Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2012)

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.

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

Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness .95 inches
Weight 5.6 pounds
Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 15.4 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Optical drive type Slot-loading

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Mainstream
Width 14.35 inches
Depth 9.82 inches
Thickness .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 Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3615QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.3 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.3 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3820QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.6 GHz
GPU (base)
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 (max)
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
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 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 1 TB
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 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
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 4.0
Battery
Size 77.5 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 7 hr
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