OVERVIEW
IntroducedFebruary 2011
Model IdentifierMacBookPro8,1
Model NumberA1278
EMC2419
Order NumberMC700LL/A (2.3 GHz), MC724LL/A (2.7 GHz)
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ColorsSilver
CasePrecision aluminum unibody
Case ReplacementNiwTech
Weight and Dimensions4.5 lbs., 0.95" H x 12.78" W x 8.94" D
PROCESSOR
ProcessorIntel Core i5 or Core i7 (2415M, 2620M) ("Sandy Bridge")
Processor Speed2.3 GHz (Core i5) or 2.7 GHz (Core i7)
Maximum Processor Speed
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
Security ChipNone
Cache3 MB (2.3 GHz) 4 MB (2.7 GHz) shared L3
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
STORAGE AND MEDIA
Storage320, 500, or 750 GB (5400-rpm SATA) or 128, 256, or 512 GB (SSD)
Storage UpgradeNiwTech
Data Recovery ServiceNiwTech
MediaSlot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad
Trackpad ReplacementNiwTech
KeyboardBuilt-in full-size backlit with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, incl. 12 function and 4 arrow
Keyboard ReplacementNiwTech
Touch IDNone
SOFTWARE
Original OSMac OS X 10.6.6 (10J3210)
Maximum OSmacOS 10.13.6 (17G65)
OS installNiwTech
OS UpgradeNiwTech
OS DowngradeNiwTech
AirDropSupported
HandoffNot Supported
Power NapNot Supported
Hardware TestAHT 3A208
Unlock with Apple WatchNot Supported
FIRMWARE
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
MEMORY
Built-in MemoryNone
Maximum Memory16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)
Interleaving SupportYes
Memory Slots2 - 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory UpgradeNiwTech
Memory Upgrade InstructionsHow to remove or install memory
DISPLAY
Built-in Display13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen
Brightness
Pixel Density
Color Gamut
Resolutions
Display ReplacementNiwTech
GRAPHICS
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 3000
Number of Cores
Graphics Memory384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory (Memory may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 384 MB.)
Display ConnectionThunderbolt digital video output
Display SupportSupport for up to two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 by 1600 pixels
CAMERA
CameraFaceTime HD camera
CONNECTIONS
Wi-FiBuilt-in AirPort Extreme card (802.11a/b/g/n)
BluetoothBuilt-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
ModemNone
FireWire1 - 800 MBit/s
USB2 - 480 MBit/s
Thunderbolt1 - Thunderbolt 1 (up to 10 Gbps)
DisplayThunderbolt digital video output
Infrared1 - For Apple Remote only
Audio In1 - Built-in microphone, Audio out is user-selectable as analog audio line in
Audio Out1 - Combined optical digital output/headphone out, 2 - Built-in speakers
Security Slot1 - Kensington cable lock
EXPANSION
Slots1 - ExpressCard/34
BaysNone
Hard Drive Interface6.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive Interface3.0 or 6.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
SENSORS
Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)
Liquid Damage RepairNiwTech
POWER
System BatteryBuilt-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours wireless web
Battery Capacity
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Battery ReplacementNiwTech
Power Adapter60W MagSafe Power Adapter
Power Adapter ReplacementNiwTech
Line Voltage100-240V AC
ENVIRONMENTAL
Acoustical Performance17 dBA (2.3 GHz) 16 dBA (2.7 GHz) at idle
ENERGY STARMeets ENERGY STAR 5.2 requirements
EPEATGold
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