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

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
  • Display Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal)
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 256GB 512GB or 768GB
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS

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

The MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) is a high-end laptop with a large display and powerful innards. Its main selling point is the retina display, which has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. This gives the laptop great visuals for gaming and other graphically demanding tasks. Another plus point is the large amount of storage space – up to 1TB.

However, there are some downsides. Firstly, the high price tag. This laptop isn’t cheap. Secondly, the battery life isn’t great. You can expect to get around 4 hours of use before needing to recharge.

Overall, the MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) is a great laptop for power users who need a lot of storage and wouldn’t mind the price.

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

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

  • Processor: 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • Storage: 256GB 512GB or 768GB
  • Display: Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: MagSafe 2 power port, Two Thunderbolt ports, Two USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Headphone port, SDXC card slot
  • Colours: Silver

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Laptop
Released 11 June, 2012
Status Discontinued
External Buttons and Connectors MagSafe 2 power port
Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
HDMI port
Headphone port
SDXC card slot

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i7 (3820QM) ("Ivy Bridge")
Processor Speed 2.7 GHz
Processor Cores Quad Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 256 KB
Level 2 Cache 1 MB
Level 3 Cache 6 MB
Turbo frequency 3.7GHz
Threads 8
Fabrication process 22nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM Speed 1600MHz
RAM Max upto 8 GB
User Upgradable No


Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 256GB
Technology PCIe
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) Retina display: LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Size 15.4-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 2880-by-1800 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
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Extras Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels


Width 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
Depth 14.13 inch (35.89 cm)
Weight 9.73 inch (24.71 cm)
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/Dedicated
GPU Memory 1 GB GDDR5 (GeForce GT) 1 GB DDR3 (HD Graphics) shared with main memory
Base Clock Intel 350 MHz, NVIDIA 735MHz
Fabrication process Intel HD Graphics 22 nm, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 28 nm
GPU boost clock Intel 1350 MHz, NVIDIA 900MHz

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. 95-watt-hour
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Support for audio line out
Speakers 2 - Built-in speakers
Microphone 2 - Built-in microphones

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 No

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
Thunderbolt No
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
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Numpad No

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