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15.4-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display MC976LL/A (Mid-2012)

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15.4-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display MC976LL/A (Mid-2012)

The Apple MC976LL/A 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook with Retina Display is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 7 hours of wireless web browsing.The most noticeable difference between this MacBook Pro and its predecessor is the Retina display. The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2880 x 1880. With 220 pixel-per-inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You'll be able to output up to two external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt (mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need of an adapter. This MacBook Pro also adds an HDMI support so HDMI-compliant devices, particularly HDTVs, are now natively supported as well.The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The computer is loaded with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 512GB flash storage and a Secure Digital media card slot. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with ease via 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The MacBook Pro also features built-in Bluetooth 4.0, which allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboard, mice and other compatible peripherals without a hassle.Graphics are handled by a hybrid graphics system. To take full advantage of the Retina display, this MacBook Pro use

BindingPersonal Computers
Feature2.6 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor 8 GB DDR3 RAM; 512 GB Flash Storage 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina Display, 2880-by-1800 resolution NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB Graphics Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life
Item Width15.4
LabelApple Computer
ManufacturerApple Computer
OperatingSystemMac OS X v10.7 Lion
Package Height4 inches
Package Length19.7 inches
Package Weight8.45 pounds
Package Width13.9 inches
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
PublisherApple Computer
StudioApple Computer
TitleApple MacBook Pro MC976LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)
Item Weight8.3 pounds
Size512 GB
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementMC976LL/A
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
UPCList - UPCListElement885909510382
Languages - PublishedEnglish
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Technical Specifications



High resolution Retina


Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors


Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels








All flash architecture






Configurable to 768GB flash storage.


Processor and Memory

Powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost

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2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache


Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache 



  • 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory

  • Configurable to 16GB.


Size and Weight






Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)

Width:  14.13 inches (35.89 cm)

Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)

Weight: 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)


Nvidia and Intel HD Graphics with automatic switching.



Intel HD Graphics 4000


NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colors


Video Support and Camera

Built-in FaceTime camera.


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  • 720p FaceTime HD camera


Thunderbolt digital video output

  • Native Mini DisplayPort output
  • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
  • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
  • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)


Connections and Expansion

USB 2.0, Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, MagSafe power port.







  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • HDMI port
  • Headphone port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
  • Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately)

Battery and Power

Advanced lithium-polymer battery with MagSafe 2 power adapter.


700Up to 7 hours wireless web

Up to 30 days standby time
Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port




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802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible



Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology



  • Stereo speakers

  • Dual Microphones
  • Headphone port
  • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
  • Support for audio line out (digital/analog)

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC

  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Limited Warranty and Service

90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. 

Environmental Status Report

  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure

  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free
  • Reduced packaging volume
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold


In the Box




  • MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation


Included Software



OS X Mountain Lion

Includes Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Game Center, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter and Facebook integration,5 and more.

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Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.


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