MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 Explained

Source: apple.com – MacBook Pro 13-inch

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2011 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on February 24, 2011, and its price started at $1,199.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 4 GB of RAM, 320 GB or 500 GB hard drive, slot-loading 24x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” drive, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FaceTime camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and 384 MB Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on October 24, 2011. Today MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 is 13 years old!

MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 Details

Introduced February 24, 2011 – 13 years ago
Discontinued October 24, 2011 – 13 years ago
Last Software Update November 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market 0 (0 months)
Time of Support 116 months (9 years)
Model Identifier MacBookPro8,1
Model Number A1278
EMC 2419
Order Number MC700LL/A (2.3 GHz)
MC724LL/A (2.7 GHz)
Original Price $1,199
$1,499
Colors Aluminum
Weight 4.5 Ibs.
2.041 KG
Dimensions 0.95” H x 12.78” W x 8.94” D
2.41 cm H x 32.46 cm W x 22.7 cm D

MacBook Pro Tech Specs

Processor

Processor Intel Core i5 2415M “Sandy Bridge” (2.3 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2620M “Sandy Bridge” (2.7 GHz)
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz
2.7 GHz
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 2
System Bus Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache 3 MB shared L2 (2.3 GHz)
4 MB shared L2 (2.7 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage 320 GB HDD
500 GB HDD
720 GB HDD
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Media 1 – 24x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

Built-in Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB (Apple)
16 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots 2 – PC3-10600 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1333 MHz
Interleaving Support Yes

Display

Built-in Display 13.3″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density 114 ppi
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Resolutions 640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800 (native)

Graphics

Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Memory 384 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection 1 – Thunderbolt
Display Support Support for one Thunderbolt display
Display Modes Dual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels
Camera FaceTime HD camera
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 384 MB

Expansion

Expansion Slots 1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive Interface 3 or 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Bays None

Connections

Wi-Fi AirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared 1 – For Apple Remote Only
USB 2 – 480 Mbps
FireWire 1 – 800 Mbps
Thunderbolt 1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In 1 – Audio out is user-selectable as an analog audio line in
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out 1 – Combined optical digital output and headphone out
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Thunderbolt
Security Slot 1 – Kensington cable lock

Sensors

Motion Sensor Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid Sensor Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

Keyboard Full-size backlit with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, incl. 12 function and 4 arrow
Trackpad Multi-Touch trackpad

Software

Original OS Mac OS X 10.6.6
Later OS Mac OS X 10.6.7
Maximum OS macOS 10.13.6
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDrop Supported
Bundled Software Mac OS X 10.6
iLife ’11 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Power

System Battery 63.5 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup Battery None
Battery Life Up to 7 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles 1000
Maximum Continuous Power Unknown
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC
Power Adapter 60 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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