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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.8 15" Mid 2014 Specs

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro11,2 - A1398

About This Mac

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MGXA2LL/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 model a1398 in mid 2014 by introducing the MacBook Pro Retina Display with a Core i7 processor with 16 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM and 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage. MacBook Pro with Retina Display models combine a beautiful high-resolution LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen 2880×1800 “retina” display with a thin, sleek case design.

Storage

The storage type is either a 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage. This is a vast improvement from the hard drives which are used in previous generations. The flash storage while faster, is still being used in today’s models and stands to be one of the fastest storage devices available.

Screen Size and Resolution

The MacBook pro 2014 15 inch Retina display comes with a high resolution (2880×1800) LED-backlit widescreen that is the default for the screen type and resolution in this model. The graphics produced are absolutely phenomenal and when coupled with Apple’s marketing team, really allowed the product to stand out among its competitors.

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)

This MacBook Pro comes with MacOS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and runs on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 4980HQ processor with up to 4.0 GHz of Turbo Boost supported and an Intel Iris 5200 graphics processor that shares 1.5 GB of memory with the system.

Memory & Architecture

The MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Specs feature a 256k level 2 cache and a 6 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s frontside bus with 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM for its RAM, all this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

Battery Life

The Apple MacBook pro 2014 comes with a 95 watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 8 hours of wireless web use.

2.8 GHZ Core i7
16 GB
Macbook pro mid 2014 15 inch
256 GB Flash Storage
8 Hours

Upgradability

The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.9.4 (13E28) to current versions. It can also be a host to Windows 7 (64-Bit) and can accommodate operating systems as recent as Windows 10 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.71 x 14.13 x 9.73 in and a weight of 4.46 lbs (2.02 kg). Many industry experts define this as a big change compared to previous generations and attribute some of this change to the popularity of the line-up.

Introduced:  July 29, 2014

Discontinued: March 19, 2015

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

15.4 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 4

Resolution

2880×1800

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 4, 6 MB

Processor

RAM Type

DDR3L SDRAM

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1600 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

16 GB

Speed

2.8 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo boost)

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core i7 (I7-4980HQ)

RAM Slots

None

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

16 GB

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s (DMI2)

Video Card

Iris  5200

Cache Bus Speed

2.8 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

Integrated

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

1.5 GB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

1.5 GB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

256 GB SSD

Standard Optical Drive

None

Storage Speed

672/719 MB/s

Standard Ethernet

None

Storage Dimensions

Proprietary

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Proprietary (PCIe 2.0×2)

Standard Air Port

802.11ac

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

4.0

Type

95 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 3.0

2

Battery Life

8 hours

FireWire Port

None

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (Inertial)

Form Factor

15” MacBook Pro (Mid-2014)

SDXC Card Slot

1

Apple Order No

BTO/CTO

Microphone

2

Apple Subfamily

Retina Mid-2014 15”

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1398 (EMC 2876)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 11.2

Power Adapter

1

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