Model Detail - MacBook Pro 15 inch "Core i7" 2.6GHz Nvidia (Mid 2012)

The model MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Mid-2012 (USB 3.0) is powered by a 22 nm Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (3720QM) running "quad cores" with a 6MB level 3 cache, 8GB of DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800), a 5400 RPM 750GB SATA hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive" plus two graphics processors including a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 RAM as well as an Intel HD Graphics 4000 (shared memory) graphics processor, plus a 720p FaceTime HD webcam.

This MB Pro model is housed in a unibody aluminum case, featuring a 1440x900 15" LED widescreen display, upgradeable to 1680x1050 gloss or antiglare for $100. It also has a backlit keyboard, a "no button" glass multi-touch trackpad along with a claimed 7 hour battery.

Ports and connectivity come via an AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 Firewire 800 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 Thunderbolt port, separate audio in and out ports plus 1 SDXC card slot.

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Processor Speed 2.6GHz
First Build Date 6/11/2012
Last Build Date N/A
Built-in Display 15.4
Model Identifier MacBookPro9,1
Apple Order Number MD104LL/A
Apple Model Number A1286 (EMC 2556)
Form Factor MacBook Pro (Unibody)
Apple Subfamily Mid-2012 15
Standard RAM
Maximum RAM
RAM Slots2
RAM SpecsPC3-12800 DDR3-1600
RAM Speed1600MHz
Standard Storage Drive
750GB (5400 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (6GB/s)
Processor Type Core i7 (I7-3720QM)
Processors / Cores 1 (4 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 11911/13141
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds 2.7GHz
Architecture 64-Bit
Processor Upgradeable No / Soldered
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 8GB
Maximum RAM 16GB
RAM Slots 2
RAM Specs PC3-12800 DDR3-1600
RAM Speed 1600MHz
System Bus Speed 5 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed 2.6GHz (Built-in)
ROM / Firmware Type EFI
EFI Architecture 64-Bit
L1 Cache 32k/32k x4
L2 / L3 Cache 256k x 4, 6MB
Video Card GeForce GT 650M
Standard VRAM 1GB
Maximum VRAM 1GB
Native Resolution 1440x900
Multi Display Support Dual/ Mirroring
Multi Display Max Resolution 2560x1600
Standard Storage Drive 750GB (5400 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive 1.5TB
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (6GB/s)
Optical Disk 8X DL
Floppy / Zip Drive None
AirPort 802.11a/b/g/n (450MBit)
Bluetooth 4.0.0
Video / Multi-IO 1 (Thunderbolt)
Thunderbolt Ports / Spec 1 (TB1/ 10Gb)
USB Ports / Spec 2 (3.0)
Firewire Ports / Spec 1 (800)
Ethernet (RJ-45) 10/100/1000Base-T
Modem (RJ-11) None
Headphone 1
Microphone 1 (Internal)
Audio In 1
Audio Out 1
Keyboard Full-size
Mouse / Trackpad Trackpad (Inertial)
Expansion Slots SDXC Card Slot
Expansion Bays None
S-Video Input None
S-Video Output None
Floppy None
ADB None
Serial None
Geoport None
Pre-Installed MacOS OSX 10.7.3 (11D2097)
Maximum MacOS Current
MacOS 9 Support None
Windows Support Boot/ Virtualization
Minimum Windows 7 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Battery Type 77.5 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life 7 Hours
Power Adapter 1
Case Type Notebook
Dimensions 0.95 x 14.35 x 9.82
Weight 5.6 lbs (2.56 kg)
Original Price USD US$2199
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