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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Retina 2012 Specs

MacBook 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.

    Inclusive Features

    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.

    Battery Life

    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

    8 GB

    2012 retina macbook pro

    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


    Screen Size

    13.3 inches

    Level 1 Cache

    32k/32k x 2



    Level 2/Level 3 Cache

    256k x 2, 3MB


    RAM Type



    1 (2 Cores)

    Min. RAM Speed

    1600 MHz



    Standard RAM

    8 GB


    2.5 GHz 

    Maximum RAM

    8 GB


    Core i5 (I5-3210M)

    RAM Slots


    Processor Upgrade


    Motherboard RAM

    8 GB




    System Bus Speed

    5 GT/s

    Video Card

    HD Graphics 4000

    Cache Bus Speed

    2.5 GHz (Built-in)

    VRAM Type




    Standard VRAM

    768 MB

    EFI Architecture


    Maximum VRAM

    768 MB


    Inclusive Features and Ports

    Standard Storage

    128/ 256 GB SSD

    Standard Optical Drive


    Storage Speed


    Standard Ethernet


    Storage Dimensions

    Proprietary (7 mm)

    Standard Modem


    Storage Interface

    Proprietary (6 Gb/s)

    Standard Air Port

    802.11a/b/g/n (3-Stream)


    Standard Bluetooth



    74 W h Li-Poly

    USB Port 3.0


    Battery Life

    7 hours

    FireWire 800





    Case Type


    Inclusive Input

    Trackpad (Inertial)

    Form Factor

    MacBook Pro (Retina)

    SDXC Card Slot


    Apple Order No




    Apple Subfamily

    Retina Late 2012



    Apple Model Number

    A1425 (EMC 2557)

    Sound Out


    Model ID

    MacBook Pro 10.2

    Power Adapter


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