MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

Maximum Memory 16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)

Repair Availability: We can still replace the Battery, Hard Drives or Ram modules with the same or upgraded alternatives and the machine is capable of running the latest version of OS X, however, major parts are no longer available from Apple.  The Power adapter is also still available as a new part.

Introduced in February 2011, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) was based on Intel’s next-generation “Sandy Bridge” architecture, and improved on its predecessor, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) with faster processors and graphics, and the inclusion of Apple’s new Thunderbolt port. It shipped in two configurations: 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 500 GB hard disk, 4 GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB of VRAM, $1799 U.S., 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 750 GB hard disk, 4 GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB of VRAM, $2199 U.S. Build-to-order options included a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache, 8 GB of RAM, 500 or 750 GB hard disks, and 128, 256, or 512 GB SSDs.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)

Maximum Memory 16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)

Repair Availability: We can still replace the Battery, Hard Drives or Ram modules with the same or upgraded alternatives and the machine is capable of running the latest version of OS X, however, major parts are no longer available from Apple.  The Power adapter is also still available as a new part.

Introduced in October 2011, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) improved on its predecessor, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) with faster processors and graphics. It shipped in two configurations: 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 500 GB hard disk, 4 GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512 MB of VRAM, $1799 U.S. and 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 750 GB hard disk, 4 GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1 GB of VRAM, $2199 U.S. Build-to-order options included a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache, 8 GB of RAM, and 128, 256, or 512 GB SSDs.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)

Maximum Memory 16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)

 

On June 11, 2012, Apple showcased its upgraded Mac notebooks, OS X Mountain Lion, and iOS 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. The new MacBook Pro models were updated with Ivy Bridge processors and USB 3.0 ports, and the default RAM on high-end models was increased to 8 GB.

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)

Built-in Memory 8 or 16 GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3L on-board memory

On June 11, 2012, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco Apple introduced a new third generation MacBook Pro, marketed as the “MacBook Pro with Retina display” to differentiate it from the updated models of the previous generation released earlier that day. The new model includes an Ivy Bridge chipset with USB 3.0, and a high-resolution 15.4″ 2880×1800-pixel Retina display. Other new or changed features include a second Thunderbolt port, an HDMI port, and a thinner MagSafe 2 adapter. The new model omits Ethernet and FireWire 800 ports, though Apple announced Thunderbolt adapters for both interfaces along with its release. It also omits a SuperDrive, making it Apple’s first professional notebook since the PowerBook 2400c to ship without a built-in optical drive. The new model ships with a solid state drive standard rather than a hard drive. Apple also claims improved speakers and microphones and a new system for cooling the notebook with improved fans. The Retina display MacBook Pro largely follows the styling of the previous generation with its aluminum enclosure and separated black keys. The power button is now located on the keyboard rather than the upper right corner of the chassis. At 0.71 inches (18 mm) thick it is 25 percent thinner than its predecessor. The screen has a thinner bezel, and the model’s name is now on the underside of the chassis rather than the bottom of the bezel.

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

Built-in Memory 8 or 16 GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3L on-board memory

On February 13, 2013, Apple announced updated prices and processors for their MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display now starts at $1,499 U.S. for 128 GB of flash storage, and a new $1,699 U.S. model which comes with a 2.6 GHz processor and 256 GB of flash storage. Apple also announced that the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display now has a 2.4 GHz processor. The top-line version of the 15-inch variant now comes with a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16 GB of RAM.

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

Built-in Memory 8 or 16 GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3L on-board memory

At the Apple Special Event on October 22, 2013, Apple announced that it had updated the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. Both versions feature the new Intel Haswell chipset.

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

Built-in Memory 16 GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3L on-board memory

On July 29, 2014 Apple announced updated prices and processors for their Haswell Macbook Pro with Retina Display.

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Built-in Memory 16 GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3L on-board memory

On May 19, 2015 the 15-inch MacBook Pro was updated with faster flash storage, increased battery life, Force Touch trackpad, and an AMD Radeon R9 discrete graphics card on the higher-end model.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

Built-in Memory 16 GB PC3-17000 (2133 MHz) LPDDR3 on-board memory

During a press event held on October 27, 2016, at the company’s headquarters, Apple announced new fourth-generation 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The models introduce the Touch Bar, a multi-touch enabled OLED strip built into the top of the keyboard, replacing the function keys. They also include a sapphire-glass covered Touch ID sensor at the right end of the Touch Bar. The enclosure continues to be an all-metal unibody construction with significant reduction in volume and weight. All ports have been replaced with either two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports, any of which can be used for charging, and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The models also introduce a “second-generation” butterfly mechanism keyboard similar to that of the Retina MacBook. The fourth generation 13-inch model has a trackpad that is 46% larger than its predecessor while the 15-inch model has a trackpad twice as large as the previous iteration. Speakers grilles are relocated to both sides of the keyboard on the 13-inch variant. Other updates to the new MacBook Pro include faster sixth-generation “Skylake” dual- and quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, improved graphics (Radeon Pro 450, 455 and optional 460 available on 15-inch models), and displays that offer a 25% wider color gamut, 67% more brightness, and 67% more contrast. Apple also introduced a new lower-end 13-inch model which lacks the Touch Bar in favor of function keys and has only two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

Built-in Memory 16 GB PC3-17000 (2133 MHz) LPDDR3 on-board memory

On 5 June 2017, Apple upgraded the internals of the MacBook Pro, such as enhanced Intel and AMD Radeon graphics, Kaby Lake processors, and added memory. Additionally, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with a 128 GB storage option (down from the base 256 GB storage) with a lowered starting price of $1299 U.S. All other configurations of the MacBook Pro have the same U.S. price as last year, barring the incremental upgrades in processors and graphics.

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