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A minor update to Apple's classic 15-inch MacBook Pro, the mid-2012 version keeps the same unibody form-factor but adds in some spec bumps, including Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors and USB 3.0.

Description

Despite its new quad-core Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor and AMD Radeon graphics, Apple's late 2011 15-inch MacBook Pro keeps the same unibody case as it's predecessor.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 11, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,799.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 24, 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,799.99
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.35 inches
  • Depth: 9.82 inches
  • Thickness: .95 inches
  • Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.35 inches
  • Depth: 9.82 inches
  • Thickness: 0.95 inches
  • Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Operating system: Mac OS X

Software

  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.4 inches
  • Display surface: Matte, Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1440 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.4 inches
  • Display surface: Matte, Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1440 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px
  • Resolution (X): 1680 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1050 px

Display (max)

  • Resolution (X): 1680 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1050 px
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Multitouch points: 4

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Multitouch points: 4
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3615QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2635QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.2 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.6 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz
  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 650M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 512 MB

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6750M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 512 MB
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 650M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon 6770M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD
  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, Dual-layer DVD burner

Optical Drive

  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, Dual-layer DVD burner
  • Speakers: 2
  • Subwoofer: Yes

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Subwoofer: Yes
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Ambient light: Yes

Sensors

  • Ambient light: Yes
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • FireWire 800: 1
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Port options

  • USB: 2
  • FireWire 800: 1
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Size: 77.5 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr

Battery

  • Size: 77.5 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr
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