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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.5 15" Mid 2014 Specs

MacBook Pro - MGXC2LL/A - MacBookPro11,3 - A1398

About This Mac

Apple refreshed the 15 inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz quad-core i7, 16GB of memory, 512GB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M.

This MacBook Pro Mid 2014 features a 22 nm “Haswell/Crystalwell” 2.5 GHz Intel “Core i7” processor (4870HQ), with four independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 6 MB shared level 3 cache, and dual graphics processors. It comes with a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 2880×1800 (220 ppi) “Retina” display in a thin, sleek case design.

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 has a backlit keyboard, a “no button” glass “inertial” multi-touch trackpad, and “MagSafe 2” power adapter.


This MacBook pro model a1398 has standard 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage (which can be upgraded up to 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 an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam and a high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 2880×1800 “Retina” display in a case that weighs less than 4.5 pounds (2.02 kg).

      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 MacBook Pro Model a1398 retain dual graphics processors – a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching. It comes with an integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of “Crystalwell” embedded DRAM with shared system memory.

          The model also supports full native resolution in the built-in display on up to two external displays, both capable of displaying millions of colors.


          Memory & Architecture

          This MacBook Pro model features a 256k level 2 cache and a 6 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s front-side bus with 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L on board memory for its RAM, and all this is centered around in a 64-Bit architecture.

          Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two “Thunderbolt 2” ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.

          Battery Life

          The MacBook Pro comes with a 95 watt-hour lithium polymer sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 8 hours of battery life.

          2.5 GHZ Core i7

          16 GB

          Macbook pro model a1398

          512 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, 6MB


          RAM Type

          DDR3L SDRAM


          1 (2 Cores)

          Min. RAM Speed

          1600 MHz



          Standard RAM

          16 GB


          2.5 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo boost)

          Maximum RAM

          16 GB


          Core i7 (I7-4870HQ)

          RAM Slots


          Processor Upgrade


          Motherboard RAM

          16 GB




          System Bus Speed

          5 GT/s (DMI2)

          Video Card

          GeForce GT 750M

          Cache Bus Speed

          2.5 GHz (Built-in)

          VRAM Type




          Standard VRAM

          2 GB

          EFI Architecture


          Maximum VRAM

          2 GB


          Inclusive Features and Ports

          Standard Storage

          512 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 2881)

          Sound Out


          Model ID

          MacBook Pro 11.3

          Power Adapter


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