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Apple MacBook Pro MD102LL/A “Core i7″ 2.9 13” 2012 Specs

Mid-2012 13″ – MD102LL/A – MacBookPro9,2 – A1278 – 2554*

Macbook Pro 2012 13" Specs

About this Mac

Apple’s MD102LL/a was one of Apple’s best-selling Macbook Pro of all time and the last of its kind. The mid-2012 a1278 marks the end of this line of Macbook Pro with Apple released the “retina display” Macbook Pro. The 2012 Macbook Pro marks the end of the Steve Jobs era. This is the first generation of 13-inch Macbook Pro to feature USB 3.0 and the last to feature a CD/DVD Drive.

This popular Mac is commonly referred to as “MacBook Pro 13” Mid 2012 i7,” the “2012 13-inch 2.9GHz i7”, and the “i7 Macbook Pro 13-inch”

Connection includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire “800” port, two USB 3.0 ports, a “Thunderbolt” port, audio in/out, and an SDXC card slot.

Compared to previous models, this model is nearly identical, though it has a faster processor and larger standard hard drive.

Processor

2.9 GHZCore i7

Ram

8GB – 16GB

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Storage

750 GB Hard Drive (Upgradable)

Battery Life

2-7 Hours

Storage

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 2.9GHz i7 came standard with a 750 GB, 6 Gb/s Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive. The HDD can be upgraded to an SSD with any 2.5 inch drive.

Screen Size and Resolution

This MacBook Pro 2012 13” has a native resolution and a widescreen TFT active-matrix of 1280×800, and a LED-backlit display of 2560 by 1600 equipped with an IPS technology. This modelsupports an external display at 2560×1600 and passes an audio signal.

Processor& Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile Core i7 “Ivy Bridge” (I7-3520M) processor which includes two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 4 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

This has two processing cores that can compute complicated operations. It comes with an 8X DL “SuperDrive,” and an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares system memory.

Memory & Architecture

This MacBook Pro has a 256k level 2 cache and a 4 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s front side bus with 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) RAM. This revolves around a 64-bit architecture, dedicated graphics processing.

Battery Life

This model has a swappable 63.5-watt-hour lithium polymer battery design that lasts for 7 hours of wireless web use. We find that 2-3 hours of active use is more realistic in real life application.

Upgrading & Software Compatibility

This Macbook Pro 13″ is the last to allow users to upgrade RAM, drives, and the battery with ease. The 2012 Macbook Pro 2.9GHz has compatibilityup to OS 10.15 Catalina.

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 4.0 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 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
  • 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
  • FaceTime HD webcam

 

Introduced:  June 11, 2012

Discontinued: October 22, 2013

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

13.3 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 2

Resolution

1280×800

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 2, 4MB

Processor

RAM Type

PC3-12800 DDR3L

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1600 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

8 GB

Speed

2.9 GHz

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core i7 (l7-3520M)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

16 GB

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s

Video Card

HD Graphics 4000

Cache Bus Speed

2.9 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

Integrated

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

758 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

758 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

750 GB HDD

Standard Optical Drive

8X DL “SuperDrive”

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet

10/100/1000Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)

Standard AirPort

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

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

4.0

Type

63.5 W h Li-Poly

USB Port

2

Battery Life

7 hours

FireWire 800

1

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (Force Touch)

Form Factor

MacBook (Unibody)

SDXC Card Slot

One

Apple Order No

MD102LL/A

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Mid 2012 13”

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1278 (EMC 2554)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBookPro9.2

Power Adapter

1

 

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