Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, early 2011)

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

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 24, 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,799.99

Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness 0.95 inches
Weight 5.6 pounds
Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 15.4 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Base discrete GPU brand AMD
Optical drive type Slot-loading

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Mainstream
Width 14.35 inches
Depth 9.82 inches
Thickness 0.95 inches
Weight 5.6 pounds
Color Silver
Software
Operating system Mac OS X
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 15.4 inches
Display surface Matte, Glossy
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1440 px
Resolution (Y) 900 px
Display (max)
Resolution (X) 1680 px
Resolution (Y) 1050 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Multitouch points 4
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-2635QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.9 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-2820QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.3 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.4 GHz
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 6490M
Dedicated VRAM size 256 MB
GPU (max)
Discrete GPU brand AMD
Discrete GPU model Radeon 6750M
Dedicated VRAM size 1 GB
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz
RAM slots 2
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
Optical drive type Slot-loading
Compatible media DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, Dual-layer DVD burner
Audio
Speakers 2
Subwoofer Yes
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Sensors
Ambient light Yes
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
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
Battery
Size 77.5 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 7 hr
Benchmarks
GeekBench 8844
XBench 220.07
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