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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.7 15" Early 2013 Specs

MacBook Pro - ME665LL/A - MacBookPro10,1 - A1398

About This Mac

The MacBook Pro 15 inch is a high-end notebook that is perfect for professionals. The introduction of A1398 with a Core i7 processor and 16 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM and 512 GB of flash storage. This 15 inch MacBook Pro has a 2880×1800 Retina Display that flaunts a beautiful high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4” widescreen, which goes with thin and sleek case design.

This ultimate notebook provides power users a striking combination of a magnificent display with a blasting performance and long battery life in a single computer.


The blazing-fast flash storage of this MacBook Pro is remarkable. It comes with a 512 GB SSD of 6 Gb/s. This unit allows a configuration of up to 1B for an additional cost at the same time of its purchase. This is already a major improvement from the previous hard drives in the earlier generations. Since it features faster flash storage, it is not surprising that it is still used up to this day by most models and stands for devices available in the market.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    This MacBook Pro Model a1398 features a 15.4” color widescreen LED-backlit display powered by an In-Plane Switching technology or referred to as IPS. This monitor shows true-to-life colors that are full of richness and contrast in 2880×1800 native resolution (220 ppi or 178-degree viewing angle).

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
      • Bluetooth 4.0 allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
      • Two USB 3.0 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
      • SDXC Card Slot
      • No button glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four finger” gestures and programmable zones
      • FaceTime HD webcam


        Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

        The MacBook Pro is a graphics powerhouse. It has both the discrete GeForce GT 650M card and Intel Iris Pro graphics. It automatically switches depending upon the need for it. Apple further claims that even if a user doesn’t prefer a discrete GPU, this function is a default.

        This model has a pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C3103), a 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares the system.

        Memory & Architecture

        Any application installed on the MacBook Pro is guaranteed to work faster with its 256k level 2 cache and a 6 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s front-side bus with an 16 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM for its RAM. It focuses on a 64-Bit architecture.

        A 64-bit system operates more efficiently in producing more top quality images and sharp graphics. This makes the model ideal for high-end gaming and HD viewing.

        Battery Life

        This MacBook Pro is powered by a 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery that provides 7 hours of wireless web according to the official test conducted by Apple. It is not upgradeable even after its initial purchase.

        2.7 GHZ Core i7

        16 GB

        macbook pro 15 inch

        512 GB SSD

        7 Hours


        By default, this MacBook Pro has standard 8 GB of RAM, but users can upgrade it to 16 GB. Furthermore, it’s operating system can also be upgraded from the pre-installed MacOS X 10.6.6 (10DJ3210) even to the latest MacOS X. It also hosts a Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and accommodates an operating system that is as high as Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This model has dimensions of 0.95 in x 12.78 in x 8.94 in and a weight of 4.5 lbs or 2.04 kg.

        Introduced:  February 13, 2013

        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, 6 MB


        RAM Type

        DDR3L SDRAM


        1 (2 Cores)

        Min. RAM Speed

        1600 MHz



        Standard RAM

        16 GB


        2.7 GHz 

        Maximum RAM

        16 GB


        Core i7 (I7-3740QM)

        RAM Slots


        Processor Upgrade


        Motherboard RAM

        16 GB




        System Bus Speed

        5 GT/s*

        Video Card

        GeForce GT 650M

        Cache Bus Speed

        2.7 GHz (Built-in)

        VRAM Type




        Standard VRAM

        1 GB

        EFI Architecture


        Maximum VRAM

        1 GB


        Inclusive Features and Ports

        Standard Storage

        512 GB SSD

        Standard Optical Drive


        Storage Speed


        Standard Ethernet


        Storage Dimensions


        Standard Modem


        Storage Interface

        Proprietary (6 Gb/s)

        Standard Air Port

        802.11a/b/g/n (3-Stream)


        Standard Bluetooth



        95 W h Li-Poly

        USB Port 3.0


        Battery Life

        7 hours

        FireWire 800





        Case Type


        Inclusive Input

        Trackpad (Inertial)

        Form Factor

        MacBook Pro (Retina)

        SDXC Card Slot


        Apple Order No




        Apple Subfamily

        Retina Early 2013



        Apple Model Number

        A1398 (EMC 2673)

        Sound Out


        Model ID

        MacBook Pro 10.1

        Power Adapter


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