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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" 2012 Specs

MacBook 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.

Storage

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.

Inclusive Features

 

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.

Battery Life

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

4 GB

macbook pro 15 inch

500 GB Hard Drive

7 Hours

Upgradability

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

Memory

Screen Size

15.4 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 4

Resolution

1440×900

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 4, 6MB

Processor

RAM Type

PC3-12800 DDR3L

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1600 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

4 GB

Speed

2.3 GHz

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core i7 (l7-3615QM)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

None

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s

Video Card

GeForce GT 650M

Cache Bus Speed

2.3 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

GDDR5

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

512 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

512 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

500 GB HDD

Standard Optical Drive

8X DL “SuperDrive”

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet

10/100/1000Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)

Standard Air Port

802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit)

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

2.1+EDR

Type

77.5 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 2.0

2

Battery Life

7 hours

FireWire 800

1

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (Inertial)

Form Factor

MacBook (Unibody)

SDXC Card Slot

One

Apple Order No

MD103LL/A

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Mid 2012 15”

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1286 (EMC 2556)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 9.1

Power Adapter

1

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