MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2011 Datasheet

Source: – MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2011 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2011 to 2012 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on October 24, 2011, and its price started at $1,799.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.2 GHz / 2.4 GHz or 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB or 750 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FireWire “800”, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of memory in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on June 11, 2012. Today MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2011 is 12 years old!

MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2011 Details

Introduced October 24, 2011 – 12 years ago
Discontinued June 11, 2012 – 11 years ago
Last Software Update November 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market 231 days (7 months)
Time of Support 108 months (9 years)
Model Identifier MacBookPro8,2
Model Number A1286
EMC 2563
Order Number MD318LL/A (2.2 GHz)
MD322LL/A (2.4 GHz)
Original Price $1,799
Colors Aluminum
Weight 5.6 Ibs.
2.540 KG
Dimensions 0.95” H x 14.35” W x 9.82” D
2.41 cm H x 36.44 cm W x 24.94 cm D

MacBook Pro 15-inch Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core i7 2675QM “Sandy Bridge” (2.2 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2760QM “Sandy Bridge” (2.4 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2860QM “Sandy Bridge” (2.5 GHz)
Processor Speed 2.2 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.5 GHz
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 4
System Bus Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache 6 MB shared L3 (2.2 GHz and 2.5 GHz)
8 MB shared L3 (2.5 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage 500 GB (HDD)
750 GB (HDD)
128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
Media 1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


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


Built-in Display 15.4″ LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT Display
Pixel Density 110 dpi
Brightness 300 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
1440 x 900 (native)
1680 x 1050 (Optional glossy or antiglare Display)


Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 6750M and Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6770M and Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Memory 512 MB GDDR5 (AMD Radeon HD 6750M)
1 GB GDDR5 (AMD Radeon HD 6770M)
384 MB DDR3 shared with main memory (Intel HD Graphics 3000)*
Display Connection 1 – Thunderbolt
Display Support Support up to two Thunderbolt displays
Display Modes Dual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels
Camera FaceTime HD
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 384 MB


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


Wi-Fi 802.11n
Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared 1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire 1 – 800 Mbps
USB 2 – 480 Mbps
Thunderbolt 1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Thunderbolt
Security Slot 1 – Kensington cable lock


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

Keyboard and trackpad

Keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
Trackpad Multi-Touch trackpad


Original OS Mac OS X 10.7.2
Maximum OS macOS 10.13.6
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDrop Supported
Bundled Software Mac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iTunes, iMovie, GarageBand)


System Battery 77.5 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 85 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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