MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 Datasheet

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The Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2013 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on June 11, 2012, and its price started at $2,199.

The all-new MacBook Pro features a 2.3 GHz / 2.6 GHz or 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ high-resolution LED-Backlit Retina Display, aluminum unibody case, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB or 512 GB flash drive, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 ports, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt port, and 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics and Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on February 13, 2013. Today MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 is 11 years old!

MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 Details

Introduced June 11, 2012 – 11 years ago
Discontinued February 13, 2013 – 11 years ago
Last Software Update July 20, 2022 – 21 months ago
Time on the Market 247 days (8 months)
Time of Support 121 months (10 years)
Model Identifier MacBookPro10,1
Model Number A1398
EMC 2512
Order Number MC975LL/A (2.3 GHz)
MC976LL/A (2.6 GHz)
MD831LL/A (2.7 GHz)
Original Price $2,199
Colors Aluminum
Weight 4.46 Ibs.
2.023 KG
Dimensions 0.71” H x 14.13” W x 9.73” D
1.8 cm H x 35.89 cm W x 24.71 cm D

MacBook Pro 15-inch Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core i7 3615QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.3 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3720QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.6 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3820QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.7 GHz)
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.7 GHz
Maximum Processor Speed Up to 3.3 GHz (2.3 GHz)
Up to 3.6 GHz (2.6 GHz)
Up to 3.7 GHz (2.7 GHz)
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 4
System Bus Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache 6 MB shared L3 (2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz)
8 MB shared L3 (2.7 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage 256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
768 GB (SSD)
Media 1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory 8 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
16 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Slots None
Interleaving Support Yes


Built-in Display 15.4″ high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen Retina Display
Pixel Density 220 dpi
Brightness Unknown
Resolutions 1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200
2880 x 1800 (native)


Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Memory 1 GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M)
1 GB DDR3 shared with main memory (Intel HD Graphics 4000)*
Display Connection 1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Display Support Supports an HDMI-compatible device while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays
Display Modes Dual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels (Thunderbolt)
Up to 1920 x 1080 pixels (HDMI)
Camera FaceTime HD (720p)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs.


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


Wi-Fi 802.11n
Ethernet Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (Optional)
Modem None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Infrared None
FireWire Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (Optional)
USB 2 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt 1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In 2 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Security Slot None


Motion Sensor None
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 10.7.4
Later OS OS X 10.8
Maximum OS macOS 10.15.7
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDrop Supported
Power Nap Supported
Handoff Supported
Bundled Software Mac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)


System Battery 95 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup Battery None
Battery Life Up to 7 hours
Standby Time Up to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles 1000
Maximum Continuous Power Unknown
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC
Power Adapter 85 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

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