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Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch 'Core i5' 2.6 Mid-2014 Specs

Identifiers: Retina Mid-2014 13' - MGX72LL/A* - MacBookPro11,1 - A1502 - 2875

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The MacBook Pro 'Core i5' 2.6 13-Inch (Mid-2014 Retina Display) features a 22 nm 'Haswell' 2.6 GHz Intel 'Core i5' processor (4278U), with dual independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 128 GB or 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system. It also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, and a high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3' widescreen 2560x1600 (227 ppi) 'Retina' display in a case that weighs just less than 3.5 pounds (1.57 kg). It does not have an internal optical drive.
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two 'Thunderbolt 2' ports, an HDMI port, an audio in/out port, and an SDXC card slot.
In addition, this model has a backlit keyboard, a 'no button' glass 'inertial' multi-touch trackpad, a 'MagSafe 2' power adapter, and an internal, sealed battery that provides an Apple estimated 9 hours of battery life.
Compared to its predecessor, this model is extremely similar, but it has a slightly faster processor, more standard RAM, and some different identifiers.
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Introduction Date:July 29, 2014 Discontinued Date:March 9, 2015
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2014.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 4 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 5 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:2.6 GHz Processor Type:Core i5 (I5-4278U)
Details:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit 'Fourth Generation' Intel Mobile Core i5 'Haswell' (I5-4278U) processor which includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' -- which 'automatically increases the speed of the active cores' to improve performance when needed (up to 3.1 GHz for this model) -- and 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).
Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch and 15-Inch 'Mid-2014' MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced? How fast are they compared to the MacBook Air?
Turbo Boost:3.1 GHz Custom Speeds:2.8, 3.0 GHz (i7)*
Details:*This model also could be custom configured with a 2.8 GHz Core i5 (I5-4308U) for an extra US$100 (effectively making it the same as the MacBook Pro 'Core i5' 2.8 13' (Mid-2014), just equipped with less storage. Or, this model could be custom configured with a dual core 3.0 GHz Core i7 (I7-4578U) for an extra US$300. This Core i7 processor has a 4 MB level 3 cache and supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' up to 3.5 GHz as well as 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).'
EveryMac.com also has documented this custom Core i7 configuration as its own model.
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Details:Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
System Bus Speed:5 GT/s (DMI2)*Cache Bus Speed:2.6 GHz (Built-in)
Details:*This system has a 'Direct Media Interface' -- specifically DMI2 -- that 'connects between the processor and chipset' in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
Details:N/A
Details:*Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.
Details:Ships standard with 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM onboard.
Details:*8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase at additional cost. RAM cannot be upgraded later.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:*There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard. It could be upgraded to 16 GB only at the time of purchase.
Details:This model has an Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Details:*Apple reports that this model uses 'Intel Iris Graphics' and allocates up to 1.5 GB of system memory for video function. Intel more specifically reports that this processor is packaged with a Intel Iris 5100 graphics processor.
Built-in Display:13.3' WidescreenNative Resolution:2560x1600
Details:This model has a 13.3' color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2560 by 1600 native resolution at 227 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It also supports scaled resolutions of 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, and 1024 by 640.
Also see: How can you 'force' or 'hack' the Retina Display MacBook Pro models to run at the native resolution or otherwise fit more on screen than by default?
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2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring*2nd Max. Resolution:2560x1600 (x2*)
Details:*This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 2560x1600 on two external displays via Thunderbolt. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 2560x1600 via Thunderbolt and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI.
Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
Standard Storage:128, 256 GB SSDStd. Storage Speed:N/A
Details:The MGX72LL/A configuration has 128 GB of flash storage and the MGX82LL/A configuration has 256 GB of flash storage. Neither could be configured with additional storage at the time of purchase.
Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.
Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the storage in the 13-Inch Retina Display 'Mid-2014' MacBook Pro? Is it the same storage and process as other Retina Display MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.

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Storage Dimensions:ProprietaryStorage Interface:Proprietary* (PCIe 2.0 x2)
Details:*As first documented by site sponsor OWC, this model has a PCIe-based SSD (PCIe 2.0 x2 interface).
Details:*This MacBook Pro does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor Adorama offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.
Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.
Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for this MacBook Pro? Can it be used with other Macs?
Details:*This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an optional Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter was offered for US$29.
Details:802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
Details:This model has an SDXC card slot. No expansion bays are provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docks, adapters, cables, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Also see: Which SD Card storage solution is best for the Retina Display MacBook Pro? Which models are compatible? Is this type of storage safe?
Incl. Keyboard:Full-sizeIncl. Input:Trackpad (Inertial)
Details:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has '78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted 'T' arrangement) with ambient light sensor.'
The multi-touch trackpad supports 'inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities.'
Case Type:NotebookForm Factor:13' MacBook Pro (Mid-2014)
Details:This MacBook Pro uses a thin black and silver 'unibody' case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Apple Order No:MGX72LL/A*Apple Subfamily:Retina Mid-2014 13'
Details:*There are two versions of this model. The MGX72LL/A configuration has 128 GB of flash storage and the MGX82LL/A configuration has 256 GB of flash storage.
Apple Model No:A1502 (EMC 2875)Model ID:MacBookPro11,1
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1502 Model Number, the 2875 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro11,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Details:Apple reports that this model has a '71.8-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery' that provides 'up to 9 hours of wireless web' use. It cannot be upgraded by an end-user.
Also see: How do you replace the battery in the 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro? Is it possible?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.9.4 (13E28)Maximum MacOS:Current*
Details:*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.9 'Mavericks' and OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' as well as OS X 10.11 'El Capitan.' It is fully supported by the last version of macOS Sierra (10.12) and macOS High Sierra (10.13), also. Running macOS High Sierra (10.13), it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC.
This model is compatible with the final version of macOS Mojave (10.14), the final version of macOS Catalina (10.15), and the current version of macOS Big Sur (macOS 11), as well.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)? What are the system requirements? What are the major new features?
Minimum Windows:7 (64-Bit)*Maximum Windows:10 (64-Bit)*
Details:*The pre-installed version of Apple's Boot Camp BCA supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Boot Camp 6 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support:Boot/Virtualization
Details:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:0.71 x 12.35 x 8.62Avg. Weight:3.46 lbs (1.57 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (1.8 cm, 31.4 cm, 21.9 cm).
Original Price (US):US$1299, US$1499*Est. Current Retail:US$500-US$650
Details:*This MacBook Pro originally was offered with 128 GB of flash storage (MGX72LL/A) for US$1299 and 256 GB of flash storage (MGX82LL/A) for US$1499.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Video (Monitor): 2 (Thunderbolt 2), 1 (HDMI) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:This model has two Thunderbolt 2 ports as well as an HDMI port.
Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
Details:N/A
Details:N/A
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps). It does not have a Firewire port although an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available.
Details:No internal modem or Ethernet, although an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are standard.
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Details:N/A
Details:Dual internal microphones on the left hand side of the notebook. Has a single headphone jack that also supports audio line out (digital/analog) and the Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone.
Details:Has a single headphone jack that also supports audio line out (digital/analog).
Details:N/A
Details:100V-240V AC, 60W 'MagSafe 2' power adapter.

Global original prices for the MacBook Pro 13-Inch 'Core i5' 2.6 Mid-2014 in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:MXN $20,499, $23,799 United States:US$1299, US$1499*

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:DKK 10,099, 11,599Finland:¤1349, ¤1549
Ireland:¤1349, ¤1549Italy:¤1329, ¤1529
Luxembourg:¤1263,10, 1453,19Netherlands:¤1329, ¤1529
Spain:¤1329, ¤1529Sweden:SEK 11.995, 13.995
Switzerland:CHF 1'399, 1'599 United Kingdom:£999, £1199

Original Prices - Asia

China:RMB 9,288, 10,788 Hong Kong:HK$9,988, HK$11,488
India:Rs 94,900, 109,900 Indonesia:Rp 16,499,000, 18,999,000
Japan:¥128,800, ¥147,800Korea:KRW 1,590,000, 1,840,000
Malaysia:RM 4,099, 4,699The Philippines:PHP 64,990, 74,990
Singapore:S$1,688, S$1,988Taiwan:NT$41,900, NT$47,900
Thailand:THB 43,900, 49,900Vietnam:VND 29,999,000, 34,999,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

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Australia:A$1599, A$1849 New Zealand:NZ$1799, NZ$2099

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