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Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch 'Core i5' 2.7 Early 2015 Specs

Identifiers: Retina Early 2015 13' - MF839LL/A* - MacBookPro12,1 - A1502 - 2835

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The MacBook Pro 'Core i5' 2.7 13-Inch (Early 2015 Retina Display) features a 14 nm 'Broadwell' 2.7 GHz Intel 'Core i5' processor (5257U), with dual independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 128 GB or 256 GB of 4 Lane PCIe-based flash storage by default (only 128 GB by default starting on October 27, 2016), and an integrated Intel Iris Graphics 6100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system. It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, and a high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3' widescreen 2560x1600 (227 ppi) 'Retina' display in a case that weighs just less than 3.5 pounds (1.58 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two 'Thunderbolt 2' ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.
In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a clever haptic-capable 'Force Touch' trackpad and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 10 to 12 hours of battery life depending on use.
Compared to its predecessor, this model looks nearly identical externally, but it has a more advanced processor and architecture, more advanced graphics processor, faster RAM, a faster SSD, and a higher capacity battery as well as the aforementioned more advanced 'Force Touch' trackpad.
Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch 'Early 2015' Retina Display MacBook Pro models? What are the differences between these models and the 'Mid-2014' models replaced?
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch 'Early 2015' and the 15-Inch 'Mid-2015' Retina Display MacBook Pro models?

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Introduction Date:March 9, 2015 Discontinued Date:June 5, 2017
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2015.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Processor Speed:2.7 GHz Processor Type:Core i5 (I5-5257U)
Details:This model is powered by a 14 nm, 64-bit 'Fifth Generation' Intel Mobile Core i5 'Broadwell' (I5-5257U) processor which includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' -- which 'automatically increases the speed of the active cores' to improve performance when needed (up to 3.1 GHz for this model) -- and 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).
Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch 'Early 2015' MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced?
Turbo Boost:3.1 GHz Custom Speeds:2.9, 3.1 GHz (i7)*
Details:*This model also could be custom configured with a 2.9 GHz Core i5 (I5-45287U) for an extra US$100 (effectively making it the same as the once standard MacBook Pro 'Core i5' 2.9 13' (Early 2015), just equipped with less storage. Or, this model could be custom configured with a dual core 3.1 GHz Core i7 (I7-5557U) for an extra US$200. This Core i7 processor has a 4 MB level 3 cache and supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' up to 3.4 GHz as well as 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).'
EveryMac.com also has documented this custom Core i7 configuration as its own model.
Details:Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
System Bus Speed:5 GT/s (DMI2)*Cache Bus Speed:2.7 GHz (Built-in)
Details:*This system has a 'Direct Media Interface' -- specifically DMI2 -- that 'connects between the processor and chipset' in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
Details:N/A
Details:*Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.
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Details:Ships standard with 8 GB of 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.
Details:*8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase at additional cost. RAM cannot be upgraded later.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:*There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard. It can be upgraded to 16 GB only at the time of purchase.
Details:This model has an Intel Iris 6100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Details:*Apple reports that this model uses Intel Iris Graphics 6100 and allocates up to 1.5 GB of system memory for video function.
Built-in Display:13.3' WidescreenNative Resolution:2560x1600
Details:This model has a 13.3' color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2560 by 1600 native resolution at 227 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It also supports scaled resolutions of 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, and 1024 by 640.
Also see: How can you 'force' or 'hack' the Retina Display MacBook Pro models to run at the native resolution or otherwise fit more on screen than by default?
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2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring*2nd Max. Resolution:3840x2160 (x2*)
Details:*This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 3840x2160 on two external displays via Thunderbolt 2. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI.
Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
Standard Storage:128, 256 GB SSD*Std. Storage Speed:643.6 MB/s/1.3 GB/s*
Details:*The MF839LL/A configuration has 128 GB of flash storage and the MF840LL/A configuration has 256 GB of flash storage. Originally, neither could be configured with additional storage at the time of purchase. However, on October 27, 2016, Apple discontinued the stock 256 GB configuration (MF840LL/A) and added the option to custom configure the entry-level model with 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of SSD storage for US$200, US$400, or US$800, respectively.
*Third-party tests using the Blackmagic benchmark report write speeds of 643.6 MB/s and read speeds of 1.3 GB/s.
Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.
Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 13-Inch Retina Display 'Early 2015' MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?
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Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:ProprietaryStorage Interface:Proprietary* (PCIe 3.0 x4)
Details:*As documented by site sponsor OWC, this model shipped with a proprietary PCIe-based SSD.
Details:*This MacBook Pro does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor Adorama offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.
Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.
Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for this MacBook Pro? Can it be used with other Macs?
Details:*This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.
Details:802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
Details:This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
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Also see: Which SD Card storage solution is best for the Retina Display MacBook Pro? Which models are compatible? Is this type of storage safe?
Incl. Keyboard:Full-sizeIncl. Input:Trackpad (Force Touch)
Details:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has '78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted 'T' arrangement) with ambient light sensor.'
The 'Force Touch' trackpad offers 'precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures.'
Case Type:NotebookForm Factor:13' MacBook Pro (Early 2015)
Details:This MacBook Pro uses a thin black and silver 'unibody' case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Apple Order No:MF839LL/A*Apple Subfamily:Retina Early 2015 13'
Details:*MF839LL/A refers to the configuration with 128 GB of storage. The configuration with 256 GB of flash storage is order number MF840LL/A.
Apple Model No:A1502 (EMC 2835)Model ID:MacBookPro12,1
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1502 Model Number, the 2835 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro12,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type:74.9 W h Li-PolyBattery Life:10-12 Hours
Details:Apple reports that this model has a '74.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery' that provides 'up to 10 hours of wireless web' use and 'up to 12 hours of iTunes movie playback'. It cannot be upgraded by an end-user.
Also see: How do you replace the battery in the 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro? Is it possible?
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Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.10.2 (14C2507)Maximum MacOS:Current*
Details:*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' as well as OS X 10.11 'El Capitan.' It is fully supported by the last version of macOS Sierra (10.12) and macOS High Sierra (10.13), also. Running macOS High Sierra (10.13), it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC.
This model is compatible with the final version of macOS Mojave (10.14), the final version of macOS Catalina (10.15), and the current version of macOS Big Sur (macOS 11), as well.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)? What are the system requirements? What are the major new features?
Minimum Windows:8 (64-Bit)*Maximum Windows:10 (64-Bit)*
Details:*The pre-installed version of Apple's Boot Camp BCA supports the 64-bit version of Windows 8. Boot Camp 6 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support:Boot/Virtualization
Details:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
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Dimensions:0.71 x 12.35 x 8.62Avg. Weight:3.48 lbs (1.58 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (1.8 cm, 31.4 cm, 21.9 cm).
Original Price (US):US$1299, US$1499*Est. Current Retail:US$500-US$750
Details:*This MacBook Pro originally was offered with 128 GB of flash storage (MF839LL/A) for US$1299 and 256 GB of flash storage (MF840LL/A) for US$1499. However, on October 27, 2016, Apple discontinued the standard 256 GB (MF840LL/A) option.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Video (Monitor): 2 (Thunderbolt 2), 1 (HDMI) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:This model has two Thunderbolt 2 ports as well as an HDMI port.
Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
Details:N/A
Details:N/A
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
Details:No internal modem or Ethernet, although an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are standard.
Details:N/A
Details:Dual internal microphones on the left hand side of the notebook. Has a single headphone jack that also supports audio line out (digital/analog) and the Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone.
Details:Has a single headphone jack that also supports audio line out (digital/analog).
Details:N/A
Details:100V-240V AC, 60W 'MagSafe 2' power adapter.

Global original prices for the MacBook Pro 13-Inch 'Core i5' 2.7 Early 2015 in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:MXN $22,499, $26,999 United States:US$1299, US$1499*

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:DKK 11,299, 12,999Finland:¤1499, ¤1699
Ireland:¤1499, ¤1699Italy:¤1499, ¤1699
Luxembourg:¤1401,10, ¤1594,49Netherlands:¤1449, ¤1649
Spain:¤1449, ¤1649Sweden:SEK 14.495, 16.495
Switzerland:CHF 1'399, 1'599 United Kingdom:£999, £1199

Original Prices - Asia

China:RMB 9,288, 10,788 Hong Kong:HK$9,988, HK$11,488
India:Rs 94,900, 109,900 Indonesia:Rp 17,999,000, 20,999,000
Japan:¥148,800, ¥172,800Korea:KRW 1,590,000, 1,840,000
Malaysia:RM 4,499, 5,199The Philippines:PHP 64,990, 74,990
Singapore:S$1,688, S$1,988Taiwan:NT$41,900, NT$47,900
Thailand:THB 43,900, 49,900Vietnam:VND 29,999,000, 34,999,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

Australia:A$1799, A$2099 New Zealand:NZ$1999, NZ$2299

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch 'Core i5' 2.5 Mid-2012 Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2012 13' - MD101LL/A* - MacBookPro9,2 - A1278 - 2554*

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The MacBook Pro 'Core i5' 2.5 13-Inch (Mid-2012/USB 3.0) features a 22 nm 'Ivy Bridge' 2.5 GHz Intel 'Core i5' processor (3210M), with two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 500 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL 'SuperDrive', an 'integrated' Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares system memory, an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, and an LED-backlit 13.3' widescreen TFT active-matrix 'glossy' display (1280x800 native resolution).
Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire '800' port, two USB 3.0 ports, a 'Thunderbolt' port, audio in/out, and an SDXC card slot.
This model uses a 'Unibody' aluminum case design -- milled from a single piece of aluminum -- and has a backlit keyboard, a 'no button' glass 'inertial' multi-touch trackpad, and a non-swappable battery design that provides an Apple estimated 7 hours of battery life.
Compared to its predecessor, this model essentially is identical externally with the exception of the aforementioned USB 3.0 ports. Internally, however, it has a faster processor, architecture, graphics, and RAM.
Also see:

  • What are the differences between the 'Mid-2012' 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pro models?
  • What are the differences between the 'Mid-2012' MacBook Pro models and the 'Late 2011' MacBook Pro models that they replaced?

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Introduction Date:June 11, 2012 Discontinued Date:October 27, 2016
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*As first noted by AppleInsider, Apple started removing this model from retail store displays on June 20, 2016. It was discontinued entirely on October 27, 2016.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2012.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro9,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
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Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
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Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro9,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
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Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro9,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
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Processor Speed:2.5 GHz Processor Type:Core i5 (I5-3210M)
Details:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile Core i5 'Ivy Bridge' (I5-3210M) processor which includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' -- which 'automatically increases the speed of the active cores' to improve performance when needed (up to 3.1 GHz for this model) -- and 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).
Also see: How fast are the 'Mid-2012' 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
Details:*Starting on October 22, 2013, Apple added a 2.9 GHz Core i7 'Ivy Bridge' (I7-3520M) processor option to this model (which previously was the standard MD102LL/A configuration). This custom processor includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 4 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
It also supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' -- which 'automatically increases the speed of the active cores' to improve performance when needed (up to 3.6 GHz for this processor) -- and 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four 'virtual cores' or 'threads.'
Details:Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the 'Unibody' MacBook Pro models?
System Bus Speed:5 GT/s*Cache Bus Speed:2.5 GHz (Built-in)
Details:*This system has a 'Direct Media Interface' (DMI) that 'connects between the processor and chipset' in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
Details:N/A
Details:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.
Details:Supports 1600 MHz PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM SO-DIMMs (204-pin).
Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the 'Mid-2012' 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pro models? How much RAM of what type do they support?
Details:4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free.
*Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.
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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:N/A
Details:This model has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the 'Unibody' MacBook Pro models? Is it upgradable? Which models have 'dedicated' and 'integrated' video memory?
Details:*Apple and Intel do not report the minimum memory usage for the Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor. However, with 4 GB of RAM installed, the graphics processor uses 512 MB of RAM for video function. With 8 GB of RAM, 768 MB is reserved for video function and with 16 GB of RAM, 1 GB is reserved for video function.
Built-in Display:13.3' WidescreenNative Resolution:1280x800
Details:13.3' color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix 'glossy' display with a 1280 by 800 native resolution.
Apple reports that this system also supports '1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched.'
In the UK, site sponsor ALB Repair offers component-level logic board repair, display repair, and other repair services for this MacBook Pro. No fix, no fee!
In Germany, site sponsor Conodi provides high quality Mac and PC repair services as well as remote home office setup and troubleshooting. In-person and mail order repair services include the display, motherboard, water damage and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Spain, site sponsor iRepairs provides affordable repair and data recovery services. In-person and by mail repair services include the display, battery, keyboard, motherboard, and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Singapore, site sponsor Esmond Service Centre provides highly regarded repairs for the display, motherboard, battery, water damage issues, and more, all with a free estimate and fast turnaround for this MacBook Pro.
2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Details:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
Also see: Are there any adapters or 'hacks' that make it possible to connect a second external display to a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air model?
Standard Storage:500 GB HDDStd. Storage Speed:5400 RPM
Details:By custom configuration, this model can be equipped with a 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$100. It also can be configured with a 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB SSD for an additional US$200, US$500, or US$1000, respectively.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive or SSD in the 'Mid-2012' 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pro models? What type of storage do these models support?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In Canada, site sponsor CanadaRAM sells SSDs and other upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:2.5' (9.5 mm)Storage Interface:Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)
Details:This model supports a single SATA III (6 Gb/s) 2.5' hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical:8X DL 'SuperDrive'Standard Disk:None
Details:Apple reports that this slot-loading 'SuperDrive' (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) has a maxium write speed of '8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW' and a maximum read speed of '8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD'.
Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a 'Data Doubler' mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this MacBook Pro.
Standard Modem:NoneStandard Ethernet:10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort:802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit*)Standard Bluetooth:4.0
Details:AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard. *This model unofficially supports 450 Mbit/sec 802.11n Wi-Fi using MIMO.
Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), one Firewire '800' (up to 800 Mbps) port.
Details:This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docks, adapters, cables, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Also see: Are SD Card slot storage expansion options available for the 'Unibody' MacBook Pro models? Which are compatible? Is this type of storage a good idea for these models?
Incl. Keyboard:Full-sizeIncl. Input:Trackpad (Inertial)
Details:Apple reports that the backlit integrated keyboard has '78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted 'T' arrangement).'
The glass multi-touch trackpad supports 'inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities'.
Details:This MacBook Pro uses a black and silver 'unibody' case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Apple Order No:MD101LL/A*Apple Subfamily:Mid-2012 13'
Details:*The Apple order number should be unique to this system. This model also was sold to the education market in five packs. This educational option was assigned order number MD509LL/A.
Apple Model No:A1278 (EMC 2554*)Model ID:MacBookPro9,2
Details:*Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.
Also see: All Macs with the A1278 Model Number, the 2554* EMC Number, and the MacBookPro9,2 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Details:Apple reports that this model has a '63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery' that provides 'up to 7 hours of wireless web' use.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.7.3 (11D2515)Maximum MacOS:X 10.15.x*
Details:*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion.' OS X 10.9 'Mavericks', and OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' as well as OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' with the exception of the 'Power Nap' feature. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Auto Unlock feature. This model is capable of running macOS High Sierra (10.13), and it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC.
This model is compatible with the final version of macOS Mojave (10.14) and the final version of macOS Catalina (10.15), as well. It does not support macOS Big Sur (macOS 11) or later versions of the macOS.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Catalina (10.15)? What are the system requirements? What are the major new features? Has anything been removed from previous versions of the macOS?
Minimum Windows:7 (32-Bit)*Maximum Windows:10 (64-Bit)*
Details:*Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit of Windows 7, Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8, and Boot Camp 6 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support:Boot/Virtualization
Details:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:0.95 x 12.78 x 8.94Avg. Weight:4.5 lbs (2.06 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.41 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).
Original Price (US):US$1199*Est. Current Retail:US$350-US$500
Details:*On July 29, 2014, Apple lowered the price to US$1099.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.


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Video (Monitor): 1 (Thunderbolt) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:Thunderbolt is backwards-compatible with Mini DisplayPort-equipped displays as well as adapters that are compatible with Mini DisplayPort (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI and HDMI). It also can support other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard, which provides a maximum theoretical 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.
Details:N/A
Details:N/A
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), one Firewire '800' (up to 800 Mbps) port.
Details:No internal modem. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
Details:N/A
Details:Internal omnidirectional microphone. Has a single 'audio in/out' port.
Details:Has a single 'audio in/out' port.
Details:N/A
Details:100V-240V AC, 60W 'MagSafe' power adapter. Also see: What is the 'Magsafe' power connector? How does it work? How was it designed to not cause data loss?

Global original prices for the MacBook Pro 13-Inch 'Core i5' 2.5 Mid-2012 in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.

Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:MXN $20,999 United States:US$1199*

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:DKK 9,699Finland:¤1299
Ireland:¤1299Italy:¤1279
Norway:NOK 9.990 Portugal:¤1299
Switzerland:CHF 1'349 United Kingdom:£999

Original Prices - Asia

India:Rs 81,900 Indonesia:Rp 11,999,000
Malaysia:RM 3,699The Philippines:PHP 57,990
Thailand:THB 39,900Vietnam:VND 27,499,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand


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