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Apple MacBook Pro ME116LL/A “Core i7″ 2.9 13” Retina 2012 Specs

MacBook Pro – BTO/CTO – MacBookPro10,2 – A1425

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2012 Specs

About this Mac

This device is a BTO/CTO, which is identical to the base modelMD212LL/A, but with upgraded internal specs. 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 a1425 MacBook Pro can be found below.

Processor

2.9 GHZCore i7

Ram

8 GB

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2012 Specs
Storage

128/256 GB SSD

Battery Life

7 Hours

Storage

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 on 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.

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.

Battery Life

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.

Upgradability

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.

Inclusive Features

The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:
  • 8X DL “SuperDrive”
  • 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

Introduced: October 23, 2012

Discontinued:October 22, 2013

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

13.3 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 2

Resolution

2560×1600

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 2, 4MB

Processor

RAM Type

DDR3L SDRAM

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1600 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

8GB

Speed

2.9 GHz

Maximum RAM

8GB

Type

Core i7 (I7-3520M)

RAM Slots

None

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

8GB

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

768 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

768 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

128/ 256 GB SSD

Standard Optical Drive

None

Storage Speed

N/A

Standard Ethernet

None

Storage Dimensions

Proprietary (7 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Proprietary (6 Gb/s)

Standard Air Port

802.11a/b/g/n (3-Stream)

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

4.0

Type

74 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 3.0

2

Battery Life

7 hours

FireWire 800

None

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (Inertial)

Form Factor

MacBook Pro (Retina)

SDXC Card Slot

One

Apple Order No

BTO/CTO

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Retina Late 2012

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1425 (EMC 2557)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 10.2

Power Adapter

1

Refurbished Macbook Pro

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