Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Retina 2012 SpecsMacBook Pro - MD212LL/A - MacBookPro10,2 - A1425
Macbook Pro 13 2012 2.5GHz – a1425 – MD212LL/A
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch a1425 / MD212LL/A with Retina display was the first Macbook Pro to feature Apple’s patented “Retina Display”. In late 2012, Apple proceeded with the production of the MacBook Pro rebooted it with a slimmer design. The 2012 Macbook Pro 13″ MD212LL/A features a faster PCIe SSD than previous models. Apply introduced the MacBook Pro Retina Display with a Core i5 processor, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM, and 128 GB or 256 GB of flash storage on the base model.
The MacBook Pro comes with a combination of vibrant high-resolution LED-backlit, 13.3” widescreen 2560×1600 “retina” display, and of sleek case design. To learn more about this product, device specifications and capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.
This MacBook Pro a1425 has a PCIe 128 GB or 256 GB SSD of 6 Gb/s. It’s flash-based storage is upgradable to 768 GB at an additional fee. This is a major improvement from the hard drives used in older generations. Since this flash storage performs better, it is still used in today’s models and units in the market.
Screen Size and Resolution
This MacBook Pro features a bright and colorful screen that has a 13.3” widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2560×1600 native resolution at 227 PPI or 178-degree viewing angle.
IPS or In-Plane Switching is commonly found in smartphones. While it is more expensive, it produces top-quality display with improved colors and angles. It is ideal for visual media editing, home photo, and video playing. It provides rich and vibrant hues.
The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
- Two USB 3.0 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
- SDXC Card Slot
- No button glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four
finger” gestures and programmable zones
- FaceTime HD webcam
Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
This model has a faster processor with its pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C2034), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 3210M (Ivy Bridge) processor and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
The Ivy Bridge refers to the “third generation” processors. It serves as a follow-up to the successful Sandy Bridge processor. It has doubled the graphics performance of the previous architecture, ideal for professional use.
Memory & Architecture
Any application installed on the MacBook Pro is guaranteed to operate faster with its 256k level 2 cache and 3 MB Level 3 cache plus 5 GT/s front side bus with 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM. All of this centered around a 64-Bit architecture.
The 64-Bit system does more besides being compatible with 32-Bit applications. It works smoothly for stress testing and multi-tasking. This architecture increases program performance and enhances security features. It has multiple cores that can power a good number of calculations, making this unit run faster.
The MacBook Pro has a 74-watt-hour lithium battery that provides 7 hours of wireless web use according to the test conducted by Apple.
2.5 GHZ Core i5
128/256 GB SSD
Up to 7 Hours
The default pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C2034) is upgradable to the current MacOS X. It hosts a Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and accommodates operating systems as high as Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro has dimensions of 0.75 x 12.35 x 8.62 and a weight of 3.57 lbs (1.62 kg).
Introduced: October 23, 2012
Discontinued: October 22, 2013
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
32k/32k x 2
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
256k x 2, 3MB
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core i5 (I5-3210M)
System Bus Speed
HD Graphics 4000
Cache Bus Speed
2.5 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
128/ 256 GB SSD
Standard Optical Drive
Proprietary (7 mm)
Proprietary (6 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
74 W h Li-Poly
USB Port 3.0
MacBook Pro (Retina)
SDXC Card Slot
Apple Order No
Retina Late 2012
Apple Model Number
A1425 (EMC 2557)
MacBook Pro 10.2