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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 15" Mid 2014 Specs

MacBook Pro - MGXA2LL/A - MacBookPro11,2 - A1398

About This Mac


Apple continued its production of the MacBook Mid-2014 with its release of the 15 inch MacBook Pro that features a 2.2GHz quad-core i7, 16GB of memory, a 512GB SSD, and NVidia GeForce GT 750M.

This MacBook Pro 2014 features a 22 nm “Haswell/Crystalwell” 2.5 GHz Intel “Core i7” processor (4770HQ), with four independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 6 MB shared level 3 cache, and dual graphics processors. It also comes with a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 2880×1800 (220 ppi) “Retina” display in a thin, sleek case design.


This MacBook pro model a1398 has standard 256GB built-in Flash Storage (which can later be upgraded to 512 GB or 1 TB of flash storage but only at the time of purchase). The flash storage is still used in today’s models and considered to be one of the most efficient storage devices available.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    This MacBook pro 15 inch from Apple has a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen rated at 5 million pixels. The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen displays a glossy finish and has a native resolution of 2880 x 1800, resulting in pixel-for-pixel accuracy.

    The Retina display provides incredible color and quality. This MacBook Pro also allows you to use up to 2 external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort). Additionally, it has an HDMI port that help support HDMI-compliant devices. The visuals are handled by integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics.

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi

      • Bluetooth 4.0 PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers

      • HDMI port

      • Two USB 3.0 Ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.

      • An Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones

      • 2 Thunderbolt “2” ports that are backward compatible with a Mini DisplayPort

      • An SDXC Card Slot

      • No button glass multi-touch trackpad

      • 720p FaceTime HD webcam

        Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

        The model has an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of “Crystalwell” embedded DRAM (and shared system memory). The quad cores can run at a stock speed of 2.2 GHz. The processor can be overclocked up to 3.4 GHz, backed by Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.

        The MacBook Pro Model a1398 is powered by a quad-core 4th generation Crystalwell 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The 4th-gen Crystalwell processor uses low voltage that further contributes to improved battery life. The model features Iris Pro Graphics with 128MB of embedded memory.

        Memory & Architecture

        This MacBook Pro model features a 256k level 2 cache and a 6 MB Level 3 cache and 16GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM memory, all centered around in a 64-Bit architecture- providing remarkable mobile video editing capabilities at the time of its launch.  

        Battery Life

        The MacBook Pro (MGXGC2LL/A) comes with a 95 watt-hour lithium polymer sealed battery that provides an estimated 8 hours of battery life.

        2.2 GHZ Core i7

        16 GB

        2014 macbook pro

        256 GB Flash Storage

        8 Hours


        The operating system of the MacBook Pro can be upgraded to the latest versions. It also supports Windows 7 (64-Bit) and can accommodate operating systems such as Windows 10 (64-Bit). This is a significant improvement when compared to the previous generations and adds to the popularity of the line-up. 

        Introduced:  July 29, 2014

        Discontinued: March 19, 2015

        Screen Size and Resolution


        Screen Size

        15.4 inches

        Level 1 Cache

        32k/32k x 4



        Level 2/Level 3 Cache

        256k x 4, 6 MB


        RAM Type

        DDR3L SDRAM


        1 (2 Cores)

        Min. RAM Speed

        1600 MHz



        Standard RAM

        16 GB


        2.2 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo boost)

        Maximum RAM

        16 GB


        Core i7 (I7-4770HQ)

        RAM Slots


        Processor Upgrade


        Motherboard RAM

        16 GB




        System Bus Speed

        5 GT/s (DMI2)

        Video Card

        Iris  5200

        Cache Bus Speed

        2.2 GHz (Built-in)

        VRAM Type




        Standard VRAM

        1.5 GB

        EFI Architecture


        Maximum VRAM

        1.5 GB


        Inclusive Features and Ports

        Standard Storage

        256 GB SSD

        Standard Optical Drive


        Storage Speed

        672/719 MB/s

        Standard Ethernet


        Storage Dimensions


        Standard Modem


        Storage Interface

        Proprietary (PCIe 2.0×2)

        Standard Air Port



        Standard Bluetooth



        95 W h Li-Poly

        USB Port 3.0


        Battery Life

        8 hours

        FireWire Port





        Case Type


        Inclusive Input

        Trackpad (Inertial)

        Form Factor

        15” MacBook Pro (Mid-2014)

        SDXC Card Slot


        Apple Order No




        Apple Subfamily

        Retina Mid-2014 15”



        Apple Model Number

        A1398 (EMC 2876)

        Sound Out


        Model ID

        MacBook Pro 11.2

        Power Adapter


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