Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 13" Mid 2010 SpecsMacBook Pro - MC375LL/A - MacBookPro7,1 - A1278
About This MacBook Pro
Midway through 2010, Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro line-up powered by Core 2 Duo (P8800) processors. Some of the main features include – two graphics processors built in, the NVIDIA GeForce 320M (provides better graphics), and Intel HD Graphics (provides better battery life). The switch between the two processors is determined by the operating system depending on what applications are in use. A turbo boost for the processor speed is also supported on this system when there is a significant workload idenitified. It is a high quality device. Further specifications and capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.
The hard drive storage is 320 GB which was almost doubled from the previous year. This may seem small by today’s standards, but considering the base model MacBook Pro 2017 has only 256 GB SDD this is a fairly large storage.
Screen Size and Resolution
This version of the MacBook Pro comes in with a 13.3’ screen, but also a customizable display. The default display is the TFT active-matrix “glossy” display with 1280×800 native resolution.
The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:
- 8X DL “SuperDrive”
- AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
- A FireWire 800 port
- Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
- Two USB 2.0 ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
- Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
- SD Card Slot
- No button glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four
finger” gestures and programmable zones
Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
The MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.6.3 (10D2125) and standard with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (P8800). It has a
Memory & Architecture
Applications also run smoothly due to the 3 MB of Level 2 cache plus a 1066 MHz frontside bus with 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) All of this is centered on a 64-Bit architecture.
The MacBook Pro comes with a 63.5-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 10 hours of wireless use. This battery configuration is non-swappable which is commonly found in more recent models.
2.66 GHZ Core 2 Duo
320 GB Hard Drive
This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 4 GB RAM up to 16 GB RAM. However, many individuals noted that more than 4 GB of RAM would be most beneficial. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.6.3 (10D2125) to up to MacOS X current. It can also be a host to Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit) and accommodates operating systems as recent as the Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.95 in x 12.78 in x 8.94 in and weighs 4.5 lbs (2.04 kg). Again, very similar to previous generations which is impressive considering the more advanced technology being packed into the same shell.
Introduced: April 13, 2010
Discontinued: February 24, 2011
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
32k/32k x 2
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core 2 Duo (P8800)
System Bus Speed
Cache Bus Speed
2.66 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
320 GB HDD
Standard Optical Drive
8X DL “SuperDrive”
2.5” (9.5 mm)
Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
63.5 W h Li-Poly
USB Port 2.0
MacBook Pro (Unibody)
SD Card Slot
Apple Order No
Apple Model Number
A1278 (EMC 2351)
MacBook Pro 7.1