Apple MacBook Pro “Core i7″ 2.8 15” Mid-2010 Specs
Identifiers: Mid-2010 15″ – MC847LL/A* – MacBookPro6,2 – A1286 – 2353*
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The MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.8 15-Inch (Mid-2010) technically is a “configure-to-order” configuration of the MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.66 15-Inch (Mid-2010), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.The MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.8 15-Inch (Mid-2010) is powered by a 32 nm, dual-core 2.8 GHz Intel “Core i7” I7-640M (Arrandale) processor, with dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. This system also supports “Turbo Boost” – which “automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload” up to 3.46 GHz for this model – and “Hyper Threading” – which allows the system to recognize four “virtual cores” or “threads.”By default, it is configured with 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 500 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL “SuperDrive”, and dual graphics processors – a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory and Intel HD Graphics with 256 MB of RAM shared with the system – that Mac OS X automatically switches between for better graphics performance and better battery life, respectively, depending on application use.The standard configuration of this model has an LED-backlit 15.4″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1440×900 native resolution), but it also is available via custom configuration with a “high-resolution glossy” 1680×1050 display and a “high-resolution antiglare” 1680×1050 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, optical digital/analog audio in/out, a “Mini DisplayPort” that supports an external display at 2560×1600 (it also passes an audio signal), and an SD card slot. It lacks an ExpressCard/34 slot.This model uses a “Unibody” aluminum case design – milled from a single piece of aluminum – and has a backlit keyboard, a new “no button” glass “inertial” multi-touch trackpad, and a non-swappable battery design that provides up to 8-9 hours of battery life.Compared to its predecessor, this model has a very similar external enclosure, but an enhanced trackpad, and the same connectivity, except for the enhanced audio passing Mini DisplayPort. Internally, however, it has a substantially different architecture with a faster “Core i7” processor and faster graphics as well, although it shares the same memory. Battery life is improved too.Also see:
- What are the differences between the “Mid-2010” 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models?
- What are the differences between the “Mid-2010” 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models and the “Mid-2009” MacBook Pro models that they replaced?
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