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Macbook Pro 15″ Comparison

Just like the Macbook Pro 13″ , the Macbook 15″ has been refreshed with more power packed in at the same price. While there is the Macbook 15″ with Retina Display available, you can also opt for the 15″ with the same form factor as its predecessor.

What’s different?

15-inch Model October 2011 Model 15-inch Model 2012
Display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display with support for millions of colors 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Resolution 1440×900 1440×900
Base Price $1,799 $1,799
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
RAM 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memoryConfigurable to 8GB.
Storage 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory on 2.2GHz configuration Intel HD Graphics 4000
Camera FaceTime HD camera 720p FaceTime HD camera
Speakers Stereo speakers with subwoofer Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Optical Drive 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Input/Output Jacks MagSafe power port MagSafe power port
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector) Gigabit Ethernet port
FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps) FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
Audio line in Audio line in
Audio line outSDXC card slot Audio line out
Kensington lock slot SDXC card slot
Kensington lock slot
Wi-Fi 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Height 0.95 inch (2.41 cm) 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
Width 14.35 inches (36.4 cm) 14.35 inches (36.4 cm)
Depth 9.82 inches (24.9 cm) 9.82 inches (24.9 cm)
Weight 5.6 pounds (2.54 kg) 5.6 pounds (2.56 kg)