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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" 2012 Specs

MacBook Pro - MD104LL/A - MacBookPro9,1 - A1286

About This Mac

Apple continued the production of the MacBook Pro in mid-2012.  They introduced the MacBook Pro with a Core i7 processor with 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) and 750 GB of hard drive space. This 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 signal.


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:

      • An 8X DL “SuperDrive”
      • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
      • A Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
      • A FireWire 800 port
      • A 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.
      • An Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
      • A Thunderbolt standard port that is backward compatible with a Mini DisplayPort and can support an audio signal and a 2560×1600 resolution
      • An 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 10.7.3 (11D2097), 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 3720QM (Sandy Bridge) processor and dual graphics processors – a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor.

          Memory & Architecture

          Your applications installed on the MacBook Pro are also guaranteed to run faster with a 6 MB shared level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s frontside bus with 8 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.

          2.6 GHZ Core i7

          8 GB

          macbook pro a1286

          750 GB Hard Drive

          7 Hours


          This MacBook Pro comes standard with 8 GB 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 10.7.3 (11D2097) to up to current MacOS X. It can also be a host to the Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and accommodate 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 (2.56 kg).

          Introduced:  June 11, 2012

          Discontinued: October 22, 2013

          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

          PC3-12800 DDR3L


          1 (2 Cores)

          Min. RAM Speed

          1600 MHz



          Standard RAM

          8 GB


          2.6 GHz 

          Maximum RAM

          16 GB


          Core i7 (I7-3720QM)

          RAM Slots


          Processor Upgrade


          Motherboard RAM





          System Bus Speed

          5 GT/s

          Video Card

          GeForce GT 650M

          Cache Bus Speed

          2.6 GHz (Built-in)

          VRAM Type




          Standard VRAM

          1 GB

          EFI Architecture


          Maximum VRAM

          1 GB


          Inclusive Features and Ports

          Standard Storage

          750 GB HDD

          Standard Optical Drive

          8X DL “SuperDrive”

          Storage Speed

          5400 RPM

          Standard Ethernet


          Storage Dimensions

          2.5” (9.5 mm)

          Standard Modem


          Storage Interface

          Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)

          Standard Air Port

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


          Standard Bluetooth



          77.5 W h Li-Poly

          USB Port 2.0


          Battery Life

          7 hours

          FireWire 800





          Case Type


          Inclusive Input

          Trackpad (Inertial)

          Form Factor

          MacBook (Unibody)

          SDXC Card Slot


          Apple Order No




          Apple Subfamily

          Mid-2012 15″



          Apple Model Number

          A1286 (EMC 2556)

          Sound Out


          Model ID

          MacBook Pro 9.1

          Power Adapter


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