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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) Technical Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
  • Display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display
  • RAM 4GB 8GB
  • Storage 128GB, 256GB 500GB 512GB 750GB 1TB
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS

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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) laptop Review

The MacBook Pro is a great laptop for students and professionals who need a durable and powerful machine. Its 15-inch screen is the perfect size for working on long documents or watching movies, and the unibody design makes it sturdy and durable.

It includes a SuperDrive for CD/DVDs and plenty of port options.

The trackpad is large and easy to use, and the backlit keyboard is a great feature for working in low-light conditions. The battery life and build quality are excellent, and the laptop can handle demanding tasks like video editing and graphic design.

The only downsides are the price, which is higher than some comparable laptops on the market and portability.

What are the specifications of the Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) laptop:

  • Processor: 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage: 500 GB, 750 GB, or 1 TB (5400-rpm SATA), or 750 GB (7200-rpm SATA), or 128, 256, or 512 GB (SSD)
  • Display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display, 1440 by 900 (native resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: MagSafe power port, Gigabit Ethernet port, FireWire 800 port, Two USB 3 ports, Thunderbolt port, Audio line-in, Audio line out, SDXC card slot, Kensington lock slot, 8x SuperDrive
  • Colours: Silver

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Laptop
Released 11 June, 2012
Status Discontinued
External Buttons and Connectors MagSafe power port
Gigabit Ethernet port
FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
Audio line in
Audio line out
SDXC card slot
Kensington lock slot
8x SuperDrive

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i7 (3720QM) ("Ivy Bridge")
Processor Speed 2.6 GHz
Processor Cores Quad Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 256 KB
Level 2 Cache 1 MB
Level 3 Cache 6 MB
Turbo frequency 3.6GHz
Threads 8
Fabrication process 22 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM 8GB
RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM
RAM Speed 1600MHz
RAM Max upto 8 GB
User Upgradable No

Storage

Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 500 GB, 750 GB, or 1 TB (5400-rpm SATA), or 750 GB (7200-rpm SATA), or 128, 256, or 512 GB (SSD)
Technology SATA
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display
Size 15.4-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 1440 by 900 (native resolution)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 220 pixels per inch
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Max. brightness 300 nits
Extras Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
Configurable to 1680-by-1050 high-resolution glossy or antiglare display.

Case

Height 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
Width 14.35 inch (36.4 cm)
Depth 9.82 inch (24.9 cm)
Weight 5.6 pounds (2.56 kg)
Colors Silver

Graphics Card

GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU Type Integrated and Dedicated
GPU Memory 512 MB GDDR5 (GeForce GT 2.3 GHz) 1 GB GDDR5 (GeForce GT 2.6 and 2.7 GHz) 1 GB DDR3 (HD Graphics) shared with main memory
Base Clock NVIDIA 735 (Boost) MHz, Intel HD Graphics - 350 MHz
Fabrication process 28 nm, 22 nm
GPU boost clock NVIDIA 900 (Boost) MHz, Intel HD Graphics - 1350 MHz

Operating System

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. macOS

Battery Info

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 77.5-watt-hour
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Omnidirectional microphone
Audio line in (digital/analog)
Audio line out (digital/analog)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Speakers 2 - Built-in speakers
Microphone 1 - Built-in microphone

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Fingerprint No
Optical drive Yes

Input and Output

Keyboard and Trackpad Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
USB-A Yes
Thunderbolt Yes
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. Yes
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
VGA No
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Numpad No
Backlight No

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