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MacBook Pro “Core i5″ 2.9 13” Early 2015
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|Introduction Date:||March 9, 2015||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 2015.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Architecture:||64-Bit|
|Geekbench 2 (32):||8480||Geekbench 2 (64):||9632|
|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):||3093||Geekbench 3 (32):||6446|
|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):||3415||Geekbench 3 (64):||7259|
|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:||2.9 GHz||Processor Type:||Core i5 (I5-5287U)|
|Details:||This model is powered by a 14 nm, 64-bit “Fifth Generation” Intel Mobile Core i5 “Broadwell” (I5-5287U) 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 3.3 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:||3.3 GHz||Custom Speeds:||3.1 GHz (i7)|
|Details:||*This model also can 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:||2.9 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.|
|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:||LPDDR3 SDRAM*||Min. RAM Speed:||1866 MHz|
|Details:||Ships standard with 8 GB of 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.|
|Standard RAM:||8 GB*||Maximum RAM:||16 GB*|
|Details:||*8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it can 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.
|Motherboard RAM:||8 GB*||RAM Slots:||None|
|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.|
|Video Card:||Iris Graphics 6100||VRAM Type:||Integrated|
|Details:||This model has an Intel Iris 6100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.|
|Standard VRAM:||1.5 GB*||Maximum VRAM:||1.5 GB*|
|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″ Widescreen||Native Resolution:||2560×1600|
|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?
|2nd Display Support:||Dual/Mirroring*||2nd Max. Resolution:||3840×2160 (x2*)|
|Details:||*This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 3840×2160 on two external displays via Thunderbolt 2. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 3840×2160 via Thunderbolt 2 and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840×2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096×2160 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 Hard Drive:||512 GB SSD||Int. HD Interface:||Proprietary* (PCIe 2.0 x4)|
|Details:||This model has 512 GB of flash storage by default, but also can be custom configured at the time of purchase with 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$500.
*Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible. As documented by site sponsor OWC, this model has a PCIe-based SSD (PCIe 2.0 x4 interface).
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?
|Standard Optical:||None*||Standard Disk:||None|
|Details:||*This MacBook Pro does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor PowerMax 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.
Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for this MacBook Pro? Can it be used with other Macs?
|Standard Modem:||None||Standard Ethernet:||None*|
|Details:||*This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.|
|Standard AirPort:||802.11ac||Standard Bluetooth:||4.0|
|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?
|USB Ports:||2 (3.0)||Firewire Ports:||None|
|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.|
|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 (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:||Notebook||Form 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:||MF841LL/A||Apple Subfamily:||Retina Early 2015 13″|
|Details:||The Apple order number should be unique to this system.|
|Apple Model No:||A1502 (EMC 2835)||Model ID:||MacBookPro12,1|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
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-Poly||Battery 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?
|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 the current version of OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.”
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:||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:||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:||0.71 x 12.35 x 8.62||Avg. 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).|
|Details:||To purchase a 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, free of sales tax, please visit site sponsor PowerMax.
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