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MacBook Pro “Core i5″ 2.5 13” Mid-2012
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|Introduction Date:||June 11, 2012||Discontinued Date:||N/A|
|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 2012.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Architecture:||64-Bit|
|Geekbench 2 (32):||6690||Geekbench 2 (64):||7323|
|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):||2530||Geekbench 3 (32):||5106|
|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):||2781||Geekbench 3 (64):||5689|
|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:||2.5 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?
|Turbo Boost:||3.1 GHz||Custom Speeds:||2.9 GHz*|
|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.|
|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:||PC3-12800 DDR3L||Min. RAM Speed:||1600 MHz|
|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?
|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 third-parties have determined that 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 4000||VRAM Type:||Integrated|
|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?
|Standard VRAM:||512 MB*||Maximum VRAM:||768 MB*|
|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″ 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:||500 GB (5400 RPM)||Int. HD Interface:||Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)|
|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?
|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:||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?
|USB Ports:||2 (3.0)||Firewire Ports:||1 (800)|
|Details:||Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), one Firewire “800” (up to 800 Mbps) 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:||MD101LL/A||Apple Subfamily:||Mid-2012 13″|
|Details:||The Apple order number should be unique to this system.|
|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.
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.|
|Pre-Installed MacOS:||X 10.7.3 (11D2515)||Maximum MacOS:||Current|
|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 the current version of OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” with the exception of the “Power Nap” feature.
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:||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:||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 (2.06 kg)|
|Details:||In inches while closed – height by width by depth, (2.41 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).|
|Details:||*On July 29, 2014, Apple lowered the price to US$1099.
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