OVERVIEW
IntroducedFebruary 2011
Model IdentifierMacBookPro8,3
Model NumberA1297
EMC2352
Order NumberMC725LL/A
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ColorsSilver
CasePrecision aluminum unibody
Case ReplacementNiwTech
Weight and Dimensions6.6 lbs., 0.98" H x 15.47" W x 10.51" D
PROCESSOR
ProcessorIntel Core i7 (2720QM, 2820QM) ("Sandy Bridge")
Processor Speed2.2 or 2.3 GHz
Maximum Processor Speed
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores4
Security ChipNone
Cache6 MB (2.2 GHz) or 8 MB (2.3 GHz) shared L3 cache
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
STORAGE AND MEDIA
Storage750 GB (5400-rpm SATA), 500 GB (7200-rpm SATA), or 128, 256, or 512 GB (SSD)
Storage UpgradeNiwTech
Data Recovery ServiceNiwTech
Media8x Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad
Trackpad ReplacementNiwTech
KeyboardBuilt-in full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
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 3A211
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 Display17-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen, optional antiglare display
Brightness
Pixel Density
Color Gamut
Resolutions
Display ReplacementNiwTech
GRAPHICS
Graphics CardAMD Radeon HD 6750M and Intel HD 3000 Graphics
Number of Cores
Graphics Memory1 GB (6750M) GDDR5 and 384 MB (HD Graphics) DDR3 shared with main memory
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
USB3 - 480 MBit/s
Thunderbolt1 - Thunderbolt 1 (up to 10 Gbps)
DisplayThunderbolt digital video output
Infrared1 - For Apple Remote only
Audio In1 - 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack, 1 - Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 - 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack, 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 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours wireless web
Battery Capacity
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Battery ReplacementNiwTech
Power Adapter85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)
Power Adapter ReplacementNiwTech
Line Voltage100-240V AC
ENVIRONMENTAL
Acoustical Performance17 dBA at idle
ENERGY STARMeets ENERGY STAR version 5.2 requirements
EPEATGold
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