Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 15" Late 2010 - Early 2011

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 15" Late 2010 - Early 2011
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The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 15-Inch (Early 2011/Thunderbolt) features a 32 nm "Sandy Bridge" 2.2 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (2720QM), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-10600) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 750 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive", dual graphics processors -- an AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares 384 MB of memory with the system -- and an integrated FaceTime HD webcam.

The standard configuration of this model has an LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution), but it also was available via custom configuration with a "high-resolution glossy" 1680x1050 display and a "high-resolution antiglare" 1680x1050 display for an additional US$100 and US$150, respectively.

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, separate audio in and out ports, an SDXC card slot, and a new "Thunderbolt" port that is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, likewise, supports an external display at 2560x1600 and passes an audio signal. Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.

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.



Specs:

Introduction Date:

February 24, 2011

Discontinued Date:

October 24, 2011

 

Processors:

1 (4 Cores)

Architecture:

64-Bit

 

Geekbench 2 (32):

9991

Geekbench 2 (64):

10823

 

Geekbench 3 (32):

2439

Geekbench 3 (32):

8645

 

Geekbench 3 (64):

2728

Geekbench 3 (64):

9768

 

Processor Speed:

2.2 GHz

Processor Type:

Core i7 (I7-2720QM)

 

Details:

This model is powered by a "Quad-Core" 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" (I7-2720QM) processor which includes four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 6 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 eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four 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:

3.3 GHz

Custom Speeds:

2.3 GHz

 

Processor Upgrade:

Soldered

FPU:

Integrated

 

System Bus Speed:

5 GT/s*

Cache Bus Speed:

2.2 GHz (Built-in)

 

ROM/Firmware Type:

EFI

EFI Architecture:

64-Bit

 

L1 Cache:

32k/32k x4

L2/L3 Cache:

256k x 4, 6 MB*

 

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 firstconfirmed by site sponsor OWC, this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.


 

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

2

 

Video Card:

Radeon HD 6750M*

VRAM Type:

GDDR5

 

Details:

*This system has dual graphics processors -- an AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 SDRAMand Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. The system automatically switches between graphics systems based on use (when applications use OpenGL, Core Graphics or other graphically demanding technologies, the system will use the dedicated graphics card, otherwise it will use Intel HD Graphics to conserve battery life).

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:

1 GB*

Maximum VRAM:

1 GB*

 

Built-in Display:

15.4" Widescreen

Native Resolution:

1440x900

 

Details:

By default, this model has a 15.4" color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. However, it also was available via custom configuration with a "high-resolution glossy" 1680x1050 display and a "high-resolution antiglare" 1680x1050 display for an additional US$100 and US$150, respectively.

In addition to the native resolution, Apple reports that this system also supports "1280 by 800, 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:

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 Hard Drive:

750 GB (5400 RPM)

Int. HD Interface:

Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)

 

Details:

By custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 500 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive for the same price. It also could be configured with a 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB SSD for an additional US$100, US$500, or US$1100, 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

 

Standard Modem:

None

Standard Ethernet:

10/100/1000Base-T

 

Details:

N/A

 

Standard AirPort:

802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit*)

Standard Bluetooth:

2.1+EDR

 

USB Ports:

2 (2.0)

Firewire Ports:

1 (800)

 

Expansion Slots:

SDXC Card Slot

Expansion Bays:

None

 

Details:

This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.


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-size

Incl. Input:

Trackpad (Inertial)

 

Case Type:

Notebook

Form Factor:

MacBook Pro (Unibody)

 

Apple Order No:

MC723LL/A

Apple Subfamily:

Early 2011 15"

 

Apple Model No:

A1286 (EMC 2353-1*)

Model ID:

MacBookPro8,2

 

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.


 

Battery Type:

77.5 W h Li-Poly

Battery Life:

7 Hours

 

Details:

Apple reports that this model has a "77.5-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*

 

Minimum Windows:

7 (32-Bit)*

Maximum Windows:

8.1 (64-Bit)*

 

MacOS 9 Support:

None

Windows Support:

Boot/Virtualization

 

 

 

 

Dimensions:

0.95 x 14.35 x 9.82

Avg. Weight:

5.6 lbs (2.54 kg)

 

Original Price (US):

US$2199

Est. Current Retail:

US$950-US$1200

 



  • Model: A1286 15'
  • Manufacturer: Apple

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