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MacBook Pro “Core i5″ 2.3 13” Early 2011
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|Introduction Date:||February 24, 2011||Discontinued Date:||October 24, 2011|
|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 2011.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Architecture:||64-Bit|
|Geekbench 2 (32):||5883||Geekbench 2 (64):||6448|
|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.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):||2189||Geekbench 3 (32):||4335|
|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.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):||2375||Geekbench 3 (64):||4794|
|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.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Processor Speed:||2.3 GHz||Processor Type:||Core i5 (I5-2415M)|
|Details:||This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile Core i5 “Sandy Bridge” (I5-2415M) 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 — 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 “Early 2011” 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
|Turbo Boost:||2.9 GHz||Custom Speeds:||N/A|
|Details:||Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the “Unibody” MacBook Pro?|
|System Bus Speed:||5 GT/s*||Cache Bus Speed:||2.3 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.|
|ROM/Firmware Type:||EFI||EFI Architecture:||64-Bit|
|L1 Cache:||32k/32k x2||L2/L3 Cache:||256k x2, 3 MB|
|Details:||Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.|
|RAM Type:||PC3-10600 DDR3||Min. RAM Speed:||1333 MHz|
|Details:||Supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM.
Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the “Early 2011” 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models? How much RAM of what type do they support?
|Standard RAM:||4 GB||Maximum RAM:||16 GB*|
|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 as first confirmed by site sponsor OWC, this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
|Motherboard RAM:||None||RAM Slots:||2|
|Video Card:||HD Graphics 3000||VRAM Type:||Integrated|
|Details:||This model has an Intel HD Graphics 3000 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?
|Standard VRAM:||384 MB||Maximum VRAM:||512 MB*|
|Details:||Apple reports that “memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 384 MB”.
*If upgraded to 8 GB of RAM (or more), 512 MB will be reserved for video function.
|Built-in Display:||13.3″ Widescreen||Native Resolution:||1280×800|
|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.”
|2nd Display Support:||Dual/Mirroring||2nd Max. Resolution:||2560×1600|
|Details:||The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560×1600.
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 Hard Drive:||320 GB (5400 RPM)||Int. HD Interface:||Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)|
|Details:||By custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 500 GB or 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$50 or US$150, respectively. It also can be configured with a 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB SSD for an additional US$250, US$650, or US$1250, respectively.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the “Early 2011” 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models? What type of hard drive do these models support? Can one replace the hard drive with an SSD?
|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”.|
|Standard Modem:||None||Standard Ethernet:||10/100/1000Base-T|
|Standard AirPort:||802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit*)||Standard Bluetooth:||2.1+EDR|
|Details:||AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR 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?
|USB Ports:||2 (2.0)||Firewire Ports:||1 (800)|
|Details:||Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, one 800-Mbps Firewire “800” port.|
|Expansion Slots:||SDXC Card Slot||Expansion Bays:||None|
|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 docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.
|Incl. Keyboard:||Full-size||Incl. 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”.
|Case Type:||Notebook||Form Factor:||MacBook (Unibody)|
|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:||MC700LL/A||Apple Subfamily:||Early 2011 13″|
|Details:||The Apple order number should be unique to this system.|
|Apple Model No:||A1278 (EMC 2419*)||Model ID:||MacBookPro8,1|
|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.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com’s Mac Identification section.
|Battery Type:||63.5 W h Li-Poly||Battery Life:||7 Hours|
|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.
Also see: What is the “real-world” battery life of the “Early 2011” 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models? How does the battery life of each compare to the model each replaced?
|Pre-Installed MacOS:||X 10.6.6 (10J3210)||Maximum MacOS:||Current*|
|Details:||*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” as well as OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” with the exception of the “Power Nap” feature. It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” and current version of OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” — including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop and AirPlay Mirroring capability — but other advanced features are not supported.
Please note that OS X “Lion” 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the “Rosetta” environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard.”
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
|Minimum Windows:||7 (32-Bit)*||Maximum Windows:||8.1 (64-Bit)*|
|Details:||*Apple’s Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit of Windows 7 on this model. Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
Although Apple does not support Windows 10 via Boot Camp 5 (officially or otherwise), this system meets Microsoft’s hardware requirements and it very well may be possible to boot Windows 10 on this Mac. If you have installed Windows 10 on this system (successfully or unsuccessfully), please share the results of your experiment. Thank you.
|MacOS 9 Support:||None||Windows 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 8.94||Avg. Weight:||4.5 lbs (2.04 kg)|
|Details:||In inches while closed – height by width by depth, (2.41 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).|
|Details:||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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