Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" 2012 SpecsMacBook Pro - MD103LL/A - MacBookPro9,1 - A1286
Macbook Pro 15″ 2.3GHz i7 – MD103LL/A – A1286
The popular 2012 MacBook Pro 15″ 2.3Ghz features an Intel Core i7 processor with a 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) and 500 GB of hard drive space. These specs were able to be configured to order or upgraded aftermarket. The 2012 Macbook Pro features dual-graphics processors (GPUs) and is ideal for photography, coding, video editing, 3G graphics, and gaming applications. This Mac is the last of 15″ Macbook Pro line that has upgradable RAM and a user-replacable battery, which is why it continues to be a best seller until current day.
MacBook Pro Mid 2012 specs incorporate the Thunderbolt standard port that can handle 10 Gbps bandwidth in both directions. It also supports peripherals with resolutions as high as 2560×1600 and an uninterrupted audio signal.
This MacBook Pro has a standard storage of 500 GB on 6 Gb/s Serial ATA with a speed of 5400 RPM. The MD103LL/A can be custom configured up to 16GB of RAM and with up to a 4TB 2.5″ SSD. This Mac remains extremely popular due to the ability to upgrade storage and RAM.
Screen Size and Resolution
This model has an LED-backlit 15.4” widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display with a native resolution of 1440×900. It is available for custom configuration, enabling you to change it to high-res glossy or antiglare 1680×1050 display that further supports millions of colors.I By default, the pixels of this unit provide clarity and full images. It provides a seamless experience while reading documents or streaming high-quality videos online.
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 4.0 allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
- FireWire 800 port
- Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
- 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
- Thunderbolt standard port that is backward compatible with a Mini DisplayPort and can support an audio signal and a 2560×1600 resolution
- 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)
The MacBook Pro uses a pre-installed MacOS X 10.7.3 (11D2097), 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 3615QM “Sandy Bridge” processor, which is the second generation of Core processors. It can manage multiple threads simultaneously. It also comes with dual graphics processors – an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and as well as an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor.
Memory & Architecture
Applications installed on the MacBook Pro are run on a 256k level 2 cache and a 6 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s frontside bus with 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) for its RAM. All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.
The MacBook Pro comes with a 77.5-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 7 hours of wireless web use.
2.3 GHZ Core i7
500 GB Hard Drive
This MacBook Pro comes standard with 4GB of RAM, but users have the ability to upgrade it up to 16GB. The operating system of the MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.7.3 and can be upgraded to 2020 version of OS Catalina. This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.95 x 14.35 x 9.82 in and a weight of 5.6 lbs (2.56 kg).
Introduced: June 11, 2012
Discontinued: October 22, 2013
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
32k/32k x 4
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
256k x 4, 6MB
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core i7 (l7-3615QM)
System Bus Speed
GeForce GT 650M
Cache Bus Speed
2.3 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
500 GB HDD
Standard Optical Drive
8X DL “SuperDrive”
2.5” (9.5 mm)
Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit)
77.5 W h Li-Poly
USB Port 2.0
SDXC Card Slot
Apple Order No
Mid 2012 15”
Apple Model Number
A1286 (EMC 2556)
MacBook Pro 9.1