Macbook Pro Core I7

  • Jul 27, 2008 I'm looking to upgrade to the 2020 13' Macbook Pro 16gb/512gb and have been going back and forth on whether the upgrade to the i7 chip is worth the $200. From most of the research I've done online, it seems not to be. I don't do a lot of CPU heavy tasks daily, and the most intensive thing I do is probably CAD design (Fusion 360).
  • This is because, in older generations of Macs, when it came to quad-core the i5 and i7 versions were not equal. The Quad-Core i7, which was once used in the 15in MacBook Pro.
  • Make Offer - Apple Macbook Pro 15' Intel QUAD Core [email protected] 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Early 2011 MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2012 (480GB SSD, Intel Core i7, 2.3GHz, 8 GB RAM) $500.00 1d 20h.

Sep 09, 2020. 2.6GHz 6-Core Processor 512GB Storage AMD Radeon Pro 5300M. 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor; Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz; AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory; 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory; 512GB of SSD storage¹; 16-inch Retina display with True Tone; Magic Keyboard; Touch Bar and Touch ID; Four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

ProcessorScore
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2020)
Intel Core i7-1068NG7 @ 2.3 GHz (4 cores)
1240
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2020)1147
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2019)
Intel Core i7-8569U @ 2.8 GHz (4 cores)
1097
MacBook Pro (16-inch Late 2019)1096
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2019)
Intel Core i9-9980HK @ 2.4 GHz (8 cores)
1089
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2019)1089
MacBook Pro (16-inch Late 2019)
Intel Core i9-9880H @ 2.3 GHz (8 cores)
1065
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2019)1063
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2019)
Intel Core i7-8557U @ 1.7 GHz (4 cores)
1027
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2018)1020
MacBook Pro (16-inch Late 2019)
Intel Core i7-9750H @ 2.6 GHz (6 cores)
1017
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2018)1014
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2019)
Intel Core i7-9750H @ 2.6 GHz (6 cores)
1005
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2018)973
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2018)
Intel Core i7-8750H @ 2.2 GHz (6 cores)
947
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2019)931
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2015)
Intel Core i7-4980HQ @ 2.8 GHz (4 cores)
928
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2015)928
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2014)
Intel Core i7-4980HQ @ 2.8 GHz (4 cores)
915
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2019)907
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2020)
Intel Core i5-8257U @ 1.4 GHz (4 cores)
905
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2017)899
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2017)
Intel Core i7-7920HQ @ 3.1 GHz (4 cores)
893
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Late 2013)882
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2018)
Intel Core i5-8259U @ 2.3 GHz (4 cores)
878
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2014)865
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2015)
Intel Core i7-4870HQ @ 2.5 GHz (4 cores)
864
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2015)864
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2017)
Intel Core i7-7820HQ @ 2.9 GHz (4 cores)
862
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2017)839
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2017)
Intel Core i5-7360U @ 2.3 GHz (2 cores)
829
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2016)828
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Late 2013)
Intel Core i7-4850HQ @ 2.3 GHz (4 cores)
810
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2017)807
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2015)
Intel Core i7-4770HQ @ 2.2 GHz (4 cores)
795
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Early 2015)791
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2014)
Intel Core i7-4770HQ @ 2.2 GHz (4 cores)
788
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2016)788
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012)
Intel Core i7-3820QM @ 2.7 GHz (4 cores)
786
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Mid 2014)771
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Early 2015)
Intel Core i5-5287U @ 2.9 GHz (2 cores)
768
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2016)767
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2016)
Intel Core i7-6660U @ 2.4 GHz (2 cores)
765
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Early 2013)751
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Late 2013)
Intel Core i7-4750HQ @ 2.0 GHz (4 cores)
751
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2016)749
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2016)
Intel Core i5-6287U @ 3.1 GHz (2 cores)
741
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Late 2013)740
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Mid 2014)
Intel Core i5-4308U @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
740
MacBook Pro (Retina)739
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Early 2013)
Intel Core i7-3740QM @ 2.7 GHz (4 cores)
734
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012)720
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Early 2015)
Intel Core i5-5257U @ 2.7 GHz (2 cores)
718
MacBook Pro (Retina)712
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2016)
Intel Core i5-6267U @ 2.9 GHz (2 cores)
711
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2016)704
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011)
Intel Core i7-2860QM @ 2.5 GHz (4 cores)
690
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Early 2013)690
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Mid 2014)
Intel Core i5-4278U @ 2.6 GHz (2 cores)
686
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Early 2013)685
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)
Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.9 GHz (2 cores)
673
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Late 2013)669
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012)
Intel Core i7-3615QM @ 2.3 GHz (4 cores)
661
MacBook Pro (Retina)657
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011)
Intel Core i7-2760QM @ 2.4 GHz (4 cores)
650
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011)642
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Late 2013)
Intel Core i5-4258U @ 2.4 GHz (2 cores)
642
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina)641
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011)
Intel Core i7-2760QM @ 2.4 GHz (4 cores)
622
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)611
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)
Intel Core i7-2640M @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
593
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)588
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Early 2013)
Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.6 GHz (2 cores)
577
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)576
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina)
Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.5 GHz (2 cores)
573
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)568
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011)
Intel Core i7-2675QM @ 2.2 GHz (4 cores)
564
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)547
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
Intel Core i7-2820QM @ 2.3 GHz (4 cores)
531
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)507
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2010)
Intel Core i7-640M @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
505
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)500
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2010)
Intel Core i7-640M @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
484
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)482
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2010)
Intel Core i7-620M @ 2.7 GHz (2 cores)
470
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2010)458
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2010)
Intel Core i5-540M @ 2.5 GHz (2 cores)
425
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2010)405
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2010)
Intel Core i5-520M @ 2.4 GHz (2 cores)
402
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)401
MacBook Pro (Late 2008)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.8 GHz (2 cores)
375
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)375
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 @ 3.1 GHz (2 cores)
361
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)355
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 @ 3.1 GHz (2 cores)
353
MacBook Pro (Late 2008)346
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 @ 2.7 GHz (2 cores)
344
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)342
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.5 GHz (2 cores)
326
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2010)322
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.3 GHz (2 cores)
320
MacBook Pro (Late 2008)314
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.5 GHz (2 cores)
311
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2010)309
MacBook Pro (Late 2008)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4 GHz (2 cores)
304
MacBook Pro (Early 2008)300
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 @ 2.3 GHz (2 cores)
295
MacBook Pro (Early 2008)258
MacBook Pro (Early 2008)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 @ 2.6 GHz (2 cores)
172

Macbook Pro 15″ 2.3GHz i7 – MD103LL/A – A1286

The popular 2012 MacBook Pro 15″ 2.3Ghz features an Intel Core i7 processor with a 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) and 500 GB of hard drive space. These specs were able to be configured to order or upgraded aftermarket. The 2012 Macbook Pro features dual-graphics processors (GPUs) and is ideal for photography, coding, video editing, 3G graphics, and gaming applications. This Mac is the last of 15″ Macbook Pro line that has upgradable RAM and a user-replacable battery, which is why it continues to be a best seller until current day.

MacBook Pro Mid 2012 specs incorporate the Thunderbolt standard port that can handle 10 Gbps bandwidth in both directions. It also supports peripherals with resolutions as high as 2560×1600 and an uninterrupted audio signal.

Storage

This MacBook Pro has a standard storage of 500 GB on 6 Gb/s Serial ATA with a speed of 5400 RPM. The MD103LL/A can be custom configured up to 16GB of RAM and with up to a 4TB 2.5″ SSD. This Mac remains extremely popular due to the ability to upgrade storage and RAM.

Macbook pro core i7

Screen Size and Resolution

This model has an LED-backlit 15.4” widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display with a native resolution of 1440×900. It is available for custom configuration, enabling you to change it to high-res glossy or antiglare 1680×1050 display that further supports millions of colors.I By default, the pixels of this unit provide clarity and full images. It provides a seamless experience while reading documents or streaming high-quality videos online.

Inclusive Features

The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

  • 8X DL “SuperDrive”
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
  • Bluetooth 4.0 allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
  • FireWire 800 port
  • Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
  • Two USB 3.0 Ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
  • Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
  • Thunderbolt standard port that is backward compatible with a Mini DisplayPort and can support an audio signal and a 2560×1600 resolution
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • No button glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four finger” gestures and programmable zones
  • FaceTime HD webcam

Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

The MacBook Pro uses a pre-installed MacOS X 10.7.3 (11D2097), 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 3615QM “Sandy Bridge” processor, which is the second generation of Core processors. It can manage multiple threads simultaneously. It also comes with dual graphics processors – an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and as well as an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor.

Memory & Architecture

Applications installed on the MacBook Pro are run on a 256k level 2 cache and a 6 MB Level 3 cache plus a 5 GT/s frontside bus with 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) for its RAM. All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

Battery Life

The MacBook Pro comes with a 77.5-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 7 hours of wireless web use.

Macbook Pro Core I7 Review

Upgradability

Macbook Pro Core I7 2.5 15 Mid-2015

This MacBook Pro comes standard with 4GB of RAM, but users have the ability to upgrade it up to 16GB. The operating system of the MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.7.3 and can be upgraded to 2020 version of OS Catalina. This MacBook Pro comes with dimensions of 0.95 x 14.35 x 9.82 in and a weight of 5.6 lbs (2.56 kg).

Macbook Pro Core I7 Vs I9

Introduced:June 11, 2012

Discontinued: October 22, 2013

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

15.4 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x 4

Resolution

1440×900

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x 4, 6MB

Processor

RAM Type

PC3-12800 DDR3L

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1600 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

4 GB

Speed

2.3 GHz

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core i7 (l7-3615QM)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

None

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s

Video Card

GeForce GT 650M

Cache Bus Speed

2.3 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

GDDR5

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

512 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

512 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

500 GB HDD

Standard Optical Drive

8X DL “SuperDrive”

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet

10/100/1000Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)

Standard Air Port

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

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

2.1+EDR

Type

77.5 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 2.0

2

Battery Life

7 hours

FireWire 800

1

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (Inertial)

Form Factor

MacBook (Unibody)

SDXC Card Slot

One

Apple Order No

MD103LL/A

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Mid 2012 15”

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1286 (EMC 2556)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook Pro 9.1

Power Adapter

1

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