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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.7 13" Early 2011 Specs

MacBook Pro - MC724LL/A - MacBookPro8,1 - A1278

About This MacBook Pro

Apple continued the production of the MacBook Pro a1278 in early 2011. They introduced the MacBook Pro MC724LL/A with a Core i7 processor with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 – 10600) and 500 GB of hard drive space. The MacBook Pro 2011 specs include 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 (MC724LL/A) comes with a 500 GB of 6 Gb/s Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard disk drive with the custom options of 750 GB available with an additional price.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch screen display has a widescreen TFT active-matrix and a 1280×800 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 10.6.6 (10J3210), 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 2620M (Sandy Bridge) processor and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares 384 MB of memory with the system.

          Memory & Architecture

          The Apple MacBook Pro comes with a 256k level 2 cache and a 4 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s front side 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 Model MC724LL/A has a 63.5-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 7 hours of wireless web use.

          2.7 GHZ Core i7

          4 GB

          apple macbook pro 13 inch

          500 GB Hard Drive

          7 Hours


          The 13 Inch MacBook Pro comes with standard 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 10.6.6 (10DJ3210) to up to the latest MacOS X. It can also be a host to the Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and accommodate operating system such as the Windows 8.1 (64-Bit).

          Introduced:  February 24, 2011

          Discontinued: October 24, 2011

          Screen Size and Resolution


          Screen Size

          13.3 inches

          Level 1 Cache

          32k/32k x 2



          Level 2/Level 3 Cache

          256k x 2, 4MB


          RAM Type

          PC3-10600 DDR3


          1 (2 Cores)

          Min. RAM Speed

          1333 MHz



          Standard RAM

          4 GB


          2.7 GHz 

          Maximum RAM

          16 GB


          Core i7 (l7-2620M)

          RAM Slots


          Processor Upgrade


          Motherboard RAM





          System Bus Speed

          5 GT/s

          Video Card

          HD Graphics 3000

          Cache Bus Speed

          2.7 GHz (Built-in)

          VRAM Type




          Standard VRAM

          384 MB

          EFI Architecture


          Maximum VRAM

          512 MB


          Inclusive Features and Ports

          Standard Storage

          500 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



          63.5 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

          Early 2011 13”



          Apple Model Number

          A1278 (EMC 2419)

          Sound Out


          Model ID

          MacBook Pro 8.1

          Power Adapter


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