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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.4 13" Late 2016 Specs

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro13,1 - A1708

About This Mac

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MLL42LL/A. We have listed this device separately as it has been configured with an upgraded processor when compared to the base model. This has been done to make it easier to catalog as well as easier to read.

Introducing the latest and greatest models of the Apple a1708 MacBook Pro line up, these are released in Late 2016 and continue till 2017 with a minor revamp. The powerhouse behind this MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina device is a Core i7, 6TH Generation “Skylake” 2.4 GHz processor which featured both an integrated graphics card as well as the opportunity for a dedicated card. A Butterfly Mechanism keyboard is incorporated into the MacBook Pro to allow users to have a comfortable experience while typing. This is an improve upon previous designs and provides a signature feel to all Apple devices. This model is only offered in two colors, either silver or space gray. There are no USB ports provided on this device with only 2 Thunderbolt “3” ports provided with the intention for Apple to lead the adoption of USB C type devices.

Storage

The storage included in the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2016 is a 256 GB of removable PCIe-based flash storage. Upgrades of 512 GB and 1 TB are available on purchase. Flash storage is widely known as an industry leading storage technology and Apple are at the forefront of this.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch Retina display has a high resolution (2560×1600) LED-backlit widescreen which is the default for the screen type and resolution in this model.

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
      • Bluetooth 4.2 PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
      • Two USB 3.1 (Thunderbolt “3” Ports)
      • 3.5mm jack for headphones
      • No button glass multi-touch trackpad (Force Touch)
      • 720p Face Time HD webcam

          Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

          This MacBook Pro comes with MacOS X 10.12 (16A2323a) and runs on a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 6660U (Skylake) processor with up to 3.4 GHz of Turbo Boost supported and an Intel Iris Graphics 540 processor that shares 1.5 GB of memory with the system.

          Memory & Architecture

          This MacBook Pro 13 specs features a 256k level 2 cache and a 4 MB Level 3 cache plus a 4 GT/s frontside bus with 8 GB of 1866 MHz LDDR3 SDRAM for its RAM, all this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture. 32-Bit architecture has been and will continue to be dropped due to the limitations it provides.

          Battery Life

          The MacBook Pro 13 inch 2016 comes with a 54.5 watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 10 hours of a wireless web or iTunes Movie use. As applications and Mac OS becomes more efficient, so does the devices it runs on.

          2.4 GHZ Core i7

          8 GB

          a1708 macbook pro

          256 GB Flash Storage

          10 Hours

          Upgradability

          This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 8 GB RAM to up to 16 GB RAM on a purchase but cannot be upgraded after that. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.12 (16A2323a). If you are looking to run Windows, the system can run Windows 10 (64-Bit) and does it quite efficiently due to updated bios and drivers. This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.59 in ×11.97 in ×8.36 in and a weight of 3.02 lbs (1.37 kg) – becoming the lightest in MacBook Series so far.

          Introduced:  October 27, 2016

          Discontinued: June 5, 2017

          Screen Size and Resolution

          Memory

          Screen Size

          13.3 inches

          Level 1 Cache

          32k/32k x 2

          Resolution

          2560×1600

          Level 2/Level 3 Cache

          256k x 2, 4MB

          Processor

          RAM Type

          LPDDR3L SDRAM

          Processors

          1 (2 Cores)

          Min. RAM Speed

          1866 MHz

          Architecture

          64-Bit

          Standard RAM

          8 GB

          Speed

          2.4 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo boost)

          Maximum RAM

          16 GB

          Type

          Core i7 (I7-6660U)

          RAM Slots

          None

          Processor Upgrade

          Soldered

          Motherboard RAM

          8 GB

          FPU

          Integrated

          Graphics

          System Bus Speed

          4 GT/s (OPI)

          Video Card

          Iris Graphics 540

          Cache Bus Speed

          2.4 GHz (Built-in)

          VRAM Type

          Integrated

          ROM/Firmware

          EFI

          Standard VRAM

          1.5 GB

          EFI Architecture

          64-Bit

          Maximum VRAM

          1.5 GB

          Storage

          Inclusive Features and Ports

          Standard Storage

          256 GB SSD

          Standard Optical Drive

          None

          Storage Speed

          N/A

          Standard Ethernet

          None

          Storage Dimensions

          Proprietary

          Standard Modem

          None

          Storage Interface

          Proprietary (PCIe 3.0)

          Standard Air Port

          802.11ac

          Battery

          Standard Bluetooth

          4.0

          Type

          54.5 W h Li-Poly

          USB Port 3.1

          2

          Battery Life

          10 hours

          FireWire Port

          None

          Description

          Keyboard

          Full-size

          Case Type

          Notebook

          Inclusive Input

          Trackpad (Force Touch)

          Form Factor

          13” MacBook Pro (No Touch Bar)

          SDXC Card Slot

          None

          Apple Order No

          BTO/CTO

          Microphone

          2

          Apple Subfamily

          Late 2016 13”

          Headphone

          1

          Apple Model Number

          A1708 (EMC 2978)

          Sound Out

          1

          Model ID

          MacBook Pro 13.1

          Power Adapter

          1

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