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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.5 15" Late 2011 Specs

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro8,2 - A1286

About This Mac

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MD322LL/A and MD318LL/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.

Apple continued the production of the MacBook Pro in late 2011 that also includes 17 inches MD311LL A MacBook Pro. They introduced the MacBook Pro with a Core i7 processor with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 – 10600) and 750 GB of hard drive space. This a1286 device includes the thunderbolt standard port that supports 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions and is also used by peripherals to support resolutions as high as 2560×1600 and audio signals.

Storage

The MacBook Pro comes with a 750 GB of 6 Gb/s Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard disk drive.

 

 

Screen Size and Resolution

This MacBook Pro is a 15.4” screen version with a widescreen TFT active-matrix and a 1440×900 resolution. The screen is also LED-backlit.

 

 

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 2.1+ EDR 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 2.0 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
  • Face Time HD webcam.

 

Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

This MacBook Pro comes with a pre-installed MacOS X 10.7.2 (11C74), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 2860QM (Sandy Bridge) processor, and dual graphics processors – an AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares 384 MB of memory with the system.

Memory & Architecture

Your applications installed on the MacBook Pro are also guaranteed to run faster with a 256k level 2 cache and an 8 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s frontside bus with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 – 10600) 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.

2.5 GHZ Core i7

4 GB

macbook pro a1286

750 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 can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.7.2 (11C74) to up to the current macOS X 10.13.x. It can also be a host to the Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and accommodate an operating system as high as the Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.95 x 14.35 x 9.82 in and a weight of 5.6 lbs (2.54 kg).

Introduced:  October 24, 2011

Discontinued: June 11, 2012

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

15.4 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 2

Resolution

1440×900

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 4, 8MB

Processor

RAM Type

PC3-10600 DDR3

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1333 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

4 GB

Speed

2.5 GHz 

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core i7 (l7-2860QM)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

None

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s

Video Card

Radeon HD 6770M

Cache Bus Speed

2.5 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

GDDR5

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

1 GB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

1 GB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

750 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

BTO/CTO

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Late 2011 15”

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1286 (EMC 2563)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 8.2

Power Adapter

1

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