Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.9 13" Retina 2012 SpecsMacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro10,2 - A1425
About This Mac
This device is a BTO/CTO, which is similar to the MD212LL/A. We have listed this device separately. It comes with an upgraded processor when compared to its base model. This upgrade helps make it easy to catalog and read.
The MacBook Pro Retina 2012 is a continuation of the MacBook Pro series introduced in late 2012. Apple introduced this MacBook Pro Retina Display with a Core i7 processor, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM, and 128 GB or 256 GB of flash storage. This model combines a stunning high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3” widescreen 2560×1600 “retina” and sleek case design. More device specifications and capabilities for this MacBook Pro can be found below.
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch comes with 128 GB or 256 GB SSD of 6 Gb/s. With the help of an expert, you can upgrade it for an additional fee. By default, this model has a 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive. These specifications are already a major improvement compared to the previous generations. The flash storage is remarkably fast and it is still utilized up until today on current models and units.
Screen Size and Resolution
The MacBook Pro a1425 features a Retina Display that is almost at par with the 15” model. It projects crisp texts and images on its 13.3” color widescreen LED-backlit display powered by the IPS technology through a 2560×1600 native resolution at 227 PPI (178-degree viewing angle).
IPS or In-Plane Switching is an advancement that intends to address the limitations of LCD screens. It provides an eye-catching color and broad viewing angles. These features are perfect for hyper-competitive gamers.
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)
This MacBook Pro model has a pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C2034), 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 3520M Ivy Bridge processor and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
The Ivy Bridge is a powerful chipset that does four important things – less power consumption, thinner and smaller processor size, built-in USB support, and higher-end graphics.
Memory & Architecture
Any application installed on this MacBook Pro is guaranteed to run faster with its 256k level 2 cache, 4 MB Level 3 cache, 5 GT/s front side bus with 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM for its RAM. All is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.
The 64-Bit system works way faster compared to other processors. This comes with a dual, quad, six, and eight-core variants which are common in computers for home use. With this, the increase in the number of calculations per second is smoothly executed.
According to reports published by Apple, this unit is powered by a 74-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery that provides 7 hours of wireless web use.
2.9 GHZ Core i7
128/256 GB SSD
By default, the unit has a pre-installed MacOS X 10.8.2 (12C2034) which can be upgraded to the latest MacOS X. It also hosts a Windows OS 7 (32-Bit) and can accommodate operating systems as high as Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.75 x 12.35 x 8.62 in and a weight of 3.57 lbs or 1.62 kg.
Introduced: October 23, 2012
Discontinued: October 22, 2013
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
32k/32k x 2
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
256k x 2, 4MB
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core i7 (I7-3520M)
System Bus Speed
HD Graphics 4000
Cache Bus Speed
2.9 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
128/ 256 GB SSD
Standard Optical Drive
Proprietary (7 mm)
Proprietary (6 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
74 W h Li-Poly
USB Port 3.0
MacBook Pro (Retina)
SDXC Card Slot
Apple Order No
Retina Late 2012
Apple Model Number
A1425 (EMC 2557)
MacBook Pro 10.2