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3820QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.7 GHz)
Processor Speed2.3 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.7 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.3 GHz (2.3 GHz)
Up to 3.6 GHz (2.6 GHz)
Up to 3.7 GHz (2.7 GHz)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores4
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache6 MB shared L3 (2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz)
8 MB shared L3 (2.7 GHz)

Storage & Media

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

Memory

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

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 CardNVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Memory512 MB GDDR5 (2.3 GHz)
1 GB GDDR5 (2.6 GHz and 2.7 GHz)
1 GB DDR3 shared with main memory (Intel HD Graphics 4000)*
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 (720p)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs.

Expansion

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

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
ModemNone
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
USB2 – Up to 5 Gbps
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 10.7.4
Maximum OSmacOS 10.15.7
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDropSupported
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, 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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