MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 Datasheet

MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch
Source: – MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch

The Apple MacBook Pro Retina 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 $2,199.

The all-new MacBook Pro features a 2.3 GHz / 2.6 GHz or 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ high-resolution LED-Backlit Retina Display, aluminum unibody case, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB or 512 GB flash drive, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 ports, 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 has been discontinued on February 13, 2013. Today MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 is 11 years old!

MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 Details

IntroducedJune 11, 2012 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedFebruary 13, 2013 – 11 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 20, 2022 – 22 months ago
Time on the Market247 days (8 months)
Time of Support121 months (10 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro10,1
Model NumberA1398
Order NumberMC975LL/A (2.3 GHz)
MC976LL/A (2.6 GHz)
MD831LL/A (2.7 GHz)
Original Price$2,199
Weight4.46 Ibs.
2.023 KG
Dimensions0.71” H x 14.13” W x 9.73” D
1.8 cm H x 35.89 cm W x 24.71 cm D

MacBook Pro 15-inch Tech Specs


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)
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

Storage256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
768 GB (SSD)
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory8 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
16 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display15.4″ high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen Retina Display
Pixel Density220 dpi
Resolutions1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200
2880 x 1800 (native)


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Memory1 GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M)
1 GB DDR3 shared with main memory (Intel HD Graphics 4000)*
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Display SupportSupports an HDMI-compatible device while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels (Thunderbolt)
Up to 1920 x 1080 pixels (HDMI)
CameraFaceTime HD (720p)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs.


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


EthernetApple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
FireWireApple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (Optional)
USB2 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In2 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

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


Original OSMac OS X 10.7.4
Later OSOS X 10.8
Maximum OSmacOS 10.15.7
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Power NapSupported
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)


System Battery95 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter85 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

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