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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) - Technical Specifications

Display

  • Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels

Processor

  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz).

Memory

  • 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB.

Storage1

256GB 512GB

Configurable to 768GB flash storage.

Size and Weight

Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)
Weight: 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)2

Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colors
Thunderbolt digital video output
  • Native Mini DisplayPort output
  • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
  • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
  • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)

Camera

  • 720p FaceTime HD camera

Connections and Expansion

 Ports on the MacBook Pro with Retina display

  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • HDMI port
  • Headphone port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
  • Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately, available July)

Wireless

  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Audio

  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
    • Support for audio line out

Keyboard and Trackpad

  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Battery and Power4

  • Up to 7 hours wireless web
  • Up to 30 days standby time
  • Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Included Software

OS X Lion

Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.

OS X Mountain Lion. Coming soon. Buy a new Mac now and get a free upgrade to the next release of OS X when it arrives this summer. Learn more.

iLife

Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Learn more about iLife.

Limited Warranty and Service

Your MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.

In the Box

  • MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Configure to Order

Configure your MacBook Pro to order with these options, only at the Apple Online Store:

  • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz)
  • 16GB memory upgrade
  • 768GB of flash storage

MacBook Pro and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more.

MacBook Pro is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Mercury-free LED backlit display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free5
  • Reduced packaging volume
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. The Apple Product Environmental Specification details the environmental attributes of our products.

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.

Acoustic Performance

DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

  Sound Power Level
LWAd (B)
1 B = 10 dB
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
LpAm (dB)
2.6 GHz 2.3 GHz 2.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Idle 2.5 2.5 9 8
Hard drive accessing N/A N/A N/A N/A
CD drive accessing N/A N/A N/A N/A
  1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
  2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).

Available Accessories

Mac Software

  • iWork
  • Aperture
  • Logic Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X

Displays and Adapters

  • Apple Thunderbolt Display
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

AirPort and Wireless

  • AirPort Express
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station
  • Time Capsule

Other Accessories

  • Apple USB SuperDrive
  • Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan
Last Modified: Feb 4, 2013

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